I’ve been seeing this Hershey’s Chocolate flavored Bubble Yum in stores for a couple of years now, but I never worked up the nerve to try it before. It just sounds kind of disgusting, ya know? In fact, I couldn’t even believe that someone came up with the idea to mix bubble gum and chocolate, so I did some digging — and learned that Hershey’s acquired the Bubble Yum brand in 2000. I guess this makes the combination somewhat more logical, but still… I was scared!
At any rate, I finally bought a pack the other day. The gum is totally dark brown, which makes it look rather unappealing, like a little turd or something. (Sorry, I guess talking about bubble gum brings out my juvenile humor!) I took a whiff before popping the thing in my mouth, and thought it smelled a lot like a Tootsie Roll. Not surprising then, that it tasted a lot like a Tootsie Roll, too, albeit a softer, less chewy version.
The flavor lasted for just a couple of minutes, and then it tasted like any other worn out piece of bubble gum.
Overall, this Chocolate Bubble Yum wasn’t as nasty as I expected, but it’s definitely not something that I will go out of my way to buy again. After all, if I wanted a Tootsie Roll, I’d buy Tootsie Rolls!