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Big Mouth's were a HUGE jaw breaker on a stick. In the middle there was gum. I think you either had to break it or suck on it for days to get to the gum and every layer was a different color.
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Carolynn - August 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Hi! Around 1974 or so, there was a gum called 'Big Mouth' bubble gum. It was the size of a playing card, but at least a 1/2 inch thick and came in bubble gum, grape, and cherry flavors. I don't know anything about a jaw breaker, but if there was one in the 80's, they stole the name. I know a lot about this gum because I was around 10 or so and I would buy 3 each week with my 25 cent allowance. I also ended up being rushed to the hospital twice because of horrible stomach aches from the gum. Just thought you'd like to know. BTW - I grew up in Michigan in case the gum was only in the central or eastern area. Thanks, Carolynn
JD - August 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I don't know what possessed me to go out and look for "Big Mouth" gum, but I remember exactly what you've described. I am also from the Wayne County MI area, and will never forget the big slab of gum! We'd occasionally mix it with "Zots" fizzy hard candy for an odd twist to. I don't remember Big Mouth gum being around in the 80's, but I definitely remember it in the 70's. And if I remember correctly, the packaging had a large yellow smiley face on the top/front.
Ryan - November 16, 2007 - Report this comment
These were the best suckers in the world! I used to get them using my paper route money back in the 80s. The sucker itself was SO good (especially the red ones) and the gum in the middle was good as well.
Ann - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I LOVED the BIG MOUTH suckers. There were so many layers to lick through that my mouth would get sore and it would take a few days to get to the center. My brother and I would get these from the drugstore next to the music shop where my sister took flute lessons. Ah, great memories. I wish they still made them. The flavor was great!
Cat - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Big Mouth suckers were the staple candy for my brother and I growing up in the 80s. What happened to the best candy ever?
Bruce - January 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Like the rest of you I remember the slab of gum back in the 70's. If you chewed the whole thing it filled up your mouth. I'm also from Grand Rapids Michigan.
evan crandall - March 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Hi I also grew up in michigan but now live in california. I really miss bubs daddy and big mouth gum. At least my cousin sends me faygo from time to time
michelle - April 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone know who produced the Big Mouth on a Stick candy? I would love to request to the company to make some!! I have so many childhood memories when they were seems like it was forever ago. Feel free to email me at ladycop322 at comcast dot net. I guess I have to spell it that way bec no other links or codes are allowed. thanks to all for your help... michelle
Taycee - April 14, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG!! I loved those suckers aswell! they came in purple red and pink, it was about 6yrs ago a local candy store called Fizzywigs was getting them, and I kept asking the company that was supply them, but they refused to tell me :( and now they dont sell them anymore
Phil - June 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I have been on a quest for Big Mouth Suckers for years. I saw them on a trip to Canada in 1995. I bought as many as I could find. I think they were made by Leaf candy company. If anyone knows a source PLEASE post! BigMouthFreund!
stacie - August 07, 2008 - Report this comment
In the early 70's I used to get a big mouth lollipop at a pool club I used to belong to. Me and my friend jennifer would rush to the swing set there and knock the lollipos on the medal poles trying to crack them so we could get to the gum. It would take us at least 3 days to get to the middle. When you started it up the following day it was totally chalkie and dry until you started licking again.
Dawn - October 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I too have been looking for these pops they were the best pop ever we used to get them at the stand at our softball games. I would love to suck on one its been years.
tara - November 06, 2008 - Report this comment
They are made by Topps - the peeps that make the baseball cards and ring pops. They were INCREDIBLE and I am on a quest to find them again...if anyone knows please post!
Cindy - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Topps made the Big Mouth and they were available up till about 1996 1997 I know cause I craved them when I was pregnant. The gum was so great cuz it was the same gum in Baseball cards.
George - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I haven't seen bigmouth bubblegum since the 70's. I do remember it because it was about 2" X 3" X 1/2". It was a huge piece of gum. I mostly remember it because I was chewing grape and lost a filling.
Dennise - February 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I was in Northern California when bigmouth gum came on the seen. Our Jr. Highr school was right across the street from some candy machines that had the gum in it. I remember sneaking across the street and purchasing my share. I remember there being grape, apple, cherry. Those were the good ole days.
