At this point in September, most schools and universities are back in session… let the gum chewing commence! I thought that it would be interesting this week to highlight a company that produces gluten-free, nut-free, biodegradable, and vegan chewing gum. Entitled Simply Gum, this gum is as sincere as it sounds. Free from aspartame, preservatives, synthetics, and other nasty chemicals, Simply Gum is like no other of its kind (Simply).
Simply Gum is manufactured with the following six ingredients:
- All Natural Chicle
- Organic Dried Cane Juice
- Organic Vegetable Glycerin
- Organic Sunflower Lecithin
- Organic Rice Flour
- All Natural Flavor
Additionally, Simply Gum boasts six flavors… (I’ve listed them below in my order of preference, but truly they are all wonderful)!
- Fennel Licorice
Simply Gum can be purchased in bulk or individually in a variety of ways. If ordering from online, Amazon is your best bet. In terms of retail, Whole Foods, Williams-Sonoma, Lolli and Pops, and Sprouts Farmers Market also carry Simply Gum (Simply).
Below is an excerpt from the “Our Story” portion of Simply Gum’s website (http://simplygum.com/#story):
“We set out to make a better chew. The regular chewing gum you see on grocery store shelves is filled with artificial substances, including some of the same components used in the manufacture of car tires, plastic bottles, and white glue, as well as artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Consumers are kept in the dark about what they are chewing because the FDA allows conventional gum brands to hide up to 80 synthetic ingredients in the catch-all term “gum base” on the label. Although there are a few gum brands in the US market claiming to be “natural,” all of them include synthetics in their base. We knew we could do better.”
And better they certainly did!
Please let me know if you have ever heard of Simply Gum, and if you have tried it before, what is your favorite flavor?
Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,
Simply Gum. Simply Gum LLC, 2015. Web. 2 Sept. 2015. <https://www.simplygum.com>