Popular Bubble Gum Brands
While chewing gums managed to find widespread popularity at the start of the 20th century, it took several decades later until the first recipe for a first chewing gum that could be easily used be created. This feat was achieved by Walter E. Diemer (1904 – 1998), an accountant at chewing gum company Fleer who also dabbled in testing out chewing gum recipes at his spare time. In 1928 Diemer took the 20-year-old recipe of his company’s founder Frank Henry Fleer and managed to improve it, enabling it to be more durable when in the bubble state and to not stick to the teeth, lips, and mouth when the bubble popped. His invention enabled Fleer to sell $1.5 million of now legendary Double Bubble chewing gums in their first year on the market, immediate attracting attention from competitors who flooded the market with their bubble gum brands.
Today after so many years after Double Bubble’s introduction, the industry that supports bubble gums is as strong as ever, with the incredible variety of products that enable customers of all ages to enjoy popping their gum balloons no matter where they are. While the majority of the modern chewing gum brands can be used for popping bubbles, not all have the recipe that supports this activity in full. Studies have shown that people who like creating bubbles tend to purchase gums that have a more elastic feel and whose gum does not stick to the lips. Another important feature of chewing gyms that were specifically made for the regular creation of bubbles is that they have an aroma that quickly disappears. This is done so that users who pop bubbles do not leave much aroma on their lips.
Dubble Bubble Gum BallsDubble Bubble Gum Balls, Tootsie Roll Industries, http://www.tootsie.com/, http://tootsie.com/core/files/tootsie/products/cf11a048aa53881597f2b699b8757068.png, Fair Use
This was the first chewing gum ever created with a specific purpose of making it easier to use when blowing bubbles. The formula for this gum brand was originally tested by the founder of the Fleer Chewing Gum Company in first few years of 20th century, but true discovery of the winning recipe was introduced some two decades later in 1928 by Walter Diemer, an accountant at Fleer who also tested his chewing gum recipes in his free time. The discovery of awesome new recipes caused some issues to Diemer, who was unable to repeat his accidental recipe mixture for the next four months. But he succeeded and added to his winning formula a pink coloring (the only available coloring that was present at that time in the factory), thus managing to forever connect that color with many other popular brands of bubble gums.
Stride Chewing GumStride Chewing Gum, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a4/Stride_Forever_Fruit.jpg, Public domain
Even though the most popular brands of bubble gum are intentionally made to quickly lose their aroma, Stride is not one of them. The users can enjoy the taste of the gum for the longer period, and even the wrapper is edible! Stride is sugarless and contains Vitamins and other healthy ingredients. Some editions of stride gum feature Stride Spark, a special lining which contains additional Vitamins like B6 and B12. The famous Uber Bubble is specially oriented to users who like to create bubbles.
Stride gums are not only full of Vitamins and other beneficiary ingredients, but they are also great for creating bubbles.
Trident BubblegumTrident Bubblegum, Mondelēz Global LLC, http://www.tridentgum.com/, http://www.tridentgum.com/~/Media/Tident/com/Images/products/original_bubblegum.ashx, Fair Use
Gums in the Trident brand are some of the first that introduced sugarless recipes in the world of bubble gums. They use Xylitol, which is helpful in protecting your mouth health and teeth from developing cavities. Trident gums also contain healthy components such as vitamins. The most popular brands are those with fruit flavors (and Trident Layers brand even combines flavors of several fruits, most notably strawberry and tangerine), and the editions that are specifically tailored to popping bubbles are Cool Bubble in the Trident White brand and Bubble Gum in Trident Xtra Care brand.
Extra classic BubbleExtra classic Bubble, Wrigley Jr. Company, http://www.wrigley.com/, http://www.wrigley.com/wrigley_com/Images/flash/Brands/Extra/2011Q4-slim-classic-bubble129684440145275264.png, Fair Use
Extra brand of chewing gums was launched in 1987 as Wrigley Company's first sugar-free gum, and that made them very popular as the good gums for popping balloons. While the newer editions of the gum are mostly oriented on providing refreshments to the mouth and clearing airwaves, the original Classic Bubble is still available for purchase in the countries where Extra brand can be found. Additionally, chewing gum from the Extra Deserts range of products are very famous for their chocolate and cake-like tastes.
