“Violet! You’re turning violet, Violet!”

Watch out, Willy Wonka. As soon as Trident learns how to make tomato soup, roast beef and baked potato flavors, they will have fully cracked the magic formula. . . except that they managed to do it without requiring their customers to be juiced after finishing their chew.

Technically, this gum (according to the picture on the pack) is Blueberry and Pomegranate-flavored. And, evidently, they even market is as “Blueberry Pomegranate” in Canada (see picture at right). But we Americans either require fancier names or more accurate ones, and so they have chosen to call it “Wild Blueberry Twist” stateside.

After having KNOWN that there was a pomegranate flavor to the gum, I guess I could imagine picking some of that flavor out in the sheer acidity of the first few chews. But, for the most part, the blueberry flavor is what comes through here. And it’s a pretty good blueberry flavor, too.

The flavor lasts pretty long for a fruit gum, clocking in at almost an hour, and the Trident gum stays pretty uniform in general (unlike some gums, like Orbit, which can have a tendency to “melt in one’s mouth”, only not in a good way).

Overall, this is a gum I would actually buy again. Actually, technically, I did. I sampled the gum when a friend was carrying it, and liked it enough to buy my own pack.

You know. For “research” purposes.

Rating: ♦♦♦♦ out of ♦♦♦♦♦.