Cinnamon and Peppermint Chewing Gum

Apple, cinnamon and peppermint chewing gum is a flavored substance typically made of chicle or synthetic rubber. It is typically made of gum base, a water insoluble material and water soluble sweeteners and flavoring. The flavor of cinnamon and peppermint chewing gum comes from the oil of peppermint leaves and of cinnamon from the dried bark of eucalyptus tree. They are usually chosen as a flavor in order to promote fresh breath.

Peppermint is a type of mint plant found in most regions of the world. It is a popular choice for soaps, talcum powders, confections, chewing gum and hair or body shampoos because of its high menthol concentration to give users a cool sensation. It also has rich menthone and menthyl ester contents making it an effective breath freshener. Cinnamon and peppermint together give it a unique taste and aroma. Cinnamon and peppermint chewing gums are made from flavored substance typically made up of synthetic or rubber chicle. It is typically made of gum base, a water insoluble material and water soluble sweeteners and flavoring. The flavor of peppermint comes from the oil of peppermint leaves and of cinnamon from the dried bark of eucalyptus tree. They are usually chosen as a flavor in order to promote fresh breath. Chicle is a natural gum with a high sugar content obtained from the Manilkara chicle tree from Central America. It’s an evergreen tree,. The trees are tapped by slashing trees and collecting the gum in bags tied to it using the same method of tapping latex trees. To be honest this process has endangered the Manilkara chicle trees. The most companies globally have switched to synthetic rubber base for the reason it had endangered the Manilkara chicle trees and also because of very important reason as it is more economical to use synthetic rubber bases.

Thomas Adams is known as the inventor of chewing gum who opened in 1870, the first factory of the world. The use of some other natural substances as chewing gum, however, has a history that traces back to ancient civilizations. Ancient Greeks chew mastic gum resin of a mastic tree to freshen their breath and for cleaning teeth. The resin of spruce trees was also chewed by American Indians and it was replaced by paraffin wax in the 1850’s. The first flavored gum was invented by William White In 1880. The first flavored gum that he produced was a peppermint chewing gum.

Cinnamon and Peppermint chewing gum is made in several different shapes and sizes with different manufacturing methods and techniques world over. Common names and shapes of Cinnamon and Peppermint chewing gums are balls, bubbles, sugar free, medicated, for teeth-whitening and smokers’ packed in blister packs or small boxes. It is manufactured by melting the gum base and refining it in a centrifugal machine. Powdered sugar is added with corn syrup or glucose. Softeners, natural or artificial flavors, food colors and preservatives are also added to the gum.