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Candy Review: Hubba Bubba Strawberry Gush Glop

Categories: Candy,Candy For Kids,Candy Reviews,Classic and Retro Candy,Gum,New Candy

Hubba Bubba Glop Package

While it may not have been an altogether satisfying experience, reviewing Hubba Bubba gum’s new Strawberry Gush Glop – pieces of gum that resemble strange red chicken eggs – did at least bring back some sweet childhood memories.

Back in middle school we had a candy dealer who would sell us pieces of original Hubba Bubba (or its archrival, Bubble Yum) for 25 cents each. Everyone wanted that gum. It blew the biggest bubbles of any gum on the market. And it was so sugary that it could rot your teeth before you even got it out of your pocket. I still remember blowing bubbles as big as my head behind the teacher’s back in the sixth grade. Fun stuff!

(Of course, there were those rumors in my school playground about spider eggs being found in the gum… but, really, what are a few spider eggs when the gum they’re in is so delicious?)

So, memories at the ready, I decided to give the newer Hubba Bubba product a try. Way to ruin my childhood memories, Bubba folks. Now, I understand that Hubba Bubba is targeted to kids, not to adults. But still.…

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Bubble Yum Soda

Categories: Candy,Candy Beverages,Classic and Retro Candy,Gum,New Candy

Bubble Yum Soda
(photo by Flickr user Look In The Tunk

Thanks go to a reader and blogger named David for this one. He told me that in a visit to his local 7-11 he found Bubble Yum Soda. It comes in Original (Bubble Gum) and Sour Cherry flavors. David tried the Sour Cherry and said it was “surprisingly tasty”. I did some poking around online and found out that this soda is a 7-11 exclusive and that there was a Bubble Yum soda back in the 80s (I don’t remember it).

Anybody tried this? I may have to try and stop by a 7-11 to grab these to give them a try.

Also see: Candy Corn Soda

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