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Hubba Bubba is a brand of bubble gum made by Wrigley's. They used to be available in all the supermarkets and most food shops, but I do struggle to find them now. The only place I managed to find them was in Makro and I had to buy a large pack of about 48, which was not ideal, but I do love them.
Hubba Bubba used to be basic 5 packs of bubble gum in a few flavours. They have now branched out and have a lot more types of gum and flavours. They now have bubble gum tape, which comes in a packet a bit like a tape measure and you can pull off as much or as little as you like. They still do the original gum, but like I said, it is hard to find now. They also sell Hubba Bubba max, which I have never tried or Hubba Bubba ouch, a sugar free gum.
Hubba Bubba comes in a variety of flavours including strawberry, cola, atomic apple, Tangy tropical and many more.
I do like hubba bubba but try not to have it too often because it can't be very good for teeth. My favourite flavour is the strawberry, which is really tangy and juicy and gives your taste buds a real kick. I also like that they still come in little soft but solid blocks rather than sticks or those really hard little blocks that take ages top soften.
Hubba Bubba is the most retro chewing gum around, the original flavours really do make you reminisce about the 80's/90's! They come in some great flavours such as Coca-Cola, Original bubblegum, Cherry, Strawberry and Tropical and they are amazing fans of bubble blowing! The only downside to Hubba Bubba is that those lovely sharp flavours only last for about 20 seconds once you start chewing, so you'll be tempted to keep going until you'e put the whole pack in your mouth, which will then give you jaw ache because the gum is so seriously thick! Overall, this brand of chewing gum tastes lovely (if only for a short time!), is cheap enough to treat yourself to several packets and is great for a trip down memory lane back to your youth when seeing who could blow the biggest bubble was all you and your friends had to care about ;-)
Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum:
Hubba Bubba is manufactured by Wrigley's (a well known gum company with a very high reputation. I have had this brand of bubble gum since I was young and this is all I used to want when I was younger. Plus, it was very cheap so my dad would never say no! This used to be the in thing when I was at primary school probably because they do the most amazing flavours ever.
Hubba Bubble is a bubble gum and to name a few they do watermelon, strawberry, cola and apple. Just naming them I want to try some. They always come in a pack of five and that is the way it has been since they were first released. I could eat the whole pack in a day but my mouth would ache a little bit. The packaging is also always great for every flavour. Apple has a green packet, cola has a brown packet and so on so forth. The brand is more related to children and teenagers because they are colourful and yummy, nothing to say adults can't have them though!
Advantages of Hubba Bubba are that the flavours are quite strong in the beginning so they taste absolutely amazing, they are very cheap at around 10-20p per pack I would love to buy loads and loads and they come in a cute little pack in individual wrappers so if they fall out in your bad, they will still be clean and safe!
Disadvantages are that the flavour runs out quickly, they can ache your jaw a little bit when you chew them and they give you a coloured tongue which makes you think how much sugar they must have in them.
Personally, these bubble gums have great flavour and I would love to have some now. Everyone must try some!
I don't think I have had bubble gum for ages, I tend to stick with Polos, mints or occasionally chewing gum these days. Part of the problem is that when you have finished with it, you have to get rid of it somehow. Easier said that done! Especially if there's no bin nearby. I'm sure everyone has experienced that 'have you got a piece of tissue?' scenario, where you wrap the discarded gum up and put it back into the pocket to dispose of later.
Hubba Bubba is still available and continues to sell well. Available in a range of flavours, I always opted for the pink strawberry one, I think it was the colour that grabbed me.
You get five sticks of gum, or rather lumps of gum, which are wrapped individually. Pop into the mouth and chew and chew until the taste has gone and you're just exercising the jaw for the sake of it. In fairness to Hubba Bubba, the strawberry flavour stays potent for a while, half an hour or so before the tastebuds begin to flounder. The taste is pretty sickly and synthetic, but then most bubblegums are like that.
