What Gum Is Made Of
Ingredients used in Wrigley's gum are extensively tested to ensure that their quality meets the standards of all local and international government food regulations.
Gum base puts the "chew" in chewing gum, binding all the ingredients together for a smooth, soft texture. The Wrigley Company uses synthetic gum base materials for a consistent and safe base that provides longer-lasting flavor, improved texture and reduced tackiness. The finest grades of pure powdered cane sugar (shown above), beet sugar and corn syrup are used in the production of Wrigley's sugar-sweetened chewing gums.
The finest grades of pure powdered cane sugar, beet sugar and corn syrup are used in the production of Wrigley's sugar-sweetened chewing gums.
Several types of high-intensity sweeteners are used in Wrigley's sugar-free products and as flavor enhancers in some other brands. These artificial sweeteners deliver long-lasting, noncaloric taste and do not promote tooth-decay.
- Acesulfame K
Softeners and Bulking Agents
Glycerin and other vegetable oil products help keep the gum soft and flexible by retaining the proper amount of moisture in Wrigley products. Ingredients like mannitol and sorbitol ensure the proper density of a product.
Flavorings and Colorings
The most popular flavors for chewing gums come from the mint plant. Mint flavoring for Wrigley's chewing gums is extracted from fresh mint plants grown on farms in the United States. After the plants are harvested, they go through a distillation process that extracts the oils used for flavoring Wrigley brands. Other Wrigley brands are flavored by a variety of fruit and spice essences. Colorings are used to distinguish different flavors.
A small amount of preservative helps maintain the freshness of all Wrigley products.
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