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Bazooka, THE chewing gum of my youth

September 12, 2007

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Look what I found in our shop today! Bazooka!! Well, I knew they were still producing them but it has been a while since I was able to lay my hands on it. Chewy and sweet as ever, the only difference from the time we were counting the Yugoslav Dinar and Pare coins in our tiny hands to buy them is the bar code on the back of the wrap. But instead of going down the memory lane and start feeling old (there will be plenty of time for that in December), let me explain the pic for the uninitiated. It was common to chew just half of it at the time, leaving the other half to stick to the inside of your pants pocket. Apparently the wrap has a patriotic tune – it represents the colours of US flag, but it is also the colour scheme of the old Yugoslav flag, you just have to turn it upside down (come to think of it, there is a certain symbolism in that).

Any Bazooka(like) stories you would like to share?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2007 6:53 am

    Ah, Grasswire, You really know how to bring up our childhood memories ;) We used to pick up old wine, oil or beer bottles from trash and exchanged them for Bazookas in our local store. Looong tima ago. I also remember that “Chew-just-half” effect. You don’t get this by modern chewing gums.

  2. September 13, 2007 6:15 pm

    He he, old bottles, that was my first pocket money as well :)

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