Stride Shaun White mintacular artificially flavored sugar free chewing gum

Shaun White Mintacular

Shaun White is spectacular, but the chewing gum mintacular is not. It warms anyone's heart to hear the story of  Shaun White overcoming a heart defect and eventually become an Olympic athlete. Mintacular, however,  is just ANOTHER spearmint and melon artificially flavored chewing gum. The flavor reminds me of  a cleaning compound or a shampoo, it is very cosmetic. The aqua color seems a bit cosmetic as well. A current trend is spearmint gum is to combine it with an artificial melon flavor.  Spearmint gums from  Stride, Trident and Mentos all have this flavor blend.  Wrigley 5 Rain and Ice Breaker Ice Cube spearmint gums have an authentic spearmint flavor.  Spearmint and melon flavored gums on the market are reliant on synthetic l-Carvone … [Read more...]

Stride Tropical Trance, artificially flavored sugar free gum, Flavor Review

Inside of Tropical Trance Pack

Be careful,because Stride Tropical Trance will hold you captive for a half hour. Tropical Trance has high flavor impact that lasts at least 20-30 minutes. This gum is shocking: high in sour, sweet, tropical flavor and cooling sensation. I'd describe the flavor as a very creamy mango with orange, pineapple, green cucumber and floral notes. The creamy notes are very high and I much prefer this gum after those flavor notes have dissipated. Twenty minutes into chewing Tropical Trance, I find it to be a delicious fruitty berry gum that is cooling. Since I've spent almost 20 years in the flavor business , I do not really like highly flavored food items. I feel I can taste the individual flavor aromatics. In this case it is a lactone, perhaps … [Read more...]

Stride Whitemint Gum (Shaun White) review

Stride Shaun White

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...]