Food of the Seventies, Black Cat Bubble Gum

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This pitch black bubble gum tasted like licorice and made wonderful bubbles.
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PR - February 04, 2008 - Report this comment
The same company also made Magic Cat Bubble Gum. This stuff came in a similar yellow wrapper to Black Cat, but the cat on it was hot pink. They also made Green Cat (spearmint) and Purple Cat (grape). In Canada, the "Cat" gums sold for 2 cents a piece, in the mid-1970s. They were not widely available. Only one shop in my town sold them. When you unwrapped a piece of Magic Cat, it was pale yellow. But when you put it in your mouth and chewed it a bit, it turned the brightest hot pink I've ever seen in a bubble gum. The flavour was a mild, marshmallowy-fruity kind of flavour. The closest equivalent I've found is Anglo Bubbly bubble gum, with a flavour described as "pear". It blows great bubbles (even with just one piece), and it's not as overpoweringly sweet as North American bubble gum. I seem to recall that Anglo made the various "Cat" bubble gums, but I haven't been able to find a photo of any of the old wrappers to verify this. All I have is a memory of seeing the name "ANGLO" on the wrappers back then. Magic Cat was abruptly yanked from the shelves, after only a year or so. I've heard it was because the bright pink food colouring was found to be carcinogenic. But I've no documentation to confirm or disprove this.
Marty - February 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Black Cat Bubble Gum was the most awesome bubble blowing gum I have ever come accross. It was a flat rectangle shape wrapped in a yellow waxed paper with a slinky black cat on the front of the wrapper. Sometimes there were small comics wrapped inside as well that were printed on the same waxed paper. There were also other things inside the wrapper at times but I just can't recall what they were. The gum had an aniseed flavour and we used to be able to buy 5 pieces of this wicked gum for only one cent! It was very popular because of how big the bubbles were but there was always a sense of fear that overcame you when you blew a really big Black Cat bubble... Black Cats were well known for how seriously sticky they were if you got it on your face, or worse in your hair. In my opinion Black Cats were stronger than Super Glue! I don't know of any solvent known to man that would dissolve a Black Cat and if it did end up in your hair then the only solution was to cut it out with scissors. Many a hair dresser have made their fortune by being kept busy with cutting Black Cats out of kids hair. I had one boy in my school class who had a Black Cat bubble pop onto his face and it was there for more than a week. As a matter of fact he ended up with scabs on his lips because he tried to pick the gum off his face and it took the skin off. True Story! I must admit, this instilled a healthy respect for this fearsome lolly, and I never was game to go all the way with a bubble even when I knew I could blow one bigger then my own head! Imagine that popping and encasing your entire head in a thin inpenetrable film. Like being shrink wrapped! Does any one know of any deaths being attributed to the bursting of a Black Cat bubble? We have asked everywhere and can't get them anymore. I can't quite recall who manufactured them and it always makes you wonder if something that was so powerfully sticky was discontinued because it had a problem. Something that tough surely has to be carcinogenic! For anyone who was at primary school during the late sixties and early seventies, Black Cats were a staple part of their lolly diet. Black Cats,...industrial strength professional bubble gum that only the truly fearless would dare blow a serious bubble with.
ostrich - February 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Yep - I remember Black Cat bubble gum, Green Cat came out later, and Purple Cat as well. Great stuff! This was in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Jim - September 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I can remember blowinghuge bubbles.Once I blew a bubble large than my head, and it burst, leaving a black mask over my entire face and in my hair. In the 70's most guys had long hair, and so did I.My eyelids stuck open for a week. I never learned from it though. Gawd it was the best. I still look for it.It's like treasure hunting.
tracey - September 23, 2008 - Report this comment
can you still get this gum? Or anything like it? What was the company name? Thanks,
Mary - November 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember this gum well growing up and was just talking about it to a friend this Halloween. It was amazing for us licorice lovers. I would be interested in knowing if they are still manufacturing it and where I can get some.
Sue - November 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Sad to say they don't make it any longer. But...there's a candy shop in the flea market near Stouffville, Ontario that brought in a "chicklet" type gum - tasted almost the same as the old black cat, but it just wasn't the same lol For 5 cents we loaded up a little paper bag of stuff 5 for a penny blackballs, 3 for a penny mojo's and a 2 cent piece of black cat we were set for a day.
