Food of the Seventies, Chum Gum

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Yes, CHUM GUM two sticks wrapped individually in a royal blue wrapper. 2 for a penny. The best gum ever for blowing bubbles. White powdery coated soft bubble gum that blew bubbles the size of your whole face and ended up stuck there when they burst. Woke up many saturday mornings for catoon time with my hair stuck to my pillow with this great gum.
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SHEILA - December 15, 2007 - Report this comment
WHERE CAN I FIND CHUM GUM? IT IS LIKE THE BEST GUM EVER.BRINGS ME BACK TO THE DAYS WHEN LIFE WAS GOOD,AND NOTHING BOTHERED ME.THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Michele - January 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I agree,Chum is the best bubble gum I have ever tasted. It takes me back to a time when life was simple. Where can I find Chum bubble gum or do they still make it?
Lily - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Perhaps we should find out who the company was that made chum gum and take it from there. Does anyone know?
Caroline M - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
For years I thought I had perhaps only "imagined" Chum Gum ( a stick for you, and one for a chum!), absolutely NO ONE I asked knew what I was talking about or remembered it! It's a relief to know it really did exist! I believe it has been permanently discontinued
Michelle - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh My God!!! I am 45 and I chewed that stuff in the 70's in Chicago where I was born. We bought it in the penny candy section. Along with hot dog weiner gum! But Chum gum is the best tasting gum in the world. No one has ever heard of it except the 5 of us now. I have been typing chum gum in seach engines now and again hoping it would spark a memory or a location where I may purchase it. WoW! :)
Cheryl - January 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I also have searched for Chum Gum. When I was a child we lived outside of Chicago IL and that's where we would buy the gum. It had a smell all it's own and a powdery coating. Loved it.
Jean K - January 27, 2008 - Report this comment
WHERE IS CHUM GUM !!!!!!!!!!!
Greg W - February 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I agree with yo all! Chum Gum was the best. Its been around for years. I'm 58 and can remember getting it when I was little. I think I actually came across some it just 3-4 years ago here in Houston. But couldn't say for sure how. Fleer made it. I don't think you can get it anymore. But if you really want some, someone is selling five sticks on Ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/CHUM-GUM-5-PIECES-VINTAGE-BUBBLE-GUM-FLEER-CHUM-GUM_W0QQitemZ300198065907QQcategoryZ35645QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWINQ3aPOST0Q3aRECOQ3aBIDQQcmdZViewItem
grammie - February 23, 2008 - Report this comment
why dont we all ask fleer to remake this wonderful GUM....
Demetrius - February 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Can't belive it. Other people remember "Chum Gum" and the "Happy Hollisters" books. Chum Gum was great. They don't make em like they used to.
Randi - March 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I also grew up in chicago with CHUM GUM.It too brings me back to a simpler time. If anyone finds where to get this, please let us all know.
christy - March 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I just googled chum gum to see what I could find. I agree it was the best tasting gum ever. I have talked about it all my life and people look at me like I'm crazy glad to see there are others out there that loved it too!!!!! I got it in a gas station in a little town in Ohio in the 60's and early 70's. Wish they would bring it back.
Ellen - March 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I have been looking for Chum Gum for years and I haven't had any luck. In my opinion it was the best gum out there. I'm happy that there are others out there that remember!
Sophia - March 23, 2008 - Report this comment
This is GREAT!!! I am also a chum gum lover. I grew up in Los Angeles in the early 70's and I remember walking to the corner store with my friends and buying this awesome gum. It is such a relief to know that there are others out there that know about this gum, because when I bring it up to people they don't know what I am talking about, it is great to know you guys are out there and fans of chum gum. I wish they would bring this gum back because it was truly great.
joe - March 28, 2008 - Report this comment
i keep looking for chum gum too!sadly its no longer made.i also grew up in chicago in the 70's and bought it every time i went to the candy store.i remember "borrowing a whole dollar out of my moms purse and getting a small brown bag full of candy.chum gum was always my favorite.
G - April 04, 2008 - Report this comment
THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO FELT THIS WAY ABOUT CHUM GUM.
JMK - April 06, 2008 - Report this comment
In the 1950's/ 60' I used to buy Chum Gum in St. Louis - from a local confectionery (which is what we called small neighborhood stores). I also used to buy KitKats, BB Bats, 3-V Cola, licorice wound up like a small record, Turkish Taffy (with a stripe down the middle) and other glorious candy that is part of my St. Louis childhood memories.
JMK - April 06, 2008 - Report this comment
NOT KitKats - Kits - those square wrapped taffys -in banana, chocolate, strawberry flavors - I think they came three to a package. Bargain!
Kathy - April 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I too remember Chum Gum and just like some of you when I mention it to people they look at me like I'm crazy. I am from the Fort Wayne, IN area and we used to go to a place called Bledsoe's Beach near Angola. That's where I bought most of my Chum Gum. Wish I could still get it!!
sharlene - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I grew up in Denver , Colorado and remember chum gum and ask ...people when the subject of gum comes up...NO ONE remembers it at all here . My sisters and I used to go to Johnnys market .. (kind of like a 7- 11)...and buy it 2 sticks for a penny ...I LOVE the taste of that gum ...as well as a gum that was Grape...Gum ...In a purple colored wrapper with yellow print on it ...I also remember Black jack ..Clove and Beemans ..Yummyyyyyy ! I wish they wouold make Chum gum again .. and bring back those Old memories ...
jj solari - May 04, 2008 - Report this comment
was chum gum green?
Mister Ron - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
My recollection is that Chum Gum was manufactured by the Curtiss Candy Company, the same folks who made Baby Ruths and Butterfingers. When they got bought out long ago, Chum Gum went away... The big secret of Chum Gum's great flavor was that it was stick shaped bubble gum, and each stick was coated with powdered sugar. The flavor didn't last long, but it was unique!
tricia - May 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I grew up in south Georgia and used to buy Chum Gum all the time. As someone said, the flavor didn't last long but the gum had so much elasticity and blew the best bubbles ever. I wish children today could have this wonderful "stuff".
nmarin - May 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Chum Gum!I've been searching forever.. I'm 38yrs.old and only found it in Woolworth stores in the Chicago area.I can still taste that juicy soft flavor in my BUDS.Hope a manufactor can bring our good old CHUM GUM back!!!!!!
tina silvestre - May 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I can remember going to the corner store that was across from my school.I would go there after school and buy this gum,those were best days of my life Tina,
Dianna - May 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh, if they would only bring Chum Gum back! Everyone I've ever mentioned it to has never heard of it. I grew up in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area and used to walk or ride my bike to the "Beer Depot" to get candy - and my favorite Chum Gum. Loved the flavor and the big bubbles! Wish they'd bring it back.
Judy - May 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I grew up in FL, and I remember climbing up on the kitchen counter and standing on my tip toes to reach the shelf in the upper cabinet where my mother kept a box of Chum Gum! It is my all time favorite gum and I've been looking for it for years. No one I speak to about it seems to remember it. If anyone does bring it back, I hope they make it the way they used to and not w/ artificial sweetners... they way the did when they brought back 'Fizzies'.
Karen - May 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Chum Gum was the best ever...I am 42 and from Chicago I also have been searching for years, just asked a retro candy store yesterday and said he can't locate either. Somebody bring it back...they have brought everything else back from beechies to violet why not chum gum?
corey - May 31, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm glad to see I still have my memory. I was beginning to think I dreamed it all up. I used to buy Chum Gum in a little town in north Georgia. NO ONE here has any idea about Chum Gum, I've talked about it for 20 years and everyone thinks I'm a liitle off. They just don't know how good it was. I remember getting my allowance and running down the street to the gas station and buying Chum Gum, then going home and hiding it under my bed so I would'nt have to share. It's great to hear all these stories. THANK YOU
nmarin - June 03, 2008 - Report this comment
just purchased 4 sticks from ebay!!Not planning to eat them just wanted to have those wonderful memories in my own hand. I'm so HAPPY just to see them in my curio cabinet! I wish they would bring back our good old CHUM-GUM
Possum - June 09, 2008 - Report this comment
1980 was the last time I found Chum Gum. Woolworth's on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta, GA. I was a college student making minimum wage at at summer job. I bought all they had in stock.
Anne - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Not only did this have the most fabulous flavor, but it had such a wonderfully smooth texture - not all gritty and sugary like regular bubblegum. I miss it!!!!
marnie - July 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I love this site. I found this particular page 'cause I was looking for references to gum that was made into little record albums. i think they were about 2x2 square. Cardboard like a real record. and the "record" was a piece of gum. The only one I remember was billy joel's Glass Houses lp. I had a collection of about 15 though. anyone else remember them?
Jo - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm 55, grew up in San Bernardino, California, and I went looking for Chum Gum because it had the best TEXTURE! It was so unique to chew. Tasted great, too! My big sis and I would sneak down to the candy store after school and load up on penny candy. Chum Gum was my favorite. I don't even chew gum now. Nothing else compares! I really miss it!!!
C Rice - July 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Everyone said the same things I have thought for years about Chum Gum- I do miss it. Once in a while I will smell something that reminds me of it. I wish I could find it somewhere. My Co-Workers think I'm nuts. They have never heard of it.
d.toyias - July 16, 2008 - Report this comment
where can i get this great gum...nothing compares. some one must have a stash somewhere!
Holly - July 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to visit my grandparents house in Golden, IL in the early 60's. From the moment I arrived all I could think about was when I would be allowed to walk down to the corner gas station. They had a penny candy counter there and I ALWAYS bought Chum-Gum. Although the memories of those visits have faded with time, I will never forget my favorite, Chum-Gum!
