Food of the Eighties, Fortune Bubble Gum
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I try to find this everywhere. It came in individual pieces wrapped in an orange wrapper with a little Confucious guy on it. Inside you got gum and a funny fortune. Remember it?
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corinne - June 19, 2007 - Report this comment
this is my absolute FAVORITE gum E V E R!! Man, I'd love to find some!!
BEAK V - November 09, 2007 - Report this comment
im from Pttsburgh PA and im looking for it as well the it was the best Gum ever
Mitzi - November 29, 2007 - Report this comment
this gum was great it had the best flavor.
dave - December 01, 2007 - Report this comment
seriously, this was truly the best gum. best flavor and such good chewiness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! unfortunately, i think it was discontinued. see this: www dot oldtimecandy dot com slash discontinued dot htm
diamond scott - January 26, 2008 - Report this comment
i remember the fortune gum im shock im not the only one looking for it it was rectangle gum orange wrapping with a fortune in side i miss thos gums back than i wish i can find them
Sambo - February 26, 2008 - Report this comment
They're discontinued, trust me I've looked everywhere :(
Tina R. - March 22, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG, I want this gum so bad. I have been looking for it for so long. I used to pay a penny a piece. Such great memories.
cassandra - April 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember this gum as well. It tasted so good. I keep having dreams about this gum. It was a penny a piece.
Jay Sar - April 17, 2008 - Report this comment
This was the best gum ever. You would think with such high demand they would just start making it again as it would sell big time over the Internet.
jon - May 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Nooooooo! It can't be discontinued. I've been craving this gum forever, I use to get it at a local convienience store for a penny a piece. There's no other gum like it!
Robert - May 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I been talking about this gum with my brother-in-law. We both loved it and it brings back memories. It was great and I'm happy to see people here that feel the same way. Funny how "gum" has this effect. Hope it still exists and we find it...
Danielle - May 18, 2008 - Report this comment
IF ANYONE CAN TELL ME WHERE TO BUY THIS GUM, PLEASE EMAIL ME @ DANIELLEBROWN9@AOL.COM. . . .PLEASE! THANKS.
Jay - May 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I bought nearly 100 lbs of this gum back in 2002 form somewhere on the Internet (can't remember where). The guy said it was the last batch he had. I have NEVER seen it since :(
Angel - June 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to get this gum from the "ice cream man" after school, kids used to buy it by the bagfuls. I moved to NY years ago and I found it up in Cape Cod at a Candy Store in one of those quaint little towns...We saved a piece of it...one lonely little piece. I bet it has the manufacturers info. I'll ask my hubby where he put it...and I'll post it here :o) I still remember putting like eight or ten pieces at a time in my mouth and blowing huge bubbles...zeesh I miss that gum.
memphis rob - June 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I was talking about this with friends..then I found this blog...no gum like it, cant describe the flavor totally unique..dont dram about it but I would love to have some again..Fortune bubble rules...
Chris from Jersey - June 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow I want some of this gum. I was just talking about 80's candy with my friends when I remembered this gum, there was no flavor like it - loaded with sweetness. Glad I came across this website to show them a picture, but I'm bummed they discontinued it. I used to get it from the ice cream man, and one of the highlights of my youth was when he gave me half a box for free at the end of one summer. I am a candy addict and this was definitely one of the best.
Cristina - June 22, 2008 - Report this comment
So has anyone found the gum yet? My best friends b-day is coming up and I would love to surprise her with some awesome fortune bubble!
kevin - June 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to get this as a kid. I havent seen it in about 15 years. I wish Willy Wonka or someone would buy the rights and put it out again. Lost its flavor fast, but man was it awesome.
Bill - July 11, 2008 - Report this comment
This will never be brought back. Somebody somewhere will be offended by the picture or the will feel that is is an attempt to reduce some people to a stereotype of fortune providers. Notice that the Gobstopper character no longer has buck teeth. I'm sure someone with buck teeth complained. Sad, but it is the way society is these days.
