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.
Shannon - May 15, 2014 - Report this comment
You can get this at Sugar Mountain!!
Patte Rosebank - October 13, 2014 - Report this comment
In the early 1980s, there was a Mint version of Thrills, sold in white boxes. They were only around for a year or so. As for the classic Thrills flavour, it's mostly a combination of clove and mint. It tastes nothing like soap. I know this, because with my "colourful" language, I became quite a connoisseur of soap when I was a kid.
Crystalyn - November 06, 2014 - Report this comment
It is flavoured with rosewater. That is why it takes likes flowers. Rose is a very popular sent for decorative soaps. So your memory makes the connection. You can still get it at the Dollar Store. I bought some there tonight and am chewing some right now. I've only been chewing it for about 15 minutes and it's starting to loose it's flavour. Oh well. Ce la vie.

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