Melanie - March 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I absolutely loved those suckers.. As I was reading the blogs that different people have posted it truely takes me back to my childhood. Those were the days. If anyone finds where we can get the suckers please post the information... I would love to have one right now. Expecially with spring and softball/baseball season beginning..
melissa - April 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved those suckers as well and trying to find them online. I havent come across them yet. I hope one day they will come back. I see that many other candies you can order from way back them. i miss those big mouth suckers.
Tim - April 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved big mouth gum and I have been on a quest for it also with no luck. Grape was the best it came in that square and you would jus tbite a hunk off and chew it. I am also from Flint Mi
meg - July 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these suckers too....They were the only sucker I really like and now I eat jawbreakers cuz there is no more of them suckers LOL....My favorite was the orange followed by the red....I really wish they would make them again!!!!1
Teluria - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I was an avid fan of Big Mouths too and have been searching for them not only from Canada - their original source from the Topps Candy Company but also in retro candy places on line. No such luck. I wish too they would make them again.
gavin - September 13, 2009 - Report this comment
they also made sour big mouth suckers for a while...they were incredible. the green was my favorite! - October 13, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG i thought i was the only person in the world who even knew about these things. and yes about the time they stopped making the regular ones i found teh sour ones didnt like em too much man id kill for a box of purple big mouth suckers. I used to go to the minitmart down the street and buy handfuls of them all the time. does anyone know who made them and where i can find proof they did exist at one time no one believes me. Also it went great with a Tasty.
Keith O'Korn - November 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Big mouth suckers were the best lollipop ever created. i have similar sentiments to those listed above. the closest sucker i have found to a big mouth is the Paintball Pop which is at got one in a gas station in ohio and it tastes similar to a big mouth but does not have gum. please post if anyone knows how to get bigmouth sucker. - November 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes, I so remember these Big Mouth Suckers....and I do have 2 of them tucked away for just keep sakes, I've taken them out and my kids are asking "why do you have them and if your not going to eat them can we?" NOPE!! but I have the address on the back of the wrapper I'm pretty sure they were made by "Topps" I wish the company would go looking in their vault and get the recipe back out and make them, I know my kids would love to have some....
Tyler - December 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Good News folks! I'm eating one right now! I picked it up at a gas station in Kansas. I also saw them a a gas station in colorado. They are called Jawlipops and they are actually 3 times the size of the Big Mouth Suckers. Big Mouth only came in Red, Pink, and purple. I saw Red, Pink, yellow, and blue. They have a gum center and they change colors. So far, mine started out red, turned yellow, and is now blue. Jawlipops. They taste the same! - January 03, 2010 - Report this comment
My brother and I are sitting here cracking up reading the stories. We Loved Big Mouth Gum. We only remember the Apple and Grape...wish we remembered Cherry. I remember its consistency like a drier denser bubbs daddy only in a big slab form. Is this turning out to be a Michigan local thing? We're from Midland. Who Made it? Why is it gone. We want it back. Didnt taste like the baseball card stale chalky bubblegum to me at all. Bring back the Big Mouth. my kids want some.
beachfeet1971 - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
WOW! I am happily surprised to see as many people wanting these back as I do!!! I loved the red the best and loved when they got chalky after a few hours of not being licked. I can remember how good they smelled. My brother actually got one stuck between his cheek and teeth...I can't remember how my parents got it out. Wish I had one now.
Richard - February 06, 2010 - Report this comment
The best memory that I have from "Big mouth" was trying to bite it when it still had half the way to be finished looking for the gum. I have a jaw cracked for that for the rest of my life.. hehehe. I know now why they call them "jawbreakers". I think used to make them, but I´m quite not sure. They used to taste as the Gobstoppers.
Stacey - March 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I totally remember those suckers!! They were my favorite! Once you got through the first layer, they would turn your lips a powdery white. I used to smear it on as lipstick!! Kids are so weird! I always keep my eyes open to buy some but I don't think anyone makes them anymore. :(
melissa - March 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved those suckers as well. Im always on the lookout for them when i go into stores that sell the older candy.
Lori - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Cracker Barrell sells Jawlipops for $2.99. They are similar and taste the same to me. They are all the same flavor but have different colors on the outside layer. It takes 30 days to make one! You can order them online if you don't have a Cracker barrel near you. Just check out their site.
krutz - April 06, 2010 - Report this comment
this is to cool all the stories are like mine i have been looking for months on line to find them 4 my kids. bring them back
Alisa - January 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I was able to find the Jawlipops for less on and they came directly from the jawlipop company. The jawlipops sold for $1.98 per sucker.
