Food Review: Wrigley’s Extra (Limited Edition) Confetti Cake Pop

The other day I saw Wrigley’s Extra Limited Edition Confetti Cake Pop gum on  “The Impulsive Buy” (which is a great website and I highly recommend that you check it out) and thought it looked/sounded good (I blame the packaging…). So, out of curiosity, I ventured out to Target this morning to see if it was available. Low and behold, it was! The Limited Edition Strawberry Swirl, however, was not.

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Confetti Cake Pop. Gum? What?!

I purchased a package (among many other things… thanks, Target) and headed home to give it a try. The verdict?

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“Artificially Flavored”

Not bad. Not great. To be honest, I don’t really know what to think. I liked it, but at the same time I didn’t? I mean, you can’t really expect much from a dessert flavored gum (where has Willy Wonka been all these years? Still waiting on that gum of his…).

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Confetti bits make you think you’re eating cake… You aren’t.

When the gum first hit’s your taste buds, it tastes great! It has a light, spring-like taste. At first it tastes exactly like a Peep! Sugary (without the sugar), marshmallowy, fluffy goodness. Yum. However, after about one minute of chewing it starts to taste like a burnt marshmallow and the sugary taste enhances to the point where it is almost overbearing. I had to spit the gum out and ten minutes later I am still trying to get rid of the artificial aftertaste.

Overall, I thought the gum was decent. I prefer their other dessert inspired flavors (cinnamon bun, mint chocolate chip, peach cobbler, apple pie, etc.). At first it was nice, but the artificial flavor was infectious after a couple minutes of chewing. I would much rather have an actual cake pop. But like I say, you can’t expect much from a dessert flavored gum. Nice attempt, Wrigley’s. I respect you.

Pros: Attractive packaging; confetti bits in the gum; tastes like a marshmallow at first, the name, sugar free

Cons: Sugary taste is overpowering after a couple minutes of chewing, artificial aftertaste

Overall ranking: 6.5/10

 

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