It's on the tip of my
March 23, 2012 1:07 PM Subscribe
Wrigley's gum, and only Wrigley's gum, makes my nose itch. Why?
posted by Diablevert to grab bag (3 answers total)
I first noticed this about five years ago, but it's been consistent since and as I happen to be chewing some Speermint today and it happened again I thought I'dhand the mystery over to AskMe.
I first noticed this with Juicyfruit, classic stick form. All that happens is, after I've been chewing the gum for a while (I tend to blow through several pieces in an afternoon on the rare occasions I chew gum) the tip of my nose begins to itch, in a tingly sort of way. The itch gradually fades away after I spit the gum out.
This hasn't happened with other brands of gum. Before today, I can't say i've noticed it with other flavours, but then again, I only buy gum once in a blue moon to begin with, and rarely wrigley's.
It didn't used to happen when I was a kid, either. I notice that Juicyfruit is now chartreuse; when I was a kid it was white, I believe.
I've never tried the new chicklet-in-foil version of juicy fruit.
So, any ideas? Am I nuts? Allergic? If so, to what? Anybody else experience this phenomenon?