It has been well over 2 years since my boys started asking, while waiting at the check out register, “mom, can I have some gum?” Of course my answer would always be a stern no. I can guess some of you might not see having a child chewing on gum as a bad thing. But have you guys stopped to think the amount of sugar in a regular piece of gum? For those wondering: 5 grams per block of gum. FIVE grams…and all we do is chew, chew, chew and swish, swish, swish the sugar around your teeth. Yuck!
Ever since I first tried Pur Gum back in 2014, my boys and I have stuck by PUR Gum. But there are other factors that have made us stick to this brand. Not only is PUR Gum sugar free it is also Vegan, non-GMO, diabetic friendly, and dairy free. While we are not vegans nor diabetics, I do care what goes on the foods my family consumes.
PUR Gum does not only offer chewing gum they also carry mints, which are delicious and amazing and, like an act of magic, disappear quite fast (if you don’t believe me just ask my kiddos: I left the room for no more than 3 minutes with a bag of mints and by the time I came back the mint were no longer.)
But I am not here today to talk about their their mints but rather their new Aspartame Free gum flavors:
- Chocolate Mint
I asked my junior assistant to help me out with this review as he is my number one gum fan. Ever since we got the new flavors he has been on my back demanding that we try them out and I could no longer hold it back. So today we became taste testers. Our thoughts:
CHOCOLATE MINT PUR Gum
- Junior Assistant: “that was awesome! I really like the chocolate” oh, he takes after his mother! We both love anything chocolate. JA quite enjoyed the chocolate mint gum. He asked for seconds (right after he spit the first block out and in between picture takes)
- Mother, aka me: While I do enjoy me some chocolate mint I did not quite enjoy this flavor. But to be honest it quite exceeded my expectations! It tasted more like a milk chocolate mint gum…maybe if it had been dark chocolate I might have liked it more. But I do understand why hey went with a sweeter chocolate since not everyone is a fan of dark chocolate.
BUBBLEGUM PUR Gum
- Junior Assistant: His face lit up as he tried the bubblegum flavor. It soon became his favorite!
- Mother: I have not had a bubblegum flavored gum since I was 10, and man was I missing out. This too became my favorite among the two new flavors.
Having a piece of gum that is naturally sweetened (thanks to xylitol, an all-natural sugar alcohol that tastes just like sugar) and has no trace of aspartame is a great deal to me and my family. Plus, their new flavors are, as the younger generations will put it, are “da bomb” and “lit!” (Gosh I feel old)
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Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review.