Tuesday, 3 March 2009

My history with bubble gum

I was always, always told that if you swallowed bubble gum or chewing gum it would stick around in your body for seven years.

When I was young, I loved Hubba Bubba bubble gum - great for chewing & bubble blowing. And made with a special formula that would make it easily to peel off your face when you blew a big bubble. The flavour didn't last very long, and sometimes you could get jaw-ache from chewing (I know I did).

Flavours included:
  • strawberry (in a pink packet)
  • original (in a red packet)
  • cola (in a brown packet)
  • pineapple (in a yellow-ish packet)
Did they do lime? I can't describe the flavour of the original one, but it's the one I swallowed most often because it tasted really nice.

I used to like Jaw breakers too - you'd get 3 in a packet, half the fun was taking them out of your mouth to see what colour they'd gone, and then you got down to the end and it was soft enough to crack in your teeth - it had bubble gum in the end.

Which leads me to think about Screwball ice creams - i wasn't a huge fan, my sister was, the screwball was the ice cream in a plastic cone and a bubble gum ball in the bottom.

Just thinking aloud now of bubble gum/chewing gum I remember: Wrigleys Spearmint, Double Mint & Juicy Fruit, PK Chewing gum - the blue packet was kind of liquoricey flavour, and then there was the little green paket with yellow label - the chewing gum itself looked like the PK stuff, but it had a different name, like 'pelican' or 'zebra' or 'safari' or something...

Nowadays I call chewing gum 'chewy',
'giz a bit of chewy'
'want some chewy'

I tend only to eat 'chewy' when I've got a mouth like a badgers arse and I was drinking the night before.

The end.

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