Jack - November 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Hi, Black Cat bubble gum was also available in Australia during the 70's. I share the sentiments displayed on this website. It was the best gum ever. Not only was it good for blowing bubbles but it had the most wonderful silky smooth texture that seemed to outlast any other bubble. A truly high quality bubble gum. I look for it all the time but, alas, it is not stocked in Australia.
jim - April 27, 2009 - Report this comment
can you get it anywere?
Sharyn - June 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I live in Adelaide Australia and would love to know where i could buy it from also
bruce - June 26, 2009 - Report this comment
in Montreal I would go to the corner store a get bottle of 7up and bag a of Black Cat Gum. Great were those days, black cat again would be the best they do not make gum like that any more.
malcoops - June 29, 2009 - Report this comment
it was bloody awesome ,I reminis about it everyweek and Im 45,the bubbles ,the taste ,the colour...I use to freeze it over night in the freezer I reckon it gained its taste back...mum thought I was mad and dad just thought I was a filthy little ...bubble blower. wish some one would make it again
Linda - July 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I, too, am a huge fan of Black Cat Bubble Gum. In fact, one of the things that used to come wrapped in side were the flags of the world. I and my friends had a Black Cat Bubble Gum Club in Saskatoon, SK and we used to trade flags. I would love to know just how many other people collected them!
savannah - August 10, 2009 - Report this comment
This gum is by far my fondest memory of the 70's retro candy era as well as Ton Of Gum, funny enough you can find a pic of this gum but not Black Cat...still scary why they pulled this awesome flavoured gum off the shelf...there were stories it contained carcinogens but what did we know...hope nothing shows up years later now....
MANSES - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
worzel - August 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I have an unopened Blackcat gum. Have tried uploading a picture several times. Get "completed" message, but no picture ever appears.
Sue.. - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes where is the "black cat gum",, I had picked up a pkg of Black Jack gum made by Adams but it isn't the same. This one has a liquorish taste and it is gray not BLACK. Can we get it back. WE WANT BLACK GUM back.... ;0)
micpenn - September 08, 2009 - Report this comment
wow, it seem anyone of my age I mention this gum to they all say the same thing - it was the greatest! I too have tried the stick gum called "Black jack" but it's definitely not the same. I have searched high and low and could not find it most candy store salespeople have never heard of it unless someone of roughly my age that grew up in the early seventies overhears the request and usually they pipe in "that gum was great". I bet if someone could resurrect the receipe they could make a fortune!
Margie - September 12, 2009 - Report this comment
This was the greatest bubble gum ever, I have searched all the cities that I have visited and yhe internet hoping to buy some from somewhere but no luck! will we ever be able to get it again?
Kim Robert - October 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Black Cat was great ! Also enjoyed purple and loved Green Cat which was similar to a Dutch salty taste. Any on have any ? :-)
Anna - January 13, 2010 - Report this comment
It was very popular here in Iceland as well. I loved it. Can someone share a picture of the wrapper just for a nostalgic flashback, Please...
Imani - January 18, 2010 - Report this comment
My Dad is always telling me about when he was a kid growing up in Calgary,Alberta,Canada he used to chew black cat bubble gum and bell boy bubble gum and nothing could even come close to how great those bubble gums were and this was in the late 60s and early 70s, they was no bubble gum n the planet that could compare to this two bubble gums.
Lupe - January 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm from Curacao. And I must say that this bubble gum's name is on my lips for months now. I will be celebrating my 50th birthday in March and wanted Black Cat bubble gum and Bazooka. I've found Bazooka on the net but no Black Cat.
Henry- febuary 12,2010 - February 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh boy that is a long time ago.The fisrt time i got one from my Dad as a kid in the late 70´s.The funny thing is i still got the taste in my mind.There was store named shortstop in Kitchener Ont.were i bought it..yeh great stuff.
tammy-joy - February 26, 2010 - Report this comment
wow!!!!! i loved black cat bubble gum on our travels we always have a look out for the gum but its no where to be found too bad, the good old days when a penny bought so much joy!! calgary alberta
Debbie Kreamer - April 06, 2010 - Report this comment
wow what what i would do to have a piece of Black Cat Gum best gum that was ever made !! Golden B.C
Classix - April 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember purple,black,red and yellow cat gum.I collected a set of soccer instruction comics from the Purple Cat i think.Man do i miss the flavor especially when Hank and Herb visit
Dave - May 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I found some "Black Jack" gum in the candy store in Canmore alberta. Made by Adams. Good licorice flavour, reminds me of Black Cat bubble gum.
