Friday, July 15, 2011

Funky Food Friday: Bubble Yum, Bubblicious and Hubba Bubba

Matt at Scrubbles posted two awesome commercials, one for Bubble Yum, one for Bubblicious, and it reminded me so much of when those gums first came out. They were huge. There had been nothing like them, no bubble gum so fat and soft and sugary. Before that, Bub's Daddy was our gum of choice. (It's in our book!)

My husband Rob always remembers when a friend of his had the first pack of Bubble Yum in their southern California school, and Rob egged him on to throw pieces to their classmates, like medieval rich tossing alms to the poor. I'm sure the kids scrambled like crazy to get them.

Hubba Bubba came along later, and I remember that because of how it didn't stick when a bubble popped on your face. So awesome.

What are your gum memories?


Check out Leo DiCapio in this Bubble Yum ad:

6 comments:

Mrs Pinchloaf said...

I still long for blueberry Hubba Bubba. It was far and away my favorite flavor of bubble gum.

Matt Filla said...

In college, one of my roommates bought a six pack of either Bubble Yum or Hubba Bubba (can't remember which) soda, which tasted exactly what you would think a can of bubble gum-flavored soda would taste like. I kept feeling like I should chew it.

Needless to say, there was no repeat purchase.

Anonymous said...

Bubble Yum had spider eggs in it! No, really, honest!! That's what everyone said.

Brian said...

Bubble Yum was revolutionary when it first came out. Unfortunately it arrived right around the same time that I first got braces, so I couldn't partake. :( Before braces I was really into gum (got it from mom; good thing she wasn't a smoker!), but braces permanently broke the habit for me.

Doug said...

Bubble Yum (I think, maybe Bubblicious) had a mint flavor that would make your eyes water, especially if you blew a bubble and it popped in your face.

i remember it was red and white checkered. They did a few two-toned gums-I remember a lemon lime that was two shades of green. That one wasn't so good...

Anonymous said...

I miss strawberry and the orange flavor bubble yum so much please bubble gum gods come back with them flavors and also the checkered red. And white one