Thursday, July 21, 2011

Nostalgic Adams Gum

The manufacturer of the famous nostalgic gums, Thomas Adams, is commonly regarded as the founder of bubble gum. Originally creating Chiclets, he then went on to experiment with various flavors. Finally, in 1884 he found a flavoring that worked and thus Black Jack, black licorice flavored gum was born. Not only was this the first flavored gum issued in America, it was also the first offered in stick form. Initially, gum was sold in uneven lumps, Adams had an idea that this stick would ensure a more even and long lasting flavor.

Due to the active ingredient pepsin powder, Beemans gum was first marketed as a digestive aid. Created by Dr. Edward Beeman this gum has been manufactured since 1898. Newest to the trio is the Clove gum manufactured in 1914. Flavored with natural clove spices this item is both unique and memorable.

One of the most interesting facts about these gum has nothing to do with taste or texture. These items are manufactured only every three years. Now in honor of Cadbury Adams138th anniversary they have been released again! Get yours before they sell out, three years is a long time to wait!

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