Differences Between Chewing Gum And Bubble Gum

Chewing Gum
Luke Ward
|2 mins read

We chew chewing gum, and we blow bubbles out of bubble gum, apart from that, what are the other differences between these two products?

That’s what we’re here to find out!

Chewing Gum

Chewing Gum

Chewing gum goes as far back as the Ancient Greeks and the Mayans; they chewed natural plants like masticas and chicle to refresh their breath.

Packaged chewing gum has been available in shops since the 1800s.

Chewing gum generally lasts a while, releasing flavor slowly over time, this way it is more enjoyable.

There’s also chewing gum which helps to keep your teeth clean.

You are not supposed to swallow chewing gum as it can stay in your system for a very long time.

Bubble Gum

Bubble Gum

Bubble gum was first in our shops in 1906 but due to the imperfection of the ingredients, it was not very popular.

When bubble gum was perfected, it finally became more popular to mainly teenagers.

The reason for this is because it is stretches more than chewing gum, and it doesn’t leave a mess on your face if a bubble bursts.


Well the main difference with bubble gum and chewing gum is the ingredients in them.

Bubble gum has a few ingredients which make it thicker so that it will stretch and hold together when bubbles are blown.

Both bubble gum and chewing gum are normally sweetened and many companies add a type of flavoring to their gum.

The main flavor chewing gum is mint, but it’s possible to find flavors such as watermelon and liquorice.

There are usually more bubble gum flavors than chewing gum, for example you can get strawberry, blueberry, grape and many more.

Some companies have added extra ingredients to their gum like caffeine, which helps people to stay awake easier.

So there’s not that much of a difference really, you chew both of them, they’re both there to freshen your breath, and they both come in a variety of flavors.

I don’t really know what the limits are for bubble gum flavors; whether you can get funkier than fruit…

What’s the weirdest flavor you’ve tried before?

Chewing gum goes as far back as the Ancient Greeks and the Mayans; they chewed natural plants like masticas & chicle.

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  1. MatildaTheMusicalRocks! 8 April 2013

    I just wondered can you swallow bubble gum. I know that chewing gum is for frshaning breths really and bubbl gum is like a sweet to have fun blowing bubbles and to taste the nice flavours

  2. missy monkey :) 20 January 2013

    Thanks, I’m doing a project on bubblegum.

    1. Luke Ward 21 January 2013

      No problem, pleased I could help!

  3. lil g 2 January 2013

    thanks im doing a reshearch on bubbles this helps alot

    1. Gina 3 February 2015


  4. Lil Bro 21 September 2012

    Thanks im in 7th grade and I just happened to be doing a science experiment on gum too

    1. missymonkey 20 January 2013

      omg me 2 even the 7th grade opart :/

  5. Sheplive 7 May 2012

    can you swallow bubble gum

    1. ian 27 November 2012

      yes it can but if swallow wait before i said that this is true you will fart if you swallowed because i was in school i chew a chewing gum and i swallow while in my english time i farted :( and all my classmates tease me for now :(

  6. Badass 1 April 2012

    I am doing a science experiment on gum and needed background research and this was VERY helpful. Thanks!