-How to double your pleasure with Juicy Fruit-
I have no kids. I have no pets. But this year, I finally felt grown-up enough to have a garden; tomatoes, peppers, corn, squash, beets, lettuce, carrots, onion, artichoke, and herbs. For the last 5 months, I have watered and nurtured my garden every day. I’ve watched my tomatoes grow from tiny little sprouts in the ground to 6 foot tall amazonian bushes adorned with bright red luscious morsels of perfection.
A couple weeks ago, I went out of town for a few days and came back to carnage. The entire tomato section of the garden was littered with gopher holes, and half eaten tomatoes were strewn across the ground attracting little bugs and spiders.
I stood there in shock for a solid hour with a jagged stick in my hand, ready to stab any daring gopher willing to face me, but nothing ever happened. I tried sticking the hose into their holes and drowning them out, but the water never rose. Those squatting little vermin had plotted, planned, and decisively attacked the garden in my absence. Now it was my turn to respond!
My first thought was to buy a gopher snake at Petco, but they didn’t have any for sale. Next, I headed to Home Depot and bought all the poison, traps, and bombs on the shelf.. but after reading the fine print, was worried about contaminating what’s left of my wholesome organic veggies.
And then yesterday, Bianca tells me that gophers love Juicy Fruit gum which their intestines can not digest, so when they eat it, they die. After reading the ingredients list of this 100 year old American gum chewing icon, I can see why:
INGREDIENTS: SORBITOL, CORN SYRUP, MALTITOL, GUM BASE, GLYCEROL, ACACIA, MANNITOL, SOY LECITHIN, CITRIC ACID, COLORS, ASPARTAME, MALIC ACID, ACESULFAME K, CARNAUBA WAX, BHT. PHENYLKETONURICS.
Perfect!! Bought a pack of Juicy Fruit and stuck a piece in every hole I could find until I ran out of gum. Thank you Wrigleys.