Deanna - July 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved Chum Gum!! I can't believe I found all of you. I used to lick the white off and then put the gum in my mouth. Caroline above said she has never met anyone who remembers it. I am in the same boat. I grew up in SW Michigan in the 60s. I wish they still made it.
Lewis - August 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I grew up in Memphis, TN. I guess I am showing my age(61 on 9/19/1947.) I remember going to Ferrell's Rexall on High Point Terrace area. Chum Gum was packaged 3 pieces for a penny. I was sitting at my desk and decided to Google Chum Gum. We also ate Bonamo Taffy. French Chew is very similar.
EJ Rotert - August 24, 2008 - Report this comment
JMK, I just posted something about Chum Gum on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website. Afterwards, I thought I'd do an online search of CG. I also used to buy Chum Gum in a St. Louis confectionary (I also mentioned confectionaries in the P-D post). This particular confectionary was in north St. Louis near the Walnut Park neighborhood, just west of Interstate-70. A group of us kids used to run across the interstate (Shhh! Don't tell my mom!) to the park and ballfields east of there. That is, when we weren't playing stepball, riding bikes or trading baseball cards. But, yes, Chum Gum was great. I'm sure if I even smelled a stick I'd have involuntary visions of a bygone world populated by finned automobiles with sweeping lines and the calls of a street vendor yelling "Hot Tamales" -- as he pushed his cart down our street on a summer's evening -- ringing in my ears.
M - August 29, 2008 - Report this comment
is tina from buffalo
Diane - August 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Chum Gum was the best gum. Whenever I mention it to all of my friends it just brings back to good ole days. I would put the chewed chum gum on my headboard for the next day, it did lose its flavor but I could wake up and blow bubbles till I would get together with the friends go to Melchens candy store and purchse more. Does anyone remember how good the candy lipsticks were, the ones they make now are nothing like the ones we could get...Oh to be young and free again.....miss those days
Mia- Naperville, IL - September 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I also remember Chum Gum. I've asked so many people if they ever heard of it and they think I'm nuts. I grew up in Chicago in the Lincoln Park area and bought it at a store called Nick's. It was 1961 and for .25 you could buy a 12oz bottle of pepsi, ice cold from the machine, a .10 bag of Jays Potato chips and 3 grape gum balls. Of course Chum gum was my favorite. It never lost it's flavor and the smell was heavenly. If I could just go back. It was a time when a guy would come with a truck and sell fruits and vegetables and my Mother would run out like all the other ladies and stock up for the week. If I could just close my eyes and go back . . .
Ted from St. Pete, Florida - September 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Yeah man, I used to go to North Ward School on 4th Street and we'd go to Tussey's Drug Store. For .12 cents, I could buy a comic book, a fountain cherry or vanilla coke and a pack (2 sticks ) of chum gum. If I was real lucky and the big kids were not at Tussey's, I could talk Pop Tussey into getting out a couple of soda bottle cases and he'd let me play the pinball machine. I wasn't tall enough to stand on the floor and play the machine. We could get into the old State Theater for 10 RC Cola bottle caps and watch the kiddie matinees, so all week long it was the "big hunt" at the gas stations to ask the employee's there to open the soda machines and let us have the bottle caps. Someone else said that thosewere the carefree days when we had no problems and life was easy. Why did we complicate things???
Carole - September 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow! I thought I was the only one who remebered Chum gum, Razzles and Bubs Daddy gum in the yardstick packaging. I grew up in Buffalo New York, and my brother and I would always go to the corner store just for Chum gum. I've asked a co-worker who is from New York, did she remember chum gum and she looked at me like I lost my mind. So we googled it and there are people who remember the good old days of candy, gum, and pop and growing up without a care in the world. Where did those days go. Glad to know there are others who remember as well.
Judd Nelson's Nostrils - September 26, 2008 - Report this comment
The refreshing chewing gum with the savory flavor of ground fish entrails. Oh cummon, like you werent thinkin it too.
Mick - October 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Back in the 30s and 40s when I was a boy Chum gum was a terrible chew. The stick would break up in pieces with a couple of bites and took some time to combine into one piece. Flavors were raw imitations of pop (soda). A 5 stick pack was a penny. Clove, Black Jack and Juicy Fruit were expensive, penny a stick!
Den - October 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm 50 and from St. Louis. I too have wonderful memories of walking to the corner store for Chum Gum and Bub's Daddy in the yardstick pkg. And also does any one remember the sputnik gum - round blue gumball with sugar coating? Not as good as Chum Gum, but still good memories. Glad to see I'm not the only one that love it!
Rocco - October 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I love all of you, my wife thinks I'am nuts. But she never had the best gum in the whole world. I grew up in Turtle Creek, Pennslyvania. I got my chum gum at my friends grandmothers store, that had every peen candy that was ever made. Now that I'am 52 I long for the simple days of my chid hood hanging out with my friends and chewing th e best made gum ever Chum Gum. thanks to all of you. Somebody out there PLEASE MAKE CHUM GUM AGAIN...
Sue - October 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks for the memories. I am 53 and remember chum gum when I was in grade school. I would stop at the corner drug store and load up. It was pink and I loved that two came in the wrapper. It was so yummy. No one I know remembers it. I am glad everyone at this site remember it. I wish it would come back. There is a site to buy old time candy, but they didn't have it. It's oldtimecandy.com. They have a lot of the older candy that's hard to find. Miss my Chum Gum, though.
gilbert - November 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Yep I also grew up on chum gum and until recently haven't found anything close, but check out Ford Gum company and the gum called bologna and hotdog gum is as close as I've found.I got it in Santa Fe New Mexico at Walgreens
Maria - November 12, 2008 - Report this comment
You can get it on e-Bay!!!!!!!!!!
Gina - November 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I was just talking about this gum yesterday! It was the best gum ever. If I could find it I would purchase all they had in stock and share with everyone!
cathy - November 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Im 55 and I still look for Chum gum everywhere. I have so many sweet memories of the penny candy counter where we could piss off the old lady that woryed there by tapping our quarters on the glass counter top. Wish we could still get Chum Gum its the best. And you all are right if you ask some one about it they think you are crazy.
Ron Bourgeois - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Chum Gum is what you had to have in the summer of 1969 just as school let out. Bar none the greatest tasting gum ever. Anyone remember Violets?
David - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Most assuredly...the best tasting gum ever...reminded me of Yank Bubble Gum.
CC - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Yesterday after my daughter's birthday dinner at Cracker Barrel, I happened upon that oh-so-delicious smell of Chum Gum in their store. That long-forgotten name popped right out of my cobwebbed memories. My mouth's still watering, but that item's for external use only, a small tin of Heath & Henry cuticle cream, which was on sale as discontinued. I grew up in Wilmington NC & remember buying CG @ 3 sticks for a penny. Liked Beemans Teaberry gum, too. Thanks for sharing your memories!
Annie - December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow....what a treat to find so many other Chum Gum fans. I am 63 (10/21/45) and have never forgotten my all time favorite chewing gum. I bought a pack of 5 sticks once a week and chewed one on each school day. Like another fan, I always licked the paper first and then chewed the gum. I truly wish a gum/candy maker would reproduce this wonderful, delightful gum - I would love to introduce my grandchildren to it. I googled chum gum hoping to find it on the market again, but instead I found a fan club that I can feel very comfortable being a member in! Oh, I bought my Chum Gum in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
sillyasstoysdotcom - December 12, 2008 - Report this comment
OK.... The gum is made by Fleer and if you want the EXACT taste you remember, they are packing it inside of the Movie cards from the Spirit movie being released December 19th 2008.
Mike - December 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Chum gum was the best!!! the flavor was unique. I really miss this nostalgic gum. I am 50 and remkember it oh so well, we had a penny candy store right on the corner of my street in South Buffalo
Barry - Schaumburg - December 24, 2008 - Report this comment
A couple of weeks ago, a vague memory of the 2-stick for-the-penny gum with the powdery stuff on it entered my 52 yr old brain. But I couldn't for the life of me remember its name. And it kept coming back into my head so I finally asked my best high school friend about it today and he came up with it immediately. The real reason I'm writing is to respond to Sharlene from 4/24 who seemed to be struggling with the name of her favorite grape gum. I knew them as "sour grapes" in clear individual packaging with maybe a yellow print on it. That was my favorite gum, with Chum Gum and Bazooka Joe a close second followed by mini-chiclets
Judith R. McKee - January 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Chum Gum, we used to get recess and we were permitted to go to the little store called Brickers Penny Candy Store....Ah!!! the good ole days.... Fairchance, Pa
Mark Latsos - January 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Twas my favorite as well. As a child in the mid fifties I discovered it at Glazners Market in Carrollton Texas (a Dallas suburb). At that time the package was royal blue. The inner wrappers white and the gum was pink. Two for a penny. Does anyone remember when Planters Peanuts (the 5 cent package) offered the enticement "You could find a nickle , dime or quarter in this package"? The gambler in me made me go for it but it never paid off. Then my dad told me a man probably empties his pocket change into a huge vat of peanuts. I quit buying them.
Noel - January 13, 2009 - Report this comment
After reading all these stories on Chum Gum, I want some now!!! I am 53 and I am a bubble gum fanatic! pink and full of that distinguishing flavor and powder sugar. It would probably be 2 for a quarter these days. I lived in Stanton, Calif. We use to go to the corner store with a quarter and by a bag full of different candies to watch Astro Boy and Zolar. Yes, I remember those candy lipsticks, they were creamy, not like today's. We still have the red licorice...red vines. You bite off each end and use if as a straw. We have red vines, why not Chum Gum... Let's ask Mark Summers Host of Unwrapped on the Food network!!!!
