We created Glee because we wanted a gum made the old-fashioned way, with chicle. Since 1996, we have strived to provide the best, most natural chewing gum we can— a gum not only made with chicle, but without artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives.
For nearly two decades, Glee Gum has been one of the only gums made in North America with a gum base that contains chicle. But, while our gum base has always contained chicle, it wasn’t always possible for us to eliminate synthetic materials entirely from it. In the past, we needed both natural chicle and food-grade, synthetic resins to achieve a good and gummy texture, and for the gum base to work in a large-scale production run. That is, until 2015!
After years of research, we were so excited to debut our new gum base recipe in the summer of 2015. And, we remain proud of it today. It’s 100% natural, made predominantly of chicle with just three additional, natural ingredients: calcium carbonate, candelilla wax, and a pinch of dehydrated citrus peels. We have transitioned all of our Glee Gum flavors to this new gum base. We’ve also rolled out a brand new look, with the gum base ingredients listed right on the label.
We sure hope you like it! We welcome you to contact us with any questions or feedback.