Yep, they still make it. Enough of it apparently, to fill up a whole trailer and deliver it to a Kroger warehouse.
I'm *pretty* sure there are some sort of mesmerizing chemicals in Fruit Stripe.
It was the Holy Grail of gum when I was a kid, but no matter how many times I got my dirty little hands on it, the gum always disappointed. Those 5 juicy flavors never lasted more than 1.3 microseconds and inevitably I ate the whole pack in 6.5 microseconds, leaving me unfulfilled and depressed.
I would vow never to eat it again.
But then those stripes would call to me. I would try it once more and the whole sordid process would being anew.
Maybe it's the stripes that are mesmerizing.
|His name is Yipes.|
His hooves are weird,
but he can dunk like a champ.
In my last post, I mentioned 40 packs of gum among the booty that we have gotten for free. It was Wrigley's Doublemint Gum, another throw-back from the olden days. Its flavor only lasts for microseconds, too.
Unless you're a twin; then it's super tasty and a great way to meet other twins. Or Pod People.
Have you taken a look at the gum aisle in your local convenience store lately?
Forget Big Oil, Big Gum is what's hot.
Walking around a truck stop the other day, as I was waiting for Himself to get out of the shower, I wandered over to the candy aisle. After straightening up all the out-of-alignment snack foods, because I'm
Take a moment and ask yourself: How many different flavors of gum did she count?
While you are thinking I will give you a sampling of the flavors out there in the gum world:
Mint Chocolate Chip
Cool Mint & Melon Fresco
Vanilla Ice Ice Baby (Stop! Collaborate and listen...[sorry, couldn't help myself])
Ok. Do you have your number?
Now multiply it by 10, take away 3, carry the 5, divide the inverse by Uranus and yep, you guessed it:
That's 99 different flavors for gum, with wacky flavor choices that defy reason or common sense.
Just like the candidates for the Republican nomination.