Robert Solomon - January 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Can still taste it in my mind's mouth! This was in the 60's in Augusta,GA and only at Carpenter's 50-50 Store. Passed it every day walking home from Forest Hills elementary school. The only place I ever found Chum Gum. Two sticks for a penny. Remember a blue wrapper And the powdery sugar covering each stick. Lick. Chew. And Blow. Have never chewed a better bubble gum since.
mimi - January 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Sixty years old and still wishing that I had a piece of chum gum.
David R. Jacobsen - January 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember buying Chum Gum in the middle 50's. You got 3 sticks for a penny. All other stick gum was 5 sticks for a nickel.
Gary D. - February 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Chum Gum was the best gum ever! I grew up in the Boston area and we would buy this at the penny-candy store. It had a unique and delicious taste. It was silky smooth and it was the best gum for blowing huge bubbles. We used to have bubble-blowing contests and Chum Gum was the gum of choice for this. Too bad they don't make this anymore. This was good stuff.
Ginny, Plainfield, IL - February 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Geez Louise, how I LOVED Chum Gum. I used to buy it in Burbank, Illinois, where I grew up. In my search for Bonomo Turkish Taffy, I was remembering Chum Gum and decided to Google it to try and find it. Per "oldtimecandy.com, the company that made Chum Gum (they don't confirm who the manufacturer was) discontinued it. That being said, you can find a lot of other great old candies and gum there, but look out for the price.
AnnaG - February 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I am 61 years old and grew up in Britton, Oklahoma, a tiny bedroom community 20 min N of Oklahoma City....Chum Gum was a favorite for me - I can till conjure the aroma and flavor of this wonderful gum! Here it came 3 pieces for a penny and whatever amount of money I had went for Chum Gum and Strawbery Kits...I sooo wish we coul get someone to research and start making this gum once more. Glad to hear there are others of you who remember with me.
Bob - February 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved the gum also. Used to buy mine at the local 7 Eleven in the Philadelphia area.
Leslye - February 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I am 50 years old and grew up in Dothan, Alabama (extreme southeast. Nothing compares to the flavor of Chum Gum! Don't remember the price.
Paul - February 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow! I thought people forgot the greatest gum ever! I chewed Chum Gum in the mid 60's. It was/is the best flavored gum to date. I was surfing the web hoping to find the gum somewhere. How sad the kids (and adults) will never know. I mentioned Chum Gum, and people thought I was crazy. Said they'd never heard of it. Good bye Chum Gum.
BOSTON - February 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm 43 YeArS OlD...i hAvEn'T SeEn cHuM GuM/oR TaStEd iT SiNcE I WaS lIkE,sIx yEaR's oLd!!!WhErE CaN I FiNd iT?(StEvEn iN BoStOn)
GLORIA - February 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I AGREE WITH EVERY ONE I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT CHUM FOR MONTHS AND DECIDED TO CHECK OUT ALL OF THE GUMS SITE BUT HAVENT ANY LUCK. I WAS TELLING MY DAUGHTER ABOUT THIS GOOD OLD GUM. I LIVE IN WASHINGTON DC BROUGHT A PACK FROM A MARKET FEW YEARS AGO. WILL CHCECK IT OUT AGAIN.
Keith - February 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Someone's got to get this gum produced again. I've searched for it everytime I see an All Candy store. No Luck
IRMA - February 17, 2009 - Report this comment
UMMM I LOVED CHUM GUM I WISH THEY WOULD BRING IT BACK, HEY DO ANY OF YOU REMEMBER "BIG MOUTH" THEY USED TO COME IN A SQUARE FLAVORS WERE GRAPE APPLE AND REGULAR?...IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE TO BUY ANY OF THESE LET ME KNOW:)
AL - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
DO YOU KNOW WHEN FLEER STARTED MAKING CHUM GUM IT WAS 1ST MADE BUY CURTIS CANDY CHICAGO A
Nancy - February 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Ahhhhh, Chum Gum, I loved that stuff and can still taste it in my mind. I am 63 and remember summer days walking a few blocks to the little mom and pop grocery store in my neighborhood in Tulsa with my friend or sisters to buy my Chum Gum. I have thought about that stuff off and on but, like most of you said, nobody else remembered it and I had almost convinced myself I had made it up. So glad to find so many others who hold it dear like I do. Wonder if it would still taste as good as it did then...
Scott Kinnett - March 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up in East Point Georgia All of us teens sat in the balcony of the East Point christian church We started passing the chum gum around. We got it at a store near the church it was called the e z buy store. best gum ever
Tammi - March 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree with so many of the comments that have been made by others...you ask people if they remember or have ever heard of this gum and they look at you like you are crazy. But I too remember this as the best gum ever...2 pieces wrapped together in the white, blue & red wrapper for only 1 penny. And yes, just like someone before me said, right next to the hot dog gum. I would buy it if I could find it. I grew up in Danville, California...small town, still relatively small, and the local 5 and dime store had it. I would cut coupons and take them to the local independent grocery store who would pay you face value that was printed on them, up to a dollar per day, then I'd go to the 5 & dime and buy a dollar worth of candy. One kid at school asked me if I was rich since I always had a bag of candy. Remember the cinnamon toothpicks? And the square cinnamon suckers? Simple times!
anne, pa. - March 06, 2009 - Report this comment
i would really like for someone to bring back my favorite childhood gum. chum gum. i use to walk to my corner store and buy the individual sticks for a penny a piece. it was the best texture and best tasting gum.
Mike - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Chum Gum was the best gum in the world. Use to buy it at Bailey's Confectionery on Bunker Hill Road in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Nancy - March 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Someone has to bring back Chum Gum!! It absolutely was the best bubble gum in the world. I remember going on our summer vacation every year to a cabin in Crosby, MN and the office had a little candy section and we would load up on Chum Gum. If someone does bring it back, please don't wreck it like they have wrecked Bazooka, YUCK
Sarah - March 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been looking for it for years!! I bought it in St. Albans. West Virginia at alot of different places! Somebody needs to produce this again. Chum Gum ROCKS!!!!
michael parker co - March 28, 2009 - Report this comment
i was born in chicago raised in sw michigan and Ive been looking for chum gum for a long time.. It was simply the best gum ever some one should bring this gum back
Chum92 - April 01, 2009 - Report this comment
My Dads Nick Name Is Chum Because He Used To Chew That Gum When He Was Little...
lisa d - April 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up in Hyattsville md in the 60's and Chum gum was the BEST !! Love the flavor,the color, its softness. We bought it at Shirley's in hyattsville,md. Bring it back !!!
Tanya C. - April 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a co-worker that loved this "Chum GUm"and she is always so thought ful to others. Well she spoke about this gum and how much she loved it so I just had to go on E-Bay and get a stick for her. Tears filled her eyes as she was just beside herself when we gave it to her. So it's pricy but it's out there. We paid $10.00 for a piece but it was well worth it to see her reactions!!!
Mel G. - April 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Surely there's someone out there who could resurrect Chum Gum manufacture and distribution...why not? It is the best bubble gum ever made. Hmmm. Why did they stop manufacture? How rude!
Cyrus S. - April 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Chewed Chum Gum during the 60's. I'm 59 now and smoke cigars. But I'd rather chew Chum Gum. I bought it at many places in Harford County, Maryland.
Steve Hill - April 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to buy Chum Gum at Mill Creek Country Store in Mill Creek, Georgia, near Dalton- in the mid 70s. I agree- Best Gum Ever! Make it again, Fleer!
B. Tinsley - April 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I was a child of the 60s & 70s. i can still taste that gum, which had a flavor all it's own, sweet, peppery that still reaches me through the ages... With THIS many people on a thread reminiscing about a childhood confection, think how many others are out there? Fleer?...Are you listening ?
RHONDA K. - May 11, 2009 - Report this comment
MY HUSBAND AND I USE TO BUY CHUM GUM IN THE SIXTIES IN PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA THIS WAS THE BEST GUM I'VE EVER TASTED. WE ARE NOW RETIRED AND I CROSSED THE WHOLE U.S. IN TRAVEL I TRIED TO FIND THIS GUM IT IS SO SAD THE COMPANY STOPPED MAKING IT. I CAN STILL TASTE IT!
Sandy - May 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm so happy it wasn't all a dream. They were real memories. Awesome memories of summertime in the 60's and 70's riding my bike to Aloha Drug Store for Chum Gum! :)
Patti - May 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I also have looked for Chum gum for years. I always look at Cracker Barrel hoping it found its way back. It was the very best bubble gum, and it smelled so good in my purse. People used to say Who has Chum Gum? I can smell it!
Bobby - May 19, 2009 - Report this comment
OH BOY I REMEMBER THIS GUM.IT WAS THE BEST EVER. CHUM GUM HAD A TASTE ALL IT'S OWN.I GREW UP ON IT. I WISH THEY WOULD BRING IT BACK.I HAVE NEVER TASTED ANOTHER GUM THAT EVEN COMES CLOSE TO THAT GREAT TASTE.
Donna Mae-May 23 2009 - May 23, 2009 - Report this comment
WE'D GO TO CHELMERS IN UTICA,MN A LITTLE STORE JUST TO BUY CHUM GUM!! I'D BUY ALL HE HAD. BEST TIMES OF MY LIFE I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER,MY GRANDCHILDREN WOULD LOVE IT!!!BRING IT BACK FOR THEM TO TRY!!!!:)
Jimmy D. - May 23, 2009 - Report this comment
We used to get it in the 60's at an old country looking store in NE Washington D.C. 2 sticks for a penny. Loved it, but you have to admit the taste only lasted about a minute if you were lucky, but it was so good!!