Aimed at kids with the bright vibrant packaging and the promise of blowing big bubbles, I was one of those unfortunate children who could never ever get even so much of a little bubble to surface. Hours chewing this stuff and nothing to show for it. I have seen friends do it with this gum, so it is possible. When you're younger, blowing bubbles is important. It's like a rites of passage kind of thing!
Priced at about thirty odd pence, it's fair value for money, particularly for those Violet Beauregarde's amongst us! From a health point of view, it is quite sugary, but on the other side of the coin, chewing is good for the jaw muscles and also helps stimulate the brain apparently. Time to buy some then!
Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum
Description: Manufacturer: Wrigley's / Chewing Gum
Everyone must have seen these around, they have been on the market since I was a child and always been known for their delicious sweet flavours.
They are individually wrapped cubes of bubble gum, designed to be chewed and not swallowed (when you have finished, make sire that you put it in the bin, not on the pavement please!). There are 5 pieces in each pack.
We used to buy these when we were kids and paid around £0.15 for a pack. Yesterday, I bought a pack of the cola flavoured ones (in a deep red and brown pack) and paid a staggering £0.43. You can pick these up from most supermarkets and garages.
There are quite a few different flavours to try, so even if you don't like cola, there is likely to be one that you do fancy. They all come in bright and funky coloured wrappers so are easy to spot among the other chewing and bubble gums.
The taste was just how I remembered, imagine that cola sweet flavour that you get from cola cubes, cheap cola drinks and chewy cola sweets and you get the idea. Unfortunately, it doesn't last long, and soon you are left with just plain bubble gum. It is a lovely soft gum though so easy to chew.
Having said that, this is great gum for blowing bubbles if you are that way inclined! It is really strong and you can blow huge bubbles that just expand without bursting for ages. Yes it is childish but sometimes it can be fun, so why not give in to the urge and try it - you know you want to!
I think Hubba Bubba is a brand that we all associate with childhood, I remember they were about 10p, very flavoursome for about 10 seconds then just tasted like chewing rubber after 40 seconds or so.
When I saw them at the checkout of a supermarket as they like to do to tempt you, I got a couple of packs as I often like to eat/chew whilst I'm driving and like to have the odd thing stuffed down the side of the door such as chewing gum, mints etc. The company that makes them are the well known Wrigleys and their first bubblegum in 1979.
I've read that the name comes from the phrase American phrase 'hubba hubba'.
They have been made in the traditiional sticks and also a long 1.8 metre roll what you get in a plastic tub which can be quite fun to eat. They are available in fruit flavours and a lovely cola flavour also available.
The packaging is a foil packet with plasticy individually wrapped gum pieces, five gums are in a pack, the packets are very lurid colours, very bright and eyecatching, I guess aimed at kids but good for us adults as well.
Flavours are mostly fruity but there is a very pleasant tasting cola one available too!!
They are soft and not coated with any sort of shell, leaving you to get straight to the good stuff.
The flavours are really nice and very strong, lovely and tasty for all of about 2 chews and unfortunately the major let down is the fact the flavour goes after such a short amount of time after which you will want to discard the gum as soon as possible as it is just like chewing nasty rubber after the initial hit has worn off.
Nowadays they cost about 20p for a pack, not sure on the tape roll, but it is false economy as they will last you five minutes if you are like me and want to have them all in one sitting.
In summary, nothing tastes quite as nice as these, but it's such a shame they last for such a paltry amount of time!!
Bubble gum comes in many forms, but on the whole it's the kids version of chewing gum, loaded with sugars, given a more fruity taste and easier to blow bubbles with. One of the premier British "bubble" gum brands is Hubba Bubba, and as is always the case, one of the most popular flavours, as with everything else is strawberry (the flavour I've personally got at the moment), though other flavours are available, they are all rather fruit based. The packets come in a similar size to most gums, a little wider and less deep perhaps, but pretty similar to the normal packaging. This this is colourful, a pink colour in fact, with the long edges of the packet having "It's funbelieveabubble" written on, showing that it's not a gum that's going to take it's self too seriously.
