55 Best Gum & Breath Mints Brands to Blow Your Mind

Lunch is over, you have a meeting in five minutes, and it just dawned on you – your breath might freak people out… or kill them.

We’ve all been in this situation. Sometimes you just can’t resist pungent food. And this, this is why I love gum and breath mints. But, I think gum and breath mints don’t get the kudos they deserve anymore. Let’s change that.

Speaking of gum…

3 Benefits of Chewing Gum

I love gum. What’s not to like? It’s all the great flavor of candy, only it doesn’t disappear after chewing. But, did you know there are actually some pretty great benefits from chewing gum?

1. Fresh Breath

 

Some nice, minty gum can do wonders for your breath. And unlike a mint, gum keeps fighting stink while you keep chewing.

Fun Fact: Did you know August 6th is National Fresh Breath Day? Don’t forget to brush and floss!

2. It Cleans Your Teeth

When you think of gum, you probably don’t think, “cleaner of teeth.” But, sugar-free gum, especially that which is sweetened with xylitol, can stimulate the production of saliva and help keep your teeth clean!

3. Chewing Helps You Focus

Some studies have concluded that the act of chewing gum can actually help you maintain focus. This is especially true if the task involves visual memory or repetition. Gum is like an “old school” fidget spinner.

 

So, we’ve already settled that gum is awesome. But, which brands of gum are worth chewing? Let’s find out…

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28 Best Gum Brands

There are more brands of gum than one could ever count, let alone chew. But, who says they’re all worth chewing anyway? Without further ado, here are the top 28 gum brands.

1. Trident Gum

With 9,000 flavors (maybe a slight exaggeration) and numerous variants, Trident is the undisputed king of gum. I think we can all agree Tropical Twist is the best flavor.

There are tons of Trident gum flavors.

2. Dubble Bubble Gum

The top-selling twist-wrapped gum in America, Dubble Bubble is an American icon. While available in several flavors, the original bubblegum flavor is a true classic.

Dubble Bubble bubblegum is an American classic.

3. Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum

Like Trident, Wrigley has an enormous selection of flavors to choose from. But, their most popular is arguably their doublemint, and for good reason – it’s the minty stuff of legends.

Wrigley’s Doublemint chewing gum is a minty classic.

4. Orbit Gum

Orbit gum, from Wrigley, is another minty hit. Orbit has numerous flavors, and I’ve liked just about all of them. While similar to other gum in taste, I find Orbit to be softer to chew and more pleasant.

Bubblemint is one of the greatest inventions in candy history.

Orbit has numerous varieties of gum.

5. Bazooka Joe

Bazooka Joe, like Dubble Bubble, is another classic “gum-flavored” style of gum – with comics! I grew up chewing this stuff, and still enjoy a piece from time-to-time. Tasty gum and a comic, what’s not to like?

Bazooka Joe is the classic gum with a comic inside the wrapper.

6. Wrigley’s Winterfresh Gum

Wrigley’s finds another spot on this list with their minty-licious Winterfresh gum. Winterfresh gum has a unique minty taste that actually lasts. When you’re not in the mood for traditional mint, this is a solid choice.

Wrigley’s Winterfresh gum packs a great, unique mint flavor.

7. Ice Breakers Ice Cubes

Ice Breakers, owned by Hershey’s, has numerous gum and mints under their belt. Their Ice Cubes set themselves apart with their fun shape and a satisfying texture. These are also a great fit for your car’s cupholder.

The Ice Breakers Ice Cubes are a great fit for cup holders everywhere.

8. Mentos Gum

Mentos, while famous for their mints, has numerous gum offerings, ranging from sublime to wild flavors. From Pure Fresh Spearmint to Red Fruit Lime, Mentos offers a flavor for every taste.

Mentos has a flavor of gum for every taste.

9. Eclipse Gum

Eclipse gum, another Wrigley’s offering, is available in numerous minty flavors. Unlike some gums, Eclipse has a hard shell around it, giving it a nice crunch before you start chewing your heart out.