Helen - May 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Finally! I have wracked my brain so many times trying to come up with this name. I can almost conjure up the taste if I try really hard. I wish it would make a comeback.
Dianne T. - May 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Thank you for letting my co-workers know I didn't make this up. I have been craving Chum Gum for 50 years. I just went to my 45 year class reunion in Mobile, AL and they had a center piece on each table with retro candy like the cigaretts, wax coke bottles, windmill cookies but no Chum Gum. Even my old class mates didn't remember it.
Elizabeth NY - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up in the 50's and use to sit on the river bank and blow away, while watching the St. Lawrence Seaway being built. Our old homestead is under H2/0 so sad. But progress is progress. Please Bring MY CHUM GUM back.
steve d - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
The one thing that amazes me as i read all the comments, and they are great memories, is how widespread the distribution of Chum Gum was back then. At 55 i still remember going to Connie's by Wilson Junior High School in Philly to get my supply of this delicious gum and other great candies. As so many people mentioned, bring back the good old days. The funny thing about that is that one day, if we are still here, we will talk about these days as the "good old days". My Chum Gum days go back to the early 60's in Junior High. Somebody mentioned going to the gas station to get the guy to open the machine and give them the bottle caps (back when they had cork) to play one of several games different companies had to win prizes. AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! THE GOOD OLD DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Was fun reading everybody's memories about Chum Gum and simpler, better times.
Joe G - June 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I was just telling someone that as a child in the earley 60's I would walk to a store in Garret Park, Maryland (2 miles away)to buy chum gum. This group of people said that they never heard of it so I told them to goggle it and maybe it would show up. I also googled it and I found all of these postings.
mark owens - June 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up in Greeley Colo. I had chum gum all the time. We were just talking at break and out of 6 of us only 2 remember chum gum.
wendy chatteron - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I am 51 and have been craving this gum, chum gum the best ever made, 2 sticks for a penny and nothing else compares. I would today pay a dollar or two just to taste it again. So many memories..Kids today have awesome technology but they didn't have chum gum, or even klick clacks... please Kleer bring this gum back to us !
NOA - June 24, 2009 - Report this comment
CHUM GUM RULES
eric vandigriff - June 28, 2009 - Report this comment
i was 3 yrs old and i remember stealing candy from the 7-11 and some of it was chum gum..... the clerk call the police, not becuase i was stealing but becuase i was at the store alone. the police found me at the local creek eating the chum gum. they took me home in the police car and my mom was pissed!!!!!!
Lucy - July 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I am so glad I found this website. I have been telling my kids about Chum Gum and how I wish I could find it for them to experience. I keep looking but have had no luck. Fleer should bring it back. It was a great gum!!
JJ - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm 56 and Chum Gum was my favorite down here in Louisiana. Didn't it start out with 3 or 4 sticks to a pack, then it was reduced to 2? Anyway, I have also been looking for it for years with no luck...Chum gum was the best!
Cookie - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember going by Brookside, a Mom & Pop store, daily gong and coming from school. They had the most fantastic penny candy counter, and I would buy Chum Gum, three sticks to the pack, later reduced to two stick per pack. But it was wonderful bubblegum, and so much for the penny! This was in the late 50's. I would give anything to have a "chew" once again!
The Dude - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm 51 in Cincinnati and I can't believe so many people remember Chum Gum. Every time I ask somebody if they remember Chum Gum they look at me like I'm crazy.
marge - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Glad to know I am not the only fan. Have told my children how good it was and was hoping to find out where to get some.BEST gum ever.
Deb - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I was just thinking about Chum Gum. I was talking with a co-worker who, of course, had never heard of it. People think I am making up the name. I grew up in MA and there was a corner variety right by my elementary school that used to sell Chum Gum. I am know 47 and haven't seen Chum Gum in at least 30 years. Fleer needs to start making it again
mikey g. - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I did a yahoo search on chum gum thats how iI found this page. I am 47 also im from RI and I would love to see Chum Gum back on the shelves. I truly miss it!!!
Barb G. - August 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I would encourage everyone to email the company to try and bring this gum back. I've looked for it for years! I loved the stuff!!
Beth N. - August 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Since you haven't heard from anyone from Iowa yet, I just had to write. I also grew up in the 60's. My childhood friend and I have been reminiscing about Chum Gum for 40 years now--truly the BEST gum EVER! It's so comforting to know there are others who feel the same way. Do you think we could start a fan club????
gary o - August 18, 2009 - Report this comment
i grew up in grand forks,n.d. in the 60's,, and it is the best damn gum ever!!someone bring it back.wouldn't it be nice to reminisce the good old days??
mack - August 19, 2009 - Report this comment
losers
Roger - August 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I did not know what the two piece penny gum was called. I also could not find anyone who seem to remember it. I still remember the red two stick gum. Its great taste is why I've never forgotten it.
Susan - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up in Dothan, Al. and I loved the flavor of Chum Gum. I'm amazed at how many people actually know about it. I used to buy it at Allen's Grocery. They had all kinds of penny candy, and Chum Gum was my favorite. Please, please, please bring back that awsome flavor!
Patty - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember chum gum it was so soft and pink and had a delicious taste unlike no other, i would ride my bike to the little store at the LAKE OF THE WOODS, BREMEN,INDIANA... it was so worth the spanking I would get if I got caught by my Mother.Those were the good ol'e days...
Patti - August 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm 53, I remember walking to the corner store at the age of 5 all by myself to buy the best gum ever!!!!!!! I did find a source at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg NY. A selling Black jack and Beemans said he has a source that sellsChum Gum by the case. I have been serching forever. I will post the link here when he sends it.
Jerry verDorn - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Chum Gum Alum. Early and mid-sixties in Fargo, N.D. Hot summer days buying baseball cards but throwing away their gum because it wasn't as good as Chum Gum. Sunflower seeds, banana popsickles and Chum Gum. Gourmet childhood food.
Roger - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Chum gum lovers - You can make it yourself - no need to wait for someone to do it for you. Google - How to make gum? Now all we need is the ingredients.
Roger - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
how to make bubble gum http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/30/Make-Your-Own-Bubble-Gum74922.shtml
chip - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Is Chum Gum even made any longer? The BBE, Best Bubble Ever....
Jesse - September 12, 2009 - Report this comment
look on ebay just type Chum Gum and you will see someone is selling 1 stick for $7 plus $2.5 for S/H. I too like Chum Gum but not that much.
jack walsh - October 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm 65. When I was 7or8 chum gum was 3 sticks for a penny. My brother and I would return bottles for Grandma to the store. We each got a nickle to spend from the return money. Most of the time it was all chum gum for me. It is the best ever!!
Lisa V - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh my goodness! I love Chum Gum!! For the longest time, I couldn't remember what it was called and then by chance I was looking for some unique halloween candy and found the name!! It brings back so many great memories. I wish they still made it--I would certainly buy it all the time. I also loved the little hotdog gum--that was very tasty too. :-)
Kelly - October 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up in Alabama, I'm 49, Chum Gum is the best gum ever made. I also thought no one else knew about it, I hope it comes back. By the way Mack, if we're all losers what are you doing wasting your time reading our comments?
Susan - October 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I love you, my fellow chums!!!! I grew up by Maple Lake outside of Bridgeport, West Virginia in the 60's. I loved Chum Gum :-). It is so funny to hear other people having the same experience or feeling about when they ask other people if they remembered it. My siblings don't even remember it! Still, I often find myself describing the fragrant pink gum in the beautiful blue wrapper, 2 sticks, one for you and one for a chum, hoping someone could remember. No one did, until I found you here. You made my day :-)
LeeLee - October 26, 2009 - Report this comment
WOW!!! I am not the only one who remembers Chum Gum. It was the best bubble gum ever made. Some one needs to make it again. Please?
cheekycat - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
people also thought i was crazy whenever i would ask if anyone remembered this wonderful product. it was the bubblegum of choice in my neighborhood (the harbor section of conneaut, ohio) in the 60's although i have to confess, i seldom if ever shared the second piece with any of my friends.
Craig - November 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Brothers and I used to go to the store for our grandfather to buy him a pack of Camels and some Browns Mule chewing tobacco. We got to keep the change and bought--Chum Gum. Adams has brought back Clove, Beemans and Black Jack. CVS is carrying it. Everybody write to Fleer and get them to bring back Chum Gum.
Carla - November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up in Minnesota in the 70's and remember Chum Gum so well. Loved the smell, loved the taste. So glad I am not the only one whose friends look at me like I'm crazy when I mention it! Love Chum GUM!
Mary - November 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow! I'm sooo happy to see that others remember Chum Gum, There was a small corner store in North Buffalo called "Heevey's" and they carried the best penny candy around!! What I wouldn't give for one stick!
Kathy - November 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I am 58 and living in North Carolina grew up in New England, I been telling my friends down here about chum gum the best where can i buy this gum so I can show them and go back you a great gum
FELICIA - November 27, 2009 - Report this comment
CHUM GUM WAS THE BEST GUM IN THE WORLD TO ME,I WAS BORN IN CHICAGO AROUND 47TH STREET,I USE TO SNEAK INTO THE REGAL HIDE UNDER THE CURTAIN AND WATCH THE GREATS PERFORM,WHEN THE SHOW WAS OVER I WOULD GO TO THE CORNER STORE AND GET MY CHUM GUM,BOX OF FRIUT COCKTAILS AND MINT JULIPS,I NEVER KNEW PEOPLE HAD BAD BREATH WHEN THEY WERE CHEWING CHUM GUM,SO SOMEONE PLEASE BRING IT BACK, THE ORIGINAL FLAVOR NO SHORT CUTS PLEASE.THE KIDS TODAY MISSED OUT ON THE GOOD STUFF.
