Organic mixed berry chewing gum.
This biodegradable gum is made from the sap of the Mayan chicle tree and is entirely aspartame-free and certified organic.
The chicle tree is just one of the many tropical trees in the world that produces its own type of elastic rubber. This is made by boiling the sap from the tree into a thick paste. Once cooled the rubber is an organic and eco-friendly alternative to the synthetic and non-biodegradable rubber known as polyisobutylene which is used to make the inner tubes of tyres.
The people of the Mayan rainforest in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, known as chicleros, have been sustaining the natural resources of the rainforest for over a century. About 2,000 chicleros live in an area of rainforest about 1.3 million hectares wide.
These Mayan people have survived political control to become an independent community, so to help build up the economy they decided to manufacture the Chicza gum. Not only did they want to prove that they could survive as a people, but they also wanted to show that gum could be 100% natural and waste-free.
Ingredients & allergens
Organic Gum Base, Powdered Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Glucose, Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Mixed Berry Flavour
For allergens see ingredients in bold.
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