Food of the Eighties, Black Bart Bubble Gum
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Came in sticks 4 inches long in a black package with a pistol packing outlaw wearing a handkercheif over his face ( Black Bart ) They were like the Bazooka Joe full 4 inch gum sticks that were sugary for 10 chews then the flavor ran out. I remember they really stuck to the teeth ! 10 cents each
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alan woodworth - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
does anyone know where to get black bart bubble gum. my e mail is
Joe Schmoo - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Haven't seen this in years, but I was addicted to it as a kid. It had a pungent licorice flavour and would stain your tongue a very dark blue. Mostly I remember the "hard" quality of the stick; my jaw is sore just thinking about chewing Black Bart!
80's kid in Canada - May 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I looovvved Black Bart Bubblegum! You could blow the best bubbles with it and it left the yummiest black licorice flavor in my mouth...I think it would be just great to find some again!
T C - June 18, 2008 - Report this comment
loved the gum as a kid we use to pretend that it was chewing tobacco.
Taraxo - September 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Hey,my mom always talks about that gum if anyone knows where to get it please email me @ Im in Newfoundland. Thanks!
MARGRET WALKER - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
C. Diamond - February 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I remeber chewing Black Bart and then sticking it over our teeth. It would make you look like you had your teeth knocked out. Fooled my mom a couple of times.
D Gonsalves - May 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Black Bart gum too, but I don't think anyone makes it anymore. However, I have bought Black Jack gum, and it's the closest substitute you'll find. I bought it at a British Store, but they don't sell it anymore either. But, I see that Amazon sells it, and it's almost identical in taste, but softer.
sherwin - May 18, 2009 - Report this comment
What I wouldn't give to have some Black Bart!!! Loved it so much!! & remember the Bubble king grape & strawberry?? It was so good too!! If anyone knows where to get some let me know!! Thanks
Nat - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Absolutely loved this stuff! 20 years later and I'm still thinking about it! Have searched the internet over and no luck for me. Just a girl from Newfoundland wanting some Black Bart...
Rob - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
My all-time favorite gum. My mother hated the sight of this gum.
Izdebye - October 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Man Oh Man, I would love a chew of Black Bart now. I remember growing up in Newfoundland and putting a small piece of Black Bart over one tooth. It looked like I had a tooth missing.....Loved it!!!!!
CNDHNTRCHIC - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
We often mention this old time favorite!! Wish someone could come up with the details like what company made or makes it!! Would buy it by the box!! We did the tooth thing too!!
Marc - October 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Black Bart was the best! Used to buy it from a newsagents in my home town Abingdon (Oxfordshire) for 5p, not seen it since the 80's! A true loss..
Baydo - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment it it really Black Bart gum really gone forever?? Say it isn't so. Someone has to know where to get it. I won't give up.
VINCE - January 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow! There ARE people like me who remember this great gum. I would buy it all the time. It really made great bubbles even though it was a tough chew. Most people i talk to don't remember Black Bart but it was my favorite. I would pay stupid money for an opportunity to chew Black Bart again. Does anyone recall which candy company made it? If the company is still around perhaps they can be contacted and they might make us up a batch for old times sake. I would love to know where i can buy it if it still exists. P.S. I tried Black Jack gum and it is not the same as Black Bart. Its similar but definitely not as good as the real deal.
Dan - May 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Still looking for Black Bart... was the best
Matt - June 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Black Bart was the best second fav was cola bubble king
Franky - June 13, 2010 - Report this comment
What I wouldn't give right now for one stick of Black Bart!
warduker - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
black bart gum... was an integral part of my childhood. Sadly, our entire canadian nation is at a huge loss as it appears this gum cannot be found anywhere. I'll bet the last person to chew the last piece of black bart didnt even know it. So sad! Black bart, you will be missed.
joe - August 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Black Bart gum was the greatest chew, a T.O. favorite of kids in my neighborhood.
diana Head - October 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved this stuff as well. I'm wondering if it was just in Newfoundland or what. I also really loved 'chunks'. I remember these coming in plain, nutty and later caramel. Does anyone remember these?
