WRIGLEY’S 5 RAIN MICRO PACK
How hilarious are these? Have they popped up at your local drugstore yet? MINI PACKS! I mean… TIMES ARE TOUGH, GUYS. Times are so tough that the gum industry reallyyy needed to figure out a way to market to the folks unwilling to drop $1.25 on a pack of gum. HERE, they market to those willing to pay a mere $.69. To that I say — I don’t know who you are, people, but I love that you and your cheapskater ways have brought this goofy little pack of gum into my life.
LIL’ STORY HERE. When I was little, I had some Barbie stuff that was for a denim shop, or a clothing store, or something that typically wound up looking a lot like it belonged in a Barbie version of that place Becky was always dying to shop at on Roseanne (yes, I know the name — THE ULTIMATE, OMG). Being the creative little gal that I was, I liked to change things up. I didn’t want a specialty shop! So I created some textbooks out of cardboard, and then I created bolts of fabric out of scraps my mom left in the trash in her sewing room. GENIUS, AMIRITE? It was a clothing-fabric-university bookstore. WHO DOESN’T WANT TO SHOP THERE?
Where is this going?
THE POINT IS, I have since found this stuff and it is HILARIOUS but super charming and cute. It also just so happens to make you feel like a GIANT when you hold it in your hand (it’s for Barbie, after all, duhhh). These bizarre-o mini packs — incidentally the same size and shape of the aforementioned TEXTBOOKS — are the same way.
(All that just to tell us a mini gum pack makes you feel like a giant? Whatever, dude. C’monnn, that story was adorbs.)
My slight disappointment here comes from the fact that when you open up the pack, it does NOT contain miniature full sticks of gum (which would be the baby-sized version of what 5 typically offers), instead opting for the standard shorter ones of the Orbit and Stride variety. How cute — though non-functional — would teeny tiny little full sticks be? OMG, I’d die.
The flavor? Right… It’s still great! Size don’t matta there!
Flavor Strength: 9
Comments: This is actually one of my favorite spearmints on the market. Despite my general hatred of 5.
Flavor Endurance: 9
Comments: Yeah, totally!
Final thought: Who cares about flavor? IT’S MICROOOOOO!