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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I’m always looking for a new gum to try. When I saw this classic gum at O’Ryan’sVillage I knew it was something I needed to try.  I must admit that I’d never had Choward’s Scented Gum before and it’s one of those “way back” memories of seeing it in old candy stores (remember when a brick and mortar candy store was the norm and not an anomaly?). Now that candy stores for the most part, like many other things have gone the way of the internet, possibilities are endless for classic candy  if you know where to look.

Anyhow, there are two major selling points for this gum for me. First is, it’s purple. That’s my favorite color. Second is, it really does a great job of freshening breath… many times when I eat lunch, I’m not near a toothbrush and a piece of gum is the only way to mask the unsavory breath that eating lunch often provides.

So, the first thing I noticed is this gum is  a bit hard. It’s almost got a shell on the outside. It takes a bit of a good bite to get through it. But, once that’s accomplished the taste is shockingly violet. Reminded me of my Grandmother’s house or an older lady’s perfume. Luckily that overpowering flavor subsides quickly and you’re left with a pleasant flowery flavor for a good amount of time.

The box boasts that it is a “Fragrance that refreshes after eating, smoking or drinking.” I’ve got to admit, it’s true. Unlike other gums, it doesn’t mask the mouth funk, it seems to eliminate it. That’s a good thing.

It was tough to get over such an odd name for a gum.. Choward. Didn’t seem appetizing. Of course, by the power of  Bing I found out why the name is what it is. Choward’s Gum is a company that was started in the 1930s by Charles Howard… hence C Howard.. or Choward. Well played.

I’d highly recommend this gum for the strong teethed folks out there who enjoy a classic tasting unique gum. It lasts a long time too.

By Sean Claes
Kyle, Texas

by: O'Ryans Village


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