Friday, December 18, 2009

Clove Gum!?

Have you ever heard about or tasted clove gum? Richard and I picked up a pack while visiting south Florida last month. Neither of us were that crazy about it. It kind of reminded me of being at the dentist!

7 comments:

Francine from IL said...

Oh, that is so retro! I remember it from when I was a kid. It sort of makes your mouth numb. And, it has sugar in it, not recommended by 4 out of 5 dentists.

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

I've never seen clove gum but do remember seeing a sign in a Bellevue, WA restaurant that said "no smoking/no clove smoking" To this day I don't know what that meant.

Knatolee said...

Hmmmm... cinnamon, okay. But clove?

Jennifer, the would have been referring to clove cigarettes. I don't know if they consider those a healthier alternative or not. Yuck!!

Jack D'Mestiere said...

Clove cigarettes. Very popular in Asia and with some people in the US.

texastrailerparktrash said...

Oh, wow, we used to get Clove gum all the time when I was a kid back in the Stone Age (the '50s)! We also had Fan Tan gum, which kind of tasted like perfume, and Black Jack which was (and still is) a great licorice flavor.

It's true, they all have sugar in them, so this ex-dental hygienist wouldn't recommend them, but they were certainly favorites in the pre-sugarless gum era.

Marcia said...

And then there was Thrills! gum -- purple and tasted like soap.. delish! Ronna - do you remember that?
xxoo yer Sis

Ronna said...

Yes I do. I thought Thrills was supposed to fool your parents if you were smoking...supposedly they wouldn't be able to smell your breath. Am I right?

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