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Trident Passionberry Twist Gum Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Oct 23, 2010
Rating: MTCategoryLabel

Trident Passionberry Twist GumTrident sure has a lot of chewing gums with the word "Twist" in the name - so far we have reviewed Trident Minty Sweet Twist Gum and Trident Tropical Twist Gum, both of which had excellent flavors. Well, I might as well continue on with the "twists" so I decided to try Trident Passionberry Twist Gum. From what I can glean from the pack, it's a twist of passionfruit, raspberry, and blackberry.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 piece
Calories: 3.5
Total Fat: 0%
Saturated Fat: 0%
Sodium: 0%
Carbohydrates: 1 gram
Fiber: 0%
Sugars: 0 grams
Sugar Alcohols: 1 gram
Protein: 0 grams

This gum has a pretty standard tropical taste - meaning not any 1 identifiable fruit in particular, and it's also a bit minty. I'm not the biggest fan of tropical fruits, passionfruit included, but I have to say that Trident did good here. The flavor doesn't last a really long time, but it is pleasant while you're chewing.

This gum is low-cal (3.5 calories per piece), but the pieces are small. The sweetener used is xylitol and a few other sugar alcohols, instead of artificial sweeteners.

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Trident Passionberry Twist Gum Review


Trident Minty Sweet Twist Gum Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Aug 23, 2010
Rating: MTCategoryLabel

Trident Minty Sweet Twist GumI've been on a big gum-trying kick recently, and Trident has become my go-to brand - I really like Trident Tropical Twist Gum. Last time I popped into a nearby corner store, I spotted Trident Minty Sweet Twist and decided to try it.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 piece
Calories: 3.5
Total Fat: 0%
Saturated Fat: 0%
Sodium: 0%
Carbohydrates: 1 gram
Fiber: 0%
Sugars: 0 grams
Sugar Alcohols: 1 gram
Protein: 0 grams

This gum is so flavorful, it's amazing. It reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream and it's just the right combination of sweet and minty. It seems to me that each piece of Trident is smaller than other brands of gum, but for that trade-off there are 18 pieces in a pack. The other downside: this gum doesn't last nearly as long as Stride.

Xylitol, the sweetener used in this gum, is supposed to help fight cavities. Plus each piece of Trident Minty Sweet Twist Gum provides only 3.5 calories and so sugars. So this is a guilt-free, teeth-cleansing way to get your after-dinner minty fix.

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Trident Minty Sweet Twist Gum Review


Trident Tropical Twist Gum Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Jun 24, 2010
Rating: MTCategoryLabel

Trident Tropical Twist GumI always go for minty gum when I'm picking up a pack in the drugstore. I'll admit that I'm quite addicted to gum or shall I say, I'm a bit of a conosseur. My favorite flavor is spearmint, with some extension into the peppermint territory. But, variety is the spice of life they say, so I decided to blindly try a new flavor, Trident Tropical Twist, which I found in the drugstore for $1.29.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 piece
Calories: 3.5
Total Fat: 0%
Saturated Fat: 0%
Sodium: 0%
Carbohydrates: 1 gram
Fiber: 0%
Sugars: 0 grams
Sugar Alcohols: 1 gram
Protein: 0 grams

I didn't know what to expect from a gum that smelled like a fruity cocktail. To be honest, my major concern was how long it would last and I was also worried about the size, because of my last experience with Trident (Trident Xtra Care Cool Citrus Gum) where I found the sticks of gum small and not quite as satisfying. However, when I unwrapped my piece and started chewing, I was overcome with a deliciously tropical flavor. Now, I'm not the biggest fan of tropical fruits, but artificial tropical is another story entirely!

Pictured on the front of the package are kiwi, orange, and what looks to be pineapple, and while I didn't taste each flavor individually, I liked the combination immensely. I also noticed that the flavor lasted longer than I thought it would, and it didn't leave a gross aftertaste. The size was a little small, but in this case, that's okay - a bigger stick of gum might have led to too much Tropical goodness for me.

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Trident Tropical Twist Gum Review


Trident Xtra Care Cool Citrus Gum Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Jun 22, 2010
Rating: MTCategoryLabel

Trident Xtra Care Cool Citrus GumTrident Xtra Care is a gum that is advertised to "strengthen and rebuild your teeth." It contains Recaldent, a (lactose-free) milk-derived product aimed to accomplish that very purpose. I've tried a couple of the minty flavors, but only recently have I seen the Cool Citrus variety in stores. I picked up a pack, which was a bit more expensive than other brands of chewing gum at $1.59 - but hopefully worth it.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 piece
Calories: 3.5
Total Fat: 0%
Saturated Fat: 0%
Sodium: 0%
Carbohydrates: 1 gram
Fiber: 0%
Sugars: 0 grams
Sugar Alcohols: 1 gram
Protein: 0 grams

The Cool Citrus flavor is pretty great. This gum is incredibly juicy and delicious, and the citrus is nice but not too strong. That said, the flavor is wonderful for only about 10-15 minutes. That's right, this gum loses its flavor in less time than it takes me to watch the new episode of The Office. What a disappointment! I go for Stride Gum 90% of the time because of its long-lasting flavor, and this only reinforces that choice.

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Trident Xtra Care Cool Citrus Gum Review


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