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May 12th, 2002

The Gum v. The Mint

There are two types of people in this world: gum people and mint people.

Gum people enjoy chewing a little ball of rubber in their mouths in order to get fresh breath and, on some occasions, clean teeth. They chew and they chew, and they continue to chew; it’s so popular that movies now employ a gum-chewing person to denote Americans.

The mint people? They put a small, chemically-enhanced cylinder or candy-shaped item in their mouths. They suck on it or chew it and, voila!, no icky breath.

I used to be a gum person, as I’d always have a stick of gum nearby. But long before the mint audition in my car, I started finding mints far more appealing. For one, a mint can actually digest itself in your body properly. For another thing, mints generally aren’t made of rubber. That freaks me out a bit.

What about you? Gum or mint for your breath-freshening agent?

Posted in Food and Beverage

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday May 12, 2002 -- 12:44:49 pm
Like Van Halen, I want the best of both worlds.

FROM: dave
DATE: Sunday May 12, 2002 -- 1:21:24 pm
And you can have the bet of both worlds...Mentos!

FROM: fresh
DATE: Sunday May 12, 2002 -- 7:25:03 pm
im a gum man but if you've seen the movie the wood they explain that when females are around mints do the trick better cuz your not chewin away also after meals minty gum can eliminate some food paritcles from your mouth

FROM: Matt
DATE: Monday May 13, 2002 -- 1:00:19 am
Lead it to Fresh to mention the Wood.

FROM: Katy
DATE: Friday May 17, 2002 -- 10:50:36 pm
I'm definately a mint person. Personally, I feel that if I have to work so hard at chewing something, the least it can do for me is be digestable.

FROM: Scott R
DATE: Tuesday May 21, 2002 -- 6:55:11 pm
I used to be a gum person, but now I'm a mint person. Chewing gum is a pain. Your jaw gets sore after a while, or the gum loses it's flavor and eventually is a bad breath smelling rubber ball ( Trident ). Altoids are the way to go. They're really strong. And you don't have to worry about altoids sticking to your shoes. You'll never have to clean an altoid out of your beard, and you don't have to worry about where to spit an altoid. Altoids are great.

FROM: flirtygirl
DATE: Friday March 14, 2003 -- 5:10:58 pm
i would pick gum... mints are to strong and gum gives you somthing to do!!!!! and you get good breath too... well unless you are just helpless...

DATE: Tuesday November 11, 2003 -- 9:56:18 am

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