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Date: 26 Feb 2007 11:16:46
From: shane
Subject: coffee chewing gum
Just when you think you have seen everything. Wrigley's has come out
with a coffee flavored chewing gum named "kona creme" I like coffee,
I like chewing gum but the mix of the two? Of course I bought a
pack, just because it has to do with coffee. I have not decided if I
should open it or save it as an unusual coffee item, hard to imagine
it taking off as I am sure others find the idea of coffee flavored
chewing gum to be a bit odd.
A further injustice to the hardworking coffee farmers in Kona...

Shane





 
Date: 27 Feb 2007 07:09:24
From: shane
Subject: Re: coffee chewing gum
I got it at a convienience store. It is a Wrigley's product. My
guess is creme is a keting trick, it is a better sounding flavor
name that just Kona.

Shane

On Feb 26, 2:05 pm, b...@smithfarms.com wrote:
> On 26 Feb 2007 11:16:46 -0800, "shane" <shane.ol...@juno.com> wrote:
>
> >Just when you think you have seen everything. Wrigley's has come out
> >with a coffee flavored chewing gum named "kona creme" I like coffee,
> >I like chewing gum but the mix of the two? Of course I bought a
> >pack, just because it has to do with coffee. I have not decided if I
> >should open it or save it as an unusual coffee item, hard to imagine
> >it taking off as I am sure others find the idea of coffee flavored
> >chewing gum to be a bit odd.
> > A further injustice to the hardworking coffee farmers in Kona...
>
> >Shane
>
> Thank you Shane, you are correct. The word "Kona" will sell certain
> things, for sure. I wonder what Kona "creme" means? I bet it would
> be just a coffee flavored chewing gum. I love gum:(- sorry- so maybe
> I'll try to find some of what you mentioned. Is it Wrigley's? Or did
> you get it at a specialty shop of sorts?
>
> Anyway, it is indeed a rip-off.
>
> With aloha from a pruning day in the Kona Coffee land- all the old
> limbs are taken down to make room for the new shoots. Diesel's in the
> air from the chain saws:)
> Cea




 
Date: 27 Feb 2007 05:01:58
From:
Subject: Re: coffee chewing gum
coffee chewing gum? I like chewing on coffee beans, that should be
both tastier and give better caffeine punch than some gum with coffee
cono flavourings, so why complicate things when there are easy and
accessible alternatives already right there around you



 
Date: 26 Feb 2007 13:17:59
From: Roger Shoaf
Subject: Re: coffee chewing gum
I tried it. I found it pretty lousy stuff.

--

Roger Shoaf

About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
they come up with this striped stuff.


"shane" <shane.olson@juno.com > wrote in message
news:1172517406.138319.191670@h3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
> Just when you think you have seen everything. Wrigley's has come out
> with a coffee flavored chewing gum named "kona creme" I like coffee,
> I like chewing gum but the mix of the two? Of course I bought a
> pack, just because it has to do with coffee. I have not decided if I
> should open it or save it as an unusual coffee item, hard to imagine
> it taking off as I am sure others find the idea of coffee flavored
> chewing gum to be a bit odd.
> A further injustice to the hardworking coffee farmers in Kona...
>
> Shane
>




  
Date: 26 Feb 2007 21:24:16
From: Brian Colwell
Subject: Re: coffee chewing gum

"Roger Shoaf" <shoaf@nospamsyix.com > wrote in message
news:1172524665.809437@news01.syix.com...
>I tried it. I found it pretty lousy stuff.
>
> --
>
> Roger Shoaf
>
> About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube,
> then
> they come up with this striped stuff.
>
>
> "shane" <shane.olson@juno.com> wrote in message
> news:1172517406.138319.191670@h3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>> Just when you think you have seen everything. Wrigley's has come out
>> with a coffee flavored chewing gum named "kona creme" I like coffee,
>> I like chewing gum but the mix of the two? Of course I bought a
>> pack, just because it has to do with coffee. I have not decided if I
>> should open it or save it as an unusual coffee item, hard to imagine
>> it taking off as I am sure others find the idea of coffee flavored
>> chewing gum to be a bit odd.
>> A further injustice to the hardworking coffee farmers in Kona...
>>
>> Shane
>>
>
I guess they didn't use freshly roasted beans !!

