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¡dn ʇǝƃ ʇ,uɐɔ ı puɐ uǝllɐɟ ǝʌ,ı
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Find a stranger. Offer them some Thrills Gum.
If they freak out, then they are Canadian.

Check out the recent slogan. Apparently the main attribute of this gum is a selling point, not a detraction:



They never told you about the soap flavor when I was young. You had to learn the hard way.
And if you don't believe it then you should try these somehow, because they ain't kidding. It's like licking powdered laundry detergent.

For the life of me I don't know who would buy a single pack of the stuff, let alone support the business making these things for decades now. gulp

Australians have their Vegemite, Canadians have their Thrills soap gum.
Now you know.
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Yeah, I never really got the soap comparison, although that was the common descriptor. It definitely tastes bad though.

Yet I've also eaten my fair share over my lifetime. Prob not in 20 years though. I may have to get some, just for the nostalgia.

So this isn't sold in the U.S?
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Holmes108 wrote:
So this isn't sold in the U.S?
Apparently not.
How you might be nostagic for this is a complete mystery. You're obviously a weird dude. laugh
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My Mom used to wash my mouth out with soap.

Maybe it was actually Thrills gum that she imported??
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Might be before some of you-s time, but Spandau Ballet wrote a song about these

"With a thrill in my head and some soap on my tongue"

...True.
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Many people say cilantro tastes like soap, but I love it. Is this that sort of a taste, or is it legitimately soapy?
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Love Thrills. We chewed it by the mouthful when we were kids. I need to find some, now.
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balley40 wrote:
Many people say cilantro tastes like soap, but I love it. Is this that sort of a taste, or is it legitimately soapy?
Yes, it is soapy.
It is flavored with rosewater.
 
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isaacc wrote:

Love Thrills. We chewed it by the mouthful when we were kids. I need to find some, now.
Typical reaction. You either love it or hate it; I don't think that anyone is on the fence about it.

So your secret Canadian stranger will either be strangely excited or completely repulsed when the offer is made.
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isaacc wrote:

Love Thrills. We chewed it by the mouthful when we were kids. I need to find some, now.
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You can buy in by the case at Bulk Barn... I know... I do.
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Also, this...
https://youtu.be/MizOftmSc7k
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balley40 wrote:
Many people say cilantro tastes like soap, but I love it. Is this that sort of a taste, or is it legitimately soapy?
Cilantro tastes a bit like soap, not outright, face-hugging, stick a bar of ivory down your throat, soap. When I go to Freebirds and get some pico in my burrito bowl, I taste the occasional tiny bit of cilantro and think to myself: yep, soap.
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To a small percentage of the population, cilantro tastes like soap. It's a genetic thing. My wife is one of them. Which is a shame, because it's one of my favorite spices. Particularly on burritos!
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Larry Levy wrote:
To a small percentage of the population, cilantro tastes like soap. It's a genetic thing. My wife is one of them. Which is a shame, because it's one of my favorite spices. Particularly on burritos!
And like celery it has an abhorrent strong and unpleasant taste.. Listen to your wife, she's right
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