Monday, April 14, 2008
Hubba Bubba Glop
Let's take this back to the 3rd grade.... An onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the sound it is describes. I believe this is what the people at Wrigley had in mind when they named their latest bubble gum creation Hubba Bubba Glop. Glop. The word doesn't necessarily conjure up the most appetizing visual, but for this product it kinda works, and I don't mean that as a diss.
What we have here are 5 very large egg-shaped pieces of Hubba Bubba bubble gum covered in a flavored candy shell and filled with a liquid center. Of course, we've seen liquid filled gum before, probably most famously in Freshen Up. The Hubba Bubba Glop is similar to Freshen Up except that there is much more liquid and it's thicker, gloppier if you will. The glop actually reminded me of the gel stuff in those Squeeze Pop liquid lollipops. Hubba Bubba Glops come in two flavors, Strawberry Gush and Watermelon Rapid. I tried the strawberry flavor and thought it was pretty decent. All three components - the gum, candy shell, and glop are infused with strawberry flavor. I do think the flavor could have lasted a bit longer, but other than that it was a tasty chew.