I have a gum problem. Well, I did. Until I got kinda grossed out by all the artificial crap in gum. Wrigley's is vegan, but it's still loaded with fake sweeteners and junk. But without a decent healthier option, I still give in to my gum cravings on occasion ... usually after lunch when my breath's all funky. Oh, and most mints are just as bad with the artificial sweeteners, so ...
Enter EatWhatever. It's a new vegan breath-freshening system made with as few ingredients possible. The company sent me a free "prescription" to test them out:
Isn't that cute? Really though, you don't need a prescription to EatWhatever. You can buy the stuff on their website in convenient purse-sized packs:
Here's how it works: First, you swallow a gelatin-free gelcap filled with organic peppermint and parsley seed oils. That gets down in your insides and dissolves, but it takes a few minutes to start working. So in the meantime, you suck a regular, sugar-free, white mint for instant fresh breath. By the time it wears off, the gelcap has started working.
So does it work? I first put the mints to the test last week after downing a big ole plate of oniony, garlicky, Ethiopian Soy Curls and Potatoes. A few minutes after the instant mint wore off, I did notice that my mouth didn't have that nasty onion taste, but I still wouldn't have felt comfortable blowing my breath in someone's face.
However, tonight I tried them again after a less pungent meal of soup and polenta (I'll post of that meal sometime next week). And about an hour later, I noticed that when I burped, it tasted like mint! That would be the gelcap doing its job.
For now, EatWhatever isn't available in Memphis, but it's not too costly to order online. You can get 9 boxes of 10 servings (that's 10 gelcaps and 10 mints) for $22. That comes to about $3.75 per box. More than I'd pay for crappy gum, but not more than I'd pay for something better.