Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wine gum?

I know I usually write about stuff going on in our fair city but from time to time I feel the need to stray and comment on something else I find fun.....today’s topic...GUM.

So, I like gum. I especially like Orbit Gum. Everything from the TV commercials to the tiny special boxes that line the shelves at checkout counters nationwide. Usually I buy the minty flavors (for that just brushed clean feeling) but every now and then I stray and surprise my tastes buds with some magical fruit flavor. Over the weekend I was in line at Target and my eye fell upon the latest offering from Orbit, (which seems to churn out new flavors every other day). Sangria Fresca, immediately grabbed my attention. I love sangria! Fruity, festive, fortified punch! Wine and gum, what a great combo! Naturally, I had to have it.

Almost one foot out the door and I couldn’t resist tugging open the pretty plastic protecting my plum and orange package. I put a piece in my mouth. Orange with a slight taste of cinnamon and mint, bizarre but super luscious. This Orbit Sangria Fresca flavor tastes a lot like the Orbit Citrus Mint flavor. Which is to say, orangey. Other than the name and the suggestive burgundy-orange color scheme of the box, you wouldn’t know this was anything other than orange gum. Bummer, I was truly expecting a way to get my glass of Pinot in mid-day. Ha!

So as silly as this post may seem, sometimes I feel it is my duty to fill you in on the latest and greatest...I give this gum a B+.

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Blogger alexa @clevelandsaplum said...

oh i like orbits mojito gum too!

June 10, 2008 at 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexa, I also like the new Fabulous Fruitini. It reminds me of the old Fruit Stripe Gum. Check it out. Thanks for commenting!

June 10, 2008 at 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm chewing on some fuitini right now...Fruit Strip is right on! I didn't think about that.

I also like when people randomly give me packs of orbits. Those taste the best!

I could talk about candy all day...

June 10, 2008 at 12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow I need to be on the lookout for the mojito. Thanks for the gum review!

June 10, 2008 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

Wow, who knew that my gum review would warrant such conversation..perhaps I should start a iheartgum blog? Genius!

i too could talk about candy all day. Currently on my desk I have these amazing ginger candies in rice paper that you eat the rice paper before the delightful ginger flavor sets in. I also have chicklets (unopened) and a roll of have eaten bottle caps. I am a true sugar junkie.

I have been searching for a roll of Sprees but can't seem to find them anywhere. I got a pack of chewy ones, but they weren't the same. If you find them, send me a shout out. :)

June 10, 2008 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Hermione said...


I'm in Michigan and grabbed two boxes of Sprees for you. Rest assured, your fix is on the way :)

June 13, 2008 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

Hermione, Thank you so much for the two LARGE boxes of sprees! I used them to get through the afternoon yesterday. next time I need more, I will head to michigan. :)

June 17, 2008 at 9:21 AM  

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