Chiclets

Chiclets

[chik-lits]

Chiclets are a brand of candy coated chewing gum made by Cadbury Adams.The colors of the chiclets are: yellow, green, orange, red, white ,and pink. The product's name is derived from the Spanish word chicle (chewing gum) derived from (Nahuatl tziktli), the substance from which chewing gum was traditionally made. The original flavor was peppermint but many flavors have been added and discontinued over the decades since the introduction in 1906. Assorted fruit flavor is still available in Argentina, Canada, Mexico and U.S.

In some countries, like Belgium, Brazil and Turkey, the term 'Chiclet' or 'Chic' is often used to refer to any brand and/or type of chewing gum.

The gum is no longer widely available in the US, but it is the biggest gum brand in the Middle East, especially in Egypt where it has a huge market share. In South America, and Thailand, Chiclets is also produced, but the brand has been extended to include various formats like bubble gum and stick gum.

The Chiclet term has been co-opted in technology to describe a type of rubber keyboard resembling the size, look, or feel of a Chiclet.

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