In side the outer wrapper we get the inner wrapper of the gum as unlike most not strip shaped gum, this comes individually wrapped stopping the gum from sticking together (get to that in a minute). The shape of the gum is rectangular and in this case coming in a lovely fleshy pink colour however after the colour, the first thing you ill notice is it's soft. Wrigley's (the manufacturer) have made a gum that's soft on the outside and it would appear if it got hot it could be quite sticky (thus explaining the outer wrapper) the biggest thing about this is that there is not hard coating of any kind on the outside rather unique really.
When chewing the gum there's no "shell" to break through so you can get stuck into the flavour straight away and it's a strongish but very artificial strawberry flavour that gets around you're mouth quickly. The gum is easily chewed and in fact (after a few pieces) easy to make bubbles with (always the reason to take bubble gum over proper adult chewing gum). However with a mere 5 pieces per pack, this isn't likely to last you very long if you're mates want to join in, then again with it being a childish gum you may get lucky and they may wish to seem mature (read: "boring") and turn down an offer of a piece.
The gum contains Soya and E129 (a colour), and is suitable for vegetarians.
The key thing to remember is that a lot of people have "chewing gum" to help their breath, this isn't going to help you there in the slightest, the effects to you're breath are minimal if anything at all. However if you're chewing for the sake of chewing you could do a lot worse than this nice flavoured softer gum, though the flavour is far from long lasting it's the bubbles you take this for.
Overall it is a kids gum, lets not beat around the bush or anything here, it's made for blowing bubbles not from freshening up pre-date to kiss the hotty you're trying to get with. However if you still have a bit of childishness inside you then this really is ideal to have every once in a while when you want to release that childish under-current that's been about to bubble over. Although it's not sugar free like some of the adult gums out there or minty it's different and even though it's not as long lasting as the Trident range that rival it that has a range of flavours, a longer lasting taste and the sugar free quality it does maintain a rather retro feel to those over a certain age that will remember it being huge in their school days.
Hubba Bubba is probably the most well known brand of gum for anyone brought up in the 1980s. It is one of those kids favourite gums as when you are under 18 you don't really want your gum to taste like mint. Hubba Bubba was originally produced by Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in the U.S. in 1979- mainly in "original" flavour.
It used to be an urban myth that Hubba Bubba might be made using whale blubber as a cheap alternative to natural gum (hence the name bubba) but like most urban myths, and with the rarity of whales thesedays this is now quite a laughable concept- even as an urban myth.
Hubba Bubba, like Juicy Fruit the other retro favourite comes as a pack of five small slabs of gum that share the texture of blu tac but taste loads better.
The solid hubba bubba comes in a paper wrapper with hubba bubba printed on it and after around 2 minutes of chewing it and attempting to blow a few enormous bubbles (oh yes the 1980s - the perms and bubbles) all the taste goes and the stuff does really start to taste like blu tac (yes i have had the misfortune somehow of at some point I cannot remember - possibly alcohol fuelled I have chewed blu tak to see what it tastes like- it is not pleasant and may be bad for you so don't try that one).
Hubba bubba nowadays is sold in larger chunks which contain some sort of gooey syrup. It is pleasant when this bursts in your mouth but again, the flavour in these things is short lived. Tesco sell the original strawberry hubba bubba for 16p for a pack of five pieces. The newer goo filled packs retail for around 35p a pack.
The flavours available in the UK include strawberry, orange and apple and cola. In other countries other flavours such as cherry, peach, lime, pineapple, apple, orange, grape and watermelon, blue raspberry, cream soda, tropical, salty liquorice, and chocolate strawberry have been sold at some time.
Despite the whale blubber reference, I remain a firm fan of hubba bubba and I hope it stay on sale for a long time as I'm bored of all the mint gums on the market.
