Just like the good old days
I used to buy this gum for a penny. The flavor is absolutely spot on to the original as I remember it. The only difference is the wrapper, the waxy paper used to be wrapped tightly around the gum, but this is more loose, like you can shake the gum back and forth inside the wrapper. Still the same color scheme.
For those Unfortunate (hehe) souls who don't know what Fortune Bubble tastes like, I could describe it as being a bit of Bazooka Joe x Dubble Bubble.
ProsThe flavor is amazing! Makes your mouth water almost out of control for a minute or so. One thing I was saving for the pros section is that this gum still is the ultimate for blowing bubbles! After the flavor dies off a bit, you can blow massive bubbles with just one piece of gum...two pieces and you can blow bubbles the size of your head!!!! I'm not kidding.
ConsWe've come to expect gum to maintain a consistent chew, to keep a strong flavor for a long duration. Fortune Bubble is not that kind of gum. It does lose flavor fast (but still keeps a decent flavor for the entire chew), and does get hard..but if you keep chewing it for a few minutes, it does soften back up a bit before getting hard as nails for good.
It's hard to say much bad about Fortune Bubble, since it's linked to many childhood memories. My first piece given to me by a boy a few years older than me, riding home on the school bus. Of course, it was easy to part with back then because as I mentioned before, it was only a penny. Which was a good deal, even in the 1980s. To be more precise, the late 80s. By 1991, this gum was nowhere to be found, at least in my little world.