Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Stride Shift Gum in "Citrus Mint"

I thought I'd switch it up today and blog about the new Stride "Shift" gum. It's fairly new -I just started seeing the commercials for it and it seemed interesting. It's more expensive at $1.49 than the regular Stride gums ($1.29.) Lucky for me, I found a coupon for it (buy 1 regular Stride gum and get 1 Stride Shift free.) I like the original Stride gums and they're pretty long lasting so I thought why not? It is free..
The Packaging: The structure of the packaging is the same as the regular Stride gums. You lift the flap and inside are 2 pockets with 7 pieces of gum each (14 total.) Once you're done with the bottom "pocket," you rip it off and are left with just the top pocket. The design is different too -these are brighter and more colorful. "Citrus Mint" is packaged in green, orange, and yellow while the other "Shift" flavor is I think pink, purple, and blue. The gum wrappers are different too with a "splashy" print.
The Smell: It smells like a mix of mint and oranges.. or tangerines.
The Taste: When I first bite into it, I taste a light citrus flavor. After the second bite, I get a rush of mint. It's then a mix of both until I'm finished chewing (doesn't taste too great.) I also feel a lot of "grainy parts" when first chewing it. After just about 3 minutes of chewing, the gum starts to feel a bit thinner. The flavor does last pretty long -like the other Stride gums.
This does really freshen up my mouth and breathe though. My mouth feels unbelievably cool after chewing it. I just don't like the taste.
Overall: I probably won't be buying this in the future. It's tastes weird to me but it DOES do a great job freshening up breath. Packaging's fun too but I don't like how it's $1.49.. gum used to be so much cheaper!

And one more thing before I forget..
20% off at Beauty.com for just 3 days starting today. I've shopped at Beauty.com several times and have always had great service. Even when a GWP ran out -they gave me $10 store credit!! Also, you get samples with every order and then when you buy certain products, you get GWPs. (Use link for discount) Anddd.. a percentage of what you spend at Beauty.com earns you credit at drugstore.com and you get to redeem the credit every couple of months.

15 comments:

  1. oohh! I love gum! My all time fave one is Orbit's Sweet Mint. Lol, love their commercials. What the french toast?! ahahaha :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. LOL girl I was just thinking about this!! I hate how commercials suck me in and I totally want to try it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. @ Val.. Aahahaa.. I love gum too!! I like Orbit's Sweet Mint but I'm not sure what my favorite is.. I tend to switch it up every time I buy a new pack. I do like Trident and I like the packaging (and taste) of that 5 gum.. it's so sleek. It reminds me of a new car LOL.

    P.S. It says I have "2 comments" currently on this post but the other comment isn't showing??! So sorry if I don't reply. Maybe it's still uploading or whatever."

    ReplyDelete
  4. Comment finally appeared!

    @ naturalnchicmakeup.. LOL!! Me too! When I saw the commercial I kept thinking about it. Now I want to try that Trident "layers" gum. I think it's Trident??

    ReplyDelete
  5. @ kali & naturalnchicmakeup : Berry to mint! What's happening to me!?? ahahha

    ReplyDelete
  6. it is so gross even the guy at the store told me not to waste my money on it so i didn't try it but my friend had it at school and it doesn't taste so great

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh I know! It tastes more "weird" to me than anything though. I rather stick to the other gums out there.

    ReplyDelete
  8. replica bags australia replica hermes bags e7n89e1z48 replica bags seoul best replica ysl bags great site b4n45q0j24 replica bags thailand look at this now y6f13c2x59 replica louis vuitton bags replica bags toronto

    ReplyDelete