Marc Summers chews on the secrets behind bubble gum, from the traditional pink favorite to gumballs. Visits to Dubble Bubble, Concord Confections, Ice Cream World and Global Gumball.
More about gum
Chewing gum is a sweetened, flavored confection composed primarily of latex, both natural and artificial. Organic latex, a milky white fluid produced by a variety of seed plants, is best known as the principle component of rubber. Used as a snack, gum has no nutritive value, and, when people have finished chewing, they generally throw it away rather than swallow it.