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Trident is America’s Favorite Gum; Mint the Favorite Flavor


Trident Gum Variety Pack
Trident Gum Variety Pack

According to Euromonitor, the following are the TOP TEN GUM FLAVORS IN THE US:

  1. Mint
  2. Spearmint
  3. Peppermint
  4. Berry
  5. Citrus
  6. Wintergreen
  7. Mixed Fruit
  8. Cinnamon
  9. Watermelon
  10. Bubble Gum

Seriously – how did cinnamon and bubble gum fall so far down the list?  Who doesn’t want to kiss a little longer, make it last a little longer, longer with Big Red?  Again, seriously?

Maybe it’s all explained when we look at who the TOP CHEWING GUM BRANDS IN THE US are.  Number one by a long shot is Trident Gum (the gum 4 out of 5 dentists recommend for their patients that chew gum).

Let’s take a look:

  1. Trident
  2. Orbit
  3. Extra
  4. Dentyne
  5. 5
  6. Eclipse
  7. Mentos
  8. Doublemint
  9. Stride
  10. Ice Breakers
  11. Juicy Fruit
  12. Dubble Bubble
  13. Spearmint
  14. Hubba Bubba
  15. Winterfresh
  16. Big Red
  17. Bubble Tape
  18. Freedent
  19. Bubblicious
  20. Bubble Yum
  21. Big Leage Chew
  22. Bazooka

Wow, how the mighty Bazooka have fallen.

But seeing all the major bubble gum brands at the bottom of the list does lend to the hypothosis that today’s parents are trying very hard to ween their children off of chewing gum in general, as bubble gum is tradionally a child’s chew rather than something adults enjoy.  Remember, gum chewing is a trend that Web Watch has covered before…

Maybe it’s the extreme sugar needed for good bubble gum, while today’s trend is to go sugar-free gum instead.

Do you agree with the above?  What’s your Go-To gum when you have to have something to chew on?