Christine - August 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I too am a fan of Black Cat, I have been on a quest for the past 15 years to find some so that my children could have the pleasure of blowing those awsome bubbles!!! What I would do to have a piece of Black Cat, it was the best!!!
Rosati - August 18, 2010 - Report this comment
My family & I went on a trip to Italy in 1979. My aunt brought a full bag of Black Cat gum and it was gone by the first week. We loved it. We are going back to Italy for another family trip & want to bring it for old time sakes. Can you still get it?
pauline - August 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Yep, I loved BC gum also and feel my kids are missing something great!! We chewed the gum for ages and then stuck it in the fridge to be continued on with the next day...and the next!!The Choo Choo Bar was another wonderful black confectionary that disappeared for years and has finally made a comeback, but is nowhere near as good as the old one!! If they do bring BC gum back, chances are it won't be the same... : ( And we won't even start discussing the disappearance of the Pollywaffle!!!
Florence - August 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I was a child of the 60's/70's. Me and my sister and our friends loved black cat gum! we used to get it from two places in our neighbourhood...either the corner drug store or the corner smoke shop. such fond memories of black cat gum...blowing those huge bubbles. i searched high and low for it a few years ago, went to sugar mountain in toronto. the sales clerk was much younger than me but she knew about it, said people my age come in asking for it all the time. she said they dont make it anymore...bummer.
Teresa - August 28, 2010 - Report this comment
i LOVED black cat gum...... growing up,i played softball, center field,and i HAD to have BLACK CAT GUM,im 45 and was askin my mother just this evening if she remembered it , and of course she did.......and now i want some! and no fake version either ! i wish they still made it, or even something close to it
cheryl - September 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Black Cat Bubble Gum....oooh yummy...such a comfort treat...I remember that from the late 60's early 70's...used to buy it at the old corner store across from mitchell school in Richmond BC...always searching for it..cant find anything like it...broke down and got some thrills gum...yep still tastes the same flavour of soap as it always did lol
Betty in Montreal - September 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I can't believe how many Black Cat fans there are! Really, they should bring this wonderful gum back. I especially loved the taste as I'm also a big fan of licorice. My favorite thing was to cover my two front teeth with the gum and then smile at people. It was good for a few laughs! I miss the gum. Black Jack doesn't even come close.
Ron in Peterborough - September 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Man, what I wouldn't do to sink my teeth into a piece of Black Cat..those were th golden days of candy. Someone should resurrect it - the market is there.
Sue - October 22, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG I have had a craving for Black Cat Gum for a long time...The 70's were the best for alot of things but mostly Black Cat gum...Pleeeaseeee make it fake version...I want the real thing. Black Cat gum was AWESOME!!
Val - October 27, 2010 - Report this comment
When I was about six and living on the West Island (Montreal-ish), we had to go quite a distance to get this yummy gum.. and it was worth it.... through wood trails, across a busy main road and down a road to a rundown candy shop run by hippies. Then we had to get back without being seen. Those were definitely the days of innocence and adventure!
krista - October 29, 2010 - Report this comment
though black cat gum is discontinued, i've heard that some countries in europe (pretty sure Holland is one of them) that make black licorice mentos and the taste is pretty similar. there are a couple websites you can buy it through online and they will ship it to you.
Simon - November 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes, The most awesome gum ever, best bubbles ever and we used to buy it by the bag full with sunny boys in the 70s at the corner Milk Bar. They also at one stage came with Tatoos under the wrapper. Really miss this, if anyone knows where to find any, please let us know on the post.
how - December 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Can you purchase anywhere?
DAN - December 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I have no idea how black cat chewing gum taste like but it sure sounds good my dad simon (on the post) loves and keeps trying to find it so if you know where it is tell on postapparently it is good so i want some
KAL - January 21, 2011 - Report this comment
WHERE CAN WE BUY IT.. My grandma used to bride me with this just so that I would go to school. Flags and tatoos, gosh the good ol days.
