The History of Gum People around the world have chewed on natural materials with gum-like textures for hundreds of years. Gum as we know it today was first marketed around 1869, and innovations continue to be made. Learn more about the evolution of chewing gum... Learn more How Gum is Made Wrigley has been producing high-quality gum for over 100 years. Learn what it takes to make the perfect stick, tab or pellet, including the ingredients, like mint, and the manufacturing process. Learn more Ingredients Ever wonder what your favourite gum is made of? Only the highest quality ingredients, including gum base, natural or artificial sweeteners, softeners, flavourings and preservatives. Learn more
Mint Production Mint flavouring for Wrigley's chewing gums is extracted from fresh mint plants grown on farms in the USA. If added together, the farmland required to raise all the mint Wrigley uses would equal 33,890 football pitches! Learn more Fun Facts Over 28 million people in the UK regularly chew gum for the enjoyment and variety of benefits it brings. On average, these Brits chew 125 pieces of gum a year. Learn more
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