Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Fuwarinka Rose Flavored Gum
A special thank you to my friends at J-List for sending me this gum to try. Fuwarinka Rose Flavored gum, as you may have guessed, is indeed a rose flavored gum.
It's full of vitamin C, sugar free, and contains hyaluronic acid -- which is said to help prevent premature aging, and will even make you start to smell like roses. I have no idea how much you are supposed to chew for this to happen, though I have been through two packs and can't say I smell especially rosy.
So, possible interesting side effects aside...how does it taste?
When you first smell the gum, it has almost a musky aroma. So, when you bite into it, you are almost expecting more of a woodsy, herbal taste. Instead, the first bites are basically like rose water squared. Very floral, slightly sweet.
After the gum softens a bit -- the first chews are a little hard, but that changes quickly -- the taste mellows to what can best be called rose jellybean. It gets a bit sweeter and the floral notes are not as strong. And on top of that, there is almost a menthol-like quality. It may sound strange, but it gets addicting fast.
Also impressive is how long the flavor lasts. The makers of this gum could probably teach even the people over at Stride a lesson. I chewed one piece for over two hours, and the flavor remained just as intense as when I first opened it. In fact, if you give the gum a "rest" and don't chew for a few seconds, it seems to recharge the flavor -- it will be just as intense as the first bite and then will settle down to the rose jellybean flavor.
LOVE this gum!
("Hot babe" rating created specially for Jim)
Provided by Jlist.com