Every day last week when I went to our office/studio area to check my e-mail and write my blog entries, I noticed an odd odor. It was sweet and pungent and I suspected that my husband might have left some food in the garbage can by his desk a bit too long.
Over the weekend, I remembered to ask him about it while we lounged on the back porch and he knew exactly what I was talking about. "It's my gum," he said, pulling the pack from his pocket. "It smells like an apple core that's been left to rot in the trash. But it tastes good!"
It was the new and highly-touted Extra Cool Green Apple gum. My husband went on to say that he really liked the gum, but he didn't think he could keep buying it because of the smell. It stank up the office, his car, and anywhere else he happened to take the pack.
It's an odd dilemma to have to weigh flavor versus excessive odor when it comes to selecting gum. Maybe Wrigley should develop some kind of gum container that seals in the smell. Otherwise, I think we're through with the Cool Green Apple gum.