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Carefree Peppermint Gum
OFFICIAL SNACK REPORT
Sanctioned By WASAW Snack Committee
Reviewed By: Candyman
Location: vending machine
OFFICIAL NAME OF SNACK:
WEIGHT: 15 grams
DESCRIPTION OF SNACK:
SNACK LOOKS LIKE:
SSI RATING (SNACK SATISFACTION INDEX - 1-10): 2
Freshens breath without sugar. gives website address on wrapper -- www.candystand.com
1) from packaging: "use of this product may be hazardous to your health.This product contains saccharin, which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals" 2) you put it in your mouth and gum separates into "bark like" pieces of shredded dissolving saccharin/gum globules. You literally have to work your tongue to rejoin the pieces together yourself in your mouth. If you do not do this, you will have 5 or 6 "slabs" of gum pieces sliding along the inside of your mouth, coagulating in your saliva. 3) Each piece has on the wrapper "bursting with flavor." The "burst" lasts about 1 minute, with a predictable wane in flavor -- closely rivaling that of the Topps gum in baseball cards and wacky packs of agfes hence.4) a small smiling face with the copy "for a shiny smile" is written on the outside of the wrapper. How is this so? How does GUM give you a "shiny" smile??? Unlike Trident, which makes the claim that the gum can reduce the formation of cavities & plaque due to greater saliva production in the mouth from gum, carefree does nothing to substantiate this claim. 5) look at the last 4 ingredients.
1ST 4 INGREDIENTS:
Hydrogenated glucose syrup
LAST 4 INGREDIENTS:
Bright golden, full of hope and memories of yummy gum in the 70's.
DO I RECOMMEND YOU TRY THIS YOURSELF? (YES/NO - EXPLAIN):
Only if you wish to risk cancer from the last 4 ingredients.
HOW CAN THIS PRODUCT BE IMPROVED?
Use the ingredients and formula from the 70s. It was great then. Hire some folks from Wrigleys -- they know their gum. (ie juicy fruit, big red).
IN THREE WORDS OR LESS, SUMMARIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE:
Uncaring for carefree.
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