For thousands of years, humans all over the world have chewed natural gums. 6,000-year-old chewing gum made from birch bark (that still had tooth imprints!) was been found Finland. Mastiche has been chewed in Greece since ancient times. The ancient Mayans chewed Sapodilla tree sap. Spruce tree sap was first chewed by people indigenous to North America.
Natural sweeteners like xylitol are great for providing the same sweet taste as sugar, without the calories and while keeping blood sugar levels stable. But with all the chemical-sounding names it can be hard to tell the different artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes apart. So here’s the low down on why Australian Food and Pharmaceutical Industries chose xylitol for our chewing gum.
We all know those little black discs of spent chewing gum covering our streets make our cities and towns look grubby. And it’s even worse when someone else’s freshly spat out ball of bright green or pink chewy gets stuck to our shoes, clothes or bags! But what should we do? Australian Food and Pharmaceutical Industries have a solution. Plant-based, biodegradable gum that's safe for you to swallow.
We find that a lot of customers are surprised to learn that regular chewing gum contains plastic. And it makes sense why they would be unaware – the manufacturers of these synthetic chewing gums don’t want you to think about what you’re putting in your mouth.