I go through gum like crazy, so I have to find types that retain their flavor and don't make my jaw hurt from chewing them forever. I discovered Stride Gum a few years ago, and I haven't looked back since. The Spearmint variety is my personal favorite - it keeps its flavor for such a long time (at least 45 minutes to an hour for me) and it's nice and soft. One thing I like about the brand in general too is the fact that they keep coming out with new and interesting flavors. My newest find: Stride Eternal Melon Gum.
I picked up a pack of 14 for $1.50, and in no time, one was in my mouth. The flavor is great! It tastes quite melon-y, although it's more of the artificial melon flavor, but I liked. Unfortunately, it seems that the fruity Stride flavors don't last as long as the minty ones, but this still got me through 30 minutes or so minutes of intense chewing scrutiny before losing a lot of the flavor.
Each piece has just 3.5 calories, and 1 serving is 2 pieces - 7 calories, no fat, no sodium, no sugar (but 1 gram of sugar alcohols), and no protein.
There's nothing like popping a piece of minty fresh gum into your mouth after a spicy meal, or even just for a mid-day pick me up. Normally I'm not a fan of peppermint-flavored gum and candy - the taste is often too strong for me. I couldn't help but notice, however, the Stride Gum Sweet Peppermint flavor. Sweet, you say? Does that mean it won't overpower my taste buds, which are so used to spearmint? I picked up a pack of this sugar-free gum for $1.29 to check it out.
The taste is not as great as Spearmint, but it's a wonderful change of pace. I surprised myself with this one - a peppermint I actually like! Gum is low-calorie to begin with, and this is no exception, because it's made with artificial sweeteners (aspartame). Each piece has just 3.5 calories, and 1 serving is 2 pieces - 7 calories, no fat, no sodium, no sugar (but 1 gram of sugar alcohols), and no protein.
The ingredients are sorbitol, gum base, mannitol, xylitol, glycerin, natural & artificial flavors, aspartame, acesulfame K, soy lecithin, blue 2 lake titanium dioxide (color), blue lake 1, and BHT (to maintain freshness).