As I was purchasing gum to have on hand for when I fly (I don't know about you, but my ears can clog up pretty easily. Gum saves me most of the time), I saw your 5 Solstice flavor. I couldn't help but wonder what the solstice tastes like. I've discovered that your website doesn't help--every other flavor of 5 and 5 React has some sort of mint or fruit flavor. (except "Lush," which is described as "a crisp tropical." A crisp tropical what??? Tropical is an adjective, not a noun! For crying out loud--you have smart people at your company. Nobody has noticed this one?!)
Anyway, I bought Solstice (also described as "A warm and cool winter," whatever that means). You know what the solstice tastes like?
If you're looking to pare down your SKUs, I totally recommend getting rid of this one. No sense in putting big marketing dollars into a crap product. Save it for the flavors that actually taste like something.
As for me, I probably won't bother trying the other 5 flavors. I'll stick with the Wrigley originals because my mind now thinks that every other flavor of 5 and 5 React will have some essence of ass to it. Oh, wait. Is that what you're alluding to when you describe Lush as "a crisp tropical"? *Shudder*