What is chewing gum made of?
QuestionIs chewing gum actually made of plastic, or is it organic gum?
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Name: Tilo, Kentish Town
Qualification: I’m a chewing gum chewer
Answer: Gum is mainly natural, having been invented in South America, originally called chicla. In Greece, there is an island which creates natural chewing gum from a tree called mastic gum. Hydrogenated vegetable fat would only be used for cheap chewing gum. It’s never made of plastic. And it doesn’t kill you if you swallow it.
Name: Matt, Leatherhead
Qualification: I can chew
Answer: It’s made of hydrogenated vegetable fat – the stuff they used to put in biscuits, before it was stopped.