Food of the Seventies, Big Mouth Bubblegum

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I think it was called BIG MOUTH >Big Smiley Face Bubble Gum This may have been superbubble, it came in a large plank,on the large wax paper wrapping it had a smiley face. It came in regular, green apple and grape.
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CR Lewis - June 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I have not found this gum on the internet. Any idea who made it? The key was to put the entire slab in your mouth and chew, and try to blow a bubble. It was fun, and I love'd the stuff. One time my Aunt Betty made me spit it out, and said it rediculas to sell kids a product like that. Well that just goes to shoe what she knows!
e vander woude - August 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Same experience. I was partial to green apple. It didn't produce very good bubbles. I think because you have to chew it a while to get the right bubble blowing consistency and I could never keep the whole wad in my mouth long enough. It was too much and I would have to spit it out. Side note on candy consumption. My favorite thing to do with a pack of starburst was to wad them all together into a big ball and eat it like an apple. Yum?
hazel - October 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved Big Mouth Bubble Gum. My favorite was the grape flavor. Great times.
Jay - November 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Oh my Gosh!! I so remember this gum. If I ate all my dinner at Kellar's BBQ in Joplin, Missouri, my dad would buy me a "slab" of Big Mouth bubble gum. Green Apple was the best!
PR - January 23, 2008 - Report this comment
There was a similar product called "Ton O Gum". It was a slab of bubble gum, about the same length & width as a pack of bubblegum cards, but about twice as thick. It was made by either O Pee Chee or Topps, and it came in Regular and Grape (and possibly Apple).
lily - February 25, 2008 - Report this comment
hi!im lily and if any one can help im doing a school progect on 70"s candy! what were some of your fave candys????? i appreciate your help!! please excuse bad grammer im in 6th grade!!!!! lily
robi - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Where is great 70's gum?? I loved the green apple great Calif summer fun !!
peg - May 02, 2008 - Report this comment
OK, you remember the funny stickers that came with big mouth gum? they were spoofs of major brands at the time? i still have a collection of them! wonder if anyone collects that kind of stuff????
peg - May 02, 2008 - Report this comment
never mind! just realized they were wacky packs! not big mouth gum....i have 6 uncommon ones....maybe worth about $2 bucks!
Cyrus - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember going to 7-11 as a kid in the early 70's and buying Big Mouth Bubblegum. I remember getting these stickers inside of each pack that had cartoon monsters with bulgy eyes driving souped up drag racing cars. Does anyone remember those? Peg - you have stickers from those packs? I'd give anything to get my hands on those. What a slice of childhood!
Shannon - June 17, 2009 - Report this comment
My big brother used to take me to the store ("Jayhawk Drug"- Topeka, KS)to get candy, and Big Mouth gum was one of our favorites! I was only 4 or 5 so had to take small bites, but he was in high school and would crack me up by getting the whole thing in his mouth! Some of my best memories!
kris - June 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved this gum and so did my friends…however, our parents always complained that when we chewed it, the grape and apple flavored/scented gum smelled bad. We of course begged to differ, we though it was wonderful! Like Shannon, I took my younger sister to the store for candy buying trips. Fond memories indeed!
Trish Carrithers - July 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I think whoever made this gum should bring it back the kids of today would enjoy it as much as we did. I too would like toknow where it went and why we cant buy it some where
savannah - August 10, 2009 - Report this comment
You know how cool it would be to get Ton O Gum once again if you know anyone who sells this product by o pee chee or anything remotely similar let me know ty from Toronto Ca.
Cergnul64 - January 03, 2010 - Report this comment
My brother and I are sitting here remembering Big Mouth Gum. Our all time favorite. I am the green Apple he is the Grape. Help us out...why did we think it was called Mouthful Gum. with the monsters driving hot rods stickers. I had them stuck all over my dresser as a kid...gone for good. Buy it if we try to bring a replica back. :)
dave - January 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been trying to find this Big Mouth Bubblegum for a long time. I love the gum and really love the cards that came in the pack. If anyone knows where I can get them please post.. thanx
Nancy - March 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Shannon- I have the entire set of those cars- saved them all my life- never could part with them (am 51 now!!). Am taking them to the antique road show today, guess I was a little late in looking here for posts- i never can find any- not even on Ebay!!
