Blast from the past.
When I was out shopping for the boys stocking I came across a huge display of gum. When I first saw it I thought 'Oh my God, I used to love these!'
Then it struck me. Why? Yes, it really does taste like soap.
Anyway, just now, the boy asks me if I want a gum. "Sure." Then he snickers. I pop it into my mouth and start to chew, yup, just how I remember it.
He looks at me, "You like that?"
"But it tastes awful. "
"Ya, says 'still tastes like soap' right on the package."
He looks at it, he thought it was joke gum. "And you like it?"
"Ya, used to eat it all the time when I was a kid."
"No earthly idea."