(originally Beeman's Gum,
see image at right) is a chewing gum
invented by Ohio
physician Dr. Edward E. Beeman in the late 19th Century
. Beeman originally marketed the gum, which was made of pepsin
powder and chicle
, as an aid to digestion. It became a part of the Adams Company
line in 1898
, and continued on after the purchase of Adams by Warner-Lambert
. Production ceased in 1978
due to lagging sales. In 1985
, as part of a nostalgia campaign, it was brought back to the market along with Clove and Black Jack
The original wrapper had a pig logo, but was later replaced with a logo featuring the Beeman's name in scroll and a picture of Dr. Beeman. The current wrapper design has a white and red background with white and black lettering. Beemans is sporadically produced by Cadbury Adams as a nostalgia gum, along with the other historic gums Clove and Black Jack.
The gum was prominently featured in the movies The Right Stuff, Hot Shots!, and The Rocketeer. It was considered to be the lucky gum of pilots.