Chewing gum has a history that spans as far back as the ancient Greeks; however, bubble gum, a type of chewing gum that allows the chewer to make bubbles, has a much more recent history. Find out who invented bubble gum and why it has that pink color.
Type of Source: Advertisement - Date of Origin: 1928 - This is a gum advertisement from the late 1920s as gum was introduced in 1928. Walter Diemer is credited for the first successful invention of bubble gum. While working at Fleer Chewing Gum Company, Diemer accidentally made a formula that allowed a chewer to blow bubbles. Fleer Chewing Gum Company marketed Diemer's new gum as "Double Bubble". Until Bazooka Bubble Gum was invented, Double Bubble was the only bubble gum on the market.
Response to Literature: -Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Students invent their own three-course gum. Display with a picture of the student blowing a bubble (cut hole through their mouth and hang a marble balloon through). Students vote for their favorite. Winner receives a Wonka bar!