Stride (gum)

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Winterblue 1.0 Stride Gum

Stride is a brand of chewing gum created by Cadbury (owned by Mondelēz International). Its packs usually consist of 14 pieces of gum.

Current Flavors[edit]

Forever Fruit 1.0 flavor.

There are 19 flavors in total.

-Sour Patch

Stride 2.0[edit]

A new line of Stride, named the “2.0” series, was released in February 2011. This series was released to upgrade some of the original flavors.[1]

Stride Shift[edit]

Shift is a flavor changing gum in two flavors (Berry to Mint and Citrus to Mint). Because of the two flavors, the packaging for each flavor has two main colors. For Berry to Mint, the package's colors are magenta and light blue; for Citrus to Mint, the colors that are on the package are orange and light green. It is not sold in Canada.

Stride Spark[edit]

Spark is a variant that comes in three flavors, Kinetic Mint, Kinetic Berry and Kinetic Fruit. One piece contains 25% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12, according to the label.

Discontinued Flavors[edit]

Due to the release of Stride 2.0, the original Stride ‘1.0’ flavors that were upgraded have ceased production. They are as follows:

International[edit]

Stride was available only in the United States until January 2008, when the Spearmint, Sweet Peppermint and Forever Fruit flavors were made available in Canada. Most flavours are now available in Canada.[2]

In Europe, some Stride flavors are being sold under the Trident Senses brand, namely the Winterblue 2.0 (sold as Mint Breeze), the Forever Fruit 2.0 (sold as Tropical Mix) and the Sweet Peppermint 2.0 (sold as Rainforest Mint and recolored to green), as well as the Mega Mystery, sold as itself. The packaging is a little more elaborate than the traditional Stride box, with the exception of the Mega Mystery which remains the same. Some other flavors have been released, but they don't relate to any Stride flavors apart from some Shift flavors.

Ingredients[edit]

Stride Winterblue (replaced by Stride Winterblue 2.0) contains Sorbitol, Gum Base, Mannitol, Xylitol, Glycerin, Natural and Artificial Flavoring, Aspartame, Acesulfame Potassium, Soy Lecithin, Blue 2 Lake, and BHT (to maintain freshness).

Stride Winterblue 2.0 contains Sorbitol, Gum Base, Glycerin, Mannitol, natural and artificial Flavoring, Xylitol; Less than 2% of: Acesulfame potassium, Aspartame, BHT (to maintain freshness), Blue 1 Lake, Blue 2 Lake, Soy Lecithin, and Sucralose.

Design[edit]

The Stride Mnemonic 'S' and package was created by a design and branding firm [3] All packages of Stride include the Stride Mnemonic ’S’ except for Mega Mystery, which replaces the ’S' with a question mark (‘?’) on the front of the packaging.

Marketing[edit]

A pack of Stride Sweet Peppermint.

Stride chewing gum was unveiled at the All Candy Expo in 2006, when, after three years of product development, Cadbury claimed that through the use of proprietary sweetener mannitol it had produced a gum with longer lasting flavor. Cadbury marketed the gum as "The Ridiculously Long Lasting Gum".[4] Following competitive campaigning, New York based advertisers JWT were selected to handle the $50 million launch advertising,[5] creating a series of work-place related ads that proved popular with consumers, according to polls by USA Today. These ads include the CEO of Stride gum begging customers to buy more gum as was popular at first but lasted too long and nobody came back for more. (October 29, 2006) [6] In addition, Cadbury received an industry OMMA Award for online advertising creativity on September 25, 2007 for "Best Use of Gaming" in connection with its "The Ridiculously Long-Lasting Gaming Event", when on June 21, 2006. Stride teamed with Xfire to host a live "shoutcast" national videogame all-star challenge.[7] Stride chewing gum sponsored a world-wide trip by Matt Harding in order for him to produce a popular viral video on YouTube in 2006.[citation needed] Starting November 5, 2009, Cadbury in connection with Kongregate sponsored "The Longest Lasting Game" contest, challenging game developers to design a game based around endurance in one month.[8]

The growing gum market for Stride and other Cadbury-Adams brand Trident in the United States contributed to unexpectedly strong sales for the company in 2007.[9][10][11]

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