Eclipse gum features a hard candy shell around it.

10. Extra Gum

This should come as no surprise at this point, but Extra is yet another Wrigley’s brand. Extra was launched in 1984 as Wrigley’s first sugar-free gum, and is still a great chewy option today.

Extra gum, from Wrigley’s, was their first sugar-free option in 1984.

11. Stride Gum

Stride is known as “the ridiculously long lasting gum,” and for good reason. This gum packs a lot of flavor, and holds onto it longer than any gum I’ve ever chewed. This one’s a keeper.

Stride gum is known for its “ridiculously long lasting” flavor.

12. Wrigley’s Big Red

*GASP* What’s this? Another Wrigley’s branded gum? Big Red is the Red Hot of the gum world. It’s hot, it’s full of cinnamon, and it’s divisive among gum-chewers everywhere.

Big Red is the crowning king of cinnamon gum.

13. Dentyne Ice

Much like Eclipse, Dentyne Ice sports a slick candy shell on the outside. Dentyne Ice comes in many flavors, but the most popular is their classic peppermint.

Dentyne Ice is known for their bold peppermint gum.

14. Wrigley’s Freedent

I know, I know, another Wrigley’s brand. Freedent, while cursed with a dry name (sounds like something to be used with dentures), does offer something unique – it doesn’t stick to most dental work. A great option for this niche.

Wrigley’s Freedent is known for its ability to not stick to most dental work.

15. Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape

A favorite with kids, Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape is famous for its size. At six-feet long, Bubble Tape is a big contender when it comes to classic bubble gum flavored gum. It’s also a blast to chew, whether you’re a kid or an adult hiding in their office.

Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape is the six-foot behemoth of the gum world.

16. 5 Gum

Known for their strange commercials, 5 Gum is a Wrigley brand that focuses on bold flavors. Many find their flavors to be all kinds of unappealing and weird, but that’s the risk you take with bold gum!

5 Gum is known for their bold flavors and bolder commercials.

17. Juicy Fruit

Juicy Fruit is a true classic with a one-of-a-kind flavor. While I love this gum, it has a huge flaw: the flavor from a stick is often gone by the time you read this sentence.

Juicy Fruit is a classic known for its unique flavor and bright yellow package.

18. Fruit Stripe Chewing Gum

There’s a big chance you chewed Fruit Stripe when you were a kid. Its wacky flavors and temporary tattoos on the paper make it a blast. Don’t tell anyone, but I still enjoy it every now and again.

Fruit Stripe features fun flavors and temporary tattoos on the wrappers.

19. Jolt Gum

Jolt Gum, from the makers of the famous Jolt Cola, features caffeine and B-vitamins, gives you a swift kick in the pants when you need it most. It also has a great flavor to boot. Did I mention I love this gum?

20. Big League Chew

Big League Chew is the stuff of legends when you’re a kid. This gum comes shredded up inside a pouch. While it’s meant to be chewed, most of us simply tried to see how much of the stuff we could jam in our mouth when we were little.

Big League Chew is a traditional bubble gum, shredded up and in a pouch.

21. Bubble Yum

Speaking of gum kids love, Bubble Yum is a classic bubble gum that comes in numerous flavors. Bubble Yum is especially soft, making it delightful to chew. It also makes for some epic bubbles.

22. Bubbaloo

Bubbaloo sets itself apart from most of this list and other gums by having a liquid-filled center. This gum started as a hit in Mexico, but can now be found in more than 25 countries!

 

23. Razzles

Razzles almost break the gum rule, as they start off as candy. But, upon chewing it for a moment, it magically transforms into a gum. These are a blast to eat and always a hit with the younger crowd.

Razzles start off as a candy and then transform into gum when chewed.

24. Super Bubble

Super Bubble is right up there with Bazooka Joe when it comes to classic gum. Super Bubble is your standard bubble gum, wrapped in a piece of wax paper. It’s nothing fancy, but it doesn’t try to be.

Super Bubble is a classic bubble gum that doesn’t pull any punches.

