Pür Gum Review and GiveawayFriday, April 01, 2011
Several years ago, I heard about the possible negative side effects of aspartame and became leery of products labeled as 'diet' or 'sugar free' and sweetened with aspartame. Now, with kids who love to chew gum, I don't want to take any chances. I think it was some time last year that my husband first found Pür Gum in a specialty store and tried it out. When I saw that their gum is not only aspartame-free but also contains no artificial colours or flavours, I knew I had to have some on hand for my kids. You know, during those very few moments where a slight
bribe treat may be in order...
When I saw a giveaway up for grabs on My Organized Chaos, which is one of my favourite blogs, I just knew I had to try my hand at winning my own stash of Pür Gum. And sure enough, I won! Within a matter of days, my prize arrived at my door and on a silver platter, no less!
Pür Gum comes in three flavours: Spearmint, Peppermint and my favourite, Pomegranate Mint. While initially the gum starts off tasting great, I find it tends to wear off quickly. And it's a lot chewier than most gum, but it reminds me of gum base which we had sampled once in school. It's how gum is supposed to be - chewy. Right? The other good thing about the flavour running out quicker than most is that my son, who is almost three, would rather spit it out than swallow it, which also means I don't have to remind him not to run around with gum in his mouth. He'll chew it until his need to chew is sufficed and then all is good with the world. How Pürfect! Update: I shared some packs of gum with my colleagues at work and one just informed me today that he had been chewing a piece of gum for about a half an hour. What he noticed was that at first the gum was harder to chew but became progressively softer and found that the flavour would come back after more chewing. I never really noticed that until he pointed it out.
Here is some more interesting information about Pür Gum:
Pür Gum is formulated with Xylitol, a naturally occurring sugar substitute found in many fruits and vegetables. It’s a low-calorie sugar alternative, and, according to the Canadian Diabetes Association, it’s safe for the more than 3 million Canadians suffering from diabetes. Because it’s a low-calorie ingredient, it can help diabetics (and everyone else!) with weight control. Xylitol is also safe for pregnant women, individuals with hyperglycaemia, has been found to aid digestion, and has also been proven to help prevent tooth decay.Now, I always carry a pack or three in my purse. Mmm! And by the way, I am so excited to announce that one of my readers will win a month's supply of Pür Gum. Isn't that just suPür?
Well.ca, currently listed at $19.25.
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Contest ends April 25, 2011 at 10 pm EST. Open to Canada and the U.S. Winner will be selected using Random.org and must reply to the notification email within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn.