Chicza organic spearmint chewing gum packaging with Mayan rainforest theme and biodegradable claim.
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Chicza organic spearmint chewing gum 30g

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Organic spearmint chewing gum.

This biodegradable gum is made from the sap of the Mayan chicle tree and is entirely aspartame-free and certified organic.

The chicle tree is just one of the many tropical trees in the world that produces its own type of elastic rubber. This is made by boiling the sap from the tree into a thick paste. Once cooled the rubber is an organic and eco-friendly alternative to the synthetic and non-biodegradable rubber known as polyisobutylene which is used to make the inner tubes of tyres.

The people of the Mayan rainforest in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, known as chicleros, have been sustaining the natural resources of the rainforest for over a century. About 2,000 chicleros live in an area of rainforest about 1.3 million hectares wide.

These Mayan people have survived political control to become an independent community, so to help build up the economy they decided to manufacture the Chicza gum. Not only did they want to prove that they could survive as a people, but they also wanted to show that gum could be 100% natural and waste-free.

Size: 30g

Ingredients & allergens

Powdered Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Gum Base, Organic Glucose, Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Spearmint Flavour.

For allergens see ingredients in bold.

Product Details

Product Details

Organic spearmint chewing gum.

This biodegradable gum is made from the sap of the Mayan chicle tree and is entirely aspartame-free and certified organic.

The chicle tree is just one of the many tropical trees in the world that produces its own type of elastic rubber. This is made by boiling the sap from the tree into a thick paste. Once cooled the rubber is an organic and eco-friendly alternative to the synthetic and non-biodegradable rubber known as polyisobutylene which is used to make the inner tubes of tyres.

The people of the Mayan rainforest in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, known as chicleros, have been sustaining the natural resources of the rainforest for over a century. About 2,000 chicleros live in an area of rainforest about 1.3 million hectares wide.

These Mayan people have survived political control to become an independent community, so to help build up the economy they decided to manufacture the Chicza gum. Not only did they want to prove that they could survive as a people, but they also wanted to show that gum could be 100% natural and waste-free.

Size: 30g

Ingredients & allergens

Powdered Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Gum Base, Organic Glucose, Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Spearmint Flavour.

For allergens see ingredients in bold.

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About the brand
Chicza

Chicza is a certified organic and biodegradable product, and is also produced by a consortium of cooperatives under a fair trade scheme.

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Sustainability

Sustainability

100% natural and waste-free.

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Delivery & Returns

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      Bernard P.
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      Chicza organic mint chewing gum 30g
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      Chicza organic mint chewing gum 30g
      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      6 minutes ago
      Probably the best, probably!

      If one has to chew gum and one is wary of all the brands containing laxative ingredients in one form or another. Then a gum as simple and organic as 'Chicza' is as good as it gets.

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      Johan
      Chicza organic spearmint chewing gum 30g
      Reviewing
      Chicza organic spearmint chewing gum 30g
      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      1 week ago
      5 Stars

      Best tasting flavour

    • J
      Johan
      Chicza organic mixed berry chewing gum 30g
      Reviewing
      Chicza organic mixed berry chewing gum 30g
      I do not recommend this product
      Rated 2 out of 5 stars
      1 week ago
      2 Stars

      Good quality I just didn’t like the flavour

    • AP
      Alessandro P.
      Verified Buyer
      Chicza organic mint chewing gum 30g
      Reviewing
      Chicza organic mint chewing gum 30g
      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      1 month ago
      Great gum!

      Natural great taste!

    • J
      Johan
      Chicza organic lime chewing gum 30g
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      Chicza organic lime chewing gum 30g
      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      1 month ago
      5 Stars

      Spear mint tasted good

      Much better than artificial gums

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