Tammy - July 24, 2008 - Report this comment
This gum was amazing! The flavor was so juicy but of course it was gone within minutes, necessitating the need for another piece to top it off. That waxy texture was awesome too! I so wish it was still available. I would buy tubs of it.
Me - July 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I want it!! It was like a drug! where is it??
yvette,charlotte nc - August 09, 2008 - Report this comment
hey can anyone read on the wrapper where this gum was manufactured? help!!!!!!!!!!! it really was like a drug and i was hooked.
Laurie, Upstate NY - August 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to buy this at Rita's store on my way home from school. It had the best taste. I was so happy to see someone else remembered it too. I loved it and the fortune was cool too.
jeremy and jim - September 06, 2008 - Report this comment
best gum ever we were talking about this gum after drinking a few beers we both had the same memories of it
tisha stoutmire AL - September 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I REMEMBER WHEN THIS GUM WAS A PENNY IT WAS SO GOOD THERES NO GUM IN THIS WORLD THAT WOULD EVER BE THIS GOOD.
Meosha, killeen tx - September 10, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG...can anybody tell me where to get some?!
Laura - September 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh my God, I would give anything to have just one piece. I used to get it from the Ice Cream Man every time he passed. Someone needs to start making this again!!!!
Jenny - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow, this REALLY takes me back!
jakneka - October 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Where can I find this gum?
kevin - October 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I miss this gum and the fun in taking a moment out of a very relaxed childhood day to see what everyone got for a fortune.Used to go straight to the penny candy counter of May Saris' store, with a buck and just rake it in. Jolly Rancher stix were long and flat. They were also the most expencive selection - 10 cents! Mary Janes - squerils, bulls eyes, lemon heads and of course fortune bubble< all for a penny a piece.
Jeremy - October 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Seriously where can i order this from?
Janice - October 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow, I miss this gum as well. I wish I had some now. Fortune Bubble was the best. Here in my neighborhood, we called it "Chew Man Chew"!!
john dykes - October 31, 2008 - Report this comment
I was a bubblegum connoisseur as a kid and no bubblegum ever came close to this one.I used to get it in orange and red wrappers and both were awesome.Wish I could find it somewhere.
Pittsburgh1980 - November 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I would buy 25 pieces almost everyday @1 cent ea.Id give some to friends and chew the rest.I got over a dozen cavities that year.I miss that gum!
Samantha - November 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I really miss this gum... My sister and I use to buy it for a penny... Sigh... I would pay a dollar for a piece right now....
Lisa - November 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved this gum!!!!! I have been searching for ever if you find it let me know i must have it!!!
val - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
omg I forgot about this one. I love my fortune.
Scott - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I too like all of you have been searching for this gum, if we could find the manufacturer, we might get farther ahead to it going back into production. Any one know the manufacturer of it? Btw, this gum must have been really big in Pittsburgh, cause i'm from there originally.
Scott - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow, how crazy. I sat down tonight and out of the blue recalled buying this gum as a kid for a penny a piece. It must have been big in the Pittsburgh region, because I would get it at a local pharmacy in the mon valley. we used to walk to the drug store to get it. ahhh, the memories.
Tony - November 26, 2008 - Report this comment
It was made in Canada
Che - December 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT SOOO MANY PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF ARE LOOKING FOR THIS GUM!!!!! I USE TO GET IT FOR A PENNY BACK IN THA 80'S IN NY.. I WOULD GET LIKE 100 AT A TIME.. THIS WAS THE BEST TASTING GUM EVER!!!!! OMG... I HATE THAT IT'S DISCONTINUED!!!
Terrie Briant - December 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Me too!!! I loved this gum so much. I took loads of this gum to school with me everyday. Back in 1984, we too could get it for a penny a piece. the taste was so heavenly. I would empty my parents piggy bank, then walk to the store down the road, and buy every stick they could ever get in. I miss this gum!
geo - December 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to buy this gum for one penny at Steve's Fruit in Bellingham after CCD. I filled my lunch box with 150 pieces once. This was by FAR the best tasting gum (even thought the flavor lasted a few minutes). You guys are taking me back...
