Is Juicy Fruit Gum Actually Lemon, Orange, Pineapple, And Banana?

Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum is a classic. But what exactly is the rush of juicy flavor bursting out of that stick during those first few minutes of chewing? Does the gum contain dehydrated juice from any fruits? The packing is, perhaps unsurprisingly, vague about the exact "natural and artificial flavors" involved. Wrigley once released a statement saying that the gum has flavors of lemon, orange, pineapple, and banana. But is that the whole story? Watch the video to find out.

What Exactly Is The "Juice" In Juicy Fruit Gum?

The brand's recognition rate is among the highest of any product in the Western world. And yet consumers still aren't quite sure what's in it.

What Is Chewing Gum Made Of?

There's nothing else like it.

What Happens If I Swallow Chewing Gum?

Ever hear the rumor that it stays in your stomach for seven years?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Here's how food breaks down in the body: 00:53

  2. Parts of the gum can become useful to the body, but the actual gummy substance doesn't immediately leave your system. 01:16

Written by Curiosity Staff September 28, 2016

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