I'm not actually sure if the gum quenched thirst. I do remember the taste. I remember really liking it. I'm surprised now how small the pack is compared to my memory of it as a kid. I've seen a pack like this go for $500CAD. All in I spent around $200 with shipping. I can feel it, smell it, look at it. It has a place in my home. That chapter is closed in my treasure hunting journey.