Tracy in CT - December 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Damn this gum was the bomb. My brother in law use to give it to me and my sister as a kid. I forgot the name of it but found it tonight! Hale the delicous, tasty gum!
evan in va - December 18, 2008 - Report this comment
i used to buy for a penny and sell for a quarter at school to saps like you !!!!!!
The J - January 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I once blew a 28 inch diameter with this stuff. I had a system. Two pieces for about an hour till it became hard to chew, then introduce a third piece to soften things up and I could get 18 to 24 inches every time. I want to find it just to show my kids the enormous bubbles it can create.
Christopher - January 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Who wants to buy the rights and start making it again?!? THERE IS NO BETTER GUM, PERIOD!!
Chrissy - January 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Fortune Gum because (1) it was only a penny...and it was EASY to find a penny and (2) the fortunes always cracked me up. My 2 favorites (or at least the 2 I can remember): [1] Never trust a duck in a raincoat. [2] Never accept a ride from a three-legged camel.
Adam Pione - February 07, 2009 - Report this comment
i am 38 i've been looking for this for atleast ten years i'm not giving up but seeing so many other people searching for it and can't find it really scares me if anyone finds it please email me at apione2001@yahoo.com thanks or if you have a sweet tooth email me we'll chat about our favorite candy
Jack C. - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm Chinese-American, grew up in NY, and use to buy this gum all the time, from the Good Humor truck. I wasn't offended back then and will not be, now, with the wrapper. BRING IT BACK!
Roderick - March 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I been looking for this gum. If anyone know where you can order some let me know at powellroderick@hotmail.com
Ca$h - March 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I am sad to see this say discontinued. But I am glad I found this site because I was begining to think I was going nuts. Many memories with this and other penny candy probably gone forever.
peter b - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I bought this at a store named teds in rockdale mass, glad I'm not the only one wishing for a little bit of my youth back!! I used to bring it to my little league games for my team
Dina - March 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm so glad I found this page. I have been telling my co-workers about it and they don't remember it. It was the absolute best gum ever!
bertie - March 26, 2009 - Report this comment
i always remembered this gum for a fortune i once had which read "It takes two to tango so stop dancing with yourself" classic :)
Karen - April 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I too have been looking for this gum... every day I would stop by the corner store for a few pieces to get through the school day !! WE HAVR TO FIND IT... and soon by the sound of all of us. LOL
Bensonhurst23 - April 13, 2009 - Report this comment
the flavor was totally BANANA, and it was amazing. this was a staple of my childhood.
robert - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
My grandmother used to buy this gum for us in bulk from a local grocery company ( late 70's / early 80's ) . It's a crime that it's been discontinued , but to me Big Bol gum tastes almost exactly like Fortune Gum ... just without the awesome orange wrapper . Let's face it , they would have to change the wrapper if they were to start producing it again . Remember it as it was I guess .
Nikki - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Another kid from Pittsburgh looking for a delicious piece of my childhood!!My sister is too!
Calvin - April 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I am from South Carolina. And like all of you this was the best penny gum ever. I actually was looking for it myself. Maybe the company who produced this gum may bring it back. And yes in South Carolina they called it chew man chew too.
Becky-Milwaukee, WI - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Add me to the list. I *LOVED* this gum. The last time I remember having it was in the early 90s at a little candy store by my house. Someone's gotta bring this back!!!!!!!
Mike W - May 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been raving about this gum to so many people who have no idea what I'm talking about. I too am from Pittsburgh! Used to buy it all the time from the candy store in the Monroeville mall. Need to find it!!!
Jerrie - May 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm from Pittsburgh, and I can remember buying 100 pieces of this penny gum as a child. Would love to find it in Austin, TX.
Ray - May 16, 2009 - Report this comment
This truly was the best gum ever - used to by it a penny a piece, then two cents a piece, then it was gone!!!
