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I, like a lot of people enjoy chewing gum and my favorite is Juicy Fruit®. It was my mother’s gum of choice and she taught me to love it too! I remember that she always had that slim yellow pack in her purse. I would ask for some and she would allow me one precious piece a day. I now keep it in my bag and every time I open it I am greeted with that distinctive aroma which brings back memories of my childhood. Lately I’ve taken to keeping some close as I do my farm chores. I pop it on the hay pile so I know it’s easy to grab when I want it. Sometimes a little hit of sugar is just the thing while taking care of cantankerous goats.
Did you know that Juicy Fruit® has two new varieties? I didn’t but I do now and I’m thrilled with the little tub o’tasty tabs. (The official name is Fruity Chew Bottles if you really want to know.) You can also find Bubble Gum in the more traditional packaging. I had Fruity Chews in the Original Juicy Fruit® flavor while the bubble gum was strawberry. The flavor on both is bright at the beginning and then it mellows to a mild, yet marvelously sweet chew. The bubble gum is great for what you buy bubble gum for – blowing bubbles. Not that I know anything about that, ah-hem. Both flavors are delightfully long lasting and help me to find my #JuicyFruitFunSide as I’m hauling buckets of water, flakes of hay, and chasing goats away from the road.
Since I love my Juicy Fruit® so much I decided to let the goats have a sniff to see what they thought about it. They are always interested in what I have in my hands. If I go outside and I
am holding ANYTHING they run over to see if it is for them. They are very food-centric animals.
They did not seem interested at first but I have learned that when it comes to goats,
looks can be deceiving! Sometimes they will ignore something at first sniff and then come back
for it later. Devilish is what they are!
I started my chores the other morning as per usual and went to grab a piece of gum and I discovered a great tragedy!. MY Juicy Fruit® had been STOLEN! I had left it in the hay pile as is
my wont and I went to get a piece and it was GONE!
Who took my tasty treat? I will admit there are a lot of shifty characters around this Farm. After what I wrote above – would you trust goats around food? I go out to check on them every day to make sure they have enough water and what are they doing?
They claim it’s their cud but is it?
If you cannot see the movie you can watch it on YouTube HERE
After watching that what do you think? Do you think they are chewing my gum?
Or is it their cud?
It sure looks suspicious to me! I have had goats steal food right out of my hand so why not my gum off of the hay pile?
I think it is time for an official investigation.
It is time for CSI – Happy Goats Farm!
I did a round up of possible suspects.
It is a rogues gallery of possible gum thieves:
You can see there are quite a few of them and they all look just a little bit guilty, don’t they? Especially Number 5. I am going to interview all of them to see which one might have taken
my Juicy Fruit®:.
Take note of their names so you know all of the suspects:
1. Pricilla – Famous SpokesGoat or so she claims
2. Leghorn Hen – has only been here for a few months but roams the farm freely.
3. AbbyGoat – always causing trouble
4. Thelma the goat – pregnant. You know how hormones can be
5. The hubby – he says what’s mine is his and what’s his is mine. Does that mean my gum?
6. Bernadette the goat – her main asset is being cute. But is she a thief?
7. New Hampshire Red Rooster – steals gophers from Harry the Farm cat why not gum from me?
8. Louise the goat – also pregnant. Also hormonal.
9. Harry the Farm cat – usually huntin’ mousie. Why not change to huntin’ gum?
10. Alex the goat – not afraid to butt me for grain. Is he holding my gum for ransom?
I decided to search the various human, goat, chicken and cat houses for evidence of my gum. It was EXHAUSTING! One barn, 5 goat houses, three chicken houses, one yurt and untold cat houses later I was about to give up when I saw something….
OMG (Oh My Goat!) Is that what I think it is? Have I finally found my delicious tub o’Juicy Fruit®?
Has my long and so far erm, fruitless search come to an end?
Is it time to do the goat dance of joy?
I have missed my gum. ::sob::
All of my yummy gum is gone!
Who would eat all of my delicious, tasty gum?
Who would do this to me?
I found the container behind Pricilla’s goat house. She does not strike me as the type to steal from me. I bring her apples and brush her every morning. I also do not think she is stupid enough to leave the evidence so close to home. I would more suspect that she is being framed. I would think that one of the other goats was jealous of her special treatment and wanted to set her up. (I don’t think they understand that I do it because she is so old.)
Did you steal my Juicy Fruit®?
Is that what you were chewing all day long?
You maaaaed to me it that it was your cud.
Do you think she looks guilty?
I might have to dust the tub for hoofprints!
Hey you two, what is going on there?
Are you colluding? You two just separate until I sort this out!
Now I would not put ANYTHING past that AbbyGoat! Including setting up her mother for stealing.
Well, I have completed my investigation. It was thorough!
I talked, maaaaed, bwaucked and meowed until I had my answers. I sniffed until I could sniff no more. (AbbyGoat I thank you for burping in my face but it might or might not have provided valuable evidence.)
I now know who stole the gum.
Now it is time for you to guess.
You have seen the evidence and you have seen the suspect list.
Who do YOU think stole the Juicy Fruit®?
I would like to learn the #CollectiveBias on the subject before I confront the culprit!
I will post next week with the results and I will have a little surprise.
Be sure to vote in the poll on the sidebar!
The new Juicy Fruit® is available at your local Walmart and guess what? Stores across the country will be having demonstrations to showcase the new flavors on the dates below. This gives you the perfect opportunities to taste test Juicy Fruit® Fruity Chews and Bubble Gum in Original and Strawberry.
August 1 – 3 11:00 – 4:00 Friday and Saturday and 1:00 – 6:00 on Sunday
I think it would be much more fun to shop when there’s a Juicy Fruit® party in the store, don’t you?
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Be sure to come back next week to see who stole the Juicy Fruit®!