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Why is bubble gum so chewy?

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RejuvenatedAfricanBuffalo
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Explain what makes it chewy and where it originated from.

Sangeetha Pulapaka
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Hi RAB,

    Once upon a time there was this little drug store at Tenth and Walnut street, a pharmacist named John Colgon had a quandary. The year was 1863, and the pharmacist had purchased way more chicle ( a gum from the latex of the sapodilla tree) than he needed, He did not want to waste any of it though, so he thought hard and he got an idea! He combined the chicle with balsam tolu extract, which he used for making syrup and the result was a chewy substance that tasted great. This is how flavoured chewing gum was born.

      

Here is more

http://www.chewinggumfacts.com/making-chewing-gum/chewing-gum-ingredients/