Norm - March 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember this as I collected the country flags that were included in each gum. I am missing #2 of the 48 flag set. If anyone has this please post, I really would like to complete this set. If anyone else is looking for these I have some doubles.
Susy - April 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I was born in the early '70s and as a small child my family owned a small corner store in Calgary, Alberta. Before I started school I would sit in the store and "help" my mother and grandparents - my favorite part was watching them make up little brown bags of the penny candies. We sold Black Cat gum and I remember chewing it many times. I'm not a fan of black licorice but this gum was amazing - the taste; the texture - so wonderful! Even the wrapper was cool! I remember after I started school I would keep a piece in my pocket all day so that I could chew it on my way home. Sure wish they would make it again. Years ago there was a somewhat comparable gum called Black Bart but I haven't seen it around in years either.
Therin of Andor - April 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Not often seen in regular shops in Australia, but you'd often get a square or two thrown into a candy showbag at our annual Royal Easter Show, Sydney, in the early 70s. But... don't let anyone tell you that "Green Cat" was spearmint flavoured. No one I knew could tolerate the flavour of "Green Cat". Those first few bites, it tasted more like the flavour of a stinky public toilet! An overwhelming strange/foul smell that went straight up your nasal cavities. We used to dare each other to chew it without holding one's nose. It did make pretty cool bubbles, though.
HELEN - May 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Stephen innes - May 16, 2011 - Report this comment
My god I've been looking for this for decades, I would buy a case of it if I could find it. My mouth is salivating thinking about the silky smooth texture and huge bubbles and the set gum in the world!!!!!!
Elizabeth Costanzo - May 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I too have been looking for Black Cat bubble gum yummmmmmy!! They don't make it anymore. I used to buy the penny candy as kid and loved it. We used to stick it on our teeth and it then looked like you had no teeth. What I would do to buy a bag of Black Cat.
Eric - June 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved Black Cat Gum and wish it were still available. Anglo Confectionery Ltd. used to make it, does anyone know how it was made, or does anyone know someone who worked for Anglo? I uploaded a picture of this wonderful gum to this site, but it has not appeared.
Mercedes - July 02, 2011 - Report this comment
my friend and I have been searching fo r quite some time for black cat bubble gum that we loved as children. we have noticed that it has been discontinued yet other confectionary from the same era have been resurrected. so can someone get their act together and make it again. the market is there if these comments are an indication of its continuing popularity.
Katrín - July 28, 2011 - Report this comment
We had that here in Iceland to and í loved it, would love to have it back ummm:O))
Shawn - July 29, 2011 - Report this comment
The girl I shared my first romantic kiss with back around '73 was chewing Black Cat...what a memory.
brian - July 29, 2011 - Report this comment
black cat best ever,company probly got bought out so other gum companys can make a profit, if they bring it back all others will go broke, wish i had the know how to make.
PawloA - September 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember this gum and I had the whoe flag collection. I was missing one flag #13 and I made my own county and flag information to fill it in.
karen - September 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved black cat gum. It was the best licorice flavour ever, so good you wanted to swallow it but then it would be gone. I think of it often, yummmmmm. It's nice to know how world wide it was. vancouver island, bc, canada
Pam - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I too have searched everywhere for some black cat. As kids we always had black cats or bell boys stuffed in our pockets and our mouths. Best bubbles ever. Used to get in so much trouble at school for chewing them in class. The taste stays with you for life - oh for one more.
cab - October 11, 2011 - Report this comment
so many good memories with the black cat bubblegum. i remember chewing about ten or so, blew the biggest bubble, then my brother poped it an gum was stuck all ova my hair...mum was not impressed as she cut it all out...but worth it..can still remember the cat u rock....
Martin - October 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Ohh yes, black cat bubblegum was also big here in Denmark in the 70's. It had a nice sweet lakris taste, and it was ice and soft, but the most important, it kept it's black color while you chewed it, it was so nice. What company made it?
acsc - November 01, 2011 - Report this comment
It was made in the UK by Anglo
Armand - November 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh I so remember and I do very much miss this gum!!!! I have searched and this is what I found.... Filed 1968-06-15 Registered 1969-05-02 Renewed 1984-05-02 Expunged - Non-use 1993-07-30 I think this is the end of the line for this famous sad. This is exactly what happends when companies are bought out... from ANGLO CONFECTIONERY LIMITED to ROWNTREE MACKINTOSH PLC and finally...Nestle.
