Chiclets

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Chiclets

Chiclets is a brand of candy coated chewing gum made by Cadbury Adams. The colors of chiclets are: yellow, green, orange, red, purple, white, and pink. The product's name is derived from Nahuatl word tziktli, in English chicle, the substance from which chewing gum was traditionally made. The original flavor was peppermint but many flavors have been added and discontinued over the decades since the introduction. Assorted fruit flavor is still available in Algeria, Colombia, Argentina, Egypt, Canada, India, Lebanon, Mexico, Venezuela, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Dominican Republic and the United States.

In South America, and Thailand, traditional Chiclets are produced, but the brand has been extended to include various formats like bubble gum and stick gum.

Various people have been named as the inventor of Chiclets including: brothers Robert Fleer and Frank Fleer,[1] and Louis Mahle.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mathews, Jenifer. Chicle: The Chewing Gum of the Americas, From the Ancient Maya to William Wrigley. p. 49. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Louis W. Mahle; Inventor of Chiclets Gum". Los Angeles Times. Feb 24, 1998. Retrieved May 7, 2014.