Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco

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2006/08/17 14:24:25 (permalink)

Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco


Does anyone remember bubble gum that came in a what looked like a pouch of chewing tobacco? It had baseball players on the front. I guess it was so that kids could have their very own chew just like famous baseball players. My brother and I loved it. I'm sure it's gone now just like candy cigarettes.
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    Coastal Southern
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    RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco 2006/08/17 14:35:37 (permalink)
    Are you kidding?

    Big League Chew. Every little leaguer had a pack in his back pocket.
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    Rusty246
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    RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco 2006/08/17 14:49:07 (permalink)
    We still have it here, original flavor and grape. Hey, I know, I have a 10 year old All Star!
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    RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco 2006/08/18 10:04:30 (permalink)
    We still have it in our area too. Kids love that stuff because there is nothing better than feeling like a grown up. We still wish we were kids, go figure.
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    RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco 2006/08/18 18:11:29 (permalink)

    Ok I guess I should have checked to see if it was still around. I just thought that they would say it encourages kids to chew tobacco.
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    CajunKing
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    RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco 2006/08/19 00:33:33 (permalink)
    I like the grape better than the regular, we used to stuff our cheeks full of the stuff during a game. We thought we were so COOL.

    They used to have a strawberry version too, but I havent seen that flavor in years.
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    RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco 2006/08/24 00:08:35 (permalink)
    Big League Chew is a Wrigley's bubblegum brand and is available in several flavors: grape, cotton candy, sour cherry, strawberry, watermelon, sour apple and ORIGINAL bubble gum. It was created by a couple of baseball players as an alternative to chewing tobacco, and has been sold since 1980, I believe.

    http://www.bigleaguechew.com

    http://www.whatcandy.com
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    DavidEMartin
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    RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco 2006/08/25 10:38:32 (permalink)
    Flip, I don't agree with that a kiddy snack resembling an adult vice leads them to consume "the real thing" later on. As a kid I loved bubblegum cigars and chocolate cigarettes but I'm staunchly anti-tobacco and never used the damnable stuff. Frankly, I'd be more worried about Big League Chew teaching kids to spit out large saliva-drenched masses.
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    RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco 2006/08/25 10:42:29 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by shilohautumn

    Big League Chew is a Wrigley's bubblegum brand and is available in several flavors: grape, cotton candy, sour cherry, strawberry, watermelon, sour apple and ORIGINAL bubble gum. It was created by a couple of baseball players as an alternative to chewing tobacco, and has been sold since 1980, I believe.

    http://www.bigleaguechew.com

    http://www.whatcandy.com



    Sour cherry? Sour apple? That's enough to make me want to indulge!
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    HungryMike
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    RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco 2006/08/25 18:03:57 (permalink)
    I used to love Bubble Gum Cigars. Let's see 3 flavors: Pink OWLS, Yellow Dragons I think and Green somethings they were great.

    PS: Snuff helped me get off CIGS and then candy Snuff( Oregon Mint CO) got me off Tobacco Snuff so there is a place for fake candy tobacco but for grownups not kids
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    arianej
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    RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco 2006/08/26 18:33:12 (permalink)
    LOL! I remember Big League Chew, too. Some places do still carry it around here, although not as many as back when I was a kid. I used to love that and candy cigarettes when I was little.

    And I'm not a smoker now, so I guess it didn't do me any harm. ;D
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    mr chips
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    RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco 2006/08/29 00:26:51 (permalink)
    Jim Bouton, of Ball Four Fame, was the inventor of Big League Chew.
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    RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco 2006/08/29 19:50:28 (permalink)
    I was in a local hardware store today and noticed beef jerkey being marketed to look like chewing tobacco and snuff. I suppose they are trying to hook in the older kids.
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    RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco 2006/08/29 22:00:48 (permalink)
    Anyone remember the old Walt Garrison Skoal commericals: "Ah Like the wintergreen taste of SKOAL but there's Coepnhagen for a straight tobacco taste and Happy Days for you youngsters jus' startin out"
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