Nancy - March 18, 2010 - Report this comment
OOOPSIE! Ment Cyrus!! I'll look back now n then and maybe you can contact me.
KJ - April 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Big Mouth Bubblegum. Always fun to see how much of the slab you could actually put in your mouth. Green Apple was my favorite. In Jr. High we had a bubble blowing contest to see who could blow the most bubbles inside of each one.
RichfromCali - May 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm 50 and when I was in "little league" Big Mouth Gum was a must. I forgot grape was one of the flavors.Does anyone remember the gum or candy that came with the posters of boardwalks or amusement parks with all these odd scenes of guys holding up grannys or bullys choking kids, weird stuff all through the scene? Man I wish I would have saved those! Anybody remember those?
Redman - May 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Wasn't this gum called Mouthful? I remember playing little league baseball and trying to put the whole plank in our mouth - and nearly succeeding, suicide sodas - every flavor in one cup, and can someone please tell me where I can find those charicature stickers that had cars of the 70's: Chevelle, Nova, etc... but they were very souped up and being drivin by creatures like gremlins, trolls, and other monsters.
Steve M. - July 11, 2010 - Report this comment
It was called "Mouthful" It was my favorite and I thought I was the only person in the universe that remembered it until I found this thread. There has got to be a picture of the smiley face wrapper somewhere in the world!
Michael E. - October 05, 2010 - Report this comment
The closest I have found is if you look at the wrapper for Space:1999 Bubblegum Cards, there is an ad for the Mouth Full. It is a yellow smiley face and says Happiness is a Mouth Full of bubblegum. Yea, I'd love to find a wrapper for the gum itself. Green Apple rocked!
Kit - November 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh!! I would love to get my hands on some of this gum. The one I remember was called "Mouthful". I have been looking for years. I loved the green apple and grape equally. My friend and I never even thought to put the whole thing in our mouths at once. We took bites of it and it lasted us for awhile. Yum!
tom - November 30, 2010 - Report this comment
first bubble I ever blew was from a wad of grape mouthful. i think it was half-a-slab . . .
Ed - December 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Lived in New Orleans - I'm 50 - in late 1960's I would ride my banana bike to "Time Saver" and on the ride back stuff my face with a "Big Mouth". So much gum I would be slobbering the stuff. Bubbles were out of the question due to volume and you had to eat the whole thing or what’s the point? Cost a dime and the size of a deck of poker cards. Stickers all over my bedroom door with those evil deranged bug eyed gems. Cool
Bill - March 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I have FINALLY found people who remember!..I'm 50 and LOVED Green Apple..Wish I saved my cards! Glad someone did...I've been trying to find this or something similar since the mid ninties...anything close?
Deb - April 11, 2011 - Report this comment
When I was in High School my friend and I decided to each chew a slab of Big Mouth Bubble Gum in science class and we were trying to blow bubbles and laughing so hard we got sent to the principals office. He caught us in the hall and asked what we were laughing about and my friend asked him if he ever had one of those days where he couldn't stop laughing and he said his job was a bag of laughs. I will never forget the gum or the principal shaking his head at us like he was wondering what he was going to do with us.
kathy - May 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Traveling back home to arkansas after a memorial day weekend in illinois. Just stopped at gas station for a treat and came away with a bag of individually wrapped jolly rancher hard candies. I mentioned to my husband that i wish they still made the jolly rancher watermelon, apple, cherry and fire sticks like they used to....remember those?? I then mentioned that i also wish we could still buy those slabs of bubble gum with the big smiley face on the apple was my fav!! Got back in the car and started my google search that brought me here....glad to know i'm not alone!
Bob H. - July 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes, it was called "mouthful" bubblegum. I remember it in the late 60's...awesome b'gum! And it came as a BIG thick slab of gum, bout the size of a baseball card (remember those?). I seem to remember the package having a cartoon-ish character with a bulging check of this gum in his mouth and a dumb look on his face (of course, that made it all the more interesting!). Luv'd the Sour Apple flavor the best. Wished I could find a pic of the package. Wish'd I could find that b'gum now!
