Last Updated: 31 October, 2009
Novelty Pop Bubble Gum images pictured here represent part of the collection curated by Guest Blog Author and hot bubble gum aficionado Steve Rosenberg for your chewing pleasure. Eat it up!
Pop Bubble Gum images as Pop Art
I started my pop bubble gum collection when someone gave me my first piece, novelty Mr. “T” Gold Chain bubble gum. It features a great bubble gum picture of Mr. T on the package. This piece opened my eyes to the world of novelty bubble gum images, and now I always keep my eyes open for other pop bubble gum oddities.
Unfortunately it was a fragile piece and is not in good enough condition to display.
Pizza to Blo – this is one my favorites (Editor’s Note: Bubble Gum with Candy Topping!)
Once word got out that I was collecting them, friends and acquaintances began giving me new pieces for the collection.
In keeping with the hot ‘Italian’ bubble gum theme.
This photo essay features 12 of the almost 50 pieces in my collection.
Bologna Bubble Gum – I like this because the packaging is so much like the real thing.
These items seem to appear in convenience stores on a fairly regular basis, but these days less and less.
Doggie Man Bubble Gum – I love the doggie man picture. The mustard is actually candy
Pop Gum – Popcorn flavored gum – I never actually tasted this one.
Again, the packaging really impresses me. The gum actually looks like noodles.
(Editor’s Note: Here we move from novelty ‘food’ Bubble Gum to non food items. Anything can happen now!)
Another well done package.
A big bag full of shredded gum.
Sand-like bubble gum with CANDY ANTS (featuring chocolate jimmies as the ants.)
Ouch bubble gum – actually a metal box, like real bandaids.
Cyndi Lauper collectible cards with bubble gum images- though technically not a novelty item like the others, who could resist this bubble gum picture?
Pick ‘n chews bubble gum – squeeze and the nostrils open. The gum nuggets then fall out.
One note – when my older son was about seven years old, he and a friend stumbled on my collection of gum, and thought they had hit the mother load of all bubble gum.
They were found up in the plum tree going at it, chewing the different gums. Fortunately they hadn’t gotten far, and the collection pieces they chewed were replaced.
(Editor’s note: Becca, Steve’s wife and mother of said child, remembers the incident this way: I was heard to yell “I hope you realize you’re chewing up your College Fund!” )
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