Price: Around $1.00
Packaging: 10/10Value: 9/10
Overall Grade: C-
I’d been wanting to try the Trident Layers gum for months since I started seeing all those commercials –guess their marketing strategies do work! (They’re the commercials where everybody wants to be paid in gum.) I was pretty excited when I saw the Trident pack sitting on the kitchen counter –I just had to try it.
The Packaging: With a simple red and white layout, the packaging is very neat and clean. I’m a fan of clean lines and artsy wildness. The strawberry with the orange slice in the middle is also very cute.
The Product: Let me tell you, this gum is thick! It’s probably 3 times the “thickness” of other chewing gums like Stride and Orbit. When I took the first bite, I immediately tasted a strong citrus flavor but after a few moments, the strawberry kicked in. It doesn’t switch between flavors back and forth though –the rest of the “chew” is a mix between both the orange and strawberry flavors. The idea is sort of like the Stride Shift Gum I reviewed but I think this tastes much better (doesn't necessarily mean I like the taste though.) The flavor starts to fade after about 15 minutes. My breath feels a little fresher but not a whole lot. Many other chewing gums on the market taste much better and last longer –including other Trident gums I've tried.
Above from left: Trident Layers, Stride Gum
Above: Trident Layers
Overall: There are other gums on the market that last longer and taste better so to me, this gum is under average –which is the reason for the C- grade (packaging and value bumped it up a grade.) Plus, the taste really wasn’t all that delicious. It was fun experimenting to see how it tasted but I wouldn’t buy it again.