Thursday, June 7, 2007

Tiny Size Chiclets

Tiny Sized ChicletsChiclets are my absolute favorite gum of all time. I love the classic white gum. It’s not easy to find any longer, I usually pick up six packs at the 99 Cent Only Store. They used to come in a lot of flavors, Spearmint and Fruit and if I’m not crazy, I think there was a Cinnamon at one time. The boxes are clean and feature nicely packed little candy-coated tile-like pieces of gum. Crunchy, flavorful ... easy to share. No messy wrappers.

At one time the Fruit Chiclets were different flavors, but eventually all the colors became the familiar fruit flavor (kind of like JuicyFruit). On rare occasions I also see the Tiny Size Chiclets at the store. Tiny Size are, well, just adorable. They the perfect size to offer to your Barbie doll. You know, if she’s a gum chewer ... maybe trying to break a smoking habit.

Tiny Sized ChicletsI stopped at the CVS to pick up some toothpaste the other day after work and spotted these at the checkout. I couldn’t resist. Sure, I had a six pack of Peppermint at home, but I hadn’t had the Tiny Size in years and that Gold Mine Gum was still pretty fresh in my mind.

While the regular pack boasts 12 pieces, which is pretty much six portions, the Tiny Size is only one half of an ounce.

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For me this amounted to about three portions. The chew is satisfyingly crunchy, but not as grainy as the larger Chiclets can be. The fruit flavor is pleasant. A little bland and of course doesn’t last very long.

As cute as these little freaks are, I don’t think I’m going to buy them again, unless I’m working on some sort of candy craft project. The colors are unusual, the package seems to indicate that they’re rather neon tinted, in reality they’re just bright.

Peppermint Chiclets were introduced by the Fleer company in 1906. Fleer was later swallowed up by Warner Lambert in 1962, also the year that the Tiny Size was introduced. Warner Lambert sold their gum concerns to Cadbury Adams in 2000. Chiclets are still made with sugar but are manufactured in Colombia.

Name: Tiny Size Chiclets
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Adams (Cadbury)
Place Purchased: CVS (Hollywood)
Price: $.69
Size: .5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 100
Categories: Gum, Colombia, Cadbury

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Comments
  1. Aw, thanks. Another trip down memory lane. I loooooved the tiny chicklets as a kid. Tiny chicklets and many stuffed animals - for some reason they are connected in my mind.

    Comment by Kate on 6/07/07 at 12:57 pm #
  2. LOVE Chiclets. I can practically taste them now. Such great memories!

    Comment by patti on 6/08/07 at 3:13 am #
  3. I love the Tiny Chiclets. However one package is usually gone in just a few minutes. Much like Fruit Stripe gum, when the flavor is gone from my first couple, I just add another piece until I run out.

    Comment by g on 6/08/07 at 4:01 am #
  4. kate, this might be totally random, but if you’re from chicago, there’s a famous restaurant in wilmette, the walker bros. pancake house (now a chain). i have been going there since the 70s, and they used to sell chiclets along with a huge pile of stuffed animals by the register. for that reason, chiclets and stuffed animals are connected in my mind, too.

    Comment by Rachel B. on 6/08/07 at 4:44 am #
  5. Rachel, that’s funny. And I’ve never even been to Chicago! For me it was two of my childhood passions (in nearby Minnesota): candy and stuffed animals. And of course, um, those are just, ur, restricted to when I was a kid…

    Comment by Kate on 6/08/07 at 6:27 am #
  6. I used to get those when I was a little girl and pour a ton of the tiny little things in my mouth at once. I don’t think I’ve had any since that day I started choking and spit a ton of them all over the wall. Guess who got grounded for a month?

    Comment by Ladytink_534 on 6/08/07 at 8:57 am #
  7. The second photo just makes me want to grab a bunch and shove them in my mouth. Which is impressive since gum makes me gag (literally).

    Comment by leigh on 6/08/07 at 11:12 am #
  8. OMG.  I just love your blog.  And this is why!  I had almost completely forgotten about Chiclets - you can’t hardly find them anywhere around here anymore. :(  *Sigh* Memories…

    Comment by Amanda on 6/08/07 at 12:02 pm #
  9. Do they still use cellophane in the little window of Chiclets boxes? It was great how you could blow into the open end of the box after you finished you gum to make it whistle.

    Comment by joecab on 6/12/07 at 4:29 pm #
  10. You can buy the peppermint chiclets (and Beemans brand gum) from the Lehmans Non-Electric Catalog.  http://www.lehmans.com

    Just an fyi for those of you who are missing it.

    Comment by Katherine Cavanaugh on 6/13/07 at 3:00 am #
  11. Does anyone remember those orange, grape, and apple flavored gums that came in little milk carton containers?
    I can’t remeber what they were called. Don’t think they make them anymore. They remind me of these.

    Comment by Sean S. on 1/03/08 at 7:18 am #
  12. I absolutely love tiny size Chiclets!  I can still find them at my grocery store chain and Cracker Barrels carry them with their nostalgia candies.  The flavor never lasts as long as you would like, but they are still great.  I always tried to split the tiny pieces, like you could sometimes split M&Ms;down the middle. 

    The don’t use the cellophane windows in either the Chiclets tiny size packages or the boxes anymore.  Bummer.  However, you can still get a good whistle or two out of the boxes.  I think it has to do with the end of the other box and not the cellophane, actually.

    The gum in the cartons was called Orange Juice gum, Apple Juice gum, etc.  I haven’t seen it in years.

    My favorite gum of all, though, was Adams Sour gums in cherry, apple, grape, etc.  I did find some cherry & apple a few years ago, but haven’t seen it since.  It made a great addition to my bubble gum chain, which was over 50 feet long when I gave it to my niece.  Sadly, her mother threw it away a few years later.

    Comment by Shelley on 5/22/08 at 4:39 pm #
  13. oooooo chicklets! Brought back some very fin childhood memories . I secretly swallowed some hehe

    Comment by Shaheen on 10/14/08 at 4:32 am #
  14. Wow! I had forgotten all about these! I used to love these. They used to have those machines where you put 10 cents in and you twist the knob and stick your hand under, and a bunch of them came out. Wow…wonder where i can buy some from! The problem i get when reading your blog is that i want to eat all these candies and choco’s! *my mouth is watering*

    Comment by Kelly on 11/29/08 at 3:10 am #

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