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FlipAngie

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Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco Thu, 08/17/06 2:24 PM (permalink)

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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    • Location: St. Simons Island , GA
    RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco Thu, 08/17/06 2:35 PM (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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      • Location: Newberry, FL
      RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco Thu, 08/17/06 2:49 PM (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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        stephiegirl

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        • Location: Bad Axe, MI
        RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco Fri, 08/18/06 10:04 AM (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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          FlipAngie

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          RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco Fri, 08/18/06 6:11 PM (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 Sat, 08/19/06 12:33 AM (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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              shilohautumn

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              • Location: Scottsdale, AZ
              RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco Thu, 08/24/06 12:08 AM (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 Fri, 08/25/06 10:38 AM (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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                  Rusty246

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                  RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco Fri, 08/25/06 10:42 AM (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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                    • Location: Lake Ariel, PA
                    RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco Fri, 08/25/06 6:03 PM (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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                      • Location: Dayton, OH
                      RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco Sat, 08/26/06 6:33 PM (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 Tue, 08/29/06 12:26 AM (permalink)
                        Jim Bouton, of Ball Four Fame, was the inventor of Big League Chew.
                         
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                          GordonW

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                          • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
                          RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco Tue, 08/29/06 7:50 PM (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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                            HungryMike

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                            RE: Bubble Gum that looked like chewing tobacco Tue, 08/29/06 10:00 PM (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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