Monday, September 13, 2010
1970s &1980s Freshen-Up Squirt Gum
Throughout the 1980s, Freshen-up was my most favorite chewing gum. Freshen-up is the very first gum to have a liquid center that, well, as the commercials put it, "squirts" ...
Viewing the commercial as an adult, I can see how some would find the gum and the ads slightly perverted. It makes me miss the feeling of innocence sometimes. Much like when I watch an old episode of Three's Company. I had no idea Jack was supposed to be gay to live with Chrissy and Janet. Who even knew what gay meant at age 8 back in 1980?
Freshen-up gum is manufactured by Cadbury Adams in Brazil and is said to be exported to the North American Market. It was introduced in 1975. I'm surprised it's still available today. I had no idea. I'm going to keep an eye out for it. Amazon sells it here.