Sometimes I’m not hungry, but I long for something to eat. I want the experience of chewing and the flavors of food, but not necessarily something extra in my stomach. It’s at times like these that Willie Wonka’s Meal in a Gum (one that doesn’t turn you into a blueberry) would come in handy.
Last fall, on a trip to Ohio, I rediscovered some of my favorite gum flavors from childhood: Beemans, BlackJack, Clove and Teaberry. They’re all spicy and delicious in their own, indescribable and strangely satisfying way. These flavors of gum are as close as I think we’re going to get to a meal in a gum. When I find myself wanting something to eat, but I’m not hungry, chewing a stick of spicy gum almost always does the trick!
Teaberry is my favorite. Jeff even got me a case for Christmas. What a guy.