Gail Garnier Corcoran - October 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember Chunks Diana! it would be a daily ritual fir me and my friends to grab a few of them along with Black Bart gum I used to adore the peanut chunks until they came out with the caramel ones lol I too used to live in Newfoundland and these candies used to be distributed everywhere, seems like the good things we remember as kids are gone.. can anyone remember gold nuggets bubble gum? it came in a little sack with a drawstring? how about edible paper candy? or Kojak lollipops?
Susan - January 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I have been trying to find Black Bart gum everywhere with no luck.I do remember gold nuggets they were a fav of mine also the edible paper candy.It's funny because I was just mentioning the paper candy to my boyfriend to see if he remembered it but I think it was only in Newfoundland that you could get it.I have also been searching for babybats suckers which were also a favorite.Chunks were an everyday thing for me.I think they still make them but they are so tiny and don't taste the same.
Rudyray - March 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Black Bart was an Alberta favorite too - It was the one gum I had a hard time not swallowing as a kid because it was SO good...
T Wingett - September 13, 2011 - Report this comment
It was the best gum of the 80's along with Thrills gum which is still available.....I buy it in bulk. anyone know where to find Black Bart? To the comment by Susan - the suckers you were mentioning are called BB bats and they are still avaialble....had some earlier this year!!!
Wingett - September 13, 2011 - Report this comment
The link for BB Bats Taffy Candy Sorry no Black Bart!
Angela - May 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved this gum so much! I remember as a kid going to the "Green Store"(not it's actual name but that's what we called it) after swimming and buying loads of this gum. There was also this gum that came in the shape of a hamburger in its own little plastic container. I think it was made by Bubble King or something like that. Loved that gum too!!
Nikki - February 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Oh how I loved Black Bart. Just thinking of the taste takes me back to a time when life was simple, empty pop bottles got you enough money to buy a whack of candy.. jawbreakers, pixie stix, Chunks, frozen Lola's, Sarasota and Wink pop... but the best of all were those sticks of rock hard Black Bart. So much sugar that it had a bit of a grit to it but oh damn was it ever fabulous. Wish I could go back in time. *sigh*
Sones - May 17, 2014 - Report this comment
OMG!! this Bubblegum was the best!!! It was totally part of my childhood! I wonder which company made it.
JayDee - June 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Black Bart at the Manotick Mac's for 10 cents was my weekly ritual.
bob as papa - July 11, 2015 - Report this comment
This gum will never be back sorry ! There is a bunch of candy and gum that have been taken off the market say to say this is one of them > I own a old time candy store and tried every where and I did have a list of old item that wouldn't be back .Bu t if for some reason it would or can find them I would post.
William - July 02, 2016 - Report this comment
Can you still buy this gum if so who and where can I get this
david - December 21, 2016 - Report this comment
il y a +- 30 ans,je me souviens d'un long chewing-gum noir au gout de réglisse, par contre je ne suis pas sure qu'il s'appelait "Bart Black" j'en recherche aussi je précise que je suis en belgique ;)
Jay Murphy - April 16, 2017 - Report this comment
Loved Black Bart growing up in my north end Halifax neighbourhood! Used to cut through the alley way across the street from my house in a flash to our neighbourhood store to buy Black Bart. 10 sticks for a buck! It was the best ten cent gum, and it's a great childhood memory! Long live Black Bart!
Marcel arsenault - October 05, 2017 - Report this comment
Hi a great memorie I have of this candy is buying it a small village store named edgewater takeout in egmont bay in prince edward island canada .
Rob Lambert - October 06, 2017 - Report this comment
Interesting package. Found image of Black Bart licorice flavored gum. Made in Toronto by the Leaf (probably Maple Leaf) Corporation. A boy in cowboy hat and black kerchief pictured. Text is in English and French.
janelle - June 09, 2018 - Report this comment
I looked all over the net and cant find it anywhere.The only things ive seen is from when i was a kid was gold nugget gum and the candy paper,they still sell that at a convience store in my area.but if i could find all the old gum i would buy it by the boxes full

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