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Friday, January 19, 2007

Boring Bubblicious

I left two packs of gum in a dark room and look what happened!

Remember Bubblicious? And Hubba Bubba? And Bubble Yum? I haven't seen Bubble Yum in decades, but recently somebody gave me four different packs of Bubblicious to chew.

The flavours, as seen above, were Savage Sour Apple, Carnival Cotton Candy, Strawberry Splash, and Lebron's Lightning Lemonade.

I was very excited to try the Cotton Candy flavour. The only thing more deliciouser than Carnival Cotton Candy is home made Cotton Candy. It's available in various colours and flavours, Pink being my favourite. The gum, however, was blue. And surprisingly low in sugary goodness. But that didn't stop me from cramming all five pieces in my mouth.

Blue gum.Next I tried Lebron's Lightning Lemonade. It too, lacked in the sugar department, and I wondered why this Lebron fellow would endorse such a platitudinous chewing product. I looked him up on the internet to find out more. It didn't take long for me to dig up some info on this dude. Turns out Lebron is a member of the NBA (National Bubblegum Association), and therefore a shill. Desperate for cash, I'm sure he'll promote anything.

After that bland experience, I prepared my mouth for super-awesome sourness. I tried the Savage Sour Apple and was blown away by the flat taste. Only a muted sourness escaped the squishy green block.

I wasn't prepared to torture my tastebuds any more, so I passed on the Strawberry Splash gum. I suspect its uninspired taste would have bored my tastebuds to death.

So, what happened to the juicy, granular sugary gum which was Bubblicious? Were they pressured by anti-sugar lobbyists? Dentists must be furious, while the toothfairy has an incomplete addition on her tooth castle.


Blogger mmat said...

guess you'll have to fall back on the ol' reliable grape hubba bubba.

1:11:00 PM

Blogger honkeie2 said...

Remeber those old hubba bubba commercials?

8:22:00 AM

Blogger patti_cake said...

Ooh I miss the good old sugary, make your teeth hurt, pulls out every filling gum of my youth!

12:20:00 PM

Blogger Rainypete said...

I gave up on them when they never answered my request to make steak flavoured gum. Miserable people I tells ya!

12:23:00 PM

Blogger ms. creek said...

i loved the orange kind!

9:11:00 AM


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