I had a fascination with Bubble Gum during my youth, which started during my schooldays. After class on Friday I used to rush round to the corner shop with pocket money in hand, ready to purchase a chocolate bar, a can of drink, and a packet of Hubba Bubba (preferably Coca-Cola flavour). This ritual would continue week in week out, until gradually, over the years, the appeal of Hubba Bubba lessened, and I became of an age where I no longer received pocket money - doh! It was only last week when I saw a pack of 'Sour Double Berry' Hubba Bubba by the checkouts of the local shop, that I decided to revisit my mis-spent youth, and it's specifically this flavour that my review focusses on.
Manufactured by Wrigleys, the first thing I noticed about these nouveux Hubba Bubba, was that each block (and there are five in each pack) is much more visually exciting than it used to be - although finding chewing gum 'visually exciting' is perhaps something I shouldn't be admitting to! In the case of the Sour Double Berry flavour, each piece has a pink outer layer which surrounds a blue inner section, and unless it's my imagination, the gum seems a little bigger than in days of yore.
The Chewing Experience
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After releasing each gum from its non-stick wrapping, Hubba Bubba are quite difficult to get going - the initial chew is much more stubborn than I remember, and I would compare the experience to munching on a leather handbag, not that I really know what that is like. That said, after ten seconds or so, the whole process becomes a lot easier and allows your jaws a chance to relax.
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The Sour Double Berry flavour was much more delicious that I would have anticipated - very fruity and tangy with more than a hint of sourness. The taste lasts a long time also - I actually timed from the moment the gum entered my mouth to the moment the flavour had completely disappeared, and it came to exactly five minutes, which is by no means bad.
If you were to take the gum out of your mouth mid-chew, you would notice the Hubba Bubba changes to a nasty grey plasticky colour which looks really gross - it's a good job that most of you probably don't look at your food whilst you eat it like I obviously do!
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Although the blowing of bubbles was never my forte, I managed to achieve some pretty decent sized ones with this stuff. After cramming three blocks of Hubba Bubba into my mouth, I produced an almost head sized bubble which I was incredibly proud of. So there.
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Sour Double Berry Hubba Bubba contains;
Sugar, Gum Base, Glucose Syrup, Citric Acid, Humectant Glycerine (non-animal), Flavourings, Emulsifier, Soybean Lecithin, Colours: E129, E133, and Antioxident BHA.
I never like the sound of things like 'Humectant Glycerine', but seeing as I have no idea what it is, it would be wrong to assume that it's harmful! It's also nice to see a product with good old fashioned sugar in it, and none of that aspartame nonsense!
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All in all, I was impressed with the modern day incarnation of Hubba Bubba, and I will certainly be buying some again soon, with the intention of trying the other flavours which are available. Due to its pleasant taste, cool appearance, and the fact that it lasts a long time whilst retaining its flavour, I can only give this a high recommendation.
These days the shelves are full of chewing gums. That's right CHEWING GUM not BUBBLE GUM. Whats the world coming to? When I was at school Hubba Bubba was the best gum available and when I look on the shelves of shops today it seems to be the ONLY proper gum available! Anything that comes close has a huge "sugar free" label stuck on the front. It ruins it for me to think I'm chewing gum for the benefit of my teeth rather than because its delicious and I can blow bubbles with it! You can create huge bubbles with this gum, which is not possible with normal chewing gum and that's the beauty of Hubba Bubba.
Hubba Bubba is owned by Wrigleys and Hubba Bubba was first released in 1979 when platform wearing 70's chicks would just as cool as us blowing and popping bubbles!
The choice of flavours include the fairly recent and zingy Apple, refreshing watermelon, classic and sweet strawberry and even a cola flavour.
In each pack there are five chunks of bubble gum and they are wrapped in non-stick Hubba Bubba branded paper. The colours co-ordinate with the flavor (so strawberry flavoured come in the form of pink gum). The gum itself smells great and is very soft and tasty to chew on.
