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Encyclopedia > Bubblegum
A woman blowing a bubble.
A woman blowing a bubble.

Bubblegum is a type of chewing gum especially designed for blowing bubbles. Bubblegum is available in many different colors and flavors. The most common flavor is the distinctive one also known as "bubblegum", which is a combination of wintergreen, peppermint, vanilla and cinnamon.[1] Bubblegum with this flavor is traditionally colored a light shade of pink. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Bubblegum is a type of chewing gum Bubblegum is the name of a branch of pop music Bubblegum is the name of a branch of eurodance music. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 682 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2478 × 2178 pixel, file size: 675 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 682 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2478 × 2178 pixel, file size: 675 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Chewing gum Chewing gum is a type of confectionery designed for fun and chewing. ... Wintergreen is a term that can refer to various groups of plants: Wintergreen once commonly referred to plants that continue photosynthesis (remain green) throughout the winter. ... Binomial name Mentha × piperita L. Peppermint (Mentha × piperita) is a (usually) sterile hybrid mint, a cross between watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). ... For other uses, see Vanilla (disambiguation). ... Binomial name J.Presl Cassia (Chinese cinnamon) is also commonly called (and sometimes sold as) cinnamon. ... This article is about the color. ...


Bubble gum tends to be more viscous than standard chewing gum: this facilitates bubble blowing. Some brands are designed to be non-sticky so they do not stick to one's face. Examples include Big League Chew, Bubble Yum, Bazooka, Dubble Bubble, and Bubblicious. In North America, bubblegum is often dispensed in gumball machines. Viscosity is a measure of the resistance of a fluid to deformation under shear stress. ... Big League Chew is a brand of bubble gum that is shredded and packaged like chewing tobacco. ... Bubble Yum logo Bubble Yum is a brand of bubble gum marketed by The Hershey Company. ... Bazooka is a brand of bubble gum that began to be marketed in the U.S. by the Brooklyn, New York based Topps Company shortly after World War II. The gum was packaged in a patriotic red, white, and blue color scheme, although Topps claims that it took the name... Dubble Bubble is a brand of bubble gum invented in 1928 by Philadelphia-based Fleer. ... The original Lightning Lemonade gum wrapper. ... North American redirects here. ... Listen to this article ( info/dl) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-10-15, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ...

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History

The earliest mention of bubble gum in 1911.
The earliest mention of bubble gum in 1911.

The first bubble gum was developed by Frank H. Fleer, the founder of the Fleer Company, in 1906. This gum was too sticky and broke too easily, so it was quickly abandoned.[1] Bubble gum was first introduced to the American public in 1911, but was not commercially successful.[2] The reason Bubble Gum is traditionally pink is that it was the original color used by Frank H. Fleer, as it was the only one in stock when he made it. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


The Fleer company later developed an improved bubblegum, which they marketed under the name Dubble Bubble. The invention of Dubble Bubble is commonly attributed to Walter Diemer, an accountant at Fleer.[3] It has been claimed this story was fabricated in the 1960's by the Fleer company so the "inventor" of bubblegum could appear on the popular game show What's My Line?.[citation needed] The true inventor, Fleer president Gilbert Mustin, had passed away by that time and Fleer did not want to lose the publicity opportunity.[citation needed] Dubble Bubble is a brand of bubble gum invented in 1928 by Philadelphia-based Fleer. ... Walter E. Diemer (8 January 1905—8 January 1998) was an accountant and inventor of bubble gum. ... Whats My Line? is a weekly panel game show originally produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television. ...


Up to the 1970s, bubble gum had a tendency to stick to one's face, if given the opportunity. But with the advent of super-soft, non-stick gum like Bubble Yum, Bubblicious, and Hubba Bubba, bubble blowing became a less dangerous sport. In the years that followed, the fear of gum sticking to one's face actually ceased to be a cultural phenomenon, despite having been a common humorous reference in entertainment, previously. Bubble Yum logo Bubble Yum is a brand of bubble gum marketed by The Hershey Company. ... The original Lightning Lemonade gum wrapper. ... Hubba Bubba is a brand of bubble gum originally produced by Wm. ...


Indeed, with the introduction of Bubble Yum in 1976, bubble gum became one of the best-selling sweets in the US. Sold by Life Savers, it soon outpaced that company's eponymous flagship candy in annual sales. Bubble Yum logo Bubble Yum is a brand of bubble gum marketed by The Hershey Company. ... This article is about the candy. ... An eponym is a person (real or fictitious) whose name has become identified with a particular object or activity. ...


See also

Chewing gum Chewing gum is a type of confectionery designed for fun and chewing. ... Functional gum is the name given to types of chewing gum which impart some practical function instead of, or in addition to, the usual enjoyment provided by a traditional chewing gum as a confectionery product. ... Gum base is the non-nutritive, non-digestible, water-insoluble masticatory delivery system used to carry sweeteners, flavors and any other desired substances in chewing gum and bubble gum. ... Two multi-national companies, Wrigley and Cadbury, together account for some 60% market share of the world-wide chewing gum market. ... Aidin - Dadash Baradar, Iran [1] Airwaves (2000) - Wrigley, USA [2] Ajyal - Ajyal, Syria [3] Akas - Akas Akbalik, Turkey [4] Bazooka - Topps, USA [5] Bible Gum - Bible Gum, USA [6] Big Red (1976) - Wrigley, USA [7] Big League Chew - Amurol Confections, USA [8] Black Jack Gum (1884) - Cadbury, USA Boomers - Joyco...

References

  1. ^ a b Yates, Melissa. Walter E. Diemer (simple English). Pennsylvania People. Central Bucks School District.[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ November 7, 1911. The Wichita Daily Times (TX).
  3. ^ Smithsonian magazine, July 1990.[verification needed]

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