Freshen Up Gum

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Freshen Up is a chewing gum with flavored gels inside manufactured by Adams in Brasil. Current flavours include cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint and bubble gum. A fruit variation was offered in the 1970s.

History[edit]

The product was launched in 1975. In 1976 an explosion of the Freshen Up gum manufacturing line at the American Chicle factory in Queens, New York killed six workers.[1] The New York State Supreme Court justice in Queens dismissed the manslaughter and homicide charges against the Warner-Lambert Company and the four executives the following year.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Executives Indicted in Blast. Chewing Gum Plant Blast Kills Six". Associated Press. August 19, 1977. Retrieved 2011-03-31. "Warner Lambert ... chewing gum factory that killed six persons last November. ... to accumulate in an area where freshen-up gum was being manufactured. ..." 
  2. ^ "Gum Plant Cleared Of Crimes in a Blast Killing Six in 1976; Gum Company Cleared of Crimes". New York Times. February 16, 1978. Retrieved 2011-03-31. "A State Supreme Court justice in Queens yesterday dismissed manslaughter and homicide charges against the Warner-Lambert Company and four of its executives in connection with the ..."