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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2011, 10:42:26 PM »
   
  Bubble gum containers 'Snap-a-gator' and 'Big Tooth' left over from the early seventies ( around `71 or `73 ).  Having a candy store between home and school rocked.
     
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2011, 09:43:00 AM »
I used to like bubblegum cigarettes ...




Yes! Made by the Philadelphia Chewing Gum Company under the Swell name brand! The killjoys of the anti-smoking lobby combined with the Hysterical Mothers of America Opposed to Just About Everything to get those banned.

The Swell Bubble Gum Cigars though are still available:





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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2011, 12:08:58 AM »
   
I remember the bubble gum cigarettes and cigars as a kid, I also remember hearing about them being banned.  Just as well, they would just remove the flavor and sugar anyways.  They took the super hot cinnamon out of the cinnamon toothpicks, and reduced Atomic Fireballs jawbreakers down to marble size so kids wouldn't choke on them.  Atomic fireballs aren't even hot anymore.  Everything I enjoyed as a kid has been altered some way.   >:(
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2011, 01:50:31 AM »
   
Charms Blo-Pops were another thing I would pick up on my way to school.  Candy coated bubble gum on a stick. 
   
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2011, 10:44:59 AM »
Charms Blow Pops are mercifully still available. They're part of the diet of discriminating felines everywhere. Hardcore fans will reach for the Super Blow Pops:



The blue and purple are my favourites. They do the best jog of recolouring one's tongue.

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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2011, 11:49:36 AM »
I was surfing the web and just came across ... Bubble Gum Coins .. I've never seen them in real life.


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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2011, 02:47:35 PM »
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2011, 01:06:02 AM »
     
Never bought it myself, but I remeber seeing this Gold Rush bubble gum in the `70's. 
   
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2011, 04:48:08 AM »
"Gold Rush" gum was really great! I still have some of the original little plain calico sacks (1970s) that contained the yellowish-gold nuggets. A little tag was attached to the string. I keep a coin collection in the sacks.

It was many years later when they revamped the bags (as above, early 2000?), making them waterproof and printed with the logos, but less authentic. But grape flavour? Really? For gold nuggets?
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2011, 10:09:20 AM »
You're right on both counts. The bags were just plain initially and the gum was absolutely scrumptious! They were offered up by O-Pee-Chee in my neck of the woods.



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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2011, 06:47:17 AM »

Remembering Gold Rush gum by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

I can't believe the coincidence. I was in Sugar Fix, a candy import store today, and found these!

Here are Espeez (UK) "Gold Mine" by SP Enterprises Inc., - the last one left, and placed into the other brand's box - and Mexican "Gold Nuggets" by Candy Creations Manufacturing Group. The new design means that the gum is separately packaged in an inner bag of clear cellophane.
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2011, 10:22:23 AM »
I too have seen those in specialty candy shops. What puzzles me is why Topps and its affiliates such as O-Pee-Chee and Scanlens stopped producing Gold Rush Gum and distributing it through their traditional network of corner stores. It was always popular enough and now there's an empty market niche for knockoff products.

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Here's a more traditional Gold Rush Gum bag:



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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2011, 02:13:29 AM »
     
Jones Blue Bubble Gum soda.  Not as awesome as Pepsi, but I like it.
     
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2011, 12:41:45 PM »
     
...I remember seeing this Gold Rush bubble gum in the `70's. 
   


Rocks o' Gum was along the same lines - little pebbles of bubble gum with a delicious candy coating, only multi-coloured!





And they came with a hilarious cartoon on the underside of the lid:



These lids are now collectible just like gum cards.

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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2011, 11:31:34 PM »
   
I don't remember Rocks-o-Gum, about when was this out ?  The container looks like the Ice Cream we got at school, were these that large too ?  Love the cartoon under the lid idea, and can see why they'ld be collectable by themselves ( though if a chilhood memory, I'd have to track down a whole container).
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