Food of the Eighties, Dentyne Gum
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Wow, I can't believe Dentyne isn't on here yet (in March of 2009)! This was the ultimate boring gum for adults of the 80s. Your mom always had half a pack rotting away in her purse somewhere, didn't she? Came in flavors like cinnamon and spearmint.
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tim h - December 09, 2012 - Report this comment
i agree it was more of an adult gum -my dad always had this gum. It was better than nothing, but i would never buy it with my own $.
Charlie - January 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Remember brush your breath with Dentyne? Apparently not even mouthwash could get your mouth cleaner than chewing Dentyne
Daniel - April 06, 2014 - Report this comment
They sell these by the register their pricy but I always wanted 2 try it
Rob Lambert - May 15, 2017 - Report this comment
Dentyne Gum goes back to the very early 1900s. Original company was American Chicle (1916), and for decades, Adams (1932-80). I always felt that the claim of teeth-cleaning gum was (not dishonest, but) a little far-fetched. Found a TV spot with Dick Clark on "American Bandstand" (10/26/63) from Philadelphia. Along with Dr. Pepper soda, Dentyne was a loyal sponsor on "Bandstand." I knew Clark invested heavily in Dr. Pepper stock (after the payola difficulties), and the longevity of Adams Gum brands sponsoring his shows had me thinking he was a major investor in that company, too. Mondelez, the company that made Certs, had a hand in it also.
Rob Lambert - November 20, 2019 - Report this comment
From the Saturday daytime TV vault, commercial for Dentyne with slogan, "Cleaning Teeth For 65 Years." This aired during "American Bandstand" on ABC (11/16/63, last one JFK was alive) from Philadelphia. Dr. Pepper (with Johnny Hart's Harmon cartoon), General Electric and Gillette also sponsored. Network promos for "Fugitive" and "Ben Casey." Record Review (later Rate A Record) included. Brian Hyland guest. When "Bandstand" moved to Los Angeles (1/64), all the Philly setting and props were used until 9/64, when the show was reborn as "New AB '65."

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