Buying a pack of gum these days is no simple matter. It's not just a simple choice of spearmint or fresh mint: There's also apple pie, mint chocolate chip, orange creme and wildberry, among others. Wondering why there's been such an explosion of bizarre flavors? It's because chewing gum is apparently going out of style. Desperate to lure new chompers, gum-makers have whipped up a frenzy of new flavors and packages — but instead of getting kudos for creativity and profits for their investments, they're getting boatloads of bad reviews and few sales. One Twitter user posts, "The worst idea ever award goes to Extra gum for making those dessert flavors," while another tweets a plea for "GUM CONTROL NOW!" [Source]
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