||The Rav indicated we should should make a bracha on gum.
1) Can we assume that we should make a bracha (blessing) on any small item of food like mints or tic-tacs?
2) What about a bracha achronah (after blessing)?
3) Does it matter how much of the item we have eaten? If so, how much do we have to have eaten to warrant a bracha acronah?
4) What about gum which continues to give flavour which we swallow for quite a while?