Extra Dessert Delights
All seven of the Extra Dessert Delight flavors currently available in stores are sugar-free, and 5 calories per stick.
Orange Crème Pop
Before you can even take a stick out of the pack, the vibrant aroma hits you: it's deeply orangey, and a little bit artificial. The actual taste of the gum is much better. The orange really pops, but the sweet, vanilla-tinged undertones of cream are definitely there too. It's like a more intense Creamsicle, without the inevitable messiness. This one's a winner.
Mint Chocolate Chip
This flavor makes sense in theory: a minty dessert could easily translate into a dessert gum, but it doesn't really come together. The mint flavor is a fairly accurate representation of mint chocolate chip ice cream, but it's too subtle to work as a gum, and the chocolate flavor doesn't shine through. The end result is a mildly minty gum, with muddled and weak flavors, plus a grassy, chemical-flavored tinge. If you're looking for a 5 calorie replacement for mint chocolate chip ice cream, this isn't it.
Key Lime Pie
This is another flavor that tastes exactly as advertised (or as close as you can expect for a gum). The scent is as strong as the flavor: a robust lime gum that is simultaneously sweet and tart. But what's most impressive about this flavor is you can even taste the graham cracker.
Root Beer Float
It's an intriguing flavor, but the root beer element is present in color only. This one tastes like a vaguely spicy vanilla ice cream, and what flavor is there quickly fades.
This flavor tastes about as good as you would expect it to be, which is to say: pretty bad. Sure, it tastes like apple pie, but it's a lot more like the sad version you can get at Micky D's than a legitimate, baked from scratch pie. The apple tastes canned and artificial, with a tinge of cinnamon. The best way to chew it is with a stick of the root beer float gum, for an "apple pie a la mode", but even that's more weird than wonderful.
Strawberry, orange, and lime flavors together in a gum isn't too much of a leap, and this flavor nails it. It's not as lively as a bowl of rainbow sherbet, but it's in the ballpark. Of all the flavors, this is the best everyday option. It's a little different, but not so odd that once the novelty wears off, so will your interest.
Judging by the fact that it's been spotted in the clearance bin (and is no longer listed as an official flavor on the Extra webpage), the Strawberry Shortcake gum will soon disappear, and it won't be soon enough. This flavor was revoltingly sweet, and had no resemblance to actual strawberries, naturally occurring fruit, or fruit by-product. The smell is funky and fake, and the flavor is even worse.