Chewing Gum

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

By Darra Goldstein

Published 2015

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chewing gum is made of any number of cohesive and sticky substances that people chew but do not swallow. It can be as simple as the naturally flavored sap of a tree or as complex as artificially flavored hydrocarbon polymers like styrene butadiene rubber.