Bubblegum Balls - Historic Candies in Harpers Ferry, WV - True Treats Historic Candy

Bubblegum Balls


True bubblegum machine gum – round, shiny and full of flavor. Great for bubbles, too. 10 gumballs in a heat-sealed bag with the history on the label.

A Bit of History

One of the Fleer company‚Äôs most impressive accomplishments was created by Henry Fleer who added a candy coating to the original chicle gum to make the Chiclet. Gum-maker Thomas Adams bought the Chiclet from them with the caveat that the Fleers wouldn’t make traditional gum. Their 23-year-old accountant figured out how to make bubblegum, instead. He used pink since that was the only coloring in the company lab. The name: Dubble Bubble. Later, the bouncy bubblegum balls came along.

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