Food of the Seventies, Fruit Stripe Gum

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The slogan was: "Tickle your tongue, with Beech Nut Fruit Stripe Gum... It's FUN!" The cartoon zebra would go around forcing Fruit Stripe Gum into people's mouths and then they'd go nuts laughing and dancing around like they were on some other kind of '70s-era mixture of herbs and spices..
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Sheila - May 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I just bought a case of this at It tastes just like it did when I was a kid.
Rob Lambert - August 14, 2017 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, a stop-motion TV commercial with the zebra and an elephant. This aired on "Bullwinkle" over ABC (10/9/66, Sun. broadcast). Episode included several previews of new fall shows like "That Girl" and "Green Hornet." Beech Nut began as strictly a baby food company. Production of chewing gum began in 1911. Original plant was in the small, yet historic, town of Canajoharie, New York (75 mi. N of NYC). Production left there by 1962. Fruit Stripe Gum introduced in 1964. Nestle now owns rights, but the Beech Nut logo has been phased out.
Rob Lambert - January 23, 2018 - Report this comment
From the Sunday morning cartoon vault, a variant TV spot with Yipes (zebra), a lion and elephant juggling packs of Fruit Stripe Gum with each other. This aired on "Bullwinkle" over ABC (11/14/65). Ideal Toys, General Mills and Peter Paul were other sponsors, plus a network promo for "Gidget." The show ends with an Ad Council PSA for Savings Bonds with Ernie (cartoon boy in 3-corner hat), who marches, carrying a flag mast. Flying on the mast was a $75 Kennedy bond. Also, promo for "Discovery" kids anthology show with Frank Buxton.

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