Friday, May 20, 2016

Falim: Real gum, no sugar

I am a long time gum chewer. Most gum that I chewed was "sugar-free" already, however, after I had been limiting my carbohydrate intake for a while, I started to notice that I would obsess about chewing it. I also theorize that some of the "sweet tooth" cravings I was having on the weekends were due to teasing my reward system with the simulated sweetness of the gum.  I decided to stop buying the gum to test my theory and, whether it was placebo or not, I have been having less cravings for sweets.

Though I was pleased with the result of giving up the artificially sweetened gum, I missed chewing my gum.  I did a quick search at Amazon for unsweetened gum and I came across Falim gum.  It is made by a company in Turkey who's website has no English option so I am not sure what information is available thereI decided to order some of the mint and give it a try.  It turned out to be just what I was looking for.  It has a subtle mint flavor and the chewing consistency is the best I have ever experienced. Additionally, the flavor and feel remain the same for as long as you want to chew it.  The sweetened gums I use to chew would usually start to taste bad and soften after I chewed it for a while.

If you are a gum chewer and you are looking for something with no sugar or sweeteners, I can recommend you give this a try.  Their are several flavors available but I have only tried the mint at this point so that is the only flavor I can recommend I would expect the other flavors to be good as well.

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