OK, so you may have missed your golden opportunity for a multimillion dollar contract to play in the Major Leagues and have resigned yourself to coaching teams from the safe confines of your armchair or you may be an up and comer in your Little League but that doesn’t mean that you can’t pretend that you are a baseball star and that is where Big League Chew Bubble Gum enters the equation.
Everyone – well, almost everyone – knows that chewing tobacco is unhealthy so why not seek a healthy and fun to chew alternative and blow a few massive bubbles while you are up at bat.
Believe it or not, that was the logic behind the creation of this legendary shredded bubble gum which was invented by a player on the Portland Mavericks named Robert Nelson.
Ironically, it was a member of the New York Yankees named Jim Bouton that approached Wrigley with the idea and perhaps they were open to suggestion if only because they owned the Yankee’s rival, the Chicago Cubs!
However you look at it, Big League Chew, released in 1980, is the candy world’s equivalent of a Grand Slam having sold close to 500,000,000 (no, this is not a typographic error) pouches in less than thirty years!
As the slogan goes, “You're in the big leagues when you're into Big League Chew”… so what are you waiting for? Now is your big chance!
Learn more about the facinating Big League Chew story here!