Cry Baby (gum)

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For other uses, see Crybaby (disambiguation).

Cry Baby is a brand of sour bubble gum manufactured by Tootsie Roll Industries.

Cry Babies, sometimes mistakenly referred to as Tear Jerkers, began production in 1991. Originally produced by Philadelphia Chewing Gum Corporation in Havertown, Pennsylvania, the candies were later purchased by the present-day manufacturer, Tootsie Roll Industries.[1]

Cry Babies are best known for their sour coating, which disappears shortly after the gum is chewed. The product's packaging claims that the gum remains sour for 40 seconds once chewed. The name "Cry Baby" stems from the rumour that the candy is sour enough to cause a person's eyes to water.

They come in the following fruit flavors: