Some ingredients of Orbit chewing gum include sorbitol, gum base, glycerol and natural and artificial flavors. Ingredients of Orbit chewing gum may vary slightly depending on the flavor. Most Orbit chewing gum flavors contains less than five calories and one gram of sugar alcohol. It does not contain any fat.
Other ingredients found in Orbit chewing gum include soy lecithin, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, acesulfame k, sucralose and aspartame. Orbit uses various colors in its different flavors, including yellow 6 lake, blue 1 lake and red 40.
Wrigley manufactures Orbit chewing gum. It first introduced Orbit in 1944. During World War II, Wrigley sent all of its Spearmint, Doublemint and Juicy Fruit chewing gums to service members. For civilians, Wrigley made Orbit chewing gum. In 1946, Wrigley stopped producing Orbit and made its Spearmint, Doublemint and Juicy Fruit chewing gums available in stores again.
Wrigley started manufacturing Orbit again in 1976. It sold the chewing gum in Germany, Holland and Switzerland. Wrigley expanded the number of countries in which it sold Orbit, and it re-introduced the chewing gum to the U.S. market in 2001. Initially, the flavors available were spearmint and peppermint. As of 2015, flavors available include cinnamint, citrus and bubblemint.