25. Bubblicious

Made in an effort to compete with Bubble Yum, Bubblicious is another soft gum great for bubble blowing. With a ton of flavors to choose from, Bubblicious is sure to please just about anyone. Watermelon Wave is my favorite flavor!

Honorary Mentions: Gums That Left Us Too Soon R.I.P

Unfortunately, some gum was just too good for this world. These are a few of my personal favorites that have since left us. These three are for you, my sugary homies.

26. Chiclets

I grew up loving Chiclets. Their little miniature packets of, the minty flavor – they were great. Thanks for the memories, old friend.

Chiclets were known for their miniature packets and minty flavor.

27. Chiclets Tiny Size

Yes, these sweet little guys bit the dust like their big brother. Chiclets Tiny Size were like little fruit-flavored pieces of confetti. What they lacked in longevity, they made up for with great flavor.

28. Stride Spark

From the makers of Stride, Stride Spark was a minty concoction packed with B-vitamins to give you energy. It was softer than the regular Stride and had the greatest flavor. While never officially announced as discontinued, it’s been impossible to find on shelves for years.

Stride Spark was a minty gum packed with B-vitamins.

27 Best Breath Mints

My jaw almost cramped up just thinking about all that gum. That still didn’t stop me from grabbing a piece of Trident during that section, though.Now that we’ve got candy’s chewy offspring out of the way, let’s move onto the minty, refreshing, adult child in the candy family.

29. Altoids

The crusty old grandad of mints, Altoids have been around since the dawn of time (Read: 1780). They’re “curiously strong,” old school, and they’re the epitome of what a simple mint should be.

30. Mentos

The original “freshmaker,” Mentos is a classic. Now available in numerous fruity flavors, Mentos was originally known for being a candy-coated mint that anyone could enjoy.

 

31. Junior Mints

Oh, Junior Mints. This delectable little mint is coated in dark chocolate, and filled with soft peppermint nougat. These aren’t your everyday-mint – they’re something more.

32. York Peppermint Pattie

Many mock the York Peppermint Pattie as being a grandparent’s candy. While it may be a favorite of old folks everywhere, it’s only because they know better than us. This chocolate-coated peppermint nougat is like a Junior Mint on steroids.

33. Starlight Peppermint Mints

You might not recognize the name, but you certainly recognize these mints. Starlight Peppermint Mints are the red and white little hard mints we all know and enjoy from restaurant checkout areas.

The Starlight Peppermint Mints are the classic candy available at restaurants everywhere.

34. Ice Breakers Mints

The sister-candy of the gum, Ice Breakers Mints are an intense mint offering from Hershey’s. These mints are available in a number of flavors, all of which pack a punch. They’re also cool to look at.

35. Andes Mints

Andes Mints are another killer chocolate-mint combo. While intended to be used as an after-dinner mint, these are great anytime. They’re even good when dropped into a warm cup of coffee.

Andes Mints are a great chocolate and mint combo.

36. Life Savers Mints

Many think of fruity little ring candies when they hear “Life Savers.” Not me. Life Savers Mints are a classic. They’re minty, but not too minty.

37. Mint Imperials

Mint Imperials are like your everyday mint, but with a satisfying crunch. While not as powerful as say, Ice Breakers or Altoids, these are a lot of fun to eat.

Bassett’s Mint Imperials are a crunchy mint with a nice flavor.

38. Pastel Mints

I love these things. Pastel Mints aren’t nearly as strong as other mints out there, but they’re very tasty. Melt-in-your-mouth good, these are great to keep on your desk in a little bowl.

39. Eclipse Mints

When you’re in the mood for something cool but not overbearing, Eclipse Mints are the ticket. These are a lot like Ice Breakers Mints, but with their own unique flavor.

Eclipse Mints are a mint-flavored hard candy that’s not too overpowering.

40. Fisherman’s Friend

Okay, so these aren’t technically mints, they’re lozenges. But, the Fisherman’s Friend mint lozenge is just too good to not mention. And, it takes out sore throats! Just don’t go eating these like candy.

