|Gatorgum was salty, sour & oddly delicious to me.|
When I was a kid my dad was really into jogging and fitness. Today he's in his early 60s and still walks the park every morning. After going for a run, Dad would sometimes chug the original orange flavored Gatorade thirst quenching sports drink. I, of course, had to try Gatorade and I remember thinking it wasn't bad. It reminded me of Tang.
Soon I began seeing packages of Gatorgum around our house. I recognized the logo from the Gatorade sports drink Dad liked. Gatorade introduced Gatorgum around 1976 and this was probably 1979. Sure Gatorgum didn't taste as delicious as Bubble Burger or as sweet as Hubba Bubba -- but I still enjoyed it. In fact, I remember the taste like it was yesterday.
Gatorade gum or Gatorgum was neon yellow in color and had a citrus, salty and sour flavor and I sure would love a piece right now! Unfortunately, I'm shit out of luck. By early 2000, Gatorade discontinued making Gatorgum.
View an old Gatorgum commercial from the 1980s - the gum from Gatorade!