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March 24, 2008 8:11 AM   Subscribe

Aspartame-free chewing gum?

Posting on behalf of my wife, who is allergic to aspartame. What's out there now that even Doublemint and Juicy Fruit are spiked with the nasty stuff? Googling gave me this, which gives me the V!@G4A heebie-jeebies. Is there anything based on sucralose? Or even something similar to the original Wrigley's mint-flavored chewing gums?
posted by Saucy Intruder to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Trident is (like the gum in your link) sweetened with Xylitol.
posted by needs more cowbell at 8:14 AM on March 24, 2008


Glee Gum.
posted by rachelpapers at 8:17 AM on March 24, 2008


Perhaps the all natural Glee Gum?
posted by book at 8:21 AM on March 24, 2008


Gah, apparently Trident is sweetened Xylitol and Aspartame. Ignore previous comment, then.
posted by needs more cowbell at 8:22 AM on March 24, 2008


There's also Spry Xylitol Chewing Gum and Xylichew.
posted by book at 8:30 AM on March 24, 2008


Original Double Bubble? And I thought Big Red was one of then last Wrigley aspartame holdouts, although that may have changed.
posted by phirleh at 8:51 AM on March 24, 2008


(Linked to ingredient lists): Chiclets, Wrigley Spearmint and Big Red, Altoids Sugar Free Cinnamon Flavor gum, and Dentyne Fire. You might also take a look at the older gums, such as Black Jack, Clove, Beemans, and Teaberry.
posted by Houstonian at 9:16 AM on March 24, 2008


Also Bazooka and Bubblicious.
posted by Houstonian at 9:48 AM on March 24, 2008


Big Red is the only non-fake-sweetener stuff I've found that doesn't make my mouth all sour and furry (as sugary gums are wont to do).
posted by pseudostrabismus at 11:24 AM on March 24, 2008


I think Chiclets are ok, but sugarfree chiclets have aspartame.
posted by bluefly at 12:49 PM on March 24, 2008



Wrigley Spearmint contains acesulfame K

from - http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/549acesulfame.html

Acesulfame-K - also known as Sunette, Sweet One, Sweet 'n Safe

Acesulfame-K was discovered in 1967 and is 150-200 times sweeter than sugar. Acesulfame-K is a highly stable, crystalline sweetener with a chemical structure is similar to saccharin.
posted by sandpine at 2:21 PM on March 26, 2008


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