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Robot Bubblegum; The Educative Gum that Made Our Childhood Complete

Robot Bubblegum
Robot Bubblegum

How was your childhood with Robot bubblegum? Do you, like me, get fond memories when you remember the childhood boost that was Robot bubble gum?

Robot bubble gum was the most consumed chewing gum among children of the 80s and 90s, with its flavour and educative wrap, it was every kids’ chewing gum.

Chewing gum is composed of gum base , sweeteners, softeners/ plasticizers, flavours, colours, and, typically, a hard or powdered polyol coating. Its texture is reminiscent of rubber because of the physical-chemical properties of its polymer, plasticizer, and resin components, which contribute to its elastic-plastic, sticky, chewy characteristics.

Robot chewing gum was one of the best chewing gums ever produced in Nigeria. All you had to do was unwrap it, chew the gum, and read current affairs questions and their answers on the wrapper.

It was produced by Sumac Foods group, which is known as manufacturers of high-quality products including Digestives, Malted Milk, Robot Gum, etc.

Robot Chewing Gum was the only chewing gum that you could chew and still learn something from, it had about four to five questions in each wrap. This was probably the hardest chewing gum ever created. The most interesting part of the chewing gum was the questions and answers that came with it.

If you drank water while chewing the gum, it would become hard to chew. One piece of the chewing gum was sold for N1, so, whenever I decided to spend N5 on Robot gum, I would get to enjoy five of it.

After chewing it for a long time, I would get tired of chewing, then place it at the back of my palm or ear, or better still I’d wrap it back, and allow my teeth to rest. Then when I felt like chewing gumaain, I would continue from where I stopped.

But what I absolutely miss the most about Robot bubblegum is the fun facts we could learn whenever we unwraped the pick. This snack should not have left the market with the educative words that made the gum worth it.

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