PUR Gum assortment lets you try 6 flavors of gum that are free of artificial sweeteners like aspartame. It is, instead, sweetened with xylitol, a natural sweetener that comes from corn fibers produced in Europe. Along with being gluten free, they are also nut free, soy free and dairy free making them a good sugar-free gum alternative for many dietary needs.
The gum pieces themselves are small, rectangular and soft with a crisp outer shell similar to Chicklet gum and similar products.
Each of the 6 bags contains 57 pieces of gum or 28.5 servings (2 pieces per serving).
The bags are resealable with a zipper closure, making them a convenient package to keep in desks, lockers and larger purses and backpacks.
Xylitol, gum base, natural flavors, gum arabic, glycerol, malic acid, citric acid, pomegranate powder, carnauba wax, tocopherols.
A Note on Ingredients: Both food grade carnauba wax and tocopherols are deemed safe by the FDA. Tocopherols are actually a form of Vitamin E and serve as an antioxidant when used in skin care products. Both ingredients are given a 1-rating from Environmental Working Group which rates the safeness of ingredients between 1 (safest) and 10 (least safe/proven risk factor).
- Free of nuts, dairy, chemicals and artificial sweeteners
- Diabetic friendly
- Sweetened with xylitol
- Swiss made
- 10 calories per 2-piece serving
- 6 individual bags/ 57 pieces of gum per bag
- 1-bag each: Spearmint, Peppermint, Pomegranate Mint, Wintergreen, Cinnamon, Coolmint
What People are Saying
While gluten free gum isn’t exactly rare, there are brands that do pose contamination risks and do include gluten ingredients. Pur gum not only satisfies the concerns of those who need to avoid gluten, it is also good for anyone trying to break an addiction to unhealthy sweeteners, those with a nut or dairy allergy and vegans.
Amazon reviews are overwhelmingly positive for all the flavors of the gum but even some positive reviews noted that the flavor doesn’t last terribly long.
One reviewer also noted that this was the “..only xylitol gum I could find without titanium for coloring and more junk.” Which is another big positive for those who are looking to avoid questionable ingredients.
Other reviewers were also impressed with the fact that Xylitol is actually good for your teeth and can help prevent cavities and some even had a dentist recommend the gum to them. One mixed, 4-star review said: “I was recommended this gun by my dentist to help my teeth so I ordered it . It has great flavor, but after a short time of chewing it gets a bitter flavor.”
The gum is also considered natural, meaning the actual “gum” part comes from a plant source versus a synthetic source. This often means the gum will fall apart more easily as you’re chewing than with synthetics. As one reviewer said: “I love natural gum so kudos for that, but this gum falls apart more than other natural gum I’ve tried.”
Overall this is a great alternative to the chemical-laden gums out there but keep in mind that the flavor doesn’t last long and if you haven’t had natural gum before, the texture/how long it lasts might take some getting used to.[pcm id=”24″]