Posts Tagged ‘cadbury adams’

Mix it Up and Chew it Up With Chiclets Chewing Gum

Monday, October 5th, 2009 by Jon
Chiclets Chewing Gum comes in many shapes and sizes

Chiclets Chewing Gum comes in many shapes and sizes

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 10

 Convenience: 9

Novelty: 10

Overall: 10

When you are passing by a row of 25 cent machines you can almost always guarantee that Cadbury Adams’ Chiclets chewing gum will be among the candies that lie within them.

When the decision of what candy to spend your sole quarter on proves difficult, don’t think twice before putting it in the little slot for the Chiclets. With Chiclets you get the flavor variety of any other candy with the long lasting duration of any gum.

These classic, flavor filled gum squares were the first candy-coated chewing gum, first introduced in peppermint flavor in 1906. Frank H. Fleer took the idea of the candy coated Jordan almond and applied it to chewing gum and the Chiclets have thrived in every generation since the early 1900s.

Chiclets chewing gum is known all around the world, but is especially popular in the Middle East. Here in the United States Chiclets can be found in their original peppermint packaging or in various other flavor packed colors including orange, red, yellow, blue, green, and pink.

As great as each individual flavor tastes, taking a small handful of multiple flavors always proves enjoyable even if you don’t think cinnamon, banana, and orange blend well together.

Chiclets are the perfect gum because you can easily monitor the size of the gum you will be chewing. You can dump a handful into your mouth and have a double-bubble-like mouthful or gum or you can just chew one square to get the smell of lunch off of your breath before your meeting or job interview. Whatever the reason, Chiclets chewing gum won’t disappoint.

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Breaking News: Mars Men Abducted by Sour Patch Kids

Friday, July 31st, 2009 by Jon


Sour Patch Kids Gummi Candy was one of the first sour candies!

Sour Patch Kids Gummi Candy was one of the first sour candies!


Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 9

Convenience: 6

Novelty: 7

Overall: 10

 Sour patch kids are one of my personal favorites. I love sour patch kids so much for a few reasons. Firstly, every flavor is distinctly different, unlike M & M s or something where you can barely even tell the flavor difference of the different colors. The yellow lemon, lime green, orange orange, and cherry red all satisfy the tastebuds with their sandy sour kick. 

Sour patch kids are a common concession candy and for good reason. They are perfect for movies because you can suck on them until all of the sour sugar dissolves and then you have Swedish fish, but in a better flavor. Of course it’s always fun to mix flavors (my favorite combinations being red and green and yellow and green) and chomp down making a really loud chewing sound because it is too just hard to resist it.

Sour patch kids also have a great history. In the 1970s when UFO sightings were the talk of the town, little “Mars Men” aliens were sold for a penny a piece and were quite popular because of their unique sour coating. A man named Frank Galatolie is credited with the invention of the gummy candy with the sour coating. In the 1980s Cabbage Patch Kids dolls were quite popular and that is where the name sour patch kids is derived from. The first sour patch kids product was sold in 1985 by Jaret, Galatolie’s company. The cartoon character on the original package was Galatolie’s son, Scott who is now in his 20s. As of 1997 Cadbury Adams has taken over the Sour Patch trademark in the United States.

But beware, just because sour patch kids are extremely delicious does not mean that they too should not be eaten in moderation. Too many sour patch kids can leave you with a numb tongue, hurting teeth, and a belly ache. But just the right amount can be exactly what you need to get you through your day.

SWEDISH FISH: The Journey From Sweden to the USA

Monday, July 20th, 2009 by Jon
Swedish Fish are one of the most enduring and popular gummi candies

Swedish Fish are an enduring retro candy favorite!

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 7

Convenience: 7

Novelty: 7

Overall: 7

The Swedish Fish, as the name implies originated in Sweden by the Malaco candy company.

In 1958 the Malaco company began exporting some of their candy goods to North America starting with licorices. In the late 60s into the early 70s Malaco started exporting Swedish fish and Swedish berries (the same candy shaped as berries and, sadly, now discontinued) which were altered slightly to appeal to the North American market.

The Swedish fish are now made by the Cadbury Adams Company in Canada and are distributed all over the US. The winegum Swedish fish candies are a popular concession candy and are loved by people of all ages world-wide, especially in Sweden.

Winegum candies are very popular in Sweden are made in many different shapes including flowers, cars, coins, and boats. In Sweden the candy is called “Pastellfiskar” which literally means “pale colored fishes.” The original red fish is of an almost indistinguishable flavor that in my opinion seems to be a mix between cherry and strawberry.

Swedish fish come in different sizes (as there are all different sized fish in the sea) and in different flavors (as does most candy). You can find yellow lemon, green lime, orange orange, and purple grape Swedish fish flavors if the original read doesn’t tingle your taste buds. Forget paying for overpriced Swedish fish at the movie theatre, prepare ahead of time and order your Pastellfiskars from