Sadly the flavours do run out quickly. A good few chews and a few attempts at breaking the world bubble blowing title and the flavor soon suns out. Otherwise I love these. They're a staple part of any childhood and fun for people aged 15 to 50!
I love these and think it would be a shame if they stopped being made in favour of chewing gums- remember with those you can chew to your hearts contents but with these you be forever blowing bubbles..
I am a huge fan of hubba bubba - I used to chew it when I was little and have bubble blowing contests.
The advantages is of course the fact that it is soft (unless you have bought the thicker more radical flavours on sale at the moment!) so chewing it and getting it chewy doesn't take too long. The bubble gum doesn't stick - especially if you get it caught in your hair as I did many a time as a child!!!
However, the disadvantage is that after the initial sugar burst hit, the flavour really doesn't last all that long. 20 seconds later, you find yourself digging into your pocket and getting another piece. Because the flavour is so intense at first you find that it doesn't last at all. Secondly, the new flavours are really hard to chew! They are quite thick, about 3 times the thickness of a normal hubba bubba but are really quite tough so gives you more jaw ache than the more traditional ones.
The Sour double berry flavour is my favourite.-fruity and acid-like. However, same criticism as before, the flavour simply does not last! It has a strange after taste too.
If you have younger kids that chew gum (even though they are not meant to!) at least give them this, you won't have to cut it out of their hair when it gets stuck!!!
I bought 7 packets of Hubba Bubba in a multipack from the pound shop in town, the second I saw it it brought back memories of my childhood. Strawberry was always my favourite flavour (tangy apple a close second) and this multipack was in strawberry.
The packet looks slightly different from how it used to, its still pink but a darker pink than the bright almost fluorescent pink it used to be when I was little. It still says Hubba Bubba in yellow letters but again its a different font, It's different altogether but still easily recognisable as the brand name stands out.
I'm sure it used to be called simply 'Strawberry flavour' but now its 'Seriously strawberry'.
Maybe I was too young to notice but I don't think there used to be a slogan, it says "Its funbelievabubble!" which is quite a cool word lol.
Hubba Bubba is made by Wrigleys so you expect a good chewy product as they make most chewing gums too.
What I used to love about Hubba Bubba bubblegums was how flavoursome they were and how long the strong taste lasted. So I was of course looking forward to this!
As soon as I left the shop I was tearing open the packet, as easy to open as always, and popping a chunk in my mouth.
As always there are five chunks of bubble gum in a packet and they are wrapped in clever non-stick Hubba Bubba branded paper.
The bubblegum is pink, the same shade as the packet and again I think it used to be brighter. That was probably in the days before dangerous colourings were discovered and replaced with these natural ones!
The taste test -
At first taste before I start to chew, it tastes the same as always; a really sweet strawberry flavour which as you start to chew intensifies and smothers your taste buds with flavour.
The bubble gum (or bubbly if i'm reminiscing) is really soft at first, this is soon replaced with a more chewy texture though and it becomes nearly hard within 2 minutes which is disappointing. By this point the flavour has also subsided, I can only just taste the strawberry and within another minute it just tastes like old gum, i.e. flavourless!
While its soft (the first 2 minutes) its easy to blow big bubbles and they stay strong and don't messily burst on your face! Once its hard its not as easy to mould in your mouth and blow into a bubble, its just too tough.
I found myself putting another piece in to reawaken the fruityness and this works for a little while until this too turns tasteless and you're left with a bigger blob of hard, flavourless gum in your mouth!
Overall I was disappointed, it tasted the same and had the same texture as in my childhood at first so they can't have changed the recipe much so why doesn't the flavour last??
Hubba Bubba is at least cheap, I remember when I bought it years ago it cost me 15p now its around 20p which is still good value if you don't mind a short taste experience.
