Spider Eggs Make It Chewy

Bubble Yum bubble gum urban legends about how spider eggs were a secret ingredient in the gumBubble Yum was the first soft bubble gum to hit the market, making its debut in 1976. It was an instant success and sales of the candy quickly soared.

Prior to Bubble Yum, bubble gum was hard and took a fair bit of vigorous mastication to render it into a suitably soft bubble-blowing state. Bubble Yum was a breakthrough, a gum that was ready for bubble blowing after being chomped only a few times. As to how soft it was, even a little tyke could squish a block of Bubble Yum between his fingers.

Any confection that revolutionary is going to spawn speculation among the younger set. “Why is it so chewy?” was the question on everyone’s lips. It didn’t take long for kids to invent a plausible answer. There had to be something chewy in there. What’s more chewy than spider eggs? By the spring of 1977, sales had slipped noticeably. Rumors that Bubble Yum contained spider’s eggs or was made from their webs abounded.

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19 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    yuck, thats disgusting

  2. Anonymous says:


  3. ellie says:

    i think this was so good <3

  4. ellie says:

    yuck its mining

  5. Anonymous says:

    coll spider princess did well

  6. Anonymous says:


  7. Anonymous says:

    i was chewingg gum when i read this

  8. Kodie says:

    is this true???????

  9. April says:

    Not true common sense!

  10. Bacon says:

    ugh… at least it’s not bacon

  11. Mackenzie says:

    So I guess I’ll never have bubble yum. This is disgusting

  12. Unknown says:

    *Search the Web while chewing a CHewing Gum*
    *Found “Spider Eggs Make It Chewy*
    Me: *Chews* This will be a good Urban Legend
    *Reads the Story*
    *After the Story*
    Me: O_O………

  13. Monkeyman935 says:

    lol thats funny XD
    as if gum actually had spiders eggs in it!
    how would they know spider eggs were chewy anyway?

  14. lucian says:

    eeewewwww grose

  15. Hannah H. says:

    I thought that this was true, and I am chewing bubble yum gum right when I read this! Yuck! is it true?

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