Bazooka Bubble Gum

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Once I think of bubble gum, I think of one: Bazooka. Talk about retro-candy! Do you remember wanting Bazooka bubble gum simply because of Bazooka Joe? I did.
Everything seems to revolve around WWII. Bazooka Bubble Gum is no different. Did you realize that the title, the packaging was no collision? No kidding! Of course, you recognize the color of the packaging: red, white, and blue. Bazooka Bubble Gum came into being soon after the war.
Do you know where the name came from? After a little research, I found that the name of Bazooka Bubble Gum wasn’t named after the armor piercing weapon used in WWII, but was named after Bob Burns, the entertainer. You see, he developed a musical weapon from two gas pipes and a funnel in the 1930s and called it the Bazooka. I wonder if the title of the armor was, actually named from the same? Some argue that it was.
What about Bazooka Joe? He did not grace the gum until 1953, and has starred in some 700 comics since! He had been created just to grab the attention of young’uns. I understand that he is not ready to retire, but will continue on with his antics for another decade.
Did you also know that up until 1970, the price of Bazooka Gum did not increase? For some 20-odd years, the purchase price of this piece of entertainment was only 1 cent. Well, there it is, retro-candy at it’s best!
Alas, nothing stays the same. Not only did the price change, but so did the colors, the tastes, and the ads. You can visit YouTube to find the original, in addition to the new commercials. TOPPs has added a great deal of new twists to their gum. They currently offer, not only the first Bazooka Bubble Gum, of course, but also Strawberry Shake, Cherry Berry, Watermelon Whirl, and Grape Rage. In addition they have sugar-free gum today.
As the tastes improved, so did the packaging. It now comes in different colours, according to the flavor that you purchase. The American colour scheme notwithstanding, Bazooka bubble gum is sold in several countries, often with Bazooka Joe comic strips translated into the local language.

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