Posts Tagged ‘Gum’

Bologna Bubble Gum

Comments Off on Bologna Bubble Gum Written on July 25th, 2011 by
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The precise ingredients of processed meat products has always been one of those delightful little mysteries of life, just like “Who used up all of the toilet paper?” and “Where’d all my money go?”. It’s more of an inconvenience than a serious inquiry, because if you looked into it, the results would be disappointing, depressing and most likely disgusting. Despite my love of Slim Jims, Chicken McNuggets and other questionable meat products (my estimated life expectancy: 42), I’ve never been much of a fan of bologna though.

In this case, my bologna (or buh-LOG-na, if you so desire) doesn’t have a first name because it’s made by “Ford Gum and Machine Company, Inc.” in Akron, New York, though actually produced in the People’s Republic of China. Even though it’s made up of “sugar, gum base, corn syrup, talcum powder, corn starch, artificial flavor, glycerin, citric acid, soy lecithin, malic acid, artificial colors (including red 40) and BHT” they decided to cleverly steal imitate Oscar Mayer’s classic packaging, perhaps in the hopes that someone would see an unrefrigerated package of meat on a shelf and eagerly pick it up. Read the rest of this entry »

Hershey’s Chocolate Bubble Yum

Comments Off on Hershey’s Chocolate Bubble Yum Written on January 24th, 2011 by
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I feel like this product came together based on all of the other successful sugary combinations of the past. Chocolate and peanut butter? Reese’s. Marshmallows and granulated sugar? Those adorable little Peeps. Cookies and pizza? A COOKIZZA. Some quick Googling uncovers that this product first came out in 2006, but I couldn’t find a current product page on Hershey’s website, so I’m going to assume it’s been discontinued.

At first thought, combining chocolate and chewing gum seems like a brilliant idea. The long-lasting gum base plus the cocoa flavor (with none of the extra calories/guilt that come with eating a regular chocolate bar), how can you lose? Read the rest of this entry »