Thomas Brothers Candy Company began producing a variety of hard candy in a former pickle plant in 1928. In 1946, the Thomas Weiner Company began manufacturing its first bubble gum product: five cent Super Bubble.
Approximately 750 employees worked three shifts to meet demand for the new Super Bubble product. Due to competition from Fleer’s Double Bubble and Topp’s Bazooka, the Thomas Weiner Company introduced a one cent Super Bubble in 1948.
Super Bubble Gum Memories
My love for Super Bubble Gum may have started as a child when Mother gave me a nickel and I used to walk to the candy store in town to get me some Super Bubble Gum. My dad was a carpenter and one time when I was sick, he brought home some Super Bubble Gum in his nail apron pocket.
We had a raccoon named Rickie. Rickie used to go through daddy's pockets, too... looking for peanuts. Yep, you guessed it. Rickie found my Super Bubble and he was hooked on it, too. I still am... and now I'm 63 years old. I still chew Super Bubble Gum every day and I always have some in my purse to share with others. ~ Patricia from Arkansas
There is no Bubble Gum like Super Bubble! This brand, with the red, blue & yellow distinctive packaging was always my first choice of what to get with my hard-to-come-by pennies! We used to have family Bubble Gum Blowing Contests... I recall laughing and laughing at my dear Mama blowing huge face size bubbles! What a sight to see: a Mom and her 5 daughters sitting on the front porch steps, all blowing the biggest bubbles possible. I have photos of one of the last contests we had (sometime in the early 1980s). Gum on all our faces...laughter abounding! Thanks for offering such a terrific site. ~Madeline from Virginia