The story of gum


Who was the first person to chew gum?

No one can be absolutely certain who the first gum chewers were, but historians tell us that civilizations around the world were chewing natural gum thousands of years ago. Before the invention of the electric light bulb, the telephone or even soda pop, people discovered the pleasure and benefits of chewing gum.

B.C.

Ancient times roots

1848

First commercialization

1869

First patent

1888

First time in vending machines

1906

First Bubble Gum

1920s

Advertising techniques appear

1930s

Cards in Chewing gum Packs

1940s

1940-1960: the global expansion

1950s

First sugar-free chewing gum

2012

EU approves five health claims