sugar-free-free gum?
January 6, 2013 8:47 AM   Subscribe

Is there any chewing gum available in the U.S. that does not use artificial sweeteners? Except for Clark's Teaberry, that is...

I chew gum a lot, but artificial sweeteners of any kind, even AceK, don't taste good to me. And every chewing gum I can find contains some kind of artificial sweetener, even if they also contain sugar. Except for Clark's Teaberry, and even that I have to buy in bulk on the Internet. I love teaberry, but I would like some other flavors for variety.
posted by tommyD to Food & Drink (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Glee Gum has no artificial sweeteners and a number of different flavors. I used to chew it quite a bit. It is a good gum. I used to find it in my local Whole Foods.
posted by chiefthe at 8:58 AM on January 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Some specialty stores may sell original Dentyne/Dentyne Classic (with sugar) or the line of Black Jack Gum, Beemans Gum and Clove Gum (also with sugar).

I'd check candy shops or shops that specialize in vintage-style decorative objects (Coke bottles, old-fashioned advertising signs, etc).

Sorry I can't give you any specifics.
posted by sardonyx at 9:00 AM on January 6, 2013

I was just about to suggest Glee Gum as well. You want "Classic" since there is also a sugar-free version.
posted by dayintoday at 9:01 AM on January 6, 2013

I would check Whole Foods. They don't carry products with artificial sweeteners (they allow stevia, though).
posted by payoto at 9:02 AM on January 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

Chiclets, I think?
posted by cromagnon at 9:28 AM on January 6, 2013

posted by Slinga at 9:48 AM on January 6, 2013

Dentyne Classic is great except it can cause awful mouth sores. I buy my clove gum by the case online as it is only available at certain times of year.
posted by phytage at 10:24 AM on January 6, 2013

Spry is sweetened with xylitol, which helps prevent tooth decay. It doesn't appear to contain artificial sweeteners.
posted by aphorist at 11:13 AM on January 6, 2013

I like XyliChew, although the flavor lasts only about 30 seconds.
posted by The corpse in the library at 11:15 AM on January 6, 2013

Response by poster: Thanks folks. I will try Glee Gum. It seems they use chicle for the base, like old school chewing gums used to.

Clove isn't bad either, though it's only rarely available.
posted by tommyD at 11:42 AM on January 6, 2013

Um, xylitol is a sugar alcohol used as an artificial sweetener, no?
posted by Benny Andajetz at 12:36 PM on January 6, 2013

Most people mean aspartame or saccharin when they say "artificial sweetener" in conversation, don't they?
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:29 AM on January 7, 2013

Bazooka bubble gum.
Double Bubble.
Big League Chew.

In case you wanna pick something up at a gas station instead of Whole Foods! ;)
posted by Addlepated at 8:02 PM on January 7, 2013

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