 

41. After Eight Mints

Not to be confused with Andes Mints, After Eight Mints are a great dessert mint. After Eight Mints are larger and thinner than Andes Mints, making them more of an actual dessert or candy to be savored.

After Eight Mints are a delightful dessert mint.

42. Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark

The Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark is far from your traditional mint. But it’s incredibly tasty and a rare treat, as it’s only available during the holidays. These are almost as good as Mom’s peppermint bark, but don’t tell her that.

43. Fox’s Glacier Mints

Unlike many mints, Fox’s Glacier Mints are boiled. These clear little hard candies are packed with a minty flavor that’s kept people fresh and happy since 1922.

44. Breath Savers

Breath Savers don’t have the most exciting name, but they do pride themselves on doing two important things: killing bad breath and protecting teeth. These mints are far from flashy, but they have a pleasant mint flavor and don’t wreck your molars.

45. Bob’s Sweet Stripes

This classic peppermint candy is known for melting in your mouth, and being darn good. Bob’s Sweet Stripes are a staple during the holidays.

46. Tic Tac

“You need a Tic Tac.” Everyone’s jokingly said this to someone at one point or another. Tic Tacs are a classic. Sure, they do little for your breath in the long haul, but that’s just an excuse to have another, right?

47. Smint Cool Mints

Smint Cool Mints are known for their awesome dispenser, which shoots them out one at a time. They’re also really, really good. This makes it a bigger shame that they aren’t for sale in the U.S. anymore.

Smint Cool Mints are a powerful mint with a fun dispenser.

48. TheraBreath Dry Mouth Lozenges

Okay, so TheraBreath Dry Mouth Lozenges aren’t the most exciting-sounding thing in the world. But did I mention they’re recommended by dentists for combating dry mouth AND fighting bad breath? Pretty great, right?

49. Listerine Pocketpaks

Listerine, known for their mouthwash, makes one heck of a bad-breath killer. The Listerine Pocketpaks melt in your mouth instantly, and work wonders for just about any odor you throw at them.

50. VerMints

For the health-conscious, VerMints are a gluten-free, organic, and kosher mint made in the U.S. These are a great offering for those wanting a more natural mint.

VerMints are a more natural mint, made in the U.S.

51. Peppersmith Mints

Peppersmith Mints are another offering that’s more natural. Peppersmith products, while minty in nature, also focus on fighting teeth bacteria, acid-related stomach issues, and plaque.

Peppersmith Mints are a more natural mint offering.

52. Eatwhatever

Eatwhatever straddles the line between breath mint and… something else. Unlike other mints, Eatwhatever is a two-stage mint. It has a gel that’s meant to be swallowed, so it can do work in your belly, and a mint you leave in your mouth. They claim this makes your breath smell better by combating mouth odor, and tummy business.

53. Rivo Mints

Rivo Mints, also known as hot mints, are minty-fresh mints with an emphasis on spiciness. While not all of Rivo’s mints are spicy, they became known for their mints with a hot kick.

Rivo Mints are known for being hot and peppy.

54. Sencha Naturals

Sencha Naturals makes their mints with one thing in mind: being as natural as possible. Sencha uses green tea in their mints, giving them certain health benefits while also making them taste great.

55. Certs

Certs are a classic mint without any bells or whistles. They’re good, simple, and they hit the spot. Unfortunately they can be next-to-impossible to find, unless you order online in bulk.

Certs mints are a classic that gets the job done.

Which Gum Brands and Breath Mint Candy Delight You?

There you have it, folks. It was a long, minty, sugary ride.There’s a gum or mint for practically every occasion and type of person out there. Whether you’re in the mood for something minty or something fruity or something chocolatey and minty, you can find what you need in a gum or mint.

So, what gum or mint is your favorite? Did any of them not make this list? Leave me a comment below…

P.S. Are you still jonesing for some sugary goodness? Check out my posts on candy bars and throwback sodas to get your fix!

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