Almost all chewing gum is made with plastic, plastic which hides in a secret ingredient called “gum base.” And with the exception of Peppersmith gum, which is only available in the U.K., 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.
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!
It would be awesome if you would “Like” Simply Gum’s Facebook page.
Simply Gum is giving away one 6-pack to one lucky reader in the United States. To enter the random drawing, please leave a comment with:
1) A way to contact you. Could be via your website or via email. If you are worried about spammers, simply leave your email address in the following format: “name at website dot com” or something like that.
2) Tell us about another treat that you have not been able to find plastic-free. OR tell us a solution you’ve found for a treat that usually comes packaged in plastic.
I’ll choose a contest winner by the end of this month.