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Facts About Gum That Won’t Burst Your Bubble!!

Who doesn’t fondly remember chewing gum as part of your childhood?  When I was younger, it was a bribe well- earned when my parents found themselves in a “sticky” situation and needed us kids on our best behavior.  Other times it was about killing time with my best friend on summer days, competing to blow the biggest bubble, blowing a bubble within a bubble (I can still do that!), and strategically cutting the bubble out of our hair when the wind blew at just the wrong moment, making the “bubble inflation event” go awry.  Still, even with all the fun that gum provided, it was also known to be the cause of cavities, a risk widely accepted if one was going to chew. 
Wrigley, Bazooka, and Dentyne were just a few of the more popular brands of the 60’ and 70’s.  Beemans, Black Jack, and Clove were not as well known to me growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I know many of you can recall your parents and grandparents sharing these hallmark names in chewing gum.  What they all have i…