Gretchen - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I can't believe there is a blog about this gum. I've been wondering about this gum for like- 20 years! It was my favorite! Thought I might have some luck in Chinatown- guess not! :(
SHEILA WILLIAMS - May 26, 2009 - Report this comment
This was the best gum ever and it was 1cent. I would get 25 peaces for a quarter. We have to request they make us some.
L PATTERSON - May 30, 2009 - Report this comment
MAN I WANT SOME OF THIS GUM
S Miller - June 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Glad to know I'm not the only one looking for Fortune Bubble gum. This was definitely the best. I go to old time candy stores and look, but have yet to find any.
Tom Kasper - June 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Darn...it's discontinued. I used to buy this gum all the time from the neighborhood ice-cream truck back in the mid-80's on Long Island. This was the best gum ever!!!
Dana H town TEXAS - June 22, 2009 - Report this comment
My bother and I are both Candy/Gum connoisseur. Fortune Bubble truely was the BEST gum ever. We use to buy it from the "ice cream man". Tastiest flavor! I've been on line looking for it for the past 6 years. No such luck. If someone finds it please post back here! Would love to get a hold of some to share childhood memories with my son and nephew.
Sid Welch S.C. - June 23, 2009 - Report this comment
i used to buy this gum at the convenient store down the street by the bag full as a kid me and my friend were talking about old candy and this was the first candy i mentioned so if anyone out there knows who made or can make it again please hook us gumaholics up
gabby - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
my mom is obsessed with this gum!!! when she found this website she freaked out and showed me and my sister. she wont stop talking about it so it must be amazing!!
christy - July 16, 2009 - Report this comment
can't seem to make out the name of the manufacturer on lable. can anyone else? there got to be someone out there that can start this again. i am 42 years old and have been looking for since the late 80's. i compare every bubble gum to it. i can't believe there are so my people that feel the same about this gum. now i'm on a mission.
Deanne - July 16, 2009 - Report this comment
If this many of us want this gum, why can't we contact someone somehow that can make the connection to the original company in Canada?? I NEEEEEEED TO CHEW THIS GUM AGAIN!!!
Deanne - July 16, 2009 - Report this comment
If you look really close on the wrapper is says CONN,06830- I searched that and it is Greenwhich Conneticut!!!!! Then if you go back and look at the picture you can see part that says ....which which is the end of Greenwhich it has been cut off- I think this gum was made in Greenwhich Conneticut............ Come on people help me out??
Dan - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
GOOD NEWS!!! Wrigley's has replicated that wonderful flavor and is selling it as "ZING." Look for their "5" line.....black pack with pink lettering. I almost flipped when I tasted it!!
KEvin - July 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Dont believe the guy above me - he must just be trying to increase sales of ZING or something, because not only is it the worst gum I've ever tasted, it tastes NOTHING like Fortune Bubble, unfortunately.
Lori G. - July 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Seriously, this is the best gum ever. So many memories of tearing open package after package and shoving it into my mouth. Plus my brother and I collected all the fortunes (they were numbered). It helped that our parents owned a store that sold the stuff, so they would bring home huge containers of it.
Rich - July 30, 2009 - Report this comment
The company that made this gum was R.L. ALBERT & SON, INC., 19 WEST ELM STREET, GREENWICH, CT 06830/ I emailed them and they dont make it any more and have no plans on making it. If your interested in contacting them yourself there website is albertscandy.com
Buffy - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Aww!!!!!!!!!! I was looking for this gum. My sister was born January 23, 1980 an we are giving her an 80's party and this gum was on the top of the list. I figure if we all email the company, they may make more of it for a short period of time? I am so disappointed.
Michelle - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I truly would LOVE to find fortune bubble again. It was a great gum. I got it for a penny in Meriden, CT. It's a great childhood memory. I wish they'd make it again.
Aimee - August 16, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister-in-law and I were talking about this gum last night and I just knew I'd be able to find it online. Darn. We're from the Pittsburgh area as well - she bought it from Ann's Candy Store in West Mifflin and I from Jakes Newstand and other places in Washington, Pa. We'd love to share it with the kids now! What's wrong with Alberts??????? MAKE IT AGAIN!
