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Friday, July 24, 2009

I can still remember the taste, even though it's been over 30 years:

Dad would frequently pick up a bag of this stuff for me on his way home from work. I don't know if they still make it or not, but I haven't seen it in ages.

18 comments:

Goggles Piasano Ritardo said...

I forgot about those. Let me search the net and get back to you. There is a vintage candy shop here maybe they have it.

joe said...

That would be great if they still make it. I'd buy a case.

Goggles Piasano Ritardo said...

I searched and foung a knock off they are promoting as vintage gold rush type gum. Its called gold mine and comes in a similar bag but I don't remember seeing it years ago.

Marie said...

Here is a link to a place that sells that gum...http://www.retrotuckshopsweetsdirect.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=621
I used to love that stuff.
I want to thank you for your site and for the memories of my childhood you have brought back to me. I was born on August 24, 1968 shhhhhh don't tell anyone!! =) The 70's are and always will be my favorite decade =)

joe said...

Goggles: Hmmm, I don't know...

Marie: Your secret's safe with me! I won't tell! I swear!

grannyann said...

Now you know all that sugar is not good for your teeth.

joe said...

Ann, you're such a mom. It's ingrained in your DNA. ;^)

Max Reddick said...

I remember this gum. I used to stuff my mouth with it until I got a big, huge wad that would practically choke me.

joe said...

Haha me too. It always tasted best when you first started chewing it. After a few minutes it was kind of bland.
I think.
It's been so long..

Marie said...

Do you remember a gum that came in a log like form in a plastic sleeve?? I cannot remember for the life of me the brand. It was sprinkled with a light coating of powdered sugar. My favorite flavor was the watermelon, and to this day, for some odd reason, when I smell a freshly cut lawn, it reminds me of that gum. Funny what memories our senses bring back to us. lol

joe said...

I do remember that gum, but can't remember the name of it. I liked the sour apple the best. I always liked sour candy. Like sweet-tarts.

Marie said...

I keep thinking it was bubs daddy gum, I found a site http://www.inthe70s.com/food/ and they show a big buddy, but that is not the packaging I remember...guess senility is kicking in lol

joe said...

It's just so hard sometimes to think back that far. You can't remember everything.
I have a hard time remembering what I had for lunch 3 days ago.

Scott said...

I never liked the gum but kept buying them just for the bag!

joe said...

I liked the bag but could never figure out what to do with it.

Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Oh I loved these...and have about 40 of the bags. They are perfect for action figures not in their packages to keep all the accessories together. Plus I love the gum - awesome shape and taste. Smallowed more than my share of this gum.

joe said...

They were awesome. As awesome as the flavor of candy necklaces.. I almost chipped a few teeth on those babies.

sunnydaze said...

I loved this gum too. I think you can still but it online. I see it once in a while at places that still sell penny candy. It's changed a little though, not as good as the original. This reminds of that clear sugary rock candy. memba that?

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