Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bubble Burger 1970s Hamburger Gum

Bubble Burger by Fleer was the coolest burger style gum.

In 1978 I was in second grade. Every day after school, I would stop at the local candy store on my way home and purchase bubblegum shaped like a burger. The gum was called Bubble Burger and it was sold in small plastic cases that resembled a Styrofoam fast-food takeout burger.

Marketed by Fleer, Bubble Burger was the coolest gum to a seven year old. There was something special about buying gum that looked like juicy, flame-broiled cheeseburger in a tiny plastic box. I would keep the small plastic burger cases and use them in my doll houses and with my Barbies.

PS This isn't the first time I've blogged about gum. Remember my post about Freshen-Up squirt gum and Hubba Bubba?

12 comments:

Ms. A said...

This one escapes my memory, which isn't hard to do.

Belle said...

I'm pretty sure my girls had this gum. It sure looks cute.

Ada said...

Aww I wanna see what's in the box!

BigMike said...

That was good stuff ;) I wonder if sales decline when McDonalds switched packaging...

LadyJ3000 said...

Wow, I don't even remember these but then again I was born in '78 so they might have been gone by the time I was old enough to remember.

Amber Von Felts said...

I don't remember Bubble Burger gum but would have flipped for it as a kid. I also remember bubble gum that came in little tiny egg cartons around Easter. I used to love that. I think they still make those too!

Cheeseboy said...

I loved this stuff, but I loved Big League Chew more because it made me feel like a man. A man with cancer of the mouth.

Ally said...

I totally love the egg shaped gum that is sold in little egg cartons. I also love the gum that was sold in tubes and big league chew. Dang, I should just start a gum blog. I have blogged about gum so many times.

Teachinfourth said...

With Cheeseboy though my mom wouldn't allow it...I guess she though it was too much like chewing tobacco. Funny though, we could buy candy cigarettes and bubble-gum cigars though.

Yeah, crazy.

~ Noelle said...

my husband remembers that gum.... i remember the squirt gum though :)

Mama Duck71 said...

Was the gum one piece or could you separate the gum. The bun, cheese, patty. I am remembering both ways.

Anna Munoz said...

Omg... I am 37 yrs old and I was just tell my kids about how this was my favorite gum when I was 4 yrs old. O and another funny thing my birthday is May 22.. that's the same date this picture was posted.

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