We, the folk at Chew Folk, make chewing gum. But not just any chewing gum. Our core mission is to contribute to the reduction of disposable
plastic chewing gum, and its impact on our planet.
Our Peppermint gum will give that refreshing and delicious Peppermint flavor one has come to expect. It is the essential gum to carry with you for all occasions.
Get into the summer mood with a burst of strawberry sweetness mixed with an intriguing hint of elderflower; it is happiness for your taste buds.
Fresh tangy lemon combined with zesty ginger is a delicious combination making it a favorite for many folks.
If you look at the ingredient list on regular gum you will find the word "gumbase". Gumbase is the part of the gum that gives a chewy texture and is later discarded. This word hides synthetic plastic and other chemicals they would rather not speak of.
It can take hundreds of years for regular gum to break down, as synthetic plastics are not biodegradable.
Around 80-90% of chewing gum is not disposed of properly and is the second most common form of litter after cigarette butts. Globally we litter around 100,000 tons of gum on a yearly basis. That is a lot of plastic on our streets, in nature, and in our water supply.
Chew Folk gum base is derived from the sap of the sapodilla tree from Central America. This is “chicle” and is harvested sustainably as the process does not require trees to be cut. Instead, a machete is used to make incisions in the tree causing the sap to slide down into bowls strategically placed by the tree base.
We want to go back to how we used to chew gum before plastics became a cheaper option for the large gum companies.
Chew Folk gum is fully biodegradable, taking usually 6-12 weeks to break down.