From Tree Resin To Bubble Gum

By: Tisdall

Introduction

Did you know that bubble gum comes from tree resin? Read below to find out more!

Farm

Bubble gum is made from tree resin. The farmer ships the tree resin to the factory.

Factory

At the factory many things happen. First workers pour the gum base into mixer. People add flavor and color. Next they pour Glutcose and Dextrose to sweeten. This is cooked at 243 ferinheit for 20 minutes. In this process everything melts together. The Pre-Extruoder cuts gum into slices. The slices are put into a cooling chamber for 15 minutes at 37 to 45 degrees ferinheit. Now the gum is seasoned. Sheets of gum are broken into sticks and get wrapped in alluminum and paper. The wrapped gum is now put in plastic pacs and shipped to retail outlets.

Store

Consumers buy bubble gum to chew and blow bubbles. It is sold in little boxes.

Fun Facts

Did you know that...

. The ancient greeks chewed mastic tree sap?!?!

.People are trying to make gum with flavor that lasts for 10 hours?!?!

.Gum balls only make up 3% of chewing gum?!?!

Conclusion

Now you know how bubble gum is made. Next time you are chewing gum stop and think about the process, it is really cool!!!
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