From the early 1900s, a guy named Frank Fleer attempted to think of the perfect bubble gum recipe for his candy company. He experimented with a great deal of gum recipes to locate it. His first bubble gum turned out to be too sticky and his recipes were not sold.
In 1928, Walter Diemer managed to detect that the bubble gum recipe by accident. He had been experimenting with different gum recipes when he stumbled upon a mix that began to form bubbles. He took this discovery and introduced it to a grocery store to try it out. Each of the gum has been sold in one day.
Walter Diemer brought his creation to the Fleer Company and has been appointed and promoted as”Dubble Bubble” gum. To help market the gum and help people understand, Diemer educated the anglers how to blow bubbles using the gum. The salesmen subsequently taught the men and women who bought the gum. It was a massive success and for several years the Dubble Bubble gum was the only bubble gum on the market.
The Topps Candy Company began manufacturing bubble gum at the conclusion of World War II. The company introduced the renowned Bazooka Bubble Gum. As an additional gimmick, the gum had”Bazooka Joe” comic strips onto the gum wrapper which led to its popularity. Additionally as incentives for children, the Topps Company comprised gum into the Bazooka Joe baseball cards in 1953.
Each kind and brand of bubble gum, can it be gum or bubble gum, has its own special formula. But generally, these measures are followed in creating gum. The components are placed in large steam-jacketed kettles in which they’re cooked at high temperatures until melted and be as thick as maple syrup. Following this, the liquid mixture is poured into a system which has slow turning blades.
Following this step, the sweetened liquid moves to a cooler in which the temperature is dropped to slightly solidify the gum and is ready for the extruder machine. The extruder machine will maneuver the gum to attain a certain texture. When set, the mixture is passed through a roller in which the gum is flattened. The thinnest sheets are made into rod gum whereas the thicker sheets are made into candy-coated gum. The stick gum then goes through high powered machines in which it’s wrapped, packaged and sent to different candy shops around the world.
The candy-coated gum though needs to undergo more work. The sprinkled pellets are then put aside and allowed to set for 48 hours. When set, these pellets go into big revolving machines that coat them with candies until they reach the desired coat thickness. Then they undergo high powered machines where they’re wrapped, packaged and sent to the different candy stores.
In today, blowing bubbles is now a tradition that families and friends have where they pass on the joy of blowing bubbles with bubble gum.