We all have our favorite gum flavors, but sometimes you come across one that just makes you wonder what someone was thinking. I don’t chew gum a lot, but when I do, I want something minty and tend to stay away from the strange flavor combinations that are always cropping up on gas station shelves. If you love to chew gum and get tired of the same old types, maybe it’s time to find out about some strange gum flavors that you might be curious enough to try. I’ll leave that to you, but I’d be happy to hear what you think.
1. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
At first glance, this is one of those gum flavors that sound appetizing, but I wonder if you’d really like it. Think about it. A cold, creamy dish of mint chocolate chip ice cream is pure heaven, but somehow it doesn’t hold the same allure as a warm piece of gum that stays in your mouth for hours. Am I right? I think I’d just go for the ice cream regardless of the calories and fat; it would be far more satisfying.
Someone had to invent bacon flavored gum, right? There’s bacon flavored everything else, after all. Can you imagine chomping on a bacony wad of gum for the afternoon? Don’t get me wrong, I love bacon as much as the next person, but I’m not sure it’s a taste that was cut out for a gumball. What do you think?
3. TV Dinner
As if TV dinners weren’t already unappetizing enough, now they come in gumball form? Imagine a trio of gumballs, each with the tempting flavor of things like buttered corn, Salisbury steak, chicken nuggets or anything covered in gravy. The dessert one might be semi-palatable, but I’m not sure I’d want to chew a Hungry Many dinner any longer than I had to.
Just because meatballs and gumballs have the same shape doesn’t mean that a meatball flavored gumball would taste all that great. Again, I’m all for a pile of delicious meatballs, but I like to chew and swallow them, not munch for hours. Of course, you might find this flavor something you love so by all means, give it a try and don’t just take my word for it.
Ok, here’s one I might actually like a little bit. Cola flavored gumballs are sweet like soda so they would probably be a lot easier to chew than a meat one, am I right? In fact, there are actually several companies that make soda flavored gumballs and I think they might be something I’d be willing to try. Especially if they have one that tastes like a cold, fizzy Dr. Pepper.
6. Ghost Pepper
I am seriously scratching my head with this one. Ghost peppers are supposed to be so spicy that most people can’t fathom eating a molecule of one, let alone chewing on the flavor for hours. If you’re brave, please tell me how this works because I can only imagine being in complete agony the entire time I chewed it.
7. Cocktail Weinies
I actually feel a little bit like gagging right now. Canned meat is gross enough on its own, but to flavor gum with it? These little nuggets remind me of being a kid when other children brought those little tins of cocktail weinies for lunch. The smell alone is enough to make my eyes water.
What’s your favorite gum flavor? Would you be brave enough to try any of the ones on this list?