Why I Now Choose Altoids Over Chewing Gum

Picture of a box of Altoids.
Spending over 15 minutes today looking at the ingredient labels on every chewing gum wrapper, I struggled to find any without nickel: i.e. soy lecithin or coconut oil.

Regretfully, I had to give up chewing gum! Today I chewed my very last piece of chewing gum. This is a big deal. Chewing gum has been a part my daily life. I love absolutely everything about chewing gum. I loved how it felt in my mouth and the sound it made when I continually popped it. I absolutely loved blowing obnoxious bubbles and chewing it when I was hungry.

Like most people, I enjoyed chewing it after a lunch or to freshen up my breath before an important meeting. The American Dental Association’s endorsement that chewing gum after meals “helps reduce cavities” has been the best excuse for me to continue to chow down. It has been my perfect digestifs – without the alcohol!

Spending over 15 minutes today looking at the ingredient labels on every chewing gum wrapper, I struggled to find any without nickel: i.e. soy lecithin or coconut oil.

Disappointed, I now choose Altoids mints instead of chewing gum for every after meal occasion. Altoids mints don’t include harmful ingredients or any nickel!

2 comments
    1. Hi Julie,
      Thanks for your comment and I did recently. It was a great alternative to gum with crazy ingredients, such as soy lecithin. It’s really nice there are these alternative gum options available now that were not when I first wrote this post!
      Warm regards,
      Christy

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