Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum vs Dubble Bubble Gum

Bazooka Bubble GumIf my mother knew that Bazooka Bubble Gum had fired Bazooka Joe and removed the comic wrapper from the gum package last year, she’d rise up from her ashes scattered at Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis and lead a flag-waving march all the way to Topps headquarters in New York. I was never a fan of Bazooka Bubble Gum but my mother bought that gum by the busloads, way before Sam’s Club was around. It wasn’t really acceptable behavior for a University Advisor to chew gum, which is probably one of the reasons she did it.

Bazooka Bubble Gum had kind of a nasty flavor. It was also way too much gum in my mouth. I found I had to break it off into little pieces and, when one finished chewing it, after the flavor had vanished, it was fairly uncomfortable to swallow it. Sort of felt like a big ol’ wad of rubber sitting at the bottom of your stomach with no place to go. Unlike, say, swallowing a piece of Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun, Doublemint. Is it spearmint or peppermint flavor? Nobody knows for certain. Wikipedia says probably peppermint.

Can’t say I ever spotted Doublemint stuck under a desk like the ubiquitous wads of Bazooka Bubble Gum. Kids stuck gum in their hair or maybe that memory involved my sister whose gum rolled out of her mouth at night and stuck to her pillow case, eventually winding up in her hair. Can’t scrape the stuff off the bottom of your shoes. Lighter fluid worked well for gum removal. For a short period in my life, it seemed that pink bubble gum was everywhere I traveled. Can you imagine putting lighter fluid in your hair today?

If Bazooka Bubble Gum wasn’t available where my mom sent us kids to buy her bubble gum down at the corner store, then we were instructed to bring home Dubble Bubble. But that just didn’t hold a candle to Bazooka Bubble Gum. Dubble Bubble just wasn’t the same.

If you’re looking for an authentic Sacramento real estate agent with her finger on the pulse of real estate in Sacramento, call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916 233 6759. Although I no longer chew gum, if I had to, I can walk and chew gum at the same time.


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