Sunday, June 11, 2017

Real Chewing Gum for Vegans!

No joke, I've had this fear lately that during book signings I'll be meeting people and I'll have coffee breath or something. I actually have been worried about it for a while now. You see, us vegans don't encounter a whole lot of chewing gums or breath mints that are vegan-friendly and not terrible for you at the same time. Then, like a mini miracle, the PUR company sent me a goodie bag and now I have no worries about the book signings, meet and greets, events, or about coffee breath in general.

My past experiences with vegan chewing gum have been this: they are too chewy but then fall apart as you are chewing them and don't actually freshen your breath at all. It's a waste of time and calories and money. But with PUR, it is real and actual chewing gum. Exactly like the unhealthy ones that I remember, but these are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, contain xylitol, are free of nuts or peanuts, use natural flavors, are non-GMO and a cool bonus, they are Swiss made. This gum kicks aspartame in the pants!

What I tried in my goodie bag were all of their flavors of gum and also two breath mint flavors! This was super fun testing the different flavors and experiencing a really awesome breath mint for the first time in a long time. I was thrilled by this whole goodie bag because I am a little self conscious about breath (I mean who isn't? Especially someone like me who loves her garlic!) and I can foresee that being a possible concern for me during book signing events.

Let's take a look at the PUR products, shall we?

Amazing gum flavors like: cinnamon, peppermint, bubble gum, spearmint, wintergreen and more!

I noticed that the wintergreen and spearmint tasted just like this gum I used to love back in high school, a popular brand that still exists today (I'm not that old), but that is loaded with bad stuff you really shouldn't ingest. I also noticed that the bubble gum flavor is perfect! I really enjoyed every single one.

They come in a pack that keeps them fresh and are easy to carry around in your purse, bag or pocket - they are individually sealed in each foil rectangle (9 pieces per pack) and the gum doesn't come out until you are ready to use it, then you just pop it through.

I didn't have a problem with any of these ingredients, especially considering what is in other gums.

I absolutely love the mints too!

They come in flavors: tangerine tango and mojito lime mint - both are refreshing and tasty!

The gum and the mints both freshened my breath and I was really pleased.

You can connect with PUR on social, they are @thepurcompany. Also, if you want to order some of this gum to try, visit; if you use the code ilovepur you get a $10 discount! 

And huge shout out to PUR for sending me your awesome products to try! And for now, the Dirty Vegan is signing off - stay fresh.

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