Terry - November 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I also loved Chum Gum and used to buy it in the early '70s. My boyfriend's parents owned a small grocery store and I swear I dated him for the gum! Really wished they would make it again. It had it's own taste-nothing like it.
JoAnn - December 03, 2009 - Report this comment
In the early to mid 1960's we would visit our cousins in Cinti OH & there was a Mom & Pop corner grocery that sold penny candy. Chum Gum was my favorite. You could get bagfuls of all types of candy (remember the candy necklaces??) for .25 oh the good old days!!
Suzie - December 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Greatest gum ever! It used to come in different colors as well, not only pink but blue and green and I swear once I remember yellow. I used to get in in Columbus, OH at the Tremont 5&10. Wish it was still made.
Betty Jean - December 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Used to buy Chum Gum at Werner's corner store in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the 60's. Delicious! Wish they'd make it, along with Seven Up candy bars today.
Kathe Whitt - December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I have craved this gum for years...and it finally hit me! google it and see if you can find it! I could not believe the comments! PLESE BRING THIS GUM BACK
RANDY - January 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I also have lusted for that special flavor for many years. "Wrigleys" might have come close. I bought a pack of "Orbit" "bubblemint" and it brought me back to Jr. High.(I'm 57 now) Let me know what you think. Am I way off base?
Sharon - January 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I"m 70 & don't recognize Chum Gun, but I do fondly remember Yank Bubble Gum - sure wish I could find some for old times sake.
carolyn - January 16, 2010 - Report this comment
No one I talk to remembers Chum gum, I loved it. It seems everything that it ever really good is discontinued. What a shame.
Robert G. - January 17, 2010 - Report this comment
WOW!!! finding this site is almost as great as finding a store that still sells chum gum(i wish i could). im 57 and i well remember the taste and texture of the world's greatest gum. another favorite of mine is the ATOMIC FIRE BALLS. sure miss that gum tho.
Debbie - January 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm 54 and over the years have looked for Chum Gum. It's the only treat that really stands out in my memories of childhood, except maybe Sugar Daddy's. In the 1960's, if I found a penny or two, I would run to the Dog Gone Grocery Store on South Merritt Island, FL., Then I'd eat both pieces before all my sisters found out. I would sure like a piece right now.
Wayne R. - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm 57 and loved Chum Gum, Dots, Wax tubes filled with syrup, Black Cows, baseball cards, candy cigarettes, paper straws filled with Kool-Aid type power and many more great candies. What a great time to be a kid!
Jim W - March 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember chum gum from the fifties, Allens grocery,in Ault Colorado, was my source. Yum
L. J. - March 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I am 47 yrs. old, and I remember buying Chum Gum from my Uncle's country store in Partlow, Va. There has never been or will ever be a better tasting gum. WHAT HAPPENED TO CHUM GUM? I WANT SOME.
Danny - March 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Besides tasting great, the price was great as well. Made lots of spending cash buying Chum Gum by the case, while in Jr. High, and selling individually 4 for a nickle. Also got a lot of teachers upset. And the fact chewing gum in class then became a detention, because of the amount of gum showing up everywhere. Good times :)
Elizabeth - April 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I use to have it in my car and it made my car smell so good. My brother use to comment about it. I loved the gum and wish whoever made it would bring it back. It was the best.
lupe bermeo - April 11, 2010 - Report this comment
loved it in the 50's. have looked for it for years. delicious flavors especially banana. no one else seems to know what im talking about, so i'm glad I found this page. I felt like i was in the twilight zone or something.
Sarah in Texas - May 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I am 65 years old and I can still taste and smell Chum Gum. I bought it in Alabama in the 50's and oh how I wish they would make it again!!!
Anita in California - May 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up in Indio, Ca and remember buying Chum gum in the 60's. The flavor was indescribable, my favorite gum. No one that I know remembers this gum..can't figure that out!
David in Mississippi - May 22, 2010 - Report this comment
i grew up chewing chum gum and can like many other tell someone about it and they look at me like i am crazy. I got to get it every weekend at the skating rink in Cleveland they charged 2 sticks for a 5cents. wish i could find a stick today.
Roger C. - May 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm 66. I remember 3 sticks for a penny. I'd buy fifteen sticks for a nickel from the corner store outside Riley Elementary in Muncie, Indiana. I put all of it in my mouth at once and chew it as I walked home. Then I'd spit it out in Mrs. McCaffery's bushes next door, so I wouldn't get a different kind of chewing from Mom as I walked through the front door. Circa 1953.
Carrie S - June 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I too remember Chum Gum and think back to my younger days. Running to the corner store just south of Chicago in Midlothian Il. I am 45 and wish i had some right now.
Toni J - June 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I am from Lockport, IL and I, too, couldn't make anyone believe that I remembered Chum Gum! I loved it as a kid. I can't believe I found this site. I feel like my sanity has been restored! So many of you remember Chum Gum. It was the best!!!
Milka - July 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Grew up in what is now called Roscoe Village and had to pass Gus's Sweet Shop every day to and from school. I remember Chum Gum, candy lipstick, wax lips and nails and bottles, Chiclets, Turkish Taffy, Fizzies. Most of them you can find in oldtimecandy.com which is referenced on this page. They also have a list of discontinued candy and sadly, Chum Gum is one of them. But there are a lot of other choices on that website that will bring back memories, at today's prices.
Pamela - August 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I love Chum Gum. I remember sitting with my grandfather and he always had a pack of it. he would share it with me all the time. it tasted so good. NOBODY remembers that gum except my grandmother who would buy it for my grandfather. I sure wish they still made it.
Catt - August 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Asked people for YEARS if they remembered Chum Gum, my favorite bubblegum of all time and no one knew what I was talking about. I am the bubblegum queen and I used to tell my dates they had to bring me a bag of bubblegum when they came to pick me up for a date. Had to be Chum-Gum. it had that cold feeling when you first started chewing it. So glad I finally found someone who remembers it!
Beverly - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh yes, good Lord, I thought I had lost my mind or was having hallucinations and here there's a whole club of people with the Chum Gum jones, just like me! I wonder what it would take for the bubble gum world powers to crank out some more of that wonderful tasting stuff? Who made itm anyway, Fleer? I'd pay a dollar a stick if it was available. Listen to all of us old gumheads, carrying on! I love it! I want my Chum Gum! Waaaaah!
Butch - August 22, 2010 - Report this comment
This was an awesome flavored gum ! I remember the taste and smell so well. Just the smell through the wrapper would make my mouth water. Man, how I'd love to see it back on the market.
Rebecca - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG I cant believe all the others looking for chum gum, I agree the best ever. I used to get it at only one grocery store in Las Vegas, NM. Please bring it back. I stay on the look out at Cracker Barrel, but nothing yet.
Terry - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I can't believe I found others who remember Chum Gum - my absolute favorite back in the 50's and 60's. The smell, the taste - best ever. Yes, 2 sticks wrapped together. By the way, there was a reference to taffy and I believe you were talking about B-O-N-O-M-O, Bonomo Turkish Taffy! I remember the commercial well.
Amy - September 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I am a 60's kid from Indiana.I am happy to find others who recall Chum Gum. It was the best!Bring it back!
Cynthia from Chicago - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up in Washington, DC and would buy this most delicious gum at the corner stores on my way home from school in the late 60s and early 70s. I remember the blue and white package, the delicious smell of the gum, the way it would melt in your mouth (and try hard not to swallow it-but often did), powdery coating. Yum!
Vince - September 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up in Chicago in the 1950's and chum gum was and still is the BEST tasting gum I've ever tried. I remember it was 3 sticks for a penny, then one day it was 2 sticks for a penny and boy was I TICKED OFF! I thought I was getting ripped off. Now I would pay 2 sticks for a buck if I could find it.
Vince - September 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to buy it at either Anne's or Barney's corner candy stores that were on the corners of Herbert Spencer School in Chicago in the late '50's and early '60's. It was the BEST gum ever.
LIZZY - September 21, 2010 - Report this comment
BEST GUM EVER MADE. AFTER SCHOOL WE ALWAYS STOP AT THIS STORE TO BUY CHUM GUM. WHERE CAN I BUY IT.
Diane - September 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I am 62 years old and would buy chum gum in a drug store in Argo, Illinois. I still miss that gum and would pay alot of money to have more. I am so glad so many other people remember that gum.
Roylene - October 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I am 58 years old and I live in New Orleans. I remember Chum Gum from way back in my elementary school days. I remember absolutely loving the flavor of this gum. There were 3 sticks in the pack,an open ended pack, not a sealed pack like other gums. I've often ask people if they remember Chum Gum and no one knows what I'm talking about. I was beginning to wonder if I was not remembering correctly. What a releif to hear from y'all. :-)
Clark - October 11, 2010 - Report this comment
We got our Chum Gum at Bill Meadow's Gulf gas station in Colbert, GA. But not on Wednesdays because Bill closed at noon that day. Bill and the station, like the great taste of Chum Gum, are but Precious Memories now.
EDNA - October 13, 2010 - Report this comment
WE HAD CHUM GUM IN SC, TOO. AT THE CORNER STORE WE WOULD BUY IT IN THE 60S. BEST GUM EVER. MY SIS AND I MISS IT.
