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Lemon, orange, strawberry, pineapple, cherry, apple, pear and peach (from top left to bottom right)

Sugus is a brand of chewy candy made by the Wrigley Company. It originates from the Swiss chocolate company Suchard, who created it in 1931.[1]

They are square, and they are 20 mm (0.79 in) in length and width, and 7 mm (0.28 in) thick, including the packaging. There are several flavours, including lemon, orange, pineapple, raspberry and cherry, indicated by the colour of the packaging (yellow, orange, blue, red, and bright red, respectively), which is characteristic of the sweet. The classic packaging (which measured 6.3 by 4.5 cm) involves the sweet respecting the rectangular shape, showing white names (uppercase) Sugus, and the name of the (lowercase) sugus, flavour all over the packaging. Within the packaging was a small, white light inner wrapper of 6.3 by 1.9 cm surrounding the sweet preventing adhesion to the outer wrapper, for example at times of excessive heat. The name, though only a brand, became the name of this product. It appeared on the market under other brands, with different names, but all are given the name sugus.[citation needed]

Sugus is sold in Argentina, Belgium, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Spain, South Africa, Namibia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.[2] It seems to enjoy a big popularity in Asia, even being from Switzerland.[citation needed] The brand's Chinese name used in Hong Kong and China is "瑞士", literally meaning "Swiss candy".


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