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Does Orbit gum use rice paper for its gum wrappers?

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Orbit gum does not use rice paper for its gum wrappers. Orbit's gum wrappers are made from food-grade wax paper, which is not meant to be consumed.

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Some candies, especially Chinese and Japanese confections, come wrapped in an edible rice paper wrapping. However, Orbit gum is wrapped in regular food-grade paper. Most chewing gum sold in the United States uses regular food-grade paper, instead of rice paper, to package sticks of chewing gum individually. Consumers sometimes chew the regular paper, as some of the gum flavor transfers to the paper; however, Orbit discourages this. Since the wrapper is meant to keep each piece of gum fresh and clean, it should be thrown away.

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