Gums & Mints

Functional as well as flavored gums and mints.

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Summer Ice Pop Tic Tacs

Ferrero U.S.A., Inc.,
June 12, 2014
These limited edition mints are the coolest new flavor to heat up summer.
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Gum & Mint Trends: Getting Gums Going Again

Gum and mint sales decline, category needs innovation.
June 12, 2014
The gum and mints market is hard up for innovation, and people just don’t seem to be that excited when companies come up with yet one more name for “mint.”
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Ford Gum’s Big League Chew now ‘official bubblegum’ of Ripken Baseball

Partnership to coincide with attempt to set a world record of people blowing bubblegum bubbles at start of Cal Ripken World Series.
June 4, 2014
“This is fun and what baseball is all about,” says Bill Ripken, co-chairman and executive v.p. of Ripken Baseball. “Bring some kids together on a field, throw out a few pouches of gum, some gloves, bats and balls and see what happens. Big League Chew brings out the fun in the game.”
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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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July's issue features an in-depth look at the Brazilian confectionery industry, a review of Interpack, and some more highlights from the Sweets & Snacks Expo.
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