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Fruit Stripe

Fruit Stripe is an artificially and naturally flavored fruit chewing gum that is notorious for its strong but fleeting flavor. It is packaged in zebra-striped wrappers, and every stick now comes with one or more temporary tattoos. Three five-flavor packs are made: cherry, lemon, orange, mixed fruit, and lime; cherry, grape, mixed fruit, lemon, and cotton candy; sugar-free. However, an alternative version of the initial pack consists of wet ‘n wild melon, cherry, lemon, orange, and peach smash. The product proudly holds claim that it is the only gum with painted-on stripes. In the late 1970s, there was a chocolate version called Chocolate Stripe.

The “Five Flavor Gum” was invented by James Parker and launched in the early 1960s as an extension of the Beech-Nut gum line. Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company, Inc. acquired Fruit Stripes in 2003 from Hershey Foods Corporation.
In 1996, Fruit Stripe gave five cents from the sale of each Jumbo Pack and Variety Multipack to the World Wildlife Fund, totaling up to $100,000, for the preservation of endangered animals and their habitats.

7 Comments to Fruit Stripe

  1. Five flavors in each pack, but only five seconds of flavor in each stick.

  2. AntL77 on September 28th, 2011
  3. Who chewed that gum for flavor? It was all about the tattoos include when I was growing up.

  4. Lasi on September 28th, 2011
  5. Who doesn’t chew gum for flavor?

  6. me on September 28th, 2011
  7. I was addicted to this gum, but yes, the flavor didn’t last long enough. I’m guessing that’s how the company kept making money – kids were (and still are) addicted to the stuff.

  8. Kendall on October 2nd, 2011
  9. OH MY GOD THOSE WERE TATTOOS?! My mother hide this from me on purpose. >.<

  10. Ghostie on October 26th, 2011
  11. *hid

  12. Ghostie on October 26th, 2011
  13. I used to get these all the time. I still get them but mainly for my two girls. They like it and they love the tattoos.

  14. Jerica on April 25th, 2012

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