Fruit Stripe Gum
Fruit Stripe was an artificially flavored fruit chewing gum that was notorious for its great, but fleeting, fake fruit flavor. In the 70's the gum was packaged in colorful" zebra wrappers ." Fruit Stripe is the only gum with painted on stripes. Yes the stripes were added after the gum was formed. This gum didn't squirt, sparkle, crackle or fizz. It just had stripes.
Fruit Stripe gum was invented by James Parker, and launched in the early 1960s as an extension of the Beech-Nut gum line.
The line was sold to the Hershey company then in turn sold to the Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, Inc. The mascot for this gum was an animated fruit-striped Zeba that went by the name of "Yipes."
" Yipes the fruit-stripes zebra."
They Always Come back:
Your tastes have changed but Fruit Stripe Gum has not. Aside from the packaging the gum is still the same. It still loses its flavor in a record 5 minutes 27 seconds.
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