Bazooka Bubble Gum

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Once I think of bubble gum, I think of one: Bazooka. Talk about retro-candy! Do you remember wanting Bazooka bubble gum simply due to Bazooka Joe? I did.
Everything seems to revolve around WWII. Bazooka Bubble Gum is no different. Did you understand that the name, the packaging was no collision? No kidding! Needless to say, you recognize the colour of the packaging: red, white, and blue. Bazooka Bubble Gum came into being soon after the war.
Do you know where the title came from? After a bit of research, I discovered that the title of Bazooka Bubble Gum was not named after the armor piercing weapon used in WWII, but was named after Bob Burns, the entertainer. You see, he developed a musical weapon from two gas pipes and a funnel in the 1930s and called it the Bazooka. I wonder if the name of the armor was, in fact named from the same? Some claim that it was.
What about Bazooka Joe? He did not grace the gum until 1953, and has starred in some 700 comics since! He was created just to grab the attention of young’uns. I understand he is not ready to retire, however, will continue with his antics for the next decade.
Did you know that up until 1970, the price of Bazooka Gum didn’t increase? For some 20-odd decades, the price of this piece of amusement was only one cent. Remember penny candy?
Regrettably, nothing stays the same. Not only did the price change, but so did the colors, the flavors, and the advertisements. You can visit YouTube to see the original, as well as the new commercials. TOPPs has added a great deal of new twists to their gum. They currently provide, not only the original Bazooka Bubble Gum, of course, but also Strawberry Shake, Cherry Berry, Watermelon Whirl, and Grape Rage. In addition they have sugar-free gum today.
As the tastes progressed, so did the packaging. It now comes in various colors, according to the taste that you purchase. The American colour scheme notwithstanding, Bazooka bubble gum is sold in several countries, often with Bazooka Joe comic strips translated into the local language.

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