If your laptop bag is anything like mine, it’s a mess of cables and cords and plugs and it’s hard to find stuff in there.
That especially goes for my travel gum, which I like to chew, in a respectful, low-key manner, on planes when they take off and land.
One problem has been that normal packs of gum explode in my bag with it being tossed around in Ubers, jammed under the airplane seat in front of me, etc.
I often find orphaned pieces of gum outside the wrappers floating around with the other randomness in my bag.
Then, one day I was at Walgreens or Target or Five Below or some other store and saw that they had a 35 pack of Extra gum in a hard plastic container.
I’ve been using the hard pack ever since, and it’s been easy to locate in my bag, and with so many pieces of gum in there it lasts a while.