Chewing gum — it's the little burst of flavor that brightens our day, isn't it? Hi, fellow flavor enthusiasts, I'm Mark, and I consider myself something of a connoisseur when it comes to the delightful world of gum.
So, I've taken on the very serious task of chewing my way through the plethora of Extra gum varieties to bring you a definitive, thoroughly taste-tested ranking. From the zest that didn't impress to the best of the zest, I'm going to spill the beans (or should I say "bubbles"?) on which flavors will have your taste buds dancing and which ones... well, don't quite make the cut.
Before we dive into the chewy center of this topic, remember that taste is subjective. My 'meh' might be your 'wow', and that's the beauty of it! So grab your favorite pack (or maybe find a new favorite by the end of this), and let's unwrap this flavorful journey together. Stay tuned, chewers!
Let's kick things off at number 15 with Strawberry. Look, I wanted to love it—I really did. But while it starts off promisingly sweet, that berry blast is more of a short-lived firework than a grand finale. Not a total wash, but it's the one I'd leave for when the better picks are gone.
14. White Lemon Lime
Rolling in at 14 is White Lemon Lime. It's like that summer drink you wish had a little more kick to it. There's a hint of citrus that's nice at first, but it fizzles out faster than your excitement for a Monday morning.
Lucky 13 is Winterfresh. It's the underdog of the mint family, giving you a cool whisper that doesn't quite shout. I'd grab it when the top-tier mints are out of stock, but only then.
12. Classic Bubble
Now, Classic Bubble at 12 is a shoutout to yesteryears—pure nostalgia in a wrapper. It's got the old-school vibes, but the taste peaces out pretty quick, and the chew gets tough. Good for a trip down memory lane, but that's about it.
11. Sweet Watermelon
Sweet Watermelon breezes in at 11, a slice of summer with a flavor that fades faster than your tan lines. It's a tease of what could have been—a longer-lasting taste would've bumped it up the list.
10. Berry Mix
Berry Mix hits the middle ground at number 10. It's a decent jam session of flavors, but the band doesn't play on for long. Still, it's a solid pick when you want something a little different.
Extra Gum's Peppermint—trustworthy, reliable, and as refreshing as a brisk walk in the park. It's a palate cleanser that won't let you down.
8. Pineapple Coconut Flavor
I'm all about this tropical getaway. This flavor has a unique taste profile. It's like a beach vacation for your taste buds—short-lived, but sweet while it lasts.
7. Extra Mint Bubblemint
Extra Mint Bubblemint is the best of both worlds, with a minty zing and a sugary smile. A gum that keeps on giving, it's a staple in my rotation.
6. Fruit Mix
Fruit Mix is a fruit salad of flavor that keeps the party in your mouth going for a good while.
Cinnamon sizzles its way to number 5. This one's a love it or hate it kind of deal. For those who dig the heat, it's a fiery favorite.
4. Pink Lemonade
Pink Lemonade is as refreshing as it sounds. It's the go-to for a zestful chew that hits the sweet spot just right.
3. Polar Ice
Polar Ice is chilling at number 3, with a minty blast that's as cool as it gets. Widely loved, always in my pocket.
2. Smooth Mint
Smooth Mint is like a breath of fresh air in gum form—a clear winner for mint lovers.
And at the top of the minty mountain, Spearmint reigns supreme. Numero uno. This is perhaps Extra's most popular flavor, and for good reason. It's the gum that never disappoints, the king of fresh breath.
Honorable Mention: Mint Chocolate Chip (Discontinued)
Let's pour one out for the honorary mention, Mint Chocolate Chip—gone but not forgotten. It was the dessert gum that could've been a contender for the top of the ladder.
So there you have it, folks—my take on the Extra gum flavor lineup. Whether you're all about that minty freshness or living on the fruity edge, there's a chew for every mood. Keep popping and enjoy that burst of flavor, my friends!