Monday, April 28, 2008

Starbucks After Coffee Chewing Gum, Cinnamon

The Starbucks After Coffee Chewing Gum is sold at the counter at Starbucks Coffee stores in their own little POP display. It comes in a variety of flavors, and is packaged in an oblong tin with a flip top on the short side. The tin, and the retro-referencing type makes this vaguely similar to the Altoids gum.

The gum itself is candy-coated rectangles, white speckled with red. The candy coating breaks away after 2 or three chews, opening up to a slightly hard gum that takes a few more chews to soften. The most surprising thing about Starbucks Cinnamon is the fruit burst that first appears when you get to the gum. The cinnamon comes after. It's a hot cinnamon, but mixed with the fruit it seems a little less strong than the stronger cinnamon gums. The fruit flavor dissolves after a few minutes, but it leaves a sweet aftertaste that mixes nicely with the cinnamon.

I personally didn't love this gum, but I offered it around and everyone else thought it was great. I don't know if it's more effective than other gums at getting rid of coffee breath, but at only 25 cents more that I paid for Orbit, it's definitely worth the price.

price: $$; rating: 3 chomps

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