Food of the Eighties, chew man chew
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I think that's the name. It's an individually wrapped gum. The wrapper was orange with confuscious (chinese face) on the wrapper and the gum was long and thin and a bit hard. Tasted great but for only like 10 mins then the flavor was gone but I loved this gum and can't find it anywhere, not even sure if it's called Chew man Chew-that's what my roommate calls it.
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nikki - August 04, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember that gum I loved it and can't find it anywhere if you find it please put up the link and fyi that was the name of it. Chew Man Chew
Blaine - March 02, 2008 - Report this comment
You can see a glimpse of it in the trailer for the movie The Killing of A Chinese Cookie. I also think it may have been marketed as Fortune Bubble... but that might have been a different candy.
valerie - March 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Did anyone find out the name of this gum? My sister sent me a 70's gift box from amazon.com and I was hoping that gum was in there! WE USED TO CALL IT CHEW MAN CHEW ALSO...
ansell w. - June 19, 2008 - Report this comment
i think the gum was called chew man chew and was sold for one or two cents a piece. the wrapper was orange and inside was a different chinese fortune in every piece. the flavor was great but, did not last very long.
eddie - August 12, 2008 - Report this comment
it was called fu man chew and came with a fortune inside the wrapper.
Audrey - September 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I remeber this gum and it is called chew man chew and i loved it.
Laura - September 13, 2008 - Report this comment
It's called Fortune Bubble and they don't make it anymore. It was the best gum ever.
Bubbles - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
What a trip back to my childhood! As a kid I used to go to the neighborhood candy store and the the kids went nuts over it; this was in the mid 70's..I would also like to find it for our 9 year old daughter. What magic memories it brings from our past. I hope we can find it somewhere!
TeeCee - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh my god. I have been searching the Web for years trying to find this stuff, but this discussion is the first mention of it I've ever found. At least now I know it did exist and isn't a product of a childhood dream--for a while there I was questioning myself. Anyway, this was the best tasting gum ever. I agree with eddie, I think it was Fu Man Chew. It probably was discontinued because it could be seen as not politically correct. Damned PC.
Paula - October 11, 2009 - Report this comment
It was Chew Man Chew & had a fortune in it. I searched for years & finally had a company tell me they quit making it around 2002! Ugh!
Andy - October 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Here's a picture. It's Fu man chews. http://www.njedge.net/~knapp/candy.htm
bread - November 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to collect the fortunes from the gum. They were numbered and i tried my best to collect them all. The year was 1983.
Paul - December 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved this gum and I wish I could find some for my kids to try. Too bad it's gone. All good things do come to an end...
Chris - December 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Yep! Chew Man chew gun was wrapped indivdually and cost 1 penny/piece where I use to buy it in Stamford Ct. 100 for a buck. Man, I wish they would bring that gum back. Mid 70's for sure!
Erika - March 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I was look for the chew man chew gum. I am sorry they don't make it any more. Maybe the company can to a old skool special edition for old times sake. I would chew so much my jaws would ache, i would rub them and stick in another piece! Wow memories
Mark - May 17, 2010 - Report this comment
That is not the picture of the chew man chew gum i used to eat. The wrapper was orange with black writing on it.
Kay - May 26, 2010 - Report this comment
The gum is called Foo man chew. Do they still make this gum can't find it. Love this gum!
Pam - June 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Foo Man or Fu man chew and chew man chew are different gums, I think. Never heard of the Fu man chew, but chewed a ton of the Chew Man Chew gum as a kid.
Nanette - July 09, 2010 - Report this comment
was look for the chew man chew gum. I am sorry they don't make it any more. Maybe the company can to a old school special edition for old times sake. I would buy as much as I could! Memories
Tee Cee - October 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes, it was Chew Man Chew. It was the greatest tasting gum ever. Maybe with the whole reintroduction of nostalgic foods that seems to be going on right now (I bought a box of Quisp cereal the other day), I pray someone will start making this stuff again.
paulie - August 01, 2011 - Report this comment
It was fortune bubble aka chew man chew.Iwould walk 2miles one way for this when I was a kid and take the risk getting pegged by a car.It was 1 cent a piece and I would buy the entire bucket of it and sell it for 10 cents in school,I was the fortune bubble king.Lets pool our money and get the recipe back and show the youth of today what they are missing sweet dreams to you all.
Linda (Seguin, TX) - December 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I've been looking for this too.....I had a dream about it. This is too funny...i loved this gum....i used to buy about a dollar worth almost everyday
Roland Werba - January 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Chew Man Chew gum was cool back when I was in sixth grade. I stored away a piece back in 1977. I must have the only piece still in existence. Link is to a picture of it. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/dscn2663a.jpg/
Chris - October 30, 2012 - Report this comment
I also loved this gum. does anyone remember big bol gum? Actually it was a candy shell with gum inside. That was another favorite and I was able to find that.
paul - March 03, 2013 - Report this comment
I think this gum started out as "chew man chew" then went through a couple of brand changes ( fu man chew , fortune bubble). The fortune was always a wise crack. ie, "don't cry over spilled milk! get your cat to lick it up!" by the way the gum was so hard we always used to call it "choke man choke."
Brett - May 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Going through a box of stuff i hadn't opened since I was a kid and found 1 piece of Fortune Gum. Man, what a find.
Charlie - January 05, 2014 - Report this comment
As Blaine reported six years ago, if you go to youtube and watch the trailer for The Killing Of A Chinese Cookie there is a picture of Chew Man Chew gum at 0:54

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