CUT THE RIBBON, THE CHEWING GUM

Posted on January 15, 2014 by Editorial Staff

How many did you chew in your life? Chewing gum, can you imagine your life without it? From being a candy to be a treatment. In our days chewing gums are sugar free, they can contain substances in order to  prevent cavities or can help your health:  vitamins, herbal extract,  spices everything can be spread with  an “American gum”. Chewing  indeed had been a statement of freedom for many generations and a sign of modernity, efficiency  and coolness.  Forbidden in posh places and fancy dinners, chewing gum remains an ever green product present all around the world. But who’s the one who cut the ribbon for this invention? Basically North American Indians:  if they wouldn’t have chewed the sap from spruce trees and passed the habit along it would had been difficult for  John B. Curtis , in 1848, to make the first commercial chewing gum called the “State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum”. Two years later  Curtis improved his creation by adding some paraffin and flavors opening the road to many other inventors that added long lasting aromas  and discovered  the infamous ” Tutti-Frutti” that became the first chewing gum  to be sold in a vending machine. Bubble gum came later in 1906, while mint flavor is a 1914 invention by William Wrigley. In 1928 Walter Diemer invented the successful pink colored Double Bubble, bubble gum. POF!