Kevin - August 18, 2009 - Report this comment
It's crazy how many Pittsburghers on here. When I was a kid, my Pediatrician was above a drug store named DiStefano's (or something like that) just off Rt. 51 in Pleasant Hills. It made me look forward to going to the doctor's office!
m. hayes - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
dude i would buy a bigass bag for a buck.. then take it to school and sell it for 25 cents a piece...ha ha ha!! it was the best gum ever,made me extra lunch money to buy cakes and cookies..
Jay - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Whoever posted above that Big Bol tastes EXACTLY the same as Fortune Bubble is probably right...they are both made by Albert's & Son, Inc. They still make Big Bol so if you really wanna taste Fortune Bubble again just go buy some.
jeff - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
i loved this gum....we have been programmed to love this gum...i also miss DELFA Roll
Dawn - September 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I too have looked everywhere for this gum! I am from Rhode Island and used to buy it at a penny candy store. All the memories! It is so diassapointing that it is no longer available, what I wouldn't give for one piece!
ANTONIO DUMAS - September 08, 2009 - Report this comment
this gum is great, im eating a piece right now, i have sold this gum to people in florida for the last 15years, it is still made in france, under a different name, it is in chunks like bazooka, cost is .35c per piece. it come with a comic in french. tothemoonmarketplace on the web or google us for contact info
Christy - September 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been looking for this gum FOREVER! I'm very sad it's gone. It definitely was the best tasting gum I've ever had, and I consider myself quite gum savvy! What is the name of the French gum? Big Bol does taste very much like it, but it has a candy shell.
Mark - September 21, 2009 - Report this comment
It's been since I was 12 in 1981 but can still remember how good it was. Every year or so I see if anyone has found anything on our mysterious gum. Nobody I know remembers it- but it was the best ever!!!
Emma - September 22, 2009 - Report this comment
You are all right this gum was the best and I have been trying to find it and I could only make out some of the wrapper but if I find it I will gladly post some information so we can let them know we still want this gum.
Joey MIggs - October 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to buy this gum at Petina's in Meriden CT. 2 little old Italian ladies owned a place where you could buy sour patch kids , sour watermelons , crybabys for a penny , fortune gum for 2 cents. is this gum anywhere???
Frankie - October 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Such a unique flavor, nothing in the world tastes like it. Man, what I would do to just taste it one more time, close my eyes and remember the good days. Western pa. There is a store in Zelianople, Pa, they have been on the food network, they have all the old candies, if they still make it they will have it. I think I looked for it and they didn't have it. They did have the little wafer flying saucers with the candies inside.........remember?
cas - October 23, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG!!! I was just telling my girlfriend about this gum. She grew up on the West Coast and had no idea what I was talking about. I am from PA and LOVED this gum. I remember buying it in Natrona at the Eddie Mack store and at Mrs. Balls store for a penny. I e-mailed the company asking them to make it.... Maybe if we all do- they will! Anyone remember the peach chews with the kid on the wrapper? Let's petition demanding that they bring back Fortune Bubble gum or as I like to call it, "the china man gum."
frank - October 30, 2009 - Report this comment
i bought it in the 70's for a penny at a corner grocery store in lawton, oklahoma. it was the best gum. My sister found some in the early 90's in oklahoma and use to send it to me in texas.
Lisa Ward - November 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been searching for this gum for about 10 years and I was mad when I found this website and it said it was discontinued. OMG this was and will always the "BEST" gum ever. The taste was so good, unlike any gum I have ever tasted. If anyone ever, ever, ever locate this gum, please let me know. (lisaward1@bellsouth.net) Thanks and I'm sooooo serious!!!!!
