Chiclets

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Chiclets is a brand of candy-coated chewing gum manufactured by Mondelēz International.

History[edit]

The Chiclets name is derived from the Spanish word chicle which is the name for chewing gum. Introduced in 1900 by the American Chicle Company, a company founded by Thomas Adams.[1] The original flavor was peppermint and assorted fruit flavors are still available in Algeria, Colombia, Argentina, Egypt, Canada, India, Iraq, Lebanon, Mexico, Venezuela, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Dominican Republic, United Kingdom, and parts of the Americas.[2]

Various people have been credited with inventing Chiclets including the brothers Robert and Frank Fleer,[3] and Louis Mahle.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Laurnie. "A Chiclet history". CandyFavorites.com. Retrieved 5 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "The Un-Demanding Cook Book - John Aylmer - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  3. ^ Mathews, Jenifer. Chicle: The Chewing Gum of the Americas, From the Ancient Maya to William Wrigley. p. 49. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Louis W. Mahle; Inventor of Chiclets Gum". Los Angeles Times. Feb 24, 1998. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Chiclets at Wikimedia Commons