Food of the Seventies, Bub Daddies

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Extruded chewing gum that was a foot long, and cost 10 cents. You could make bubbles the size of a beach ball!
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    This website offers some information on the old Bubs Daddy gum. There was a name change to Super Bubble long lasting and it is offered only in bite size pieces, no more long sticks.

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Rose - July 17, 2007 - Report this comment
We would put the whole thing in our mouth and try to chew it as long as we could.
Gigi - April 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I use to love these! when I lived in Pittsburgh and in elementry school, kids were allowed to bring a treat for each student and it was usually Bubs Daddies.
Mark - October 16, 2008 - Report this comment
They sold these ropes of gum at the concession stand where we played Little League baseball. Opening day 1977 I had an entire rope in my mouth and forgot my tongue was in there as well - I bit it so hard I couldn't sleep for 2 nights the pain was so bad! Ahhh memories :)
Paul M - February 13, 2009 - Report this comment
MMMM Bubs Daddy. I remember Red Hot, fruity, grape and cherry flavor. Once in 3rd grade someone handed them out for their birthday cause that is what we did back then. I put the whole thing into my mouth and as soon as I did the teacher made me spit it into the trash can.
Greg - July 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I went to Salem Lutheran Elementary School in Blackjack, Mo. in the mid 1970s. For some reason, whenever it was someone's birthday, that person would provide a treat for the other kids in class. On my 12th birthday, my mom took me to the store and i picked out about 30 Bub's Daddies (she couldn't have paid more than four bucks total). The next day I distributed them to my fellow classmates and felt like a million dollars. On the bus ride home, a girl named Laurie, in a grade below me (that I had a huge crush on), was enjoying one of the ropes of bubble gum I brought. Never had the guts to tell her about it, though. Ah, youth ...
Robin - October 13, 2009 - Report this comment
That's a funny story, Mark. Funny how we remember most catastrophes during our childhood. Bubs Daddy was my favorite candy growing up. The apple gum was so sour - it would make my jaw ache! Great stuff!!!!!
Tom - December 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh man, so many memories. We could ride down to Binkley's Drug store down on the corner and buy a 16 oz. Coke (made with real sugar not High Fructose Corn Syrup) for a quarter, a rope of Bub's Daddy (Grape and Watermelon were my favs.) for a dime, a comic book for a quarter, 5 pieces of Double Bubble for a penny, the list goes on. Was telling my nine year old daughter about this today and missing my youth tremendously. Bub's Daddy was the best bubble gum bar by far. The flavor lasted for at least 5 innings of our little league games and you could see almost half of the kids on the field with a folded up rope in their back pockets. Super Bubble now has the old recipe for Bub's Daddy. They sell 3 flavors, regular bubble gum, grape and green apple. You can buy it online and I have read that you can sometimes get it at Kmart. Not sure if the Kmart thing is still true or not.
Carolyn - December 16, 2010 - Report this comment
My friends & I used to buy these at the local liquor store near our elementary school on our way home. They also had cherry & cinnamon, which was actually more like hot pepper. I can still smell the grape & sour apple in my mind......the best!
Laurie - January 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I once got kicked out of Sunday School for stuffing a whole stick of Bubs Daddy in my mouth! Makes my mouth water just thinkin' about it!
GerBil - May 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Bubs Daddy was always present at the concession stand in Little League, I can't remember if it was a nickel or a dime but this was 1972- 1976. I loved the green apple and watermelon, good memories...
BK - October 23, 2015 - Report this comment
We used to buy these after school and fold them in half and put them in our back pocket. Whenever you wanted, you'd reach back and gnaw off a piece.

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