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Taster’s Cherce

What was your favorite bubble gum: Bazooka, Double Bubble, Bubble Yum, Hubba Bubba, Bubblicious?

I like Bazooka and grape Bubble Yum but the flavor didn’t last. Always dug those animated Bubblicious ads, man.


1 Ben   ~  May 22, 2013 11:13 am

Which was the one Lee Majors rep'd. i think Hubba Bubba. it was like a western shoot out I think, but with bubbles. I like that one.

Still wish I was bionic, deep down inside.

2 Evil Empire   ~  May 22, 2013 11:38 am

What kind of gum did Kurt Bevacqua chew when he won the big league contest on tv around '75 (I remember watching it)? I have to think it was a Topps product since the episode got a card the following year. For nostalgic reasons give me that thin, dusty and brick hard gum that came with cards.

For taste and coolness reasons give me Bouton's Big League Chew -- shredded bubble gum in a pouch.

3 Evil Empire   ~  May 22, 2013 11:46 am

Ah it was the Garigola / Bazooka contest


I'm pretty sure Topps owned Bazooka back then. I can't imagine Topps promoting a competitor (eg Fleer). BTW I remember the ridiculous bubble measurement scissor from the contest. Hilarious

4 joejoejoe   ~  May 22, 2013 12:09 pm

I liked Bazooka. I couldn't blow a bubble so a lot of the qualities of those big bubble gums were lost on me. I just felt like a cow who couldn't blow a bubble. I probably chewed more baseball card gum than any other kind of gum in my lifetime.

5 Alex Belth   ~  May 22, 2013 12:28 pm

3) That's some bubble. I think you could blow the biggest bubbles with Hubba Bubba but I didn't like how soft it's texture was. I also liked the slight tartness that the Bubbalicious and Bubble Yum had. Dude, remember Gator Gum? That had the face-pinching sourness at first and then the flavor went away within two minutes.

6 Evil Empire   ~  May 22, 2013 12:32 pm

I loved gator gum! Wow - I hadn't thought of that in years. I wonder if Josh Wilker has reviewed that bubble card

7 ms october   ~  May 22, 2013 12:38 pm

i loved almost all gum as a kid. hubba bubba, bubble gum, big league chew, bazooka, the gum from blow pops. my jaw almost fell off. the second it ran out of flavor i would pop in a new piece or slab.
the bubble gum from cards tasted like cardboard. i usually liked the grape, strawberry, or original flavors.

8 Alex Belth   ~  May 22, 2013 12:41 pm

Fruitstripe was fun too though that wasn't really bubble gum.

9 Chyll Will   ~  May 22, 2013 12:53 pm

I didn't care what gum it was, I just liked to blow bubbles and occasionally snap it or stick it under my desk. Hubba Bubba and Bubblelicious were the best to blow bubbles with though. I even did the stance!

10 RIYank   ~  May 22, 2013 4:38 pm

I wonder whether thelarmis has ever chewed a piece of gum.

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