Posted on 25th May 2022 at 07:26
Chewing gum is probably one of those things you’ve never given a second thought to.
Well, unless you’ve stood on it on the pavement – “thank you” to the person who couldn’t be bothered to put it in the bin (!). Or, perhaps, when using it as a breath freshener or as a distraction while trying to give up cigarettes. Or simply winding up your parents with all the chewing and bubble blowing. Moving swiftly on…
With chewing gum being chewed rather than eaten – well, usually (!) – most people never stop to wonder about its ingredients except, perhaps, for checking whether it’s sugar free. And if you need a quick reminder on why artificial sweeteners don’t quite live up to the hype, click here and here for a rather different perspective.