BMC




 
Date: 26 Feb 2007 12:57:17
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: coffee chewing gum
"shane" <shane.olson@juno.com > wrote:

>Just when you think you have seen everything. Wrigley's has come out
>with a coffee flavored chewing gum named "kona creme"

Why not- isn't thee already a chewing gum flavor coffee? ;-)


Randy "Yumm.. spearmint double bubble macchiato " G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com




 
Date: 26 Feb 2007 10:05:51
From:
Subject: Re: coffee chewing gum
On 26 Feb 2007 11:16:46 -0800, "shane" <shane.olson@juno.com > wrote:

>Just when you think you have seen everything. Wrigley's has come out
>with a coffee flavored chewing gum named "kona creme" I like coffee,
>I like chewing gum but the mix of the two? Of course I bought a
>pack, just because it has to do with coffee. I have not decided if I
>should open it or save it as an unusual coffee item, hard to imagine
>it taking off as I am sure others find the idea of coffee flavored
>chewing gum to be a bit odd.
> A further injustice to the hardworking coffee farmers in Kona...
>
>Shane

Thank you Shane, you are correct. The word "Kona" will sell certain
things, for sure. I wonder what Kona "creme" means? I bet it would
be just a coffee flavored chewing gum. I love gum:(- sorry- so maybe
I'll try to find some of what you mentioned. Is it Wrigley's? Or did
you get it at a specialty shop of sorts?

Anyway, it is indeed a rip-off.

With aloha from a pruning day in the Kona Coffee land- all the old
limbs are taken down to make room for the new shoots. Diesel's in the
air from the chain saws:)
Cea


  
Date: 27 Feb 2007 23:51:15
From: Lavarock
Subject: Re: coffee chewing gum
beans@smithfarms.com wrote:
> On 26 Feb 2007 11:16:46 -0800, "shane" <shane.olson@juno.com> wrote:
>
>> Just when you think you have seen everything. Wrigley's has come out
>> with a coffee flavored chewing gum named "kona creme" I like coffee,
>> I like chewing gum but the mix of the two? Of course I bought a
>> pack, just because it has to do with coffee. I have not decided if I
>> should open it or save it as an unusual coffee item, hard to imagine
>> it taking off as I am sure others find the idea of coffee flavored
>> chewing gum to be a bit odd.
>> A further injustice to the hardworking coffee farmers in Kona...
>>
>> Shane
>
> Thank you Shane, you are correct. The word "Kona" will sell certain
> things, for sure. I wonder what Kona "creme" means? I bet it would
> be just a coffee flavored chewing gum. I love gum:(- sorry- so maybe
> I'll try to find some of what you mentioned. Is it Wrigley's? Or did
> you get it at a specialty shop of sorts?
>
> Anyway, it is indeed a rip-off.
>

When I wrote Wrigleys about their product. I asked if it had real Kona
coffee in it and told them that it duiluted the Kona name.

Here was their reply. Note they never said it had KONA coffee in it...

Dear k,

Thank you for contacting the Wrigley Company to request information. We
sincerely appreciate your interest in our Company and brands.

Our Doublemint Kona Creme gum was specifically produced and distributed
to match with the 7Eleven Kona Creme Coffee. The product does contain
natural coffee powder, along with natural and artifical flavors. At this
time we are not aware if this product will become a full member of the
Wrigley family.

We hope this information has been helpful. If you have any additional
questions or comments please feel free to contact us at 1-800-WRIGLEY
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.

Sincerely,

Ryné King
Consumer Affairs Representative


--

They said that someone has to live in Hawaii and I raised my hand first!


  
Date: 26 Feb 2007 17:34:42
From: Ed Needham
Subject: Re: coffee chewing gum
...as long as it isn't 'Kona Blend Creme' with less that 75% real Kona.
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"to absurdity and beyond!"
http://www.homeroaster.com
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<beans@smithfarms.com > wrote in message
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> Thank you Shane, you are correct. The word "Kona" will sell certain
> things, for sure. I wonder what Kona "creme" means? I bet it would
> be just a coffee flavored chewing gum. I love gum:(- sorry- so maybe
> I'll try to find some of what you mentioned. Is it Wrigley's? Or did
> you get it at a specialty shop of sorts?
<SNIP >




 
Date: 26 Feb 2007 19:46:20
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: coffee chewing gum
Howdy Shane!
Sounds like it'd be a good item to put on the shelf & save for an Antiques
Roadshow appearance in 40 - 50 years.

Injustice?

...or, could it be yet another ket for Kona beans? There are worse things
for a business than to have their product name recognized around the world.
And every ubiquitous ancillary product does nothing but raise awareness of
the priy product.

In keting it's considered to be something along the lines of the old
Hollywood adage, "I don't care what you print about me as long as you spell
my name correctly." Since the name "Kona coffee" is not unique enough to be
trade ked, the best thing for the growers would be to have as many
products as possible using their beans. After all, business is all about
premium prices for ket leaders & economy of scale pricing for ket
followers.
--
Robert (My glass is half full, yours may be half empty!) Harmon
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"shane" <shane.olson@juno.com > wrote in message
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> A further injustice to the hardworking coffee farmers in Kona...
>
> Shane
>