Trident Layers Juicy Berry & Tangy Tangerine sugar free gum, flavor review

Trident Layers Juicy Berry Tangy Tangerine gum

Trident Layers gum is my daughter's  favorite gum. She loves the juicy, fruity flavor and the colored layers. She calls it the "sandwich gum" and jumps up and down when I give her a piece. The front label of Trident Layers reads "with real fruit flavor".  What does that mean?  Sugar free chewing gum is not natural.  Sugar free gum is an artificially flavored, sweetened, and colored edible rubber material. Its benefits are dental (does not promote tooth decay) and breathe freshening.   The ingredients in Trident Layers are: gum base (rubber) maltitol, maltitol syrup, sorbitol, mannitol(sweeteners that do not promote tooth decay) acesulfame potassium , aspartame, sucralose (artificial high potency sweeteners) Blue 2 … [Read more...]

Trident Layers Orchard Peach & Ripe Mango flavor review

Trident Layers Chewing gum, Orchard Peach & Ripe Mango

As a flavor chemist, I have to applaud the flavorist who made this peach & mango flavor. This is a well-balanced, creamy, tropical, crisp, fruity peach mango flavor and would be very difficult to copy. As a consumer and mom, I am concerned about such high flavor load in a product that children would consume. Typically fruit flavors are a "top note" for beverages or fruit fillings that lose some potency during processing. In confection, though, added fruit flavors are the entire flavor system. Chewing gum in particular has an extremely high flavor load, perhaps 2% vs a piece of candy that has 0.2%.  Flavor load is high because it is desired that gum's flavor last 20 minutes. The United States government is very strict about what … [Read more...]