Mickey - November 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Green cat was kind of a Dutch licorice flavor...salty sweet. Loved both black and green ( with a pep chew?)
Liloto - November 26, 2011 - Report this comment
Black Cat bubble gum was THE best gum around in Saskatchewan Canada in the 1960's and 70's. With the slick black cat on the wrapper and the Flags of the World inside, there was no other gum to even consider! My friend and her brother and I collected all 51 flags of the world and chewed that licorice flavored treasure by stuffing as many pieces in our mouths as we could. If the day was cold enough the bubble would freeze and harden without getting all over your face...IF you were lucky!
Shelley - December 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Black Cat gum was my absolute favorite gum when I was growing up. Soft to chew, great bubbles, great taste that lasted and lasted. We used to have this little dish called a gum stopper, we used to put our Black Cat gum on it and could chew it the next day after rinsing it off. The flavour never ran out. You can't get it anymore unfortunately. I spoke with the people at Sugar Mountain (I love in Winnipeg) and they told me that the reason it isn't being made anymore is that it is to expensive to make now to keep the same quality. The reason that it stayed so black and the flavour lasted and lasted and it had some a soft smooth texture was because the gum actually had real licorice in it. Sugar Mountain bought the rights to it but won't make it because of the expense. So sad, I'd gladly pay a couple of bucks just to have a piece to chew again, it was wonderful stuff!!!!
Keith - January 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember this buble gum when I was a kid. Yellow wrapper & very strong aniseed smell.There were a few places where you could get it aound Auckland New Zealand. Haven't seen it for years.Best tasting gum Ive ever had.
Steven - February 03, 2012 - Report this comment
You would think that by now with all of the comments displayed here over the last few years, somebody somewhere that may have the secret recipe to probably the best gum ever made, would bow down to the black cat gum gods and minions and start making it again. I will take the first order please.
Awesome - February 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved blackcat gumm the best try banff to buy chocolate licorice is also awesome
chris - February 27, 2012 - Report this comment
has anyone seen Black Cat gum recently i'm in ontario
Donna - March 04, 2012 - Report this comment
In Montreal we used to get Black Cat Gum at Marks and Spencers, in the food section and also shortbread. I also wish someone would bring it back. Ahh well....
Wendy - March 21, 2012 - Report this comment
You would think with this many people remembering Black Cat gum so fondly, someone with a bit of money and some ingenuity would try to purchase the rights/recipe/formula/patent or whatever necessary and try to re-create the gum to sell to us! I saw the words "black cat" randomly today, and suddenly I saw a flash of a rectangular brick of black gum!!! HAD to look it up to see if it still existed. Ah, the good ol' days...penny candy...a quarter would get you a brick of sponge toffee, a bag of chips, a soda, and a little paper bag of black balls, gum, fudge babies, marshmallow strawberries, and pixie stix.
Amanda - March 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm onlt 22 yeras old but after reading all the moments about old Black Cat bubble gum story. I would love to try it to see how nice it would tast like ant I love licorice please bring it back again so I can try it.
steve greenwood - April 26, 2012 - Report this comment
l remember buying black cat when l was at .... Aston school in Dunstable at dinner time some times we were given permission to cross the road to the little shop that was like an Aldins-cave of sweets and l often got black cat l loved the waxy wrapper and the licorice gum slightly powdered . : )
Brenda - May 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember Black Cat Gum. We use to buy it all the time when I was a child. Windsor Ontario Canada had it all the time at the Starlite Stores. I am interested in finding out how to get more. 48 yrs later and still waiting.
