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bporopatich

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  • Location: pittsburgh, PA
Sputnik Gum Balls Wed, 02/16/05 9:25 AM (permalink)
Does anyone remember Sputnik Gum Balls? They were round, sort of greenish blue and covereed with crystaline sugar which made them sparkle. They were a sweet minty tasting gum and came out in the early 60's after the Russians put up the first space satellite, Sputnik.
 
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    rkaled@sbcglobal.net

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    • Location: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
    RE: Sputnik Gum Balls Thu, 04/7/05 2:44 PM (permalink)
    I sure do remember Sputnik gumballs. I wish I could find them today. I've searched the internet for these, but can't find anything like it. I'm sure someone copied the taste..but I haven't found it. I remember the unusual blue/green color very well, and the taste I haven't tasted since. I sure would like to find these.
     
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      Dancing Shoes

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      • Location: Dallas, TX
      RE: Sputnik Gum Balls Tue, 11/11/08 2:07 PM (permalink)
      I remember them and think about them all the time; wishing they were still on the market. Even if another company reproduced them with the same taste they wouldn't be the same as those pretty blue, sugary "little satellites"!
       
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        ann peeples

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        • Location: West Allis, Wisconsin
        RE: Sputnik Gum Balls Tue, 11/11/08 6:22 PM (permalink)
        Absolutely loved them!!!!
         
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          kdb

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          • Location: berwyn, IL
          Re:Sputnik Gum Balls Mon, 12/29/08 7:11 PM (permalink)
          my father was a truck driver that used to pick up from Leaf Candies and everytime he had a stop there - he brought home cases of sputniks.  I would share them with only a very few of my friends.  they were my absolute favorite.  I wish i could get them, just to see if they are as good as my childhood memories.
           
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            Greyghost

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            • Location: Albany, NY
            Re:Sputnik Gum Balls Mon, 12/29/08 7:38 PM (permalink)
            A great memory, Thank you very much.
             
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              porkchopexpress

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              • Location: White House, TN
              Re:Sputnik Gum Balls Thu, 01/1/09 7:50 PM (permalink)
              Yes I remember them. It's been a long time
               
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                Impalabern

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                • Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
                Re:Sputnik Gum Balls Sat, 07/24/10 6:08 PM (permalink)
                Sputnik gum was released in 1958 by leaf gum, I recently acquired an old box with one gumball still inside.  I hope this brings back some memories for some folks.  You can see on the box where the gumball bled through after sitting for over 50 years




                 
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                  waygad

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                  • Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
                  Re:Sputnik Gum Balls Sat, 04/2/11 11:43 PM (permalink)
                  Time may have confused my senses, but to me Kid's Crest toothpaste tastes just like Sputnik gum balls.  It probably helps that the tooth paste is blue and sparkly like the gum balls.  Get a sample from your dentist, or a pump dispenser at the drug store.  Let me know what you think. 
                   
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                    waygad

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                    • Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
                    Re:Sputnik Gum Balls Sat, 04/2/11 11:46 PM (permalink)
                    I added a post.  Try Kid's Crest toothpaste - to me it tastes like the sputnik gum. 
                     
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                      ann peeples

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                      Re:Sputnik Gum Balls Sun, 04/3/11 12:47 PM (permalink)
                      Sputnik gum is my all time favorite.Guess I will have to try Kids Crest!
                       
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                        mar52

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                        Re:Sputnik Gum Balls Sun, 04/3/11 1:04 PM (permalink)
                        Were they ever in gumball machines?
                         
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                          ann peeples

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                          Re:Sputnik Gum Balls Sun, 04/3/11 1:51 PM (permalink)
                          Not that I remember, Mar. Old Mrs.Gunville had to hand me them from behind the candy counter.
                           
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                            mar52

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                            Re:Sputnik Gum Balls Sun, 04/3/11 2:01 PM (permalink)
                            Aha!
                             
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                              Impalabern

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                              • Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
                              Re:Sputnik Gum Balls Sun, 04/3/11 5:27 PM (permalink)
                              Yes they were also in gumball machines, I have seen the decals for the gumball machines.  Below is a link to a picture of one of the decals
                               

                               
                               
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