Beating Sleepiness by Chewing Gum, VFresh

Its my first day of training at Cavite State University. I am attending the Agriculture Graduate Enhancement Seminar for one month.
I love to attend trainings, seminars and workshops. New people and friend to meet and new knowledge to acquire. I really love training except for one thing. I really get sleepy when attending lectures. My attentiveness only last for three hours then starts to get sleepy after.
To beat the sleepiness. I bought VFresh chewing gum before going to seminar. I was really looking for Juicy Fruit or Double Mint Gum. Sadly, they were not available at the time being.
I started chewing the gum at the very start of the lecture. Chewing it keep me busy and only felt slightly sleepy during the course of lecture. I was writing this post while listening to lecturer’s speech.
VFresh is menthol flavored. The menthol taste can still be felt after four hours of chewing. I can really chew gum that long because I am doing it whenever I have colds and runny nose, to prevent clogging of ears. Other gums become very though to chew after few minutes. Having a tough chewing gum makes my jaw achy. I was thankful that this product never belong to tough category. The soft gummy texture also last for four hours. I was not able to test the chewing of more than four hours because I need to spit it out during meal time. Setting the gum aside and chew it again is unsanitary. yuck!
empty packet of vfresh chewing gum
There is one thing I never like about this VFresh gum. The gum sticks on side of the package when applied with external pressure. Then opening the package and removing the gum will become difficult.  Storing it in tight pants pocket is not recommended.

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

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