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5 Sugar Free Gum (Rain) Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Aug 24, 2010
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5 Sugar Free Gum (Rain)I chew a lot of gum, so I have to buy something long-lasting. I'm currently addicted to Stride, as I can chew the same piece for 45 minutes or longer without feeling like the taste is gone. I can't just stick to one thing though - I like to try other options to see if there's something better out there. 5 sugar free gum is advertised as a gum that will "stimulate your senses," which sounded pretty good to me. With flavors like Cobalt, Flare, and Rain, I was eager to see what the taste was like, so I picked up a pack of 5 (Rain) Sugar Free Gum for $1.69 a pack.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 piece
Calories: 5
Total Fat: 0%
Saturated Fat: 0%
Sodium: 0%
Carbohydrates: 2 grams
Fiber: 0%
Sugars: 0 grams
Sugar Alcohols: 2 grams
Protein: 0 grams

The "Rain" gum is a spearmint flavor and each package has 15 pieces of gum in it (which is one more than in my packs of Stride). I have to say, this spearmint rendering is quite a bit sweeter than Stride's. It's nice, and a good change of pace, but it took a little time for the flavor to grow on me. But alas, the flavor went away after a too short a time (~15-20 minutes) and I was left with gross gum flavor.

Each piece has 5 calories, 2 grams of sugar alcohols, and nothing else.

5 "Rain" Sugar Free Gum cannot compete with Stride Sweet Peppermint Gum or Orbit Pina Colada (Sugar Free) Gum. While I liked the flavor, given the lack of longevity, I can't say I would buy this again.

This is my first experience with 5 Gum, so I'm hoping the other flavors are better. Jave you tried this brand before?
{Website: 5 Gum}

Rating
Taste: 3.5
Nutrition: 4.5
Price: 4
Overall: 3.5
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