Chewing gums come in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes. There is no standard type of gum, but it is mostly a little stick or wad of gum. Chewing gum combines a water-insoluble phase with a water-soluble phase of sweeteners, flavoring, and food coloring.
Today the basic types of chewing gums are:
Bubble gum - bubble gum has the property of blowing bubbles because of its film-forming characteristics.
Sugar-free gum - Instead of sugar, sugar-free gum has artificial sweeteners to provide the taste.
Ball Gum – This gum has the shape of a ball. It is one of the most popular chewing gums.
Center-filled Gum – center-filled gum in his center has a soft mass, usually filled with some tasty liquid.
Stick gum - chewing gum is a thin, flat gum slab, usually rectangular shape.
Ribbon Gum - ribbon gum is like stick gum, only longer, coiled up in a cylindrical container, and the consumer tears off a piece of the size he wants.
Tab gum – tab gum is shorter than stick gum and thicker.
Tube gum - tube gum or spaghetti gum comes in a tube, and the gum inside the tube is very soft bubble gum.
Dragée gum – dragée gum has the most popular format for chewing gum. Dragée gum is a pillow-shaped coated pellet, often packed in blister packs.
Wrap gum – wrap gum and cut gum is usually in the form of a chunk, cube, or cylindrical shape, depending on the machine that wraps it.
Functional Gum - functional gum is chewing gum with a practical function attached to it, like chewing gum with vitamins and minerals or something else to the body.
Medicated gum – medicated gum is chewing gum to introduce medicated substances into the bloodstream faster than pills.
Nicotine gum – nicotine chewing gum is designed for people trying to quit smoking. This gum contains a small amount of nicotine. The idea is to give the smoker something to do besides holding a cigarette in their mouth.
Several types of chewing gum are designed for dental hygiene. There are gums to whiten teeth, clean teeth, and fresh breath.
There are also many different types of chewing gums like antioxidant gum, dental gum, diet gum, energy gum, thirst-quenching gum, herbal gum, and vitamin gum.
The most popular flavors are mint, spearmint, peppermint, wintergreen, cinnamon, licorice, sour apple, cherry, grape, orange, watermelon, strawberry, lemon, blueberry…