5 Gum5 Gum Wrigley, Wrigley Jr. Company, http://www.wrigley.com/, http://www.wrigley.com/wrigley_com/Images/flash/Brands/5gum/2012-12_car_cups_cobalt130012125294525138.png, Fair Use
Since the moment the 5 Gum brand was introduced in 2007, it immediate became popular. The version of the gum that is specifically made to be better for popping bubbles is called 5 Gum Bubble in Europe. This gum is known as Zing in United States, Australia, and New Zealand, while customers in Canada can get it under the name Evolve.
Hubba Bubba Max
Hubba Bubba MaxHubba Bubba Max, Wrigley Jr. Company, http://www.wrigley.com/, http://www.wrigley.com/wrigley_com/Images/flash/Brands/Hubba_bubba/gum_max_strawberry_watermelon_5ct130108027266319964.png, Fair Use
Hubba Bubba brand has proven itself to be great for making bubbles, but Max edition is best of them all. Its formula allows the creation of very large bubbles which makes it very popular with children. Best-selling flavor is green apple.
Ice Breakers Ice Cubes
Ice Breakers Ice CubesIce Breakers Ice Cubes Cool Lemon Gum, The Hershey Company, https://www.hersheys.com, https://www.hersheys.com/is/image/content/dam/icebreakers/en_us/images/products/product-details/40ct_Lemon.png?wid=570&hei=570&fmt=png-alpha, Fair Use
Ice Cubes chewing gums have received much praise from all around the world from both bubble gum enthusiasts and dentists who praised the decision to use xylitol as the main sweetener component. Sadly, this bubble gum brand cannot be easily found for purchase all around the world.
Mentos GumMentos Gum, Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc., http://us.mentos.com/, http://us.mentoscdn.com/sites/default/files/mentos_gum_pocketbottle_redfruitlime_small.png, Fair Use
High-peppermint dose inside Mentos gum is responsible for making this chewing gum product very long lasting, with chilling and airwaves-clearing flavor that can even last for 2 hours! Many bubble gum enthusiasts prefer to use this brand of gums that come in many fruit flavors. Big League Chew – This bubble gum brand from 1977 became famous because of its unorthodox packaging. The shredded pieces of gum became an instant hit when it fully hit the stores in 1980.
Bazooka GumBazooka gum, Parka Lewis at English Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Parka_Lewis, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/Bazooka_gum.jpg, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.
In 1953, chewing gum Bazooka became the instantly popular with youngsters who were attracted not only by a good gum recipe and flavors but also with the comic strip Bazooka Joe that came packaged with every gum. This chewing gum brand can be purchased even today.
Eclipse SpearmintEclipse Spearmint, Wrigley Jr. Company, http://www.wrigley.com/, http://www.wrigley.com/wrigley_com/Images/flash/Brands/Eclipse/eclipse-spearmint130215660411948132.png, Fair Use
Even though it was released recently in the early 2000s, the Wrigley’s chewing gum brand Eclipse with very strong mint taste represents a popular purchase for chewing gum enthusiasts.
Bubble Yum is a very important chewing and bubble gum brand because it was the first that managed to crack the formula that made its gum incredibly soft. This easily distinguished it from the rest of all of its competition and quickly became the best-selling gum that company Life Savers ever produced.
Cry Baby Chewing GumCry Baby Chewing Gum, Tootsie Roll Inc. , http://www.tootsie.com/, http://tootsie.com/core/files/tootsie/products/87dbeba2df8d0bdb3cd538015394ad73.png, Fair Use
Not all chewing gums are created equal. While some aim to pleasure user with sweet fruity flavors or to refresh their mouth and airwaves with a strong shot of peppermint, Cry Baby brand elected almost to make people cry with the initial sour taste that accompanies their chewing gums flavored with Lemon, Cherry, Green Apple, Blue Raspberry and Orange.
Wrigley's Juice FruitWrigley's Juice Fruit, Wrigley Jr. Company, http://juicyfruit.com/, http://firstname.lastname@example.org, Fair Use
As one of the most successful chewing gum brands in the history, it’s not strange to hear that Juicy Fruit is very much loved by the users who like to create and pop bubbles. Introduced in distant 1983 and receivingan incredible variety of tastes over the last 100 years, this chewing gum represents one of the best choices for bubble gum enthusiasts.