Who invented the first chewing gum?

Answer John B. Curtis invented the first chewing gum in 1848. He made his chewing gum from spruce tree resin and called it State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum. Curtis went on to start the Curtis Chewing Gum Fa... Read More »

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Who invented Wrigely's chewing gum?

Chewing gum itself was patented in 1869 by William F. Semple but William Wrigley Jr. started his own gum company in 1891. Juicy Fruit was was the first brand Wrigley's company sold in 1893 followe... Read More »

Who invented Wrigley's chewing gum?

William Wrigley Jr. invented Wrigley's gum. Wrigley was a baking powder salesman who started offering two packs of gum with each can of baking powder. The gum proved to be a bigger hit than the bak... Read More »

Who invented flavored chewing gum?

John Colgan, a Louisville chemist, invented flavored chewing gum in 1880. Colgan's first flavored chewing gum was called Taffy Tolu and appeared as six small squares held together with a rubber ban... Read More »

Who invented the commercial chewing gum?

The first commercial chewing gum was produced by John Curtis in 1848. However, it wasn't until 1870 that the first factory specifically made to produce chewing gum was built. Thomas Adams created t... Read More »