Food of the Eighties, Thrills Gum
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Thrills gum was probably only out in Canada - the reason people remember it is because it tasted like soap - Why? Who knows.
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Joe Schmoo - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved this gum; you can sometimes find it at the Dollar Store. Very sweet, but the flavour has nothing to do with soap; it tastes more like a mild berry. Supposedly "soapanin/soaponin" is a spice used in Indian desserts; that might be where the "soap" comes from.
sweets - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Thrills is flavoured with rosewater, although people often mistake it for lavender because of the purple colour. I think there may be a little coriander in it, too, which would explain the "Indian" flavour. I've always liked it!
I'm DH - April 13, 2009 - Report this comment
You can still get Thrill gum! I picked some up at a Bulk Barn last week and I've since found Canadian online retailers that sell it. It's comes in a packet now instead of a box. The funny thing is, the packet says right on the front, "IT STILL TASTES LIKE SOAP!" :D and you still have to pop a piece in your mouth every minute or two to keep the flavour going.
lee - April 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I like it!
bighappyfunball - June 25, 2011 - Report this comment
found some at the dollar store tonight. chewing it right now. i can see where youre going with the rosewater, but theres more happening than that. To me it will always taste like a small, hotel-size bar of mild lilac soap that you keep in that hallway bathroom that no one ever uses anyway.
Amanda - January 16, 2012 - Report this comment
They sort of look like the Canadian answer to Chiclets
Magpie - May 02, 2012 - Report this comment
They used to taste like a mild disinfectant.
Pamela - February 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I am using a shampoo which was described as using mint in its aroma but it led me to remember thrills gum which smells the same. Now I'm on a hunt for thrills.

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