Hokey Halloween Horror: Gruesome Grape Big League Chew
When I ran into this at a local grocery store (Ingles) I just had to buy it. Not only was it Halloween Big League Chew with a baseball playing mummy on it, but it's also grape flavored. Better yet, it's Gruesome Grape! I haven't had grape flavored Big League Chew since the late 80's! Anyways, this is going to be a short feature today, so we'll get right into the deliciousness. Rip open this review and enjoy!
I love purple and green. While they're the second string of Halloween colors (the George and Ringo, if you will) they're definitely my favorite. The idea of actually having the character on the package being a monstrous baseball player is pretty funny, too. There is a plain bubble gum version of this with a werewolf on it, but I didn't pick that one up. As always, this comes in an envelope like pouch and the gum is shredded into little strands.
I cannot begin to express the rush of nostalgia that overwhelmed me when I took a bite of this. That grape flavor was like a magical key that instantly brought to mind memories of my late grandmother, Panini sticker albums, getting drilled in the junk with a fastball by a neighbor as a kid, vintage carded G.I. Joes, and Ace Duck. No clue why those memories sprang to mind, but they did. I don't really like chewing bubble gum, but this stuff is like a photo album in my mouth and makes me feel like a kid again. I can't explain it, but thanks Big League Chew. You done good. You done real good.