Notice I said honest, not rude! Playfully ask them what they had to eat before your meeting and let them know that you can still smell the dish on their breath. Offer them the gum or a piece of candy and then quickly change the topic to avoid and alleviate some of the awkward tension. Friends don’t let friends have bad breath so sometimes honesty is the way to go.
What are some of the ways you’ve had to tell someone about their hot breath?