RENITA - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I AM 61 YEARS OLD AND HAVE NEVER HEARD OF CHUM GUM! I REALLY FEEL LIKE I HAVE MISSED OUT!!I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT IT TASTES LIKE BUT I STILL REMEMBER THE TASTE OF THE GRAPE GUM THEY USED TO MAKE. I CAN'T REMEMBER THE NAME OF IT BUT IT CAME IN THE SAME SHAPE PACKAGING AS BEEMAN'S OR BLACKJACK. IF ANYONE KNOWS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, I WOULD APPRECIATE THE INFO.
Beth - October 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I can't believe I found you all! I love Chum Gum, too! I remember when I would go to the Candybar Candy Store in Elmhurst, IL in the 70's to spend my $1 allowance on Chum Gum and cinnamon toothpicks. Wow... those were the days!
Eddie - October 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember chum gum like it was yesterday. You're all right. It did have a distinctive flavor and appearance.I'm from Chicago and I still look for it when I go into an old time candy store just hoping I can get a few cases of this gum that I have been bragging about for decades.
Mario - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I, too, am from Chicago, loved Chum Gum, and have friends who mostly have never heard of it. Sounds like a common experience for many here. For some reason, whenever I eat Double Bubble gum, I remember Chum Gum. Were the two flavors similar?
Chris - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
This is great that I am not the only one who remembers this gum it was the best ever!! I am from Texas and I used to buy it from a little Mom and Pop Grocery store that was across the street from my house!
CLM - November 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I cannot believe there are more chum gum lovers out there. I have told sooo many people about it and they all think I'm crazy. They have never heard of it. We used to get it in a little ice cream store called Shorty Simms in Abingdon, Il. It was the best gum ever made. I wish they would make it again. I am 56 and have grandkids. They would love it.
Bill - November 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Chum Gum....what a sweet memory. I grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa in the 1950's. There was a small corner store three blocks in any direction from my house. (The Good Old Days) As a child I was very frugal with my money. For 5 cents I could get a candy bar and 2 packages of Chum Gum. (3 stick package) Can anybody remember the names of the 3 cent candy bars? Bill
Vicki - December 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I bought Chum Gum back in the sixties too. I would find it at Mary Long's grocery which was next to my grandma's and grandpa's house in Helmsburg, Indiana. If you got yours there get in touch w/ me torileec at zoom town dot com. The wrapper was royal blue then, with blue gum, individually wrapped in white paper. Yum, the smell and powdery coating, the texture and great bubbles. Flavor lasted and lasted. I remember the gum in pink too but blue was better!!!
Mari - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I too have yearnd for Chum Gum. I can still almost taste it. I grew up in Wisconsin and we bought it all the time in the penny candy section of our neighborhood meat market. I have never tasted a gum that compared. Why oh why did they stop making it!
Deanna J. - December 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I well remember Chum Gum. If we found an empty soda bottle, we would redeem it at Wright's market in Dansville, Ny for the 2 cents and buy some Chum Gum. Oh, the flavor of that gum. I sure wish they still made it.
George - February 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I fell in love with Chum Gum since 6th grade in '62.I agree with everyone's comments, but besides the great flavor, Chum Gum produced the best bubbles! When they broke -- you could easily take the gum off your face, and chew it again for another bubble. I chewed a 20-pack of Leaf Confectionery bubble gum (sour apple, sour grape, lemon etc) as a bet from my friends. Couldn't blow two bubbles. Name one other bubble gum besides Chum Gum that holds it shape when you took it out of your mouth (by twisting the end). Then you pop it, stick it back in your mouth and start another bubble. This Lane Tech grad (1970) enjoyed this gum for years - and wish some company would re-make it.
kimberly sherwood - February 15, 2011 - Report this comment
there is a man on ebay that sell chum gum for $7.00 a stick..
ric j. - February 25, 2011 - Report this comment
i used to save my money from my grass cuttin when i was a kid and head in town to Rehoboth and go to Snyders candy store and get my marvel comic books and a brown paper bag full of chum gum...then i was set to go into battle alongside Captain America and soar the outter most regions of the universe with the Silver Surfer...bring Chum Gum back....PLLLLLeeeaaassssee....?
Steve from Toledo - February 26, 2011 - Report this comment
First time I ever bought Chum Gum was 1959 at Szegedi's Candy Store near Birmingham Terrace. The flavor lasted ALL DAY. I still remember the royal blue wrapper with a kid's silhouette on it blowing a big bubble...and the gum itself was the pinkest of pink...and you got TWO sticks for a penny. Wow! And who can forget that great flavor? I used to earn my Chum Gum reward, however. I'd put some baseball cards in my spokes...then I'd "motor on over" to get my fix. There was nothing like the late 50's to early 60's. Life back then was beautiful. Unlike the howling mess we call the 21st Century. Stay United Chum Gum Lovers!
Suzanne - March 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Chum Gum was the best. I grew up in Memphis and I use to love to go to visit my cousins so I could go to the corner store and buy Chum Gum. Why did they have to stop making something so good?
Pam - March 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh, I just read Kimberly sherwood post,and I thought I just ordered CHUM GUM to the tune on $7 a pack. Tell me I didn't just pay $16.75 for two pieces of GUM>>>>
Jim - March 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up in Kansas City and had Chum Gum in the 60's. We used to buy two types of gum: Chum Gum and Devil Gum - I think it was made by the same company and was HOT cinnamon flavor.
Chris - May 17, 2011 - Report this comment
no one around here remembers it either! I grew up in Oak Ridge Tn (just outside knoxville) and i never found it at any local stores more than a couple of times. about the only way i ever got it was on Halloween. i would rush home to see if i had gotten some cuz it was my fav flavor gum ever!
Ed - June 07, 2011 - Report this comment
My buddies and I in the 50s would take bottles back to Frenchies corner store watertown ny and buy the gum and then sit on the curb and blow bubbles
bill - June 15, 2011 - Report this comment
i remember getting chum gum when i got a hair cut back in the 50 s--i contacted fleer and they quit making it
big al s. - July 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Going off in washington dc I got my chum gum from the corner store next to saint theresa's school in anacostia washington dc. there is nothing in the world like chum gum. flavor and texture was completely amazing. If we ever discuss back on the market the company would be very successful. What day would probably charge a dollar for 2 pieces? LOL And I would be crazy enough to pay a dollar for 2 pieces I really liked it!
Melody - July 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I can not believe all of these comments, I wish I could find this gum it smells and tastes so good. I recently purchased some hair products and I kid you not it smelled just like Chum gum. It is Bio Silk Fruit Cocktail reconstructing shampoo. Go check it out and comment back on here I would love to know what you thought, but its not for drinking lol
Georgie - July 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm using my nickname as a kid because Chum Gum takes me back to my childhood! It was sooooooo good!! And we didn't worry about having sugar-free gum back then! And who remembers Adams Sour gum - at one time I think they had pineapple flavor. And since someone mentioned shampoo - anybody remember the old egg wash shampoos?? Oh, to smell those again!
Beth - July 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Looking for Chum Gum for a friend of mine who will be celebrating a special BD in August and wants to find it. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF AND WHERE IT IS AVAILABLE NOW???
Joe - August 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm 53 and used to get Chum Gum at a place called the Huddle in Utica NY, along with a comic book. Thor was my favorite. I agree, chum gum was the best. I'll bet if you could find a stick, chew it, you would turn into an eight year old, like a twlight zone episode.
Louis - August 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Ounce for ounce the best tasting bubble gum on the planet!!! If there is anyone that reads this that knows the manufacturer's address or is it still being made please post a comment with the info!
Paula - September 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I was a kid in Winston-Salem NC and now I'm 54 and I can vividly remember the taste of Chum Gum. I too mentioned how good it was to some friends recently, and they had no idea what I was talking about. Fleer Please Bring It Back!!
Lou - October 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm 62 and still remember this was the best gum I could buy. Tasty and unique, I'm 10 years old just thinking about it.
Jeanie - October 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm 59 and still remember the wonderful taste of Chum Gum. My dad owned a little country store with a big glass case full of penny candy on the bottom shelf and candy bars on the top. This brings back sweet memories to me.
Bill from MA - November 27, 2011 - Report this comment
God I loved this gum, jusr was talking to my sister about it the other day! We both wshed we could find it... you think the owner of Fleer products would read this site!
Todd Benson - November 28, 2011 - Report this comment
i loved this gum. and no one i know remembers this gum. use to buy it in a penny candy store in Jamestown NY, south of Buffalo. always had that powder coating on it. and what a great smell, and the best bubbles. only 2 sticks to a pack. they can bring back Beemans and Black jack, why not Chum Gum???
Susan from Texas - November 29, 2011 - Report this comment
This was the best gum ever - a piece for yourself and a piece for your Chum. It had the best aroma, flavor and texture of any gum ever. Sure wish Fleer would produce this again.
BringBackMyYouth - January 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Fleer made the Chum Gum and it is now discontinued. Has not been made in many years. Sad. A great taste and a great bubble. No one makes it today and no plans are to bring it back.
Ric - January 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm 52 and it was my daily habit after school in East Los Angeles back in the 60's. I keep searching for alternatives, but they all fall short.
Marie from In - February 04, 2012 - Report this comment
My grandmother owned a pizza store that sold penny candy. Chum Gum was my very favorite gum. I too have been trying to find it without success. It would be great if one of the candy companies could duplicate that great flavor.
MsLuv - February 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember ChumGum...it had a sweet and unique flavor. I also grew up in Chicago. I wish they still made it I been searching for this gum. Im 54yrs old, and still want ChumGum...lol
Steve Howell - February 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes, yes, yes! A friend and I in Silver Spring, MD would take my 25 cents allowance (in 1952) and buy about 50 sticks of Chum-Gum and chew all sticks at once to see who could blow the biggest bubbles. I've never forgotten how wonderful the taste was. Please somebody make it again before I leave this world!
