When it comes to playing baseball, there is nothing like having a massive wad of gum stuck in your cheek while you bark from the bench or stare down your opponent from the mound. Chewing gum and spitting seeds have become synonymous with playing baseball. You can't do one without the other.
JustBats.com compiled the five (5) best gums for baseball based on a combination of taste, bubble size, and how long the flavor lasts. Did your gum of choice make it?
Through hours of research and sore jaws from the amount of chewing, here are the top five (5) bubble gums for dugouts across the nation. Keep in mind that these are in no particular order.
As the first soft gum of their time, Bubblicious has over 30 years experience in the bubble gum industry. By far, Bubblicious Bubblegum blows the biggest bubbles. None of the other options even compete in the same realm. With face-sized balloons and an explosive, mouth-watering taste, Bubblicious was a no-brainer for our list. If you want to chew the classic gum flavor and blow the ultimate bubble, Bubblicious is the gum for you.
4. Hubba Bubba
Best known for their bubble tape, Hubba Bubba offers a whole new kind of bubble. The unique and recognizable name was said to come from the phrase "Hubba Hubba" which was used by soldiers during World War II to express their approval. The best part about Hubba Bubba bubble gum is that it is less sticky in comparison to other gums and because of that you don't have to worry about the bubbles popping on your face and becoming a huge mess.
3. Quench Gum
"Kids love it. Athletes demand it!"
"Thirst-quenching gum for active people."
Quench Gum is the best choice for players who experience dry mouth from time-to-time. Invented by a pharmacist turned chemist who played collegiate basketball and wanted something to help keep his mouth moist, Quench Gum helps not only quench thirst, but it also helps eliminate the need for runners and other athletes to always be carrying a water bottle.
2. Dubble Bubble
There's a reason most Major League dugouts are equipped with a bucket of Dubble Bubble. While the flavor dissipates quickly, the short burst of America's Original bubble gum is unlike any other. The nostalgia that comes from Dubble Bubble is sure to bring back the memories of playing sandlot baseball at the local park. But, chewer beware, your jaw will get tired after about the 10th piece.
1. Big League Chew
The only baseball-themed bubble gum had to make our list. Big League Chew was once said to have changed the game of baseball and helped drastically reduce the number of players using chewing tobacco. Known as the ball player's bubble gum, these small bits of pink chewing gum in a pouch are made in the USA, offer long-lasting flavor, and help keep your mouth from getting dry during the game. As the official bubble gum of Ripken Baseball, Big League Chew has sold more than 800 million pouches to date.
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