darryl - May 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I also have fond memories of this incredible gum, the flavour, the texture. There was an "old candy" shop on denman st. in vancouver, b.c back in 2005 and I purchased some packs of my favourite gum. Needless to say, only 2 packs have survived. The packages still retain the aroma of this licorice gum. There is a address and phone number on the side of the packaging, have never phoned, but with all this reminising I think I will be giving them a call to find out more
MrsScorch - June 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks to whoever set up this site. It's great reading all the fond Black Cat memories. I guess I'll give up my search for the elusive gum! It was definitely the best gum ever!! My favorite black cat memory was getting in the back of my uncle's pick up. Me and about eight of my cousins and friends. We would drive 12 miles to the 'local' butcher shop. You'd have to go to his house and he'd drive down the road with us to open the shop. He had an old Coke chest with freezing cold water in it. Remember those? The adults would buy steaks and the kids would buy Frosty Root Beer or Crush grape or cream soda, Scotties Potato Chips and a pocket full of Black Cat Bubble Gum. With all the interest in BC gum don't ya think whoever has the recipe and rights would start making it again? Another poster on this blog wrote that a company in Winnipeg has the rights. I'd gladly pay $2 for those little squares of gum! It would be so popular. I'm begging....please make it again!
Michelle Sink Gillespie - July 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Wow! The memories of living on the island of Bonaire in the Caribbean and buying Black Cat gum :-) There was a little store across from the school. We would go by there and buy them by the bag full! I have looked for this gum over the last 20years and never have found them. I did try Black Jack but it is not the same :-( Great memories!!!
Ray - September 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm also looking for Black cat and Bell boy (pink)
PJ - September 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember them as a kid, used to buy a handful of them and put them in my pocket. It had such a great licorice taste, was pretty ticked off when it stopped showing up in the little store where I used to purchase it. Nothing like a northern Ontario summer of camping, fishing and chewing on a Black Cat gum.
Kevin - September 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Darryl, what is the address and phone number you have, could you share that with us? I am 54 and still miss Black Cat gum!!!! (Grew up in Penticton BC) Thanks, Kevin
black cat man - September 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Ahh the black cat, bring back black cat! bring back black cat says the mob!
George - November 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes, Blac Cat is the best gum I ever had back in the 1960's and yes remembrance of the smell and taste never leaves you. Also good, but not as great, we're Bell Boy and Metro gum. Actually found some Metro gum here in Adelaide about 6 years ago but have not seen it since. Sigh....
Leslie - November 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I have spoken to many people here in aussie and they dont remember it ,but i do .The only thing i didnt like about it was that i had white blonde hair and the boy nextdoor use to put it in my hair ,right to thr roots and mum had to cut it out .lol I think they come with tats also ??? Am i right on that one ??? Yeah bring it back .We now have choo choo bars back in aussie now ,so fingers crossed the cats may make an apperance soon .lol
Elizabeth Costanzo - November 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh what I would do for some black cat bubblegum. I too still remember the taste and the great bubbles. Even down to the white powder on top of the gum. Dang someone should bring it back I'm sure it would not last long.
Pam - November 22, 2012 - Report this comment
Used to buy Black Cat gum at the Wizz in Toronto before going to camp. My dad was a dentist and it was Halloween and camp when we were allowed candy. I never did like black licorice but loved Black Cat gum. I happened on an old time candy store on highway 11 on the way to the cottage. The owner was very knowledgable and stocks lots of the old stuff but says Black Cat is gone and isn't coming back. Really sad!!
Lynn - March 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I agree - Black Cat gum from the 70's was the best. One of the large candy companies should buy the rights and make it again. It would sell and I would think they would have a hard time keeping up with the demand!! I also tried the Black Jack gum. It is ok, but not even close to Black Cat!! I also loved the dubble bubble (easily found still), and the chocolate flavored one - I think it was Hubba Bubba. Would love that one again too!
Paul W - March 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember Black Cat, Bell Boy and one called Bazooka gum. Loved Black Cat though, wish it was around still, nothing comes close to it at all. I remember the Bazooka gum used to be a solid cylinder of pink gum but then I guess to hold the price of it they made it with a hollow centre, reducing the amount you got for the purchase price. Bring back Black Cat!!!!!!
Dana - April 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm trying to find advertisement signs or anything related to Black Cat Gum as a gift for my mom on Mother's Day. Does anyone have any info/links/etc. as to where I might find something? I feel like I've searched everywhere. Please email me:
Tracy - July 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I grew up in Scarborough, Ontario. Black Cat gum was a favorite! I don't remember any of the other "cat" gums, but I do remember a gum called Magic Peak gum that started out yellow and then turned bright pink. Who remembers what those ice cream treats were called that were orange sherbert and vanilla ice cream and when you finished it there was a plastic character inside? Buried Treasure??? Those were great, too!
