The second week of March is Bubble Gum Week.
Bubble gum is a special type of chewing gum that allows the chewer to blow bubbles.
In 1928, Walter E. Diemer, an accountant for the Fleer Chewing Gum Company in Philadelphia, experimented with gum recipes in his spare time. One recipe he created ended up less sticky and more stretchy that regular chewing gum.
Diemer took one hundred pieces to a local mom-and-pop candy store. Priced at one penny a piece, the gum sold out in one day.
Pink dye was the only color on hand at the time and became the color of bubble gum. The “bubble gum flavor” is the natural flavor of the gum.
The gum was call Dubble Bubble.
Bubble gum is now available in many colors and flavors. What’s you favorite?
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