SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Starburst Gum (Strawberry & Cherry)

Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Starburst Gum (Strawberry & Cherry)

If I want to chew on something fruity that I can also stick under a desk, I’ll chew on Starburst candy, not Starburst gum. (Spotted by Daniel at 7-Eleven.)

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27 thoughts to “SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Starburst Gum (Strawberry & Cherry)”

  1. This sounds good, but I sense a problem with it…a while back, they came out with Skittles gum that tasted exactly the same as regular Skittles, and I kept having the impulse to chew and swallow it like regular candy. I don’t think it would be easy for me to chew a Cherry Starburst flavored gum without wanting to eat it like a regular Starburst.

    1. I totally agree! After I bought the cherry flavor, my purse started smelling like puke! Horrible! Threw 2 packages away unopened!

  2. I have to agree with Layla and Edgar above. The gum smells terrible!

    After chewing a piece (it actually tastes good) and setting the pack on my bedside table, I noticed a gross smell. It actually smelled like vomit. I couldn’t figure out what it was, and I was starting to get worried some animal crawled up into my vents and died. No joke, it was that bad. I finally sniffed it out–it was the gum! I didn’t want to throw it away after only one piece, so I sleepily decided to put it in the cupboard with other snacks. Bad idea! Now the kitchen smells like vomit. I’m throwing it away now. 🙁

    1. I’m so glad to be reading these comments, because I thought I was imagining the cherry flavor’s smell. I bought a pack the other day and put it in my desk, and started smelling a gross cheese-like odor without realizing what it was. I thought maybe an old ketchup packet or something had gotten lost in the recesses of my desk, ripped open, and started rotting.

      I finally figured out it was the cherry gum, which I just don’t get. The gum tastes pretty good. I have no idea what kind of wacky chemistry makes tasty gum smell so gross. Maybe it’s in the packaging or something.

    2. I’m happy I’m not the only one who thinks it smells like vomit also. I bought a pack, stuck it in my office desk drawer… two days later, I thought I had dropped some food under my desk and let it rot! I was mortified to pull the pack of gum out of my desk and me taken back by the smell! I threw it away. Disgusting.

    3. It is truly THAT STINKY. I can’t quite put my finger on the smell, but vomit is close.

  3. SO i thought i was the only one.. This gum smells awful. I had it in a pocket and now the whole coat stinks. Im torn between throwing it away and keeping it. the taste is pretty good doesnt last very long but the smell of the pack is absolutely unbearable!!!

  4. Hopefully the vomit smell is limited to the Cherry flavor because I’ve worked my way through a pack of the Strawberry in just a few days. I wish they had others!

  5. This gum tastes so goood, but it seriously STINKS! It smells like throw up. My entire purse smells disgusting. It leaves such a nasty odor.

  6. I love both varieties of this gum, and I disagree that the cherry flavor smells like vomit. After hearing the comment on The Nosh Show (longtime listener, first-time commenter), I had to give it a good whiff, just to make sure, and I stand by my statement. Furthermore, I wish my vomit smelled like fake cherry candy flavor. (Love the podcast and the blog!)

  7. I really hope they do something to fix this smell. The gum tastes awesome, but the smell is horrible. I left a pack in my car overnight, and my kids wouldn’t even get in the car the next morning due to the smell. We seriously thought my toddler had thrown up in the car the night before and not told us. We soon realized it was the gum pack….disgusting!

  8. LOL! Last night my family stopped at a pet store, where (upon coming back home) I thought someone might have stepped in ‘something’ and tracked it in while there. I spent HOURS scrubbing the carpet, compulsively sniffing everyone’s shoes, but to no success. And then this morning, my husband moved my daughter’s opened pack of Cherry Starburst Juicy Fruit gum (that was sitting on the kitchen counter), and picks up an odor from it. He sniffed it again, and immediately threw it away. So glad the gum was the culprit, because I was about to look up Stanley Steamer for carpet cleaning deals. (It literally smells like dog excrement!) Insane!

  9. I bought a pack in Canada (the cherry one) and it does smell like vomit. I put it in the interior pocket of a wool coat and I was wondering why my coat smelled like vomit. I was relieved that it was just the gum. I hope the smell will go away.

  10. So glad I’m not the only one who smelled vomit. Woke up one night to the smell so strong and searched high and low. Never thinking it was the cherry gum in my purse. Had to wash my purse.

  11. At first before i opened package it smelled like a cheap restroom deodorizer. After i opened it a day later after sitting in my car it was far worse. Bad enough to check the bottom of your shoes for dog doo doo. Ended up tossing the pack in the trash

  12. Yup…Bought the cherry flavor and my canvas bag smelled like vomit. Showed my coworkers and they agreed it smelled like vomit. Even after I threw the gum out my bag still reeked. Had to wash it. Nastiest gum ever.

  13. Holy Awesome, it wasn’t just me! My kids got this gum and I kept thinking to myself, what the hell is that gross puke smell. Then thought, no way gum would smell that bad….but I can put this thought to rest now!!

    Man, you really can find just about anything on the internet.

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