National Chewing Gum Day

National Chewing Gum Day

National Chewing Gum Day is a great day to enjoy chewing gum!

Chewy gum isn’t a new idea. Chewable gum has been around for thousands of years. It was used for pleasure, to keep hunger away, or just for the fresh taste. This gum was usually made from boiled wax or resin, and sometimes with mint.

“The State of Maine Pure Spruce gum” was the first commercially available chewing gum. It was developed in 1840s. Adams New York Chewing Gum Company began selling gum in the flavor sour orange in 1870. Although this gum didn’t become popular, Adams New York Chewing Gum Company created Black Jack the next year. This licorice-flavored gum has been manufactured on and off for over 100 years.

Wrigley’s gum was not far behind in 1891. Wrigley’s began as a soap- and baking soda-company, but in 1891 they began giving away free packs of gum. Unexpectedly, the gum became more popular than the products and they started selling it on its own.

Walter Diemer invented a gum that was more sticky than other types and which worked well for blowing bubbles in 1928. This gum was eventually dyed pale pink after many tests and trials. It is now known as Dubble Bubble.

Dentyne, which was advertised as a replacement for mouthwash and brushing teeth, was introduced in mid-1950s. In 1964, chewing gum reached another milestone when the first sugar-free, delicious chewing gum was released. It quickly became a household favourite.

National Chewing Gum Day has been established to honor this delicious treat that keeps our mouths happy and fresh.

These ideas will help you enjoy the National Chewing Gum Day celebrations.

You can chew gum all day! Pick up your favorite gum from the convenience or grocery store, and get to chewing! You can also buy extra gum packs to share around the office, give to friends, or to gift to a loved one. It’s National Chewing Gum Day, after all!


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