Fruit Stripe Gum
We are sad to announce that Fruit Stripe Gum has been discontinued by the manufacturer. We are disappointed too.
"Yipes Stripes" 17 pieces to a pack. Do you remember the 5 flavors and really sweet smell? It's still there. Do you remember gum-wrapper chains? Fruit Stripe is one of the few gums still being packaged in wrappers that can be made into chains. Check out the retro TV commercial below.
Fruit Stripe Gum History
Fruit Stripe Gum is a colorful chewing gum known for its vibrant packaging and fruity flavors. Here's a brief history of Fruit Stripe Gum:
Fruit Stripe Gum was introduced in the early 1960s by a company called Beech-Nut. The gum was created to offer a unique and enjoyable chewing experience with its assortment of fruity flavors.
One of the notable features of Fruit Stripe Gum is its distinctive packaging. The gum sticks are wrapped in colorful and eye-catching zebra-striped wrappers, which have become synonymous with the brand.
Fruit Stripe Gum quickly gained popularity, especially among younger consumers. Its appeal was not only in its flavors but also in its fun and playful packaging. The gum became known for its bold and fruity taste, and it was a favorite choice for those seeking a burst of flavor.
One of the distinguishing characteristics of Fruit Stripe Gum was its quick flavor burst. Each stick of gum offered multiple fruit flavors, allowing consumers to enjoy a variety of tastes in a single piece. However, one common criticism of the gum was that the flavor tended to fade relatively quickly compared to other chewing gums.
Over the years, Fruit Stripe Gum underwent a few ownership changes. In the 1980s, the brand was acquired by Leaf Brands, which continued to produce and market the gum. Leaf Brands has made efforts to enhance the longevity of the gum's flavor over time.
Fruit Stripe Gum has maintained its iconic status as a nostalgic and beloved gum. The zebra-striped packaging and the association with its distinct fruity flavors have contributed to its enduring appeal.
Today, Fruit Stripe Gum continues to be produced and enjoyed by gum enthusiasts, particularly those who appreciate its vibrant packaging and unique flavor assortment. The gum's history reflects its place as a memorable and recognizable brand in the confectionery market.
Fruit Stripe Gum Memories
While in 7th grade Pre-Algebra the highly irritating boy behind me would rub chalk across his hand, than slap me on the back, leaving a handprint I had to walk around with for the rest of the day. To get back at him, I would make fun of his favorite striped shirt. It had stripes in various widths and was the exact same color as lime fruit stripe gum. So I called him "Fruit Stripe," and he stopped chalking my back.
The following school year I didn't have any classes with him, but I did run into him at the horrid Junior High Christmas dance. He asked me to dance and I said yes. When we finished with our awkward prancing, he asked if I wanted some gum and pulled out a pack of Fruit Stripe. "I've been carrying it ever since you started calling me Fruit Stripe because it reminds me of you." I melted and accepted a stick. Lime, of course. It's now ten years later and we're getting married in the Spring. ~ Molly from Pennsylvania