Laurie Anne - February 14, 2012 - Report this comment
The Best Ever. I have looked for it for years. We would put two pieces in at one time. Thriftys in Lynwood, Ca.
Mike - March 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I grew up in Kansas city, Kansas and bought Chum Gum at Newits market in the penny candy section. Always left with a bag of Chum gum for the cents . I would love to have it back on the shelves. Great memories.
ken - March 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I too loved Chum Gum and have searched to no avail,but find Big League Chew very close if not the same. Very soft with a white powdery coating. It brings back memories for me!
Dawn, New Britain, CT - March 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I am so glad that I am not the only one that loved this gum. We saved our paper route money and walked down to the fruit stand that had a section of all penny candy; waxed lips, squirrel nuts, maryjanes and the all time favorite Chum gum. Best years of our lives that I will never forget. Somebody get the recipe and start making it again !
vivian - April 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Just reading all these wonderful comment remind me of not only how great chum gum was, but how life was simple and easy. THE GOOD OLD DAYS
Kimberly - May 05, 2012 - Report this comment
What a great idea...why don't we [all] start a revolution and surely some company out there will duplicate the stuff and make us all happy. Don't think were the only ones out here moaning about the want for more of it! God how I miss that smell and flavor, I swear, if I close my eyes I'm chewing on it now! When my Mom passed away, my sister and I were recalling the days when we were kids and unbelievable, but we spoke about the Chum Gum and how we'd fight over that dang stuff! You could smell it if it was in someone's pocket, that's how alluring the scent of it was! It was hypnotic, you had to get some no matter what, that and a box of Indian Head Pumpkin seeds and you were good to go! Maybe the makers of Chum Gum put a special ingredient to make us want it, kind of like cigarettes or something! An aphrodisiac?? Oh, and I'm also from the great windy city of Chicago!
Linda - June 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm glad to see so many comments about Chum Gum, I started chewing it in the 50's. If I'm not mistaken there was three pieces in a sleeve. Three sticks for 0.1 cent. There was usualy three flavors in one sleeve, sometimes there would be two of the same flavor. You could buy 0.5 cents worth and have 15 pieces. LOL!!! I would always take it out of the sleeve so it would look like more in the little brown bag. I grew up in West Tenn. and the Priccipal would let us walk to the store while we were waiting for the high school bus to come pick us up, (at the elementry school). A Principal would be hung out to dry if he let children walk to the store while at school. That was the "Good Ole Days".
Wes H. - July 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey, I am 61 and grew up in Oak Cliff (Dallas) Texas and we used to buy Chum Gum at Crawford grocery store which was a little neighborhood store that would resemble a 7-Eleven today and it was owned and run by Ms. Crawford, a really sweet lady. I have enjoyed reading all the stories. I was just discussing old time candy with a co-worker, he never heard of Chum gum, so I was going to Google it so I could prove I was not makiing it up and found this link of wonderful stories. I know if they ever started making it again, I would sure buy it!
Cathy - July 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I am a bubble gum freak and Chum Gum was my absolute favorite. In fact, when I started dating, I would make my date (whoever it was) bring me a bag of Chum Gum bubble gum when he picked me up. Ahhhhh, the good ol' days!
Sandra - July 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm from Weymouth Massachusetts and really miss the chum gum. My sister and I talked about it often. We couldn't but it at Chalks store we had to go a little further down the street to Hans Variety to get it. We really miss it.
RHONDA - July 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Ithought I was the only person that miss this gum I lived in Palo Alto,California and use to buy it at the corner store Garden Supermarket, Boy that was the best bubble gum ever. Wish some bright kid could come up with formala for it!Q
Lou Ann - July 25, 2012 - Report this comment
For years I have inquired about this gum not remembering the name and I finally found out! Our family owned a mom and pop grocery store in Depauw, IN and Chum Gum was my favorite treat! Loved it!!!1
Syd - August 02, 2012 - Report this comment
This gum has an unbelievable legacy. I grew up on a street in the LA area in the 60s and 70s. I'm still friends with some of the people that grew up with me. Whenever we talk about the good old days, this Chum Gum always comes up in the conversation. Back when we could ride our bikes off the street to the Quik Market when we were 10 and get 2 sticks of Chum Gum for 2 cents. Oh, to go back in time...
Claudia - August 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I am 69 and I also loved Chum gum. I got it at a small restaurant across from the High School. I think there were 3 pieces for a penny. I would also get Kits in banana, chocolate and strawberry. FF, sloppy joes were 15 cents. Always had a stash of candy and gum to go back to the school. I bought grape and Black Jack gum and Sen Sens. Sure miss the 50's and the way things were.
jerry - September 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I too remember chum gum, I am 61 years old and can still taste it in my mind. when we were young,my sisters and i would walk 2 miles to a country store in West Virginia to get this gum and nickle candy bars, peanuts and a 10 cent bottle of soda pop that you could return the bottle and get a nickle back.there was also another gum they sold that was two sticks for a penny,it to was pretty good, the name of it was devil gum, it was cinnamon flavored and it come in a red pack, I think the same company made it also made chum gum.
Donna - October 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I am from Huntley outside of Chicago. In the 50's and into the 60's Chum Gum did come 3 pieces for a penny. It was my favorite from the penny candy at Farley's Grocery store. It makes my mouth water to think of it!!
Kelly - October 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I grew up in Irving Texas, suburb of Dallas and I still remember the smell of this amazing gum. I miss the gum, or maybe everything about being a child in that time. Life was simple and sweet.
Judith - October 31, 2012 - Report this comment
Chum gum was always 2 sticks to a pack & it goes back to at least the mid 50s. I think if I could buy it now I might be tempted to mortgage my house & spend it all on Chum Gum. My kid, grandkids & great-grandbaby will miss one of the greatest flavors of life without it. I have been trying for YEARS to find some. I appreciate Cracker Barrel for selling Clove & Teaberry but they are missing the best gum of all time
ginger wright - November 14, 2012 - Report this comment
i can't believe i miss a GUM so much! chum gum was the BEST! like others on here, no one i've ever talked to about it remembers it. i used to buy it in houston, texas in the mid-sixties
debbie - December 01, 2012 - Report this comment
Iremember this awesome gum I saved up my allowence and bought a whole box with they still made it no gum comes even close to the taste of gum. I am from lakewood California and always bought it from the liquor store accross the street from our hoiuse....I have looked for it in everystore i go into no one had it or knows what it is so sad....
Terry C - December 04, 2012 - Report this comment
God! CHUM GUM was the best! Used to lick the powder off each piece before I chewed it for hours! I used to buy it in my home town of Pine Ridge SD!
Vivian J - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Chum Gum, best gum ever! I remember leaving Calverton Junior High in Baltimore, MD Whitmore & Riggs Ave with my left over pennies and purchased my gum from the corner store located Mosher Street, to walk home with chewing and blowing bubbles. I lived on Herbert a mile away from school the flavor was delicious and lasting. Yes those were the days! I would so love to have chum gum back1
Dan L - December 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Orange County, CA in 1960's-early 70's. We got Chum Gum from the guy in the ice cream truck. Ate both pieces myself, amazing bubbles. I'm 53 years old and every time I chew bubble gum (rarely), I remember the great flavor of the first few chews of Chum Gum. No comparison today. Miss it.
Star - January 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm glad to see other people actually remember this gum....It WAS the best tasting around...seemed to get it "trick or treating" and YES it was the BEST flavor ever. Wish the company would bring it back!!!
David F - January 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Loved Chum Gum. You could never eat just one stick.It had and awesome flavor. Wish I could still get it.
Mike S. - February 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Detroit, MI during the 60's at a place called Clem's Candy Store on Fenkell Avenue. Old Clem would ask for "one thin dime" when you bought ten cents worth. I'm 54 and haven't seen that gum since about 1970. The neighborhood kids loved that gum.
Lee B. - March 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved chum gum as a kid in D.C. I would bring it to school in the sixties I am 57 now and that gum was damn good! It was made by Fleer.
jerry d. - April 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I used to buy chum gum 2 sticks for a penny and would save up a nickel in pennies to get more at a time, I lived in the hills of West Virginia and walked to the old gas station/grocery store on Saturday afternoon after westerns and cartoons were over on tv. I am 61 yrs. old and remember the great flavor the gum had, I can still taste it today, I also bought a gum called devil gum, does anyone remember that gum? it also came 2 sticks in a pack for a penny, it was in a red outer paper wrapper with 2 red sticks of gum in plain white paper sleeves. it was a hot cinnamon flavored gum, I think it was made by the same company.
Edie C. - April 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Like everyone here I loved Chum Gum and thought I was the only one who remembered it. None of my peers heard of it so I thought I was crazy. I live in Iowa where I would buy it at the neighborhood grocery store. It was the BEST gum ever!! Wouldn't it be great if they started making it again.
Jamie V. - April 22, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved this gum! I was going to Lake Jr high school back in the day and I always bought it everyday after school. Oh how I wish they would bring it back! I'm from Denver Colo,and they sold it in a little food store down the street from my high school.
Karen G - May 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I am so happy I found this page. I ask everyone my age if they remembered this gum and no one does. It was my favorite. Live in Indy, would walk past a neighborhood store on way to school bus stop, I always got some Chum Gum before getting on bus.
Jan Shortt - May 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I am dying for a piece of CHUM GUM! We used to turn in soda bottles so we could buy it. Best gum ever!
