Thomas Adams is considered to be the inventor of modern-day chewing gum. Though the history of chewing gum dates back possibly thousands of years, it was Adams' product of flavored chicle in 1869 that introduced modern c... More » Food Food Facts Food History

Gum was originally produced using latex sap from trees in the Amazon Valley, Central America, Indonesia, Malaya or British Borneo. In the mid-20th century, scientists discovered a technique for making synthetic rubber, w... More » Food Food Facts Food History

Stride gum is a gum product produced by Mondelez International, formerly known as Kraft Foods. Stride was first introduced in 2005 by the Cadbury-Adams candy company and was advertised with the slogan "ridiculously long ... More » Food Grocery Candy
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In most cases, mint-flavored chewing gum lasts longer than artificially flavored fruit chewing gum or bubble gum. This is due to the chemicals that are used to flavor the gum during production, explains More » Food Grocery Candy