When I was 8 years old i'd have given this 5 stars, now its declined to 2 :(
I will stray away now from my normal Games reviews and write about a particular product that I am very fond of. That is Hubba Bubba chewing gum. I am sure all teenagers and even many others up to the age of forty will have heard of this gum and it is the only proper bubble gum available in pretty much every shop and newsagent.
Hubba Bubba is owned by the world famous Wrigley and Wrigley's seem to have a monopoly in this market now with a wide range of chewing and bubble gums. Other firms compete but do not do a successful job of it. Hubba Bubba was first released in 1979 and has been on sale ever since then.
There are many different flavours available ranging from Apple through to strawberry and even a cola flavour. Apart from the cola flavour the majority of other flavours are all based on fruits and hence they are used in the name of the particular flavour.
The different between Hubba Bubba and other chewing gums by Wrigley's is that half the enjoyment is in the bubbles created. You can create huge bubbles with this gum, which is not possible with chewing gum, so there is not just enjoyment from the flavour but also creating the bubbles.
There are an original Hubba Bubba flavour, however many years ago they stopped creating that so that they could focus on newer tastier flavours. The only problem I find with this gum is that the taste runs out far too quickly and either they haven't found out a way to make the taste last longer or it is just a money ploy to make the consumer keep buying more Hubba Bubba. I fear it is the latter.
Do not fear if you are not from the USA or UK, as Hubba Bubba is now a global brand and available from pretty much any country in the world. Recently they have released a new type of Hubba Bubba called Max. This slightly gets rid of the disadvantage I mentioned above with bigger pieces so that the taste does last long, which is always a good thing. My favourite flavours from this range are the watermelon and strawberry flavours.
Overall one of my favourite types of gums available and I have been a regular consumer of this gum from as far back as I can remember and will be till it becomes illegal to purchase Hubba Bubba or the product is discontinued.
Hubba bubba chewing gum must have been aimed at children when it was designed.
Hubba bubba chewing gum has been around for a very long time and although there has been new flavours introduced the products quality hasnt realy changed, This is not a good thing as I dont think that this chewing gum was ever good.
Hubba bubba used to cost about 12p when I was a child, god that makes me sound old, it now costs around 30p a pack which is possibly the cheapest chewing gum you can buy but this shows in the quality.
There are 5 pieces of chewing gum in each pack which are individually wrapped, each piece is square shaped and upon opening the wrapper the smell is very inviting as all hubba bubba have a sweet or fruity smell to them, no mint.
Pop it in your mouth and begin to chew, your taste buds will go wild and your mouth will salivate a lot, for about the first ten minutes and after that it looses all flavour leaving you with a nasty bland tasting piece of gum.
Hubba bubba is great for blowing bubbles as it doesnt stick to your face when the bubbles burst but it goes hard after the first ten minutes making it impossible to blow bubbles any more.
I am not a big fan of mint so usually avoid mint chewing gums but I also dont like hubba bubba, I think I will stick to juicy fruits from now on.
Hubba Bubba takes me back to my childhood when the only flavour was strawberry and it cost about 10p.
Now there are many new flavours and the price has also gone up.
Hubba Bubba is a bubble-gum and is great for blowing big bubbles and popping them in your face which is why kids like it. This can entertain children for about 5-10 minutes per piece by seeing who can blow the biggest bubble.
But you need to be careful that your child does not swallow and choke on the gum.
The disadvantage with Hubba Bubba is that it doesn't keep the flavour very long, a couple of chews and its gone. Leaving a nasty taste and film over your tongue.
When this happens the gum also goes hard and no longer able to blow bubbles.
The only answer then is to spit it out and chew another one.
Because of this the packet does not last very long.
Hubba bubba is appealing to children only. It comes in brightly coloured packets with interesting sounding flavours. It costs between 20p - 30p which children can afford and ther are 5 pieces in a pack. .
This bubble-gum is full of artificial colours and flavours and bad for teeth.
You can buy Hubba Bubba in most shops and supermarkets and are usually found next to the checkout where you can guarantee children will spot