CHEWING GUM FLAVORS
One of the aspects that frecuently I am asked about chewing gums, is about their flavors, so in this page there is a list of the broad variety of flavors that have the chewing gums.
Many flavors are used along with surnames like Wild, Tangy, Sour, Hot, Intense, Cool, Ice, Breeze, Shiver, Ultra, Real, etc.
Here are in categories, by importance in their use.
I. The most used:
1.-Peppermint, also called only mint, and with frecuence associated with other terms as Strong Mint, Artic Mint, Alpine Mint, Wintergreen mint , Frosty mint, Cool mint , Fresh mint, Spice mint , Green mint, etc. This is maybe the most used flavor for chewing gums in the world, and used in almost every country where chewing gums are manufactured.
2.-Fruit, also called Tutti Frutti, Assorted fruit, and in other similar terms as
Fruit Punch, Fancy Fruit, Mixed Fruit, etc. , is the other more used flavor for chewing gums , and surely between the category of bubble gums. Even some companies use the denomination of Bubble Gum flavor, or Classical and Original flavors .
3.-Spearmint, that although is a variation of mint flavor, is the only kind of mint that is listed here on separate, due to the broad use of this more aromatic fragance, and surely because the most common gum brand Wrigley made this flavor almost as a registered mark.
4.-Menthol, also a mint related flavor, that is used by many cmpanies an many countries. Is interesting that what is called Menthol in some countries is marketed under other names in other places. The mos classical example is the Wrigley Winterfresh , that in Europe is a menthol flavored gum, but in the US and other coutries, the Winterfresh flavor of Wrigley gums is what was called Pepsin flavor in the past.
II. Classical Fruit Flavors:
In most countries, there is a big production of chewing gums with the most classical fruits.
9.-Grape, also are gums under the flavor of Muscat.
III. Other fruit flavors:
But not only those fruit flavors are used in chewing gums, and specially in the last years many other non common flavors, or more exotic fruit flavors are used.
One subcategory is what is called Berries flavors, and since many berries have not a determinated denomination, or are translated in an azarous way, we see many Berries flavors, and some of them are:
25.-Blackcurrant, that is also called Cassis
Other no so common fruit flavors are:
29.-Chicha morada is a kind of Purple Corn that is popular in Peru.
30.-Chirimoya a subtropical fruit that is related to Anona.
33.-Grapefruit, also used in the Pink Grapefruit flavor
39.-Maracuja also called Passion Fruit or Passiflora
41.-Naranjilla from Ecuador
IV. Spicy flavors:
There are a lot of spicy flavors used in chewing gums, many well known spice fragances, and many special and local flavors.
46.-Anice, also called Anisette or Pastis
47.-Batna( I don't know what flavor this belong)
48.-Bergamot from a tree that used by Indians in North America
49.-Cardamom very popular in Middle East countries
52.-Jasmine as a floral fragance
55.-Lavander as a floral fragance
56.-Rose as a floral fragance
57.-Mustaka used in Arab countries
59.-Floral many popular in Korea and Japan
60.-Gat is an Herbal fragance from israel
64.-Salacider from Thailand
V. Fancy flavors:
In this category many popular flavors, along with undefined flavors .
72.-Coffee, also in variations like Mokka
76.-Gingseng very popular in Korea, and many other countries
78.-Herbal, Forest Herbal
82.-Licorice, also called Reglisse in European countries
83.-Mastic, is the natural flavor of the Matiche resin extracted from a tree that grows in the Eastern Mediterranean, and is a popular flavor in the Middle East also called Damla in Turkish
86.-Pepsin, a popular flavor that later was called by other names likeWinterfresh (Wrigley USA) , Coolmint (Dentyne USA).
90.- Whisky and other ahalcholic drink flavors
VI. Combinated flavors:
Many companies make combinated flavors, some of them are: