Friday, November 14, 2008

The last one

My favorite gum has always been Trident Cinnamon. Always. Since I was little.

Some time ago it became difficult to find. When I did find it I would buy several. Then I stopped seeing it at all. I went to the bookstore at my college and asked if they had some. They laughed and said that they could order me some. I thought that would be nice. Then I got a call and was told that Trident no longer made Cinnamon gum, but that it was still possible to buy a box. It would not be cheap though. I debated. Finally I decided to order the box. It was same as the kind that sits on the little shelves near checkout counters. A little box with however many little packages of 6 or 8 piecesof gum. That might be a whole year ago.

I kept it in my office because I didn't want to share with the kids. If I had a package in my purse I sometimes gave them a piece, but I kept the existence of the box a secret.

Yesterday I chewed the pentultimate piece.

Today there is one little stick of gum in my desk drawer. Possibly the last piece of Trident Cinnamon gum I will ever have.

I think I will save it a while.


  1. This post sounds so poetic. (and an unusual post on your blog, too -- kinda neat!)

  2. You can still buy Trident Cinnamon gum at

  3. I'll keep my eye out for some; discontinued things tend to show up in our neck of the woods.

    And if you find some Orbit Mint Mojito gum, try it. That's another hard one to find and tastes oh so good!

  4. OMG, I love Trident cinnamon gum, especially in winter. When I was dieting it made me feel like I was having dessert!

  5. Try this site:

    Case for $8.91

    I dont blame you for not sharing!

  6. Thank you FosterAbba and Martha for the suggestions. With shipping the gum is pretty expensive. I think I am going to try to let it go.



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