Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Mentos Aqua Kiss 3D

First a Simpsons quote to sum up how I feel about gum.
Apu: Our wide variety of gum comes in both stick and ball.
Bart: I'm not really about gum, but I like the whole chewing thing.

Mentos Aqua Kiss 3D is a tri-layered sugarfree gum combining the flavours of Watermelon-Pineapple-Melon, Blackberry-Kiwi-Strawberry, Strawberry-Green Apple-Raspberry and Yuzu-Grapefruit-Orange.  There is also a mint based Aqua Kiss however I haven't seen it in stores (or it blended in with all the other mint flavoured offerings).

I want to admit straight up that I hate anything watermelon related (fruit or flavouring).  I did try the Watermelon-Pineapple-Melon flavour though and, although not going into it with high hopes, I didn't hate it.  The watermelon flavour is mild and the melon leaves a nice aftertaste.

Rating: I hate anything watermelon and I didn't hate this! 6/10

Next up was the Blackberry-Kiwi-Strawberry.  I thought this was a great combo of flavours, although the strawberry flavour tends to overpower the others soon after chewing.  Nicely tart which is huge plus for someone like me who could happily eat raw lemons.

Rating: Think sour strawberry, 9/10

I've had the Strawberry-Apple-Raspberry before, until this review it was my go-to gum (I have a feeling it will be the Blackberry-Kiwi-Strawberry from now on). It doesn't quite pack the berry flavour punch of the Blackberr-Kiwi-Strawberry but the apple in this combination is a nice edition and from past experience I can say you can chew these gums for a long time without them becoming boring and tasteless.

Rating: One of the few good uses of apple flavour I've ever tasted 8/10

Finally, the one I was most excited about, the Yuzu-Grapefruit-Orange, I had to check trusty old Wikipedia to find out what a Yuzu was, this is the first time I've seen candy in Australia utilising this flavour.  I love all things citrus and this did not disappoint.  The grapefruit flavour came out kicking before the gum settled to a nice citrus flavour.  Not as sour as I would have liked, but that's just me nitpicking really.

Rating: Would have been a 10 but the flavour faded faster than I would like, 9/10

1 comment:

  1. I personally love the Yuzu-Grapefruit-Orange.