Dentyne Pure Mint with Citrus Accents review

Safe Breath "Practice Safe Breath"?  A strange tagline, but this new Dentyne Pure does what it claims: my mouth feels very clean & refreshed after chewing. Dentyne Pure Mint with Citrus Accents is a dragee style gum (candy coated pellet) and has a soft liquid center that is bluish-green (like the package). Because this line of gum "purifies your breath", it is called Dentyne Pure. The unique item about this gum is that it has a blend of botanical extracts. I am guessing this blend of extracts is "Neutrafresh". But, I'm not clear about what "Neutrafresh" is. My Impression I didn't ask those closest to me if my breath was clean after chewing, but I felt like I had fresh breath. Mint with Citrus accents is a delicious gum. I … [Read more...]

Extra SmoothMint sugar free gum review

When I saw this new Extra gum at the store, I was not excited. Lately, Extra has launched new dessert gums and those have been fun: Strawberry Shortcake, Apple Pie, Key Lime Pie...Yum! Compared to those gums, smooth mint sounded bland. The package seemed unexciting, especially after just reviewing the new Stride Shaun White gum. The aroma of this Extra gum was not impressive. It was mentholic and minty with a slight dirty, ashy note. When I started chewing the gum, though, my opinion changed and I found this gum impressively smooth and minty. The gum had a slightly creamy, fruity  undertone that subtly smoothed the cool mentholic peppermint.   The creamy fruitiness lingered for an "extra long time" and kept the usual bitter/burning … [Read more...]

Stride Whitemint Gum (Shaun White) review

It's common in the fragrance industry to have a perfume created for a specific celebrity. Rarely does this happen in the food and flavor industry. It's exciting to see a gum specifically created for Shaun White. What parent doesn't want their kid aspiring to be an Olympic gold medal athlete like Shaun White? As a parent of a child who had several surgeries before age 5, I'm inspired  that Shaun had two heart surgeries at a very young age and still went on to become one of our country's best athletes. What is Whitemint flavor? When I took the cellophane wrapper off the gum package, I was hit with a strong wintergreen flavor that was sweet & creamy. Wintergreen is a popular flavor in the United States and I always enjoy this flavor. In … [Read more...]

UP2U Mentos Gum (Fresh Mint/Berry Watermelon) review

Youthful and Fun Good thing I learned to text, or I might not understand what UP2U meant. I'm technical, but occasionally behind the times, preferring to talk rather than text. This Mentos gum is definitely youthful & fun. Mint Berry Watermelon The first pack I tried was the Fresh Mint Berry Watermelon mix. When I took the gum out of the cellophane wrapping, I was overcome with aroma (creamy peppermint with some sour fruity character). I knew the flavor was going to be strong. The berry watermelon initial taste was a jammy berry with some floral and melon notes. Quickly, it went to a cool, but sour berry gum with green character. Then there was a minty taste, but with a bad ashy character. Initially, I would say the flavor was … [Read more...]

Colgate Optic White Sparkling Mint review

Whiter Teeth? Wow! Just one brush with this product and I'm sold. I have a good feeling that my teeth will actually be whiter in 4 weeks. I have used the expensive whitening strips and have found them effective, but as a busy mom not practical to use. Of course, I've inquired about teeth whitening at the dentist office, but can never justify taking from my kids College fund, just to have brighter teeth. My Impression How come I think this toothpaste will make my teeth whiter? After all, I only brushed one time with it. My reasoning is that it leaves a taste in my mouth just like the whitening strips, but not as unpleasant. Silly, huh, that it reminds me of a product that works to whiten teeth, I feel confident that it will whiten … [Read more...]