Melissa - March 22, 2011 - Report this comment
You have NO IDEA how happy I was to find other people that remember this sucker!! Only one of my childhood friends remembers them, and I cannot find them anywhere anymore. I have tried to describe them to other people...I even remember what the wrapper looks like! This was my favorite childhood candy, and am sad that they are no longer made.
Ingrid - April 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Jawlipops also here: raus country store (online)
L.A. - April 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember big mouth gum. I loved the green apple flavor. It was thick and about the size of trading cards. In fact it came with trading cards which had motorcycles on them. That product rocked.
Melanie - July 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I LOVE THOSE SUCKERS!!! I miss them so much. They were made by Topps. My friend and I used to ride our bikes to the Jiffy Store and buy them. The closest thing that I have found was a few years ago around Valentine's Day Walmart had some suckers that tasted just like them and had the gum inside but they weren't as big. I think they were called Cupid Pops. Anyway, they don't even have those anymore. :( I think I will petition Topps to bring them back! Who's with me?
Jennifer - August 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember Big Mouth suckers. My favs were Cherry and BubbleGum. I don't think I ever got to the middle though...I think I always gave up! Wish they were STILL around...they always get rid of the best items! LOL :) I do remember the card size Big Mouth Gum...that was awesome too!
LD - August 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Ok Just wanted to say loved loved BIG MOUTH SUCKERS. I was recently up north at a small lake town in Michigan where I found a pretty awesome new candy that you may want to try--not as long lasting as the BIG MOUTH, but very very awesome: they are MEGA BUBBLE BREAKERS distributed or made by Albert Candy!! 6 come in a pack Google it :)
jen - September 25, 2011 - Report this comment
wow....I can remember these things! Ah, childhood memories are the best.
Mickey - October 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved the Big Mouth suckers i got them for .25 at the football games on friday night as a kid in the 80's . They where filled with bazooka buble gum my fav was the pruple and then the pink one i wish they where still around. I would suck on them all night when i got home out came the hammer to get to the gum then i would eat the peices the next day.
Colleen - October 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I have been looking for years for big mouth bubble gum, green apple was my favorite. I would sneak a piece now and then as I was around 10 years old and had braces, we moved, braces were removed and then couldn't find the gum!!! I had lived North west of Chicago at the time. Did topps make them? Never heard of the suckers though. If anyone knows where you can get this gum please let me know!
diane - January 03, 2012 - Report this comment
do you guys knoe how to make them i just got a recipe off of the internet to how to make jawbreakers but don't knoe how to do the ones on the stick called jawlipops you can find those at a Cracker Barrel
Roberta - March 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Grape Bazooka Big Mouths were a staple for my kids back in the early 90's ....boy they would make a killing if they would start making them again!!!
Sweett00th - April 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Idky you can't find them, they still sell them. I'm actually eatting one right now lol. They really are delicious but I'm always scared I'm going to get cavitys from all the sugar
gimme candy - June 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I've been looking for big mouth suckers for years and I was told the company that made them has closed, however, I recently discovered a sucker alot like it, it is called "PaintBall Pops" and it is made by ESPEEZ. Thier sight is I don't know what is in the center yet as I'm still working on it.
Cheyenne - August 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I would walk to the 7-11 & get my favorite sucker of all time.. THE BIG MOUTH SUCKER!! I loved the white ones with different colored specs on them. I have thought about them from time to time & now after reading all of the previous posts, I am getting online & ordering myself a JAWLIPOP!!.. or 2! Sounds like they are very similar.. Can't wait to try them!!
Lisa - September 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I am 42 & I want some SO bad. My friend claims they are still being sold. If I find them, I woll let you know where to get them. TOPPS in NYC still sells them. My friend will call them and I will post on how to get them. I promise!
Lisa - September 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Ok peeps, your dreams have come true! If you live in NYC or near the bronx, u can go to Bartow stationary store in Bartow plaza & get them. Addy: 2055 Bartow Ave, Bronx, NY. Call them, as I did @ 718-379-7235. Also, go to their website for store jpurs. My roomate is getting me some latee thoa week.
Lisa - September 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Sorry 4 the typos. See their website 4 store hours.Just look up the store name and address to get to their website. I hope to post more places/ ways to aquire some. I will suck some for you all.
Adrienne - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Lisa, Really?! Are they Topps or Bazooka Brand? I live in Manhattan but would make a trek up if they had those lollipops. I look them up once a year, hoping someone sells them!