Bernie - October 03, 2013 - Report this comment
my fav gums Black Cat and Bell Boy were available in Australia in the 70'S from the corner store in Port Douglas in far North Queensland. Very fond memories of these.
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Cate - February 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Black cat gum was the best!! I grew up in South Australia and we all loved BC. We also had Metro gum that was coated in a powder, and Big Charlie's which was a foot long stick of hot pink bubble gum. great memories.
gary - February 23, 2014 - Report this comment
i used to chew black cat gum then stick it up my bum
Jodie of Hamilton ON - March 22, 2014 - Report this comment
I would LOVE to chew another piece of BLACK CAT BUBBLE GUM one more time before I die. I am 48 and no longer chew bubble gum but I would if it were a piece of BCBG.
John - May 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Black Cat was definitely the cat's meow in gum. Shame it's not made anymore.
Claire - June 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. From 1971 to 1973, this was the only "candy" I would have, BLACK CAT Gum, YUM!!!! I've been trying to find a web site that would still sell some. All of you are correct, Black Cat gum was the best, I can still taste it. Someone should contact the makers of the day and have them make it again. What a wonderful thing it would be.
dan - July 01, 2014 - Report this comment
there is the links for black cat gum got at black cat review &brand information
dan - July 01, 2014 - Report this comment
3948919 canada inc Ottawa Ontario k2p 1m3 u gona have ur responce for black cat bubbl gum ,, i whant tha gum again pls
dave - August 28, 2014 - Report this comment
my friends and i would search the ditches for pop bottles. we got 2 cents return at the little store in our home town in blackstock ont. then we would buy all the black cat gum we could. we loved the stuff...nothing like it today.that was around 1970
Anita - September 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I used to LOVE this chewing gum-BLACK EYE BRAND Still have dreams of going to look for this chewing gum. PLEASE CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHERE I CAN BUY IT FROM?
Rob Lambert - September 28, 2014 - Report this comment
Black Cat bubble gum, while quite popular in Canada, had limited exposure in America. Produced in England for nearly twenty years, Black Cat was never picked up by any of the American gum manufacturere. It was imported, however, through variety store chains such as Woolworth's. Black Cat did not sell well over this short period in America. Much of it was simply brought into the country from Canada, in areas like Detroit, Seattle and Buffalo by private citizens who loved it, and wanted to share it with relatives and friends in America. At least, none of the commentaries here cofused Black Cat with Black Jack by Adams.
Deevo - October 20, 2014 - Report this comment
LOVE black cat, I tell my wife and kids about it but they don't like licorice. Every once in a while at Christmas a kiosk will open in the mall selling retro candy (Licorice Fountain etc.) but never found Black Cat gum. Where have all the good times gone!!
valerie - November 12, 2014 - Report this comment
This was the best gum ever! I wish I could buy some today. It was so soft and the flavor was fantastic and lasted a long time
Ruth - November 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved Black Cat Gum. Lunch break from school, local fish and chip shop and Black Cat bubble gum. Just the best. I wish they would bring it back.
kerry - December 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I L O V E D this gum as well. Used to load up for a penny per pc. had a smooth chewing texture and DELICIOUS.. chewed that stuff for hours on end I too would pay way more than necessary to have some..
Justine - January 24, 2015 - Report this comment
I was just trying to explain this gum to my kid who would LOVE to try it. My sister and I made our little friend make a Black Cat gum necklace. Hardy har har. His mum had to scrub it off with a stiff brush and turps. I'm in Australia and always ate this gum as a kid in the 1970s. I love thinking about our wonderful old lollies. Also loved White Knights, RedSkins, ChooChooBars, Bazooka gum. Especially the ginormous slabs of stiff Bazooka, so huge that, if you crammed it all in your gob, you had zero chance of being able to close your mouth!
