Bubble Yum was actually the first soft bubble gum ever created! - Introduced in 1975 by Lifesavers - the demand became so great, the company actually had to curtail marketing to keep up with it. Hershey acquired the Bubble Yum brand in 2000, and is responsible for one of the Gakeest flavors of gum - Hershey's Chocolate - yucko! My personal favorite Bubble Yum flavor is Original, followed by Cotton Candy as a close second.
My most vivid bubble gum experience happened when I was about 13. My brother, Mom, Grandmother, and I were taking a Summer road trip from Northern California to Oregon for a family reunion. As usual, my brother and I had spent our pocket money at the first service station we stopped at - loading up on candy and of course, packs of gum. I was chewing grape Hubba Bubba - and for some reason had stuffed about five pieces into my mouth at the same time... we may have been having a gum-chewing or bubble blowing competition but I don't really remember.
I DO remember my jaw hurting as I chewed what, over time, had become a huge flavorless wad of gum. We were driving through Redding California when I finally decided to throw the wad out of the car window. I am sure you have guessed the result of that action by now, but the next time we stopped and got out we were all treated to a hideous mess. My huge gum wad had melted and stretched over the entire side of my Grandmothers white Vega - purple goo with road debris and bug parts stuck to it - it was disgusting!
Post a comment about your favorite gum experience, flavor, or go out and try one of the BIG THREE and blow some big bu-bu- bu -bubbles!
Extra credit for those who have had to have chunks of gum cut out of their hair in the morning!
the prize this month is a Sweet B Lollipop Baby! -
Contest runs through the 18th of June!
In the meantime......Wanna See how Bubble Gum is made?
I specifically love the "extruder" part and the big bin where the gum is kneaded - luscious!