Lisa - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Sorry to disappoint you all, but, my friend went there and they didn't have them. They used to have them. Then my friend ordered some online, but they were wrong also. My search continues.
Tatiana - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Been on the hunt for Big Mouths the past couple years, we grew up with them from the village store in rural Alaska. My sister and I were driving from ANC to Valdez 7 yrs ago and stopped at a small gas station and found a box...we bought the whole thing! Wish they came back!!
Aimee - January 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I have been looking too, I know they were my by Bazooka.
MeekaiDuval - February 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Me too I been looking for them too . they were very good candys. if anyone of you guys found some please let me know and where can I get some?? my facebook is
Don - February 08, 2013 - Report this comment
!!! From the Lisa Marks Associates licensing and marketing agency (2012 RetroBrands U.S.A. Inc): "Big Mouth™, the giant long-lasting candy pop on a stick with a bubble gum center, is a popular retro candy brand from the 1960's. Big Mouth will be reintroduced into the market supported with a licensing program ranging from candy to apparel and accessories, social expressions and gifts."
Becky - September 06, 2013 - Report this comment
When and where can we get them?
LB - September 25, 2013 - Report this comment
They have oversized Big Mouths at the Cracker Barrel gift shop! I think they are $5.99 My daughter just came home with one. It's exactly like the ones I remember, only super-sized.
LB - September 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Actually, only $2.99, not $5.99
BCN - April 11, 2014 - Report this comment
I was raised on the Navajo Reservation in the early to late 70's and I remember the big slab of gum called "Big Mouth". It was the size of a playing card and about as wide as a half deck of cards! IT took a few minutes (jaws would be sore and tired for some of the weak!) to chew and break down the sugars into something blowable. I would love to see a photo of this gum pack. I believe it came in Sour Apple(my fave), Grape, and Cherry. Post a pic on Google so it can be found while searching in the Bubblegum images search.
SD - June 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Growing up in the 80's these suckers were a must have at the convenient stores and the fish camps. My favorite was the pink, but I loved all 3. Perhaps since we all loved them so much and know they were made by Leaf, we could petition them to reintroduce them? Couldn't hurt
FAR - June 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Funny I was looking for the gum for my nephews birthday and because it was a favorite of mine when I was little and I read the first comment left. The comment made me remember the stories of my mothers horror of my having to go to the hospital for another reason and they had to pump my stomach and they couldn't get anything out. When they X-rayed me it showed clumps of gum stuck to the walls of the stomach. My mother was so embarrassed she had to tell the Doctor how I would eat gum. .... It was yummy... at the time I was as skinny ..hmmmm,
Rebecca L - March 28, 2016 - Report this comment
I used to love these things! I remember when buying them at the pharmacy store down on the Bayou
Jen - October 06, 2016 - Report this comment
Big Mouth! Grape, cherry, and bubblegum! The whole candy was in a clear bag (and the stick too) To Tyler (dec2009) you say you have couple tucked away for keepsake. Post a picture!
RLM - January 22, 2018 - Report this comment
I have been looking four BIG MOUTH bubblegum too! Started buying it at the corner convenience store back in 1972 for sure. This gum was NOT inside a sucker. That came years later. I remember the company rolled out a narrower version of the same name about 2-3 years later. Definitely a SLAB of gum in a wrapper. Anyway, I had a big WALLET SIZE SLAB in my back pocket all the time! It was COOL back then! They came in regular fruit, apple and grape, with the crazy cards inside with deformed over-size characters riding souped-up cars, dune-buggys and motorcycles. I remember the one called MOTO-GUZZI on a motorcycle!!! My friends and I would bust up laughing when we shared cards with a GIANT was of gum in our mouths!! Those were the days!! Haha!! 1971-1975
RLM - January 22, 2018 - Report this comment
I have been looking four BIG MOUTH bubblegum too! Started buying it at the corner convenience store back in 1972 for sure. This gum was NOT inside a sucker. That came years later. I remember the company rolled out a narrower version of the same name about 2-3 years later. Definitely a SLAB of gum in a wrapper. Anyway, I had a big WALLET SIZE SLAB in my back pocket all the time! It was COOL back then! They came in regular fruit, apple and grape, with the crazy cards inside with deformed over-size characters riding souped-up cars, dune-buggys and motorcycles. I remember the one called MOTO-GUZZI on a motorcycle!!! My friends and I would bust up laughing when we shared cards with a GIANT WAD of gum in our mouths!! Those were the days!! Haha!! 1971-1975

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