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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Cadbury Trident Splash/ Trident Soft Confirmed sighting: Cadbury Trident Splash/ Trident Soft
Posted: 19:59 Tue 06-Mar-2007. Price: 50p pack of 9 (Splash); 69p for 14 slabs (Soft). Location: Waitrose, Finchley Road, London. Sub-flavours: Strawberry And Lime, Vanilla and Mint (Splash); Peppermint or Tropical Twist (Soft).
Snackspot reports: Just when you thought this was a Trident that no-one was going to object to, apparently there's been dozens of complaints about its "racist" Jamaican-accented TV ads (though the Metropolitan Police's Operation Trident does not officially target Jamaican "Yardie" gangs). Anyway, I'm not sure if the mint varieties are worth the money, but the fruity ones are a very pleasant innovation - if you can ignore the Innocent-style small print, whereby the ingredients include "A great big wodge of softness" (Trident Soft) and "A thorough drenching of sweet minty flavour" (Mint Trident Splash), plus the reassuring disclaimer "This stuff sounds bonkers but it makes great gum".

...Incidentally, Trident Soft comes in US (or Japanese?)-format packs of 14 "tabs" about half the size of a normal stick, just like Wrigley's Orbit Complete does nowadays. Otherwise, 50p should get you a box of 10 liquid-centre Wrigley's Extra Ice (curiously pillow-shaped, about twice the size of normal Extras, in Spearmint or Peppermint), while good old Extras are now available in this oddly medicinal-looking almost Pez-style dispenser (an alarming 2.29 for 60 pieces, Morrisons, Camden).


Posted: 23:08 Tue 06-Mar-2007 by "Redsetter" # permalink comment
Comment: What with the news of humous off the shelves of Sainsbury's a week ago and now this controversy, Snackspot is quickly becoming my prefered site for current affairs as well as my favourite place for culinary munchiness.
Posted: 02:28 Wed 07-Mar-2007 by "Terry" # permalink comment
Comment: We got promo versions of the Trident gum about 6 weeks ago, all the flavours are delicious! I quite like the one that comes in the red pack, I think it's Strawberry and Mint or something, either way they're all great.

Gotta admit though the adverts confuse me, I couldn't understand the guy at all and I'm not sure why Cadbury chose that particular character.

Posted: 02:54 Wed 07-Mar-2007 by "grotbag (still mourning the loss of blackcurrant airwaves)" # permalink comment
Comment: The strawberry & lime flavour is quite nice, but loses it's flavour pretty quicky. The tropical twist tastes not dissimilar to fruit salad sweets to me, although my brother disagreed and remarked that it was 'bloody horrible.'

Haven't tried either of the mint varities because mint gum is all the same to me.

Posted: 13:07 Wed 07-Mar-2007 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: man, i've had all these gums sat on the side for weeks, but not been organised enough to submit a sighting. i found the vanilla mint just weird, not in a good way. the blue soft stuff is okay, although i like a bit of resistance in my gum to start with.
Posted: 13:14 Wed 07-Mar-2007 by "BigD" # permalink comment
Comment: The tropical twist variant is a big hit at my work, but the vanilla/mint one forced at least 5 of us to spit it out (into a bin of course). It was just ... wrong
Posted: 17:02 Fri 09-Mar-2007 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: Tropical one is like Um Bongo flavour and is the best. vanilla/mint is ok. Strawberry/lime is vile - had to spit it out. Luckily didn't pay for it as they were giving out freebies at the Galleries, Bristol today.
Posted: 09:48 Wed 14-Mar-2007 by "D" # permalink comment
Comment: I'd heard that this was causing problems with the Met police's trident scheme, but wasnt aware of all these complaints.

i think they must have not done their focus group research enough, I consider myself reasonably intelligent, but i wasn't really sure of the meaning of 'mastification'. maybe im stupider than i thought!

Posted: 10:04 Wed 14-Mar-2007 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: It's Mastication btw
Posted: 19:28 Tue 20-Mar-2007 by "unknown" # permalink comment
Comment: Is trident soft tropical twist Halal
Posted: 11:44 Wed 18-Apr-2007 by "Trident man" # permalink comment
Comment: Trident soft is yummy
Posted: 16:20 Wed 18-Apr-2007 by "Terry" # permalink comment
Comment: "i think they must have not done their focus group research enough, I consider myself reasonably intelligent, but i wasn't really sure of the meaning of 'mastification'. maybe im stupider than i thought!"

I hate to break it to you, but yes, you are.

Posted: 23:49 Tue 15-May-2007 by "Josh" # permalink comment
Comment: They told us about this a year ago on a school business studies trip to Cadbury World - a "big new secret gum" - I've only tried the soft varieties, and they are delicious - keep the flavour for ages, the right consistency of chewyness, and perfect for blowing bubbles! I prefer the mint flavour, but the tropical one is nice too!
Posted: 10:36 Wed 16-May-2007 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: This Trident gum is no good, the flavour doesn't last long and they come in a tablet-style blister pack? ..much ado about nothing
Posted: 20:07 Wed 16-May-2007 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: ...NOT
Posted: 15:38 Thu 05-Jul-2007 by "Rank" # permalink comment
Comment: The Vanilla Mint ones I was expecting something strange but after 5 seconds it just tastes of mint.
Posted: 16:46 Mon 20-Aug-2007 by "matthew noakes" # permalink comment
Comment: hi

if this is trident splash please contact me on my e-mail address

littlematty12 (at!) hotmail.co.uk

Posted: 16:33 Thu 17-Jul-2008 by "Nert" # permalink comment
Comment: Doesthe Gelatin ingredient in the Trident Splash vanilla mint come from Pork?
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