Francine - May 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Thought I was crazy trying to figure out the name of this gum. I'm 57 yrs old and remember this well. The taste was phenomenol,sure wish they would make it again, it was the best.
kim white - June 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I have looked and looked and looked again. I have been all over the world looking for Chum gum. I chewed it everyday as a kid. My boyfriend thinks I am crazy and has no idea what I am talking about. IF someone finds it my e-mail whiteki@realtracs.com that is how serious I am at 57 years old. OMG if a kid had that gum now maybe they would have the energy to get off their butt and go play in the woods!!! OMG just remembered we don't have any woods all the developer's got rid of them. Maybe that is why we don't have chum gum the base is made from tree's OMG.
Amy G - June 18, 2013 - Report this comment
OMG!! This was the best gum ever. My girlfriend and I used to have bubble blowing contests with it. I can still remember the smell and taste of it.
Lisa - June 19, 2013 - Report this comment
OMG how I miss Chum Gun, the best gum ever made. I would buy it at Bruce's store across from my high school, everyone who went to GWHS chewed it. Nothing has ever compared to Chum. I am 54 and still crave it after all these years. Wish they would bring it back, along when life was simple and carefree. (Sigh)
Lisa - June 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Bad typo, meant GUM not gun
Toni - June 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I grew up in upstate NY and LOVED Chum GUm. It came in a white package with blue lettering and was a pretty pink color. Hands down, it was the best tasting gum ever. I have since ceased chewing gum because of TMJ, but would risk biting the inside of my mouth again and again for some Chum Gum. =)
Randy - August 13, 2013 - Report this comment
im now 55 and need Chum Gum badly!!!! that and Milk Duds (the old ones without that crappy shiny finish) I used to as a kid get them at the little green store in Appleton Wi.i went to that store foe 10 yrs and didnt know it by its real name,but it was little and green
DONNA - August 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I GRE UP IN CHICAGO WITH CHUM GUM AND THOSE HOT DOG GUMS AND WONDERFUL BLOMMERS CHOCOLATE
Tarheel - September 10, 2013 - Report this comment
I LOVED Chum Gum!! I loved the flavor and it smelled so good! Sometimes I can still smell it. I've NEVER run across anything similar to that in all my years. It really was one of the best gums around. It was so much fun going to Freedom Park to the playground then walk up to Wad's to get the Chum Gum and a real cherry Coke at the fountain.
Elaine - October 08, 2013 - Report this comment
It was THE BEST!! Walked to the drug store and got 2 pieces for a penny and had the best flavor out there. Miss it now and wish someone could come up with that same great flavor!!!
Joey - November 03, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember when my mom wear her blue relaxed lee jeans and her candies high heels sandals an awesome look. One day at the laundry mat I stuck my chum gum on her seat and watched her sat down in the huge wad of chum gum. Time to stand up and her butt went up for a few inches and stopped and she tried again and now four times later she realized her butt in stuck to her seat and hear I'M STUCK and she looks at me and said Joey mommy stuck can you help mommy stand up from her seat so I helped her and she had chum gum all over her butt. My mom went to put the clothe in thee dryer and came back and sat down in the chum gum again and got stuck again also so funny.
Tootie - November 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember when I was a little girl I went to St. Kevin's School and every day at lunch time we would to to the conner store and buy penny candy. Chum gum was my favorite. I thought I was the only one that had this gum and for a while I began to think it was all in my head. I asked some of my friends do they remember the gum and they tell me they have never heard of it. We have got to find this gum, It had the best flavor I have ever had in a gum. Chum gum has a flavor I will never for get and as most of you have said it bring back the good old days when being a child was care free and good times. I would love to be able to let my children and grandchild taste this gum. It would be like giving them a taste of the 60's. Now those were the days.
Mary - November 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Chum Gum was the best...used to get it at the store on the corner of Irving and Damen where Lincoln intersects in Chicago. Fleer where are you, we need this back in our lives.
Suzanne - November 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh, I have dreamed of Chum Gum for years. I also bought it when I was a teenager in the 60's and have looked for it through the years but never could find it! I too wish that who ever made it would bring it back!
Jackie in Houston, TX - December 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I have searched also for Chum Gum, funny no one I know remembers it either. My brother would buy it by the case and hide it. I used to find it and steal him WONDERFUL Chum Gum!!! I sure wish some company would find the original recipe and make more!!! It was the bested ever!!
Joyce in Chicago, IL - December 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Chum Gum was made by Fleer. Their familiar logo is on the picture in this link. Fleer was acquired by Marvel Group in the early 1990's. Fleer owned the market on bubble gum sports trading cards at the time. Remember the gum in those cards? Also coated with powdered sugar. Chum Gum was my favorite. One stick was blue and one stick was pink. Chew one and give one to a Chum. My experience was in the 50's and 60's, though. Fleer made Dubble Bubble into the 2000's but sold to Tootsie who now makes it. I would love to see Chum Gum come back no matter what today's price would be!
Dan in Tampa, FL - February 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I brought it up at work and NO ONE knew what I was talking about!! It was always part of my 10 cent bag of candy. Now does anyone remember Chik-O-Stix (sp??)
Maria - March 23, 2014 - Report this comment
You would think with all the baby boomers in the world who remember this gum (including me) someone would bring it back. They would make a fortune. Best gum ever!!!!!
annette - April 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved Chum Gum! I wish I could find it somewhere! The absolute best bubblegum ever! Yes... I'm a baby boomer!NšŸ˜ƒ
Cathy - June 07, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm a pharmacy tech and one of the children's antibiotics smells JUST LIKE CHUM GUM when the water is added! Takes me back to my childhood every time ( I am 57). No one I know has heard of it! My sisters and brother don't remember it but I sure do! Best gum EVER!!!!
Michelle - June 29, 2014 - Report this comment
My sister and I were just talking about chum gum, it brought back our childhood and things were so good..miss this gum..
Florence - July 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I use to do anything to earn money so I could walk to a little store three blocks to buy chum gum. This gum came in.a blue and green or pink and green or yellow and green. Best taste I will never forget. Fifty cents would get me a whole bag.... How I wish.someone would bring it back before Iam gone. Meh..
Jill - July 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Im 60 and that was my favorite Gum.The original pack was blue with white writing.I remember that they did package it with the white wrapper. Sure wish they would make this gum again!The Best Gum Ever!
Jam9s - July 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember well the days of my youth going to the Index Five and Dime Store over my grade school lunch hour and purchasing Chum Gum it was the bomb. Here's one for you how about Chum Gums little brother "RED DEVIL GUM" as I recall it was sweet and spicy
JAMES - July 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Wish I could get the recipe and have it made again. Bet I could have a large market for it.
M...... - August 03, 2014 - Report this comment
Omg....nothing compares....I am 50 and remember Chum Gum was the best ever....I remember sneaking into my mother's purse and taking it....Brings back lots of fond memories. They really should bring it back!!!!
Bruce - September 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm 70, lived in Fisher Illinois and chewed it in 4th grade in 1954 and beyond. I want more.
Lewis Dixon - September 05, 2014 - Report this comment
We had Chum Gum in Dallas Texas in the 60's. I loved it. I wish they still made it.
Kathy F - September 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I live in South Dakota and LOVED Chum Gum :) Bought it at Woolworth's here. Anyone remember sputnik gum? Another OLD favorite....
Warren Shaw - September 05, 2014 - Report this comment
Chum Gum was a favorite of my whole family. My mom would walk with us to the neighborhood candy store and we would purchase it along with turtles, bazooka joe bubble gum, Wish they would get the recipe and reintroduce it!
Beth - September 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Who made Chum Gum? There has to be a recipe out there somewhere. I grew up in Berwyn, IL and my sister and I lived on Chum Gum! We also used Dippity Doo on our hair and Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific! Those were the good ole days!
Rob Lambert - September 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Chum Gum was made by Fleer, also makers of Dubble Bubble, from around 1950 until 1971. Fleer was based in Philadelphia at the time. Chum Gum had its fans (myself included), but other chewing gums made by Wrigley, Adams and Beech Nut proved bigger sellers.
Rob Lambert - September 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Adding to my previous comments: Anyone wanting Chum Gum to reappear should contact the Tootsie Roll Company (tootsieroll.com), which purchased the Fleer company in 2004. For its part, Fleer did little to promote Chum Gum over the twenty or so years it was sold, focusing more on its flagship product, Dubble Bubble. Fleer was stingy in budgeting for advertising, limited mainly to comic books and little TV play. This, along with stiff competition, meant a slow demise (and desire) for Chum Gum as the 1960s passed, quietly disappearing by the end of 1971.
Franko - September 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Interesting comments on Chum Gum...Thanks for the history Rob Lambert. I found this gum's wrapper today, when cleaning a home here in Seattle. I enjoyed reading folk's fond memories of this gum...hopefully the recipe will be revived and on the shelves again!
Scott Schenkel - September 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Chewed it in Dallas in the late '50s and in Odessa through most of the '60s. It was coated with powdered sugar, and at two sticks for a penny could not be beat! Best ever - oh, to go back again! Best wishes to all Chum Gum lovers!
Angie - October 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved chum him it was really best gum in my childhood every time is go to cracker barrel and see them about the chum gum but they seem to be clueless I wish we all can find the candy company to see for they can find the original ingredient to ale ch gum and put it back on the market nothing taste the same anymore not even kits and maryjane
Quentin Goslee - October 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I was in a small south eastern colo. town in 1978 and saw that dark blue wrapper. I rember how my mouth started watering for that flavor from the Gods.I bought all they had,never to see or taste it again :.(

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