Gums & Mints

Functional as well as flavored gums and mints.


PÜR Cinnamon and Cool Mint Gum

PÜR Gum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
April 10, 2014
Pür Cinnamon captures the perfect balance of the hot and sweet sensations, while Pür Coolmint refreshes you breath!
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Tic Tac

Tic Tac Fans: Tic Tac Shakeless isn’t such a crazy idea

Company pulls April Fools’ Day prank on its fans
April 2, 2014
When Tic Tac mints announced plans to introduce a new “Tic Tac Shakeless” yesterday on Twitter, the company probably wasn’t expecting its fans to actually like the idea.
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Stride Sour Patch Kids gum

Mondelez International
March 12, 2014
This new gums allows kids to enjoy the taste of Sour Patch without having to eat countless pieces of candy.
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New chewing gum claims to fight common cold

Immuno-Gum contains six immune supporting ingredients.
October 9, 2013
Now, there’s a gum that can literally kill your cold, or keep you from getting it in the first place.
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Sharapova decides against changing name to “Sugarpova” for US Open

Tennis star was planning to create publicity for her candy line.
August 21, 2013
It looks like the announcers at the US Open won’t be shouting “Sugarpova” afterall.
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Orbit for Kids

Wrigley, Chicago
July 17, 2013
Orbit’s new sugar free gum for kids comes in two fun flavors!
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Bazooka Bubble Gum airs television ads

For the first time in five years the candy goes commercial
April 10, 2013
New advertisements encourage kids to get creative with "absurdly good" Bazooka Bubble Gum.
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Ford Gum: A Century of Chew

Ford Gum and Machine Co. commemorates its 100-year heritage this year by keeping an eye on the future and remaining attuned to market changes through acquisitions and investments
February 6, 2013

 The ubiquitous gumball machine. So common, so cherished, so twentieth century?  

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Candy store owner reacts to being forced to remove all tobacco-related treats

Authorities take down candy cigarettes, Big League Chew, bubble gum cigars
January 2, 2013
A St. Paul, Minn.-based candy store had gotten national attention after the owners were forced to give up tobacco — or at least any candy products that look like tobacco.
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Ford Gum turns 100

Company started by 20-year-old roofing salesman in 1913.
January 2, 2013
The Ford Gum & Machine Co.’s story begins 100 years ago in 1913 when 20-year-old Ford S. Mason, a roofing salesman, was seeking a side business to supplement his income during the winter months.
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April 2014 Cover

April 2014

In this issue of Candy Industry, Editor Bernie Pacyniak reports on three candy manufacturers from his visit to Florida, hard candy is making a comeback, interpack, and more!
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