This Halloween/fall season, both Wrigley (Extra) and Mondelez (Trident) introduced new pumpkin spice flavored gum. Here is a gum stick to gum stick battle of the pumpkin spice gums.
Seasonal Edition Extra Pumpkin Spice Gum
Place purchased: Meijer
Price: $1.00 for one pack of 15
Number of reviewers: 6
Appearance - 6.2
The stick of Extra Pumpkin Spice gum is very light orange with a white dusting coating the gum.
E3: Light orange - good color.
J: Looks like Juicy Fruit gum. I would like it to be more orange.
Flavor and Taste - 6.2
The Extra Pumpkin Spice gum is very sweet with hints of clove, cinnamon, and creamy vanilla.
D: I just don't think gum should be this flavor. Not bad, but not refreshing.
E: Very clove-like! Nice, fall-like spices but not particularly pumpkiny.
E2: Sweet, honey, slight hint of cinnamon and allspice.
E3: Tastes like pumpkin spice, slightly orangey.
J: Fruity and clove tasting. The cinnamon is present but low. Very sweet.
Texture - 7.2
As the consensus shows, the Extra gum has a typical elastic gum texture.
D: Like gum.
E: Like normal gum.
E2: Like normal gum.
J: Like normal gum.
Aftertaste - 6.0
The aftertaste is mainly lingering sweetness with a hint of the spices.
E: Warm and clove-y.
E2: Sweet, a little sucralose metallic.
J: Fruity and cinnamon flavor dominate in the aftertaste.
Overall - 6.5
Overall, the Extra Pumpkin Spice gum is a good representation of pumpkin spice. Although, the gum is somewhat too sweet.
D: Maybe as a drink, but not as a gum.
E: Pretty good and very seasonal.
E2: Surprisingly decent.
Limited Edition Trident Layers Pumpkin Spice Gum
Place purchased: Target
Price: $2.80 for three packs of 14
Number of reviewers: 6
Appearance - 5.7
The Trident Layers Pumpkin Spice gum has two layers of orange, pumpkin spice gum adhered together with an opaque white layer. Having never tried Trident Layers gum, I was expecting the center layer to also consist of a gum base. Nope, it is a sticky, viscous layer instead. In this case, the center looks like sticky icing or glue...
D: Too dark and sticky filling.
E: Very orange.
E2: Looks like someone hot glue gunned two pieces of gum together.
J: I like how this gum is actually orange. The filling is a strange opaque color I'm not digging.
Flavor and Taste - 2.5
The first piece I tried, I chewed three times and then spit it out. The flavor is SO STRONG. It is a combination between a bunch of spices, bread or popcorn, and some sort of coolant. The gum is like chewing a pumpkin spice candle with added menthol. I hate it.
D: Waxy, reminds me of Jelly Belly buttered popcorn.
E: Plasticy! There are some faint spices in there, but I mostly want to spit this out ASAP.
E2: Tastes like a candle. Like taro bubble tea. Weird menthol cooling.
E3: Menthol, tastes like a candle.
J: Blech, tastes like I'm eating a seasonal candle. I don't even know what flavor is dominating, but it's not pumpkin. It's slightly cooling.
Texture - 4.7
The texture is a bit denser and less elastic than normal chewing gum.
D: Sticky filling and more dense than I would like in a gum.
E: Plasticy! Rubbery!
J: Normal gum.
Aftertaste - 3.7
The aftertaste is sweet and oddly cooling.
E: Cinnamon plastic.
E2: Menthol, but still so much candle!
J: Cooling candle flavor.
Overall - 3.3
The Trident Layers Pumpkin Spice gum is plain gross. It is an overwhelming spice flavor with a strange cooling effect. I highly recommend not wasting your money on this.
E: Wouldn't buy or try again.
J: No thanks. #pumpkinspiceproblems