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V​intage Treats: Weird Gum Balls without any flavour at all

N​o really; they don't claim to be flavoured like anything.

7w ago
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As a child, I always liked gum balls, but we were rarely allowed any. I guess that was because of their very high sugar content.

A few days ago, whilst meandering through the aisles of my usual Vintage Treats dealer, I came across the childhood forbidden fruit.

N​aturally, I had to try some.

A​ 28 Ball Pack.

A​ 28 Ball Pack.

Just like I remember, those stupid gum balls were in some unnecessarily huge packaging, and were very colourful. Both those characteristics attract kids as if they were magnetic.

B​ut since I've only ever seen them in that obscure shop, I guess their popularity must have faded since then.

S​o Colourful!

S​o Colourful!

How did they taste? Like plain gum, with no real flavour whatsoever. That definitely has not changed.

A​ll I really know about these is that they are probably not very healthy. And that they were kinda like a high-value Primary School currency, if I remember it right. But I might also be mistaken about that.

I​ also have to say that I was a little disappointed. Maybe you should really never meet your childhood heroes.

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Comments (16)

  • I used to have those when I was a kid, they were hard as a rock and leaved the tongue with colors. I am sure those are disgusting but as a kid the main attraction was ending up with colored tongue, favorite one was blue tone 😅

      1 month ago
    • Well…

      These were very soft, hollow inside, and they also did not leave any Colour behind.

        1 month ago
    • A lot of the artificial coloring that was used in past years has been dropped because some of them cause bad things to happen when they're consumed - perhaps the replacement colors are less potent?

        1 month ago
  • I have never seem gum packaged like that. Sometimes meeting your childhood heros is a bad thing.

      1 month ago
  • Oh I remember these 😆

      1 month ago
  • I remember those things maybe in slightly smaller quanties. Looking back they were awful but great at the sametime. My local Hardware store has a Gumball machine with their madern relative still no flavour...

      1 month ago
  • It can be pretty disappointing

      1 month ago
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