Almost all chewing gum is made with plastic, plastic which hides in a secret ingredient called “gum base.” Even Glee Gum contains plastic mixed with its natural ingredients, and as of November 2014, so does Peppersmith. The few gums that don’t contain plastic as an ingredient come in plastic packaging. Finally, there’s a U.S. company — Simply Gum — offering a completely natural, GMO-free chewing gum made with organic ingredients and without any plastic gum base or plastic packaging.
Simply Gum is made from only 6 ingredients: organic raw cane sugar, all natural chicle (rubber from a tree), cinnamon, organic vegetable glycerin, organic sunflower lecithin, and organic rice flour.
November 2014 Update: Simply Gum now comes in more flavors besides cinnamon! Try mint, fennel licorice, maple, ginger, or coffee flavors.
The gum comes in a cardboard box, which includes some thin sheets of paper for wrapping and disposing of the gum responsibly when you’re finished chewing it.
I’m not much of a gum chewer myself, but I know people who are. (I’m married to one.) So this will be exciting news for those of you who stopped chewing gum when you found out about the plastic in it.
Win a 6-pack of Simply Gum
04/17/14 Update: The drawing is over and Megan is the winner. Congratulations!