Carolyn F - March 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember when it first came out, "Mouthful bubblegum." It was about the size of a deck of cards and came in grape and green apple. If it came in "regular" I don't know because we wouldn't have been interested in that. My grandmother wouldn't let us get the grape flavor because she couldn't stand the smell of it. Eventually you could get the whole deck into your mouth, but you couldn't talk through it. And no, it didn't make very good bubbles.
Janice - January 05, 2013 - Report this comment
I thought it was called "Happiness is" ... I have been looking all over for an image. Anyone have one?
jeff - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm 52. Late 60's,early 70's it was little league in the city park,bananna seat 5 speed schwinn,and a huge wad of big mouth bubble gum. Wish I knew the road back there. Much simpler times.
Lonnie - July 17, 2013 - Report this comment
I can't believe that people remember this gum! Every time I tell some one about it they look at me like I have a foot growing out of my forehead. My favorite was the green apple. I would have my mom buy me like 10 packs, and I would sell them at school!
Cindy - September 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Those were some of my best childhood memories trying to stuff it all in your mouth at once
Shortskiqueens - March 11, 2014 - Report this comment
Wow!I had to have the grape big mouth gum everyday with my pack of now& laters and pumpkin seeds.I have been trying to get my hands on big mouth gum so I can show my kids what 36cents bought mr every morning. Big mouth gum banana now and laters and sun e boy pumpkin seeds. The good old days. Boy you could get 100 pieces of candy for a dollar. Penny candies.
johnmar - June 08, 2014 - Report this comment
I thought that it was called Mouthful gum. Anyone remember the same?
Garmac - July 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Those cards were of the "Rat Fink" collection of monsters driving souped up muscle cars. Forgot the artists name, but very popular at that time.
Redemed555 - September 22, 2014 - Report this comment
Hello fellow gummers yesss grape was the best. I spent many summer days sitting outside the 7 11 eagerly unwraping that big yellow smile to get to that grapeidy sweet goodness.and the card with the awsume chopper motorcycle.still have a few.bazooka also put out a pack like it with giant bazooka jeo cards. Got some of those too. Oh to be young again.i would pay good money for some of thay gum.
JimJ - October 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I too have been looking for Big Mouth Gum. The closest thing I found is "Big League Chew". It is the shredded gum that comes in a pack that resembles leaf chewing tobacco. I found it in grape and sour apple. If you put the whole pack in your mouth, chew with your eyes closed you'll think your back in the 70's!
Perry - October 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember the Mouthfull.How about the Giant Sweet Tarts? Big as a yo-yo!
Kay - June 13, 2015 - Report this comment
It was called Mouth Full (two words) google it and you will see the wrappers. I have been looking for the name for years and found it today.
Rob Lambert - June 14, 2015 - Report this comment
Big Mouth Gum was made by Topps. One version of it was on a stick, similar to a lollipop. A cartoon boy is pictured tasting it. Mouth Full Gum was made by the Donruss Company. Some versions of it featured the smiley face. Others showed a cartoon boy or girl blowing a bubble. That one had the apple flavor. Both brands were around, roughly, from 1976 to 1985.
Justaguy - January 06, 2016 - Report this comment
O yeah...Mouth Full bubble gum was great. Always had to be Green Apple or Grape. If they had any other flavors I wouldn't know. Grew up in High Point, NC and would go to the Flash Market or Columbia Food Market to get it. Even though it was a gigantic slab of gum, you really couldn't share. Everyone had to have their own. My other favorite gum was the banana flavored bubble gum that came in the packs of Monkee cards. Always thought it was clever to have banana gum in those packs. Great memories !! Too bad the world sucks now.
Scott H - April 15, 2016 - Report this comment
I used to love this gum. I would chew the green apple and be halfway across the room from my mom and she would be able to smell it. She did not like that smell. ;-)
TroyinReno - May 24, 2016 - Report this comment
I was 4 years old the first time I tried it. My oldest brother left a pack of grape on his nightstand and said that I could break of a little piece, once in awhile, and he left with his guitar. He didn't say how many times I could do that. He got back a few hours later to a tiny corner of the gum left in a big wax wrapper. I only took a little piece at a time!! He laughed and messed up my hair. I miss you, Steve.

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