Oh jeeze, gum again?
I have groused over gum in these pages before. I don’t dislike gum, per se. It’s just so … you know. Gummy. Whattayagonnado?
At least Juicy Fruit is the most flavorful stick gum, although that is like calling Daisy Miller the most engrossing Henry James novel. And! It was also the first product to ever bear a bar code, which was scanned on June 26, 1974. How do you like them apples and/or other fruit of the juicy variety?
Hmm, I guess if you believe that barcodes will bring about the mark of the beast, that would make Juicy Fruit gum like a harbinger of the Dark Lord. Although you could have deduced that from its color:
Okay! Thank goodness there was an Interesting Fact about Juicy Fruit so I didn’t have to come up with original material about gum. That worked out great (except for the part about Satan enslaving mankind, which was a bit of a downer to be honest).
Rating: If I am going to chew gum, this is the flavor of gum I am going to chew. But I am not. Also, actual juicy fruit does not leave you parched after chewing it for three minutes, so this doesn’t function very well as a simulation either. 40¢/$1.