Poe - November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
When I was in Junior High, there was battle over Bazooka and Bubble Yum. "They" also said that Bubble Yum put spider eggs in their gum!! Did anyone ever hear that old tall tale?! By the way ... you guys want to see a really cool sight, go to Dutch Mill Donuts!!! Poe
Marly - November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember that spider eggs rumor. That's because if you stretched a piece of Bubble Yum apart, you could see big grains of sugar in it. That's why it tasted so good.
steve - November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
i used too hav paper route as kid guess where all my money wenttooo this lovely gum shame they dont make it any more it was great
Sez - November 13, 2009 - Report this comment
A fan of the gum from Blackpool, UK! Used to buy it from the paper shop opposite my school every day in 1989. Would love to taste it again!
Jeff and Tony - November 13, 2009 - Report this comment
We loved this gum! We used to buy it at Zip's in North Braddock, PA before going to school at Ben Fairless. Best tasting gum ever!
Tommy - November 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I have searched all over the country for years now looking for this gum (my travels even to me into Mexico at one time). The manufacturer of Fortune Gum was out of Brazil. They made the gum for Alberts. If I could figure out who the manufacturer was I would write them a letter; maybe we all could write to them. Im crazy enough to even consider taking out a loan to have the gum manufactured again. When I was a kid I can remember memorizing all of the fortunes; my friends would give me the first word and I would tell them the rest (I could even do them by numbers). Out of all the candy and gum I had in my childhood Fortune Bubble Gum was definitely my favorite! If any one has information please send me an email: tommyvictor@hotmail.com Im serious about getting the ball rolling to have it produced once again.
Mona - November 22, 2009 - Report this comment
These posts bring back memories of my childhood as well. Fortune Bubble was the Best!!! I can also remember someone throwing it out at a parade about ten years ago. An earlier post about BigBol tasting similar is so true. I can still get BigBol and those peach chews in Georgia, but would love to see the Fortune Bubble made again.
mary - December 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Uhhh...I remember this gum as being so nasty. The gum would lose it's flavor so fast and it was very hard to chew. You had to be Mr. Ed to be able to chew this hard, tasteless gum!!!!
Shanda - December 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I just got up this morning at 5 a.m. thinking about that gum.Yes it did get hard to chew after a while,but it was so delicious when you chewed at first.Think that's why I bought so many knew the flavor would leave and just had to have it.I am from baton rouge and my mom was a candy lady and we use to take all her fortune gum.I often wondered what happen to it.Well now I know sorry my kids didn't get to taste it was so great will be missed.I will always have the memories of the taste ha ha ha
Jeanine - December 27, 2009 - Report this comment
it was the best gum ever made and I remember the first time I tasted it. I was down south Savannah Ga, and there was a store at the corner that sold Fortune bubble gum....OOOhhhhh!!!! I need to find this gum again..it has to be somewhere.
David - December 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Where can i buy this candy ???
JP - January 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I've still got some of this stuff in a keepsake box that I keep at my parents house. The flavor is amazing, very sweet and kind of reminds me of the gum cigs. The gum was a lot tougher to chew than any other gum I've ever had, but something about the hardness of it made it good.
bill - January 15, 2010 - Report this comment
i am 28 and vividly remember this gum i have been on the hunt ever since the thought of it popped in my head. that has the best flavor ever. we need to have the original recipe made again
Alvin - January 17, 2010 - Report this comment
That gum was great but man it got hard 2 minutes later.
Mary - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember this bubble gum. It was hard to chew. I loved the fortunes on it. Of course I was only about 6 yrs old. It was at one gas station we went to and it only cost a penny a piece.
boomer - February 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved this gum. I remember for some reason we called it Chew man chu or something like that. Does anyone remember that?
Tony - February 05, 2010 - Report this comment
We also used to buy this gum at a penny each. I remember we had brown paper sacks full of it. Wish I could get my hands on a bag, it was truely the greatest gum ever.
rich - February 17, 2010 - Report this comment
we use to get it from the ice cream truck man it was the first crack.your high would last like 3o sec then you needed another hit!!!!!!! i was offerin my freinds $100 if they could find a box ahhhhhