Do you chew gum? For the last 40-some years I would have answered “no way” I was reared to think that chewing gum was unladylike, bad manners, bad for your teeth, and just an ugly habit (think cows chewing cud). It never seemed like I was missing anything, because in my experience, gum came in just a few flavors, mint of some kind, fruit of some kind, and pink. And I remember the days when gum only came in foil packs and the sticks would fall out and come unwrapped in your purse, get sticky all over everything and collect lint and dirt. And used gum disposal is gross. But a new medication makes my mouth dry sometimes and recently I’ve been exploring what’s new in the world of gum.
There are some great new flavors out there! My favorites so far are Extra Dessert Delights, which come in Root Beer Float, Lemon Square, and Bananas Foster among others. They’re sugar free, so no worries on that front. The packaging keeps them clean in your purse. Only time will tell if I can get over the aesthetic and disposal issues, but in the meantime trying all the new flavors is an adventure.
Gum helps your digestion and cleans your teeth (sugarless). It is also good for the breath. I, too, was brought up with the “cow chewing her cud” image, although I’ve never seen that and neither, I suspect, had my parents. I chew gum all the time and enjoy it. And unless you have trouble with your digestion, in a pinch, you can swallow your gum. I must admit tho, that the anti-gum prejudice insures that I think it looks out of place at the Oscars (Liam–oh, what’s his last name?–you know, “Schindler’s List”) or when a woman is all dressed up.
I stopped chewing gum in grade school after one of my fillings came out. Haven’t missed it. ;)
I like gum but am grossed out by dessert delights. I’d rather have actual dessert or nothing at all. for gum I vary between various types of mint (though I usually carry bubblegum in my purse too for variety).
My son loves Dessert Delights gum. Along with the flavors you mentioned they also have a mint chocolate chip ice cream flavor which is his favorite. I tend not to chew gum because the repetitive chewing gives me a headache.