Food of the Seventies, Funtime Bubble Gum

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this was a gum individually wrapped(definately penny candy), was sold right mext to the golden wrapped chocolate "ice cubes"...anyway...funtime looked alot like bazooka, but was soft, narrower and a tad bit longer...this gum amde the most spectacular bubbles ever!!!! two pieces could make a massive bubble, but I cant find anything about it on the web anywhere. I am pretty sure of the name, and I bought these at my first real job, so it was around 1975...thanks for letting me post this!
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Valerie - June 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been searching for this gum; it was my favorite bubble gum as a child. I can't believe they don't make it anymore or some company hasn't brought it back. The wrappers were blue, pink, yellow and green and had faces of woman with funny hats. Anyone know the company that made this gum?
Jim - March 19, 2011 - Report this comment
funtime gum was about four different colors with pics of kids faces on the front. Wrapped like bazooka, but a bit narrower. Very sweet gum and a great memory from the corner store of my childhood.
Bridget - April 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I have been searching forever for this gum......it was the best. This is actually the first time anyone else has even mentioned it or remembered it. Sure wish I had some:)
Catherine V. Martin - November 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to go to the corner store when I was kid n always bought this gum for penny. I think about it alot as I am 40 now and miss that nostalgia....This is one candy they should bring back!
Ralph - July 09, 2012 - Report this comment
35 years ago, I was buying Funtime Gum at the penny candy store in the Zerns farmers Market in Gilbertsville PA. I loved this gum. While the bubbles were great, I really like the unique bubblegum flavor of Funtime gum. I've spent time searching for this gum too and came across a breakthrough several years ago. While at a local farmers market, I went in a day old bread store and on the shelf was two bags of penny sized gum the LOOKED like Funtime. Same shape, size and wrapper colors however the name was Bub-O gum. Instead of pictures of little kids blowing bubbles, there was another little cartoonish images which escapes me at the moment. So I took a deep inhale of the smell of the gum and THIS WAS FUNTIME!! Relabeled at Bub-O gum. I bought all that they had. I never saw it again for sale anywhere since that day but I did save much of it. I think I still have a bag it in my pantry and I'm going to look for it again. I can tell you that the labeling shows that it was manufactured in Brazil, which probably explains why it's not abundantly available here is the U.S. I have a friend in Brazil so I'll try to ask her if she can locate the company or the gum. But again, I'm positive that this gum still existed as of about 5 years ago and was relabeled as Bub-O Gum. Same packet size and shape in various colors. Same wonderful smell and bubbles!
Carole Ann - December 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I knew it was called Funtime! I've searched and couldn't find anything until I found this. It had such a different flavor from the rest of the bubblegum. I can remember the smell. You knew when someone had it!! Yes, it had pictures of kids on them. Wish They still made it.
maureen - January 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I am in my 40's and I can remember in bloomsberg, pa. Running to the little store before school & buying the fun time gum! If they made it today I'm sure I would buy as much of it as I could. We use to sneak to the store to get it because once you were on school property you were not suppose to leave. You would think oriental trading company would come up with it. Anyone have a clue?
Lori Vargas Agnew - May 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I bought a big bag of Tootsie pops with a variety of candy in it. Their banana or what they call banana tootsie pop with the yellow wrapper taste just like funtime gum . My son asked me what flavor is that? It took me 3 yes 3 pops to figure it out. I sure do miss that gum to. I wanted to show him but no pics yet. Take care people and keep on chewing .
Anne - June 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I also have looked for funtime gum over the years but no luck. My brother and I used to save our pennies and buy big bags of it at the local gas station/store back in the day. Loved that gum!!
Sean - October 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember this bubblegum wry well!! I'd buy 100 pcs at a time! Very sweet. Sorta tasted like cantaloupe to me LOL
Rob G - February 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm glad I'm not the only one that remembers this gum. It was THE BEST GUM!! Very surprised someone hasn't brought it back.I used to fill up my penny candy bag with that and swedish fish.I miss the penny candy days.
tara - May 22, 2014 - Report this comment
yes me also is looking for this gum loved it I have trid the new little gum that looks the same but it is not its not the same taste I was very disappointed thought I had found it I would know that taste anywhere but bub o gum is not the same gum haven't seen funtime gum since I was in school and iam 42 now :) and still looking for it
Stephanie - September 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Cantalopue for certain and I miss it. I also miss the corner store when I got it. The gentleman that ran it was a saint for putting up with all of us. Great to grow up in the 70's.
Dusty Rhoads - October 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I can't believe that I found a page full of people searching for my all time favorite bubble gum! I too have been searching hi and low for it. I used to buy it at the penny candy store in the late seventy's in eastern Pa. and the south jersey shore. It had a very unique fruity taste that I have never come across anywhere else. It's sad to see so many unique products disappearing and being replaced with corporate conformity. I recently heard that Russel Stover candies was bought up by some corporate giant. I imagine the recipes will be replaced with hydogenated oils and corn sugar to compliment the dominating corporate blandness that infects our country these days. Thanks for the tip about Bub-O gum, I will search around and see if I can find it somewhere. I always thought it would be cool to start a company that replicates the great products that have gone the way of the dinosaur. Imagine 67 barricuda's built with big V-8's and simplicity side by side with teaberry gum and russel stover coconut creme eggs the size of a baseball and Hoho's made with real milk-sugar and butter! Not to mention tools and appliances that lasted 30-40 years with nothing to show for the years of use but a couple of dings and scratches! Might not be great for the health but it certainly would taste better and be more fun!
Robert - August 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Funtime gum was definitely the best. Used to get it @ 11th & Morris, South Philly USA
Rob Lambert - August 18, 2015 - Report this comment
This one has even myself stumped! I am usually good at tracing bubble gum brands of the past, but Funtime is so obscure that it is hardly mentioned around the net. Either Scranton or Philadelphia plants made these, roughly 1974 to '77. Funtime was little match for the Fleer or Topps brands. Fleer was set to move out of its aging Philly plant to ones in the south. Fleer also started devoting more resources to sports trading cards and less toward gum. If anyone has a Funtime wrapper with the city printed on it, kindly share it here with we fellow bubble gum fans.
Regina - August 27, 2016 - Report this comment
I love that so many people have the same fond memories I do of FUNTIME GUM. I played youth softball and the coaches always had handfuls of it during the games. Bring it back!!
Carol Hart - October 18, 2016 - Report this comment
Incredible! I am a 54 yr old Canadian & I loved Funtime bubblegum too! I remember it being cheaper, thinner, pinker & sweeter than others. Oh and the nice pkg colors!
Aliyah - November 23, 2016 - Report this comment
My sister and I loved this gum. We use to buy in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Then we found in packs at Kmart in Burlimgton. I'm always looking for this gum it's my favourite gum.
Wynne - December 12, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved fun time bubble gum. Im looking to see if any place sells it. It had the best taste. Also there was another good tasting bubble gum called Chinese Fortune Bubble Gum. It was in a orange wrapper. I found it for sale on Amazon -- see the information below. Thanks for the Fun Time Bubble Gum memories. It was the best! Chinese Fortune Bubble Gum 48ct Case 80's Classic Favorite is Back Retro Candy by Alberts' Candy
mjbarb - September 01, 2017 - Report this comment
bought our Funtime gum at Bushmeirs (Bushies) in Darby PA...best gum in the WORLD!

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