Is keeping up with Kourtney Kardashian as easy as picking up a pack of gum? Something tells us it's a teeny bit less simple than that, but there's at least one simple thing about it: The type of gum Kourtney chews, an all-natural, organic kind sweetened with raw sugarcane. The eldest of the Kardashian clan can be seen buying the gum on a recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The name? Simply Gum. It's made with chicle (the sticky sap of the sapodilla tree), along with organic ingredients like rice flour, vegetable glycerin and raw cane sugar, and comes in flavors like mint, fennel licorice and maple. Even though gums made without aspartame and other artificial ingredients can be hard to find in the crowded candy aisle or at the checkout counter, more and more of them are showing up on the market, so keep an eye out. Below are five other all-natural gums to try.
Naturally sweetened with xylitol, a natural-sugar alcohol, allergy-friendly Pur Gum is also nut, dairy, soy and gluten free. Flavor options include peppermint, spearmint, pomegranate mint, wintergreen, cool mint and cinnamon. Bonus: The wintergreen and peppermint are made with a white tea extract that helps prevent bacteria from sticking to your teeth.
Project 7 gum is vegetarian, sugar-free and gluten-free, and its name comes from its commitment to supporting seven non-profits, including Feeding the Hungry, Housing the Homeless and Quenching Those Who Thirst. Something to chew on for sure.
The non-GMO verified Glee Gum also comes in Glee Gum Pops and a line of DIT candy kits for kids. Made with chicle, natural colors (think red beet and beta carotene) and sweeteners like cane sugar, brown rice syrup and xylitol, it comes in nine flavors from peppermint to tangerine and wild watermelon. Photo courtesy of Verve, Inc.
Train Gum contains just four ingredients: chicle, natural oils, simple syrup and rice flour. Pick from flavors like peppermint, grapefruit, cinnamon and lime, and buy the gum in a package of eight, sold in a reusable muslin bag.
Chicza Organic Rainforest Gum
Certified organic, biodegradable, and sustainable chewing gum Chicza only comes in three options (mint, cinnamon and mixed berry), but pick up the assorted pack and you won't have to choose.
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