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..