Is Chewing Gum Made From Whale Fat?

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Chewing gum is not made from whale fat. Today’s chewing gum is usually made with a rubbery synthetic base, and while it is not always vegetarian-friendly, none of the ingredients come from whales. In the past, chewing gum was made from chicle, a natural substance derived from a tree similar to rubber.

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