I still see people chew gum here & there. A lot of places of employment won't allow gum chewing.I was watching some old shows of Dick Clark's American Bandstand. When the camera scanned the audience every kid seemed to have a wad of gum in their mouth.
I remember chewing a lot of gum when I was a kid. I haven't chewed in years and haven't seen people chewing lately.
Remember the song,"Does Your Chewing Gum lose its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?" A big hit in the late 50's.
My Dad said when he was a kid they would chew the tar from the roads that got soft from the summer heat. I never tried it.
My uncle would tell me never to chew gum it was made from horses hooves.
My favorite was Juicy Fruit and of course Bubble Gum. My Dad liked Black Jack and my Mom would chew Wrigley's Spearmint.
Did you chew gum? What was your favorite?