Make your own Chewing Gum…

Make your own Chewing Gum…

ChewkitTasty project! “Make your own chewing gum with chicle, the sap of the Sapodilla tree that grows in the rainforests of Central America. Everything you need is included in this kit and it’s easy! You can make your own gum on the stove or with a microwave. Once all chewing gum was made from chicle. That’s the sap of the sapodilla tree, which grows in rainforest in Central America. Men called “chicleros” climb up the tall trees, and with their machetes, cut criss-crosses in the trunks so that the sticky sap flowed out. Then the chicle was processed and turned into gum.” [via] Link.

6 thoughts on “Make your own Chewing Gum…

  1. n8 says:

    Yes, but could someone please mention what chicle is, what tree it is the sap of, and in what kind of forest in Central America it grows?

  2. Fub says:

    n8, if you had read the article, then you would know…

  3. astronomyalexandria says:

    this doesn’t actually say how to make the gum, just the origin. this is the most unhelpful thing ive ever seen.

Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

current: @adafruit - previous: MAKE, popular science, hackaday, engadget, fallon, braincraft ... howtoons, 2600...

View more articles by Phillip Torrone


Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 - Mare Island, CA

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Buy Tickets today! SAVE 15% and lock-in your preferred date(s).