Comments: Landing in Gum

I haven't seen any Girl Scouts out and about yet. Thanks for the announcement! I will keep my eyes peeled. I don't think any of their other cookies hold a candle to the Thin Mints.

Posted by PeggyU at January 25, 2011 03:45 AM

I actually really like the mentos fruity gums too, which is ironic as usually I dislike both mentos and fruity gum. worth a try perhaps?

Posted by S at January 25, 2011 07:30 AM

I'm a fan of that strawberry shortcake gum.

I loathe mint. Won't even use mint toothpaste.

Posted by wRitErsbLock at January 25, 2011 09:38 AM

The Keylime pie flavor is Awesome! the flavor lasted for me a good hour with that one.

Good job on the change in your diet and I wish I had your will power. You are an inspiration!

Posted by Shanna at January 25, 2011 09:59 AM

I'm so looking for that gum!

Our granddaughter is selling cookies so of course we are loaded down... erk.

Posted by pam at January 25, 2011 10:17 AM

The thing to remember about the GS cookies is that it isn't a year round thing. It isn't as if you'd be consuming thin mints every day for the rest of the year. Basically, cheating now and again, say 2 days out of a month, isn't going to impact what you're doing for the rest of the month. So even though you ate 12 in two days, if all you bought was one box, I don't think you have anything to worry about.

Posted by Andrew Phule at January 25, 2011 12:39 PM

Archie Mcphee's is a crazy store that sells all kinds of wacko things....including bacon flavored gum, among other things. They actually have two pages of weirdly flavored gum, from meatball to cupcake. I don't think any of them are sugar free, but I thought you might get a kick out of all their bizarre flavors:

Posted by DogsDontPurr at January 25, 2011 03:38 PM

The one great thing about where we live... no girl scouts come to my door. If they don't come to my door, I don't buy the cookies and then I don't eat the cookies. Makes my life so much easier... heh.

OTOH - yes, cookies are completely empty calories, but the pleasure factor must be weighed in. Every once in a while one must have some cookies because they taste good. It's best if you can buy 2 or 3 from a bakery so you don't have them in the house though. ;-)

Posted by Teresa at January 25, 2011 03:46 PM

Haven't had gum in ages, but I used to love Dentyne, which was supposed to somehow be good for your teeth. But your waistline?

Shanna: I LOVE key lime pie. Now you've done it. I gotta find some of that gum for a test drive.

Posted by George P at January 25, 2011 06:22 PM

I like the gum "5". I think it's a Wrigley's gum. The Cobalt and Fire are my favs. They have a fruit one, too, but it's just way too sour for me.

Posted by Tina at January 25, 2011 11:29 PM

As far as gum goes, I'm a fan of big red. though the candy which is my one weakness is Atomic Fireballs.

Posted by Andrew Phule at January 26, 2011 02:50 AM

Wrigley's Extra gum comes in Mint Chocolate Chip, Key Lime Pie and Strawberry Shortcake flavors. Will that do it for you?

Posted by Omnibus Driver at January 26, 2011 06:15 PM