Chewing gum’s brilliant right?! I have packets of Wrigleys Extra everywhere … literally. A pack in the car. One in the lounge. One on my bedside table, (morning breath’s a bizzatch.) Several in every handbag. Half packs that have gone slightly stale. Packs of the new chewy Extra Mints. I just loves them I do. NB: I should point out, I don’t have bad breath (that I know of!) I just like being minty fresh all the time. Granted, slightly OCD but hey … I’m nothing if not perfect.
I was invited to attend a dinner with Wrigleys organised by Publicasity last week and jumped at the chance. The thought of getting a goodie bag full to the brim of chewing gum was just too tempting. It was held at John Torode’s restaurant, Smiths of Smithfield – another major reason to go as those who know me understand my obsession with all things Masterchef.
I heart John Torode. Fact. (In a purely professional, platonic, non-sexytime kinda way.)
My loathing of tardiness ensured I was the first blogger to arrive and I was introduced to my hosts for the evening. Within three minutes I was handed a vodka and told I was a ‘light chewer’ … chewing gum parlance for a casual user if you will 🙂 What the Wrigleys Marketing Manager didn’t know about mastication is not worth knowing.
We ate a delicious dinner whilst only occasionally talking about saliva and its many benefits and even hashtagged our dinner on Twitter with #wrigleysextraice … which, for some reason, we found hilarious. A few of my dirty minded followers mis-read our hashtag but we were talking about Wrigleys Extra Ice people!!!
We started dinner with some sharing platters. Normally, I don’t share my food … EVER … but there was so much there, I was happy to let go of the dishes … eventually.
As the evening wounded down, and we’d finished playing ‘Chewing Gum Myths’ … (you had to be there,) I created THE BEST GAME EVER! May I introduce to you ….
All in all, a fabulous evening was had by all. Who knew chewing gum was so much fun!
I wasn’t paid to write this post – all views, as always, are my own.
Thanks to Wrigleys and Publicasity for such a great evening.