Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wrigley's Orbit Positively Pomegranate Sugafree Gum

I remember a "fruit"-flavored fluoride treatment that the dentist used to swab onto my teeth as a kid, one of the strongest, most unpleasant sense memories I've got stored away. It made me dread the dentist for the longest time. I opened up this pack of Orbit Positively Pomegranate Gum and an intense aroma uncannily suggestive of that fluoride treatment wafted out instantly. And this is a pungent aroma that drifted around my bag for days after the offensive sticks had been removed. I persevered and popped a stick of the stuff in my mouth and, gag, I had to spit it right out. The flavor matched the aroma and I couldn't find any similarity to the tangy bright taste of the actual fruit. I don't know why these last two attempts with Orbit flavors have been so abysmal. Before I started this blog I tried their Sweetmint and Sangria Fresca and Mint Mojito varieties and found them to be delightful.

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