Michel - April 29, 2015 - Report this comment
I too loved Black Cat. The last time I found it and should have bought all that was there was in 1992 in Gibsons Bc Canda at Billy Fongs a conveance stor in lower Gibsons billy is no longer in buiness any more and he never devuldged were he got his hands on it but I suspect some were in Belinham Washington as he often went across the border to get things not avalible in Canada. Some body shou write into that show (What Ever Happend To) they usualy do people but in this case they should make an exeption and I think you'd all agree
donna - September 22, 2015 - Report this comment
many saskatoon and saskatchewan people like me! my favourite candy and gum of all time.. esp as i love licorice. i dont remember the green cat being spearmint - odd.. but i do remember liking it.. just not as much as black cat :) I would give my kingdom for a piece! Maybe someone knows a media person and we could get this on the news as a story.. maybe someone knows about the original company that made it, stranger things have happened and it would be a dream come true to have another company take up the black cat recipe and hook a whole new generation on it :)
Rob Lambert - September 22, 2015 - Report this comment
Donna: I found an image of the Black Cat display box on, and filled with wrapped gum pieces. box is mainly yellow and orange. Cat's head, paws and tail around logo. To see this enlarged (you might see the name of the company which made these), you have to sign up with Pinterest. I haven't, because there may be a fee involved. After Googling Black Cat, this was all I could come up with. It's been close to 30 years since it was made, in UK or Canada.
Richard - February 24, 2016 - Report this comment
Not only the best bubble also gave us hours of pleasure scaring girls tooth in our mouths.......
Fairs - March 21, 2016 - Report this comment
Bellboy and Black Cat bubblegum surely there is, someone to reinvent the best bubblegum a ever, I am Aussie and at anytime I would buy 5 of each as a child in the 60's blowing the best bubbles nothing has compared since!
Bern - April 28, 2016 - Report this comment
I was a Black Cat, Ball Boy and Bazooka fan in the 70's when I was about 10 years old. God I loved the stuff. Can still remember the taste and makes my mouth water thinking about it. Gotta wonder what the ingredients were to make them so additive. At the time I lived at Port Douglas in North Qld, Australia. Pretty sure I kept the local convenience store in business with the sale of Bubble gum. Wish I could still buy some for old times sake.
Bern - April 29, 2016 - Report this comment
Anglo still make a pink bubble gum that makes huge bubbles you can find it on this online store
Lor and Sheena - August 25, 2016 - Report this comment
We remember black cat gum so well. It was the only gum we chewed in the 70's. We had a contest to see who could get the most pieces of gum in their mouth. Sheena won with 64 pieces - the wad mich have been almost 3 inches in diameter. A lot of giggling happened that day. It's 40 years later and I'm still looking for Black Cat gum. Please bring it back!
John - October 03, 2016 - Report this comment
An identical licorice bubble gum was sold in 1965 for a time in Sydney, Australia. It was called Corroboree Gum, it had an orange wrapper with a small tale on Aboriginal culture. I don't know who made it, pretty sure it wasn't Scanlens.
Joe - January 10, 2017 - Report this comment
I'm an American who grew up in Kenya just outside of Nairobi in the early 70s. We loved Black Cat and I still remember walking down to the little village shop and buying it. Can't remember the price. I was hoping it was still made somewhere, but looks like it isn't. Maybe it's time for a licorice gum comeback??
LYN - May 02, 2017 - Report this comment
Growing up used to chew Black Cat and it was my favorite, the taste, texture and the bubbles were for me the best! Great memories and would by some right away if it were available
Richard - May 25, 2017 - Report this comment
It appears that black Cat gum is being revived.
Mandy - June 30, 2017 - Report this comment
How farst can you bring the back cat bubble gum to the markets so we all can buy them thank you
Elsa - August 26, 2017 - Report this comment
I loved that gum! It was made by Allen's Candy I believe and first marketed in England, I read I bit ago they where bringing it back, hope it tastes the same.
Elsa - August 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Sorry it was Anglo-American Chewing Gum Ltd that had the gum and it is returning, they have a facebook page if anyone is interested! Search Black Cat Gum on FB.
jimmy matho - April 10, 2018 - Report this comment
Funny, Seems like this Gum has a Saskatchewan connection, LOL, That's where I grew up and was fondly remembering some licorice gum from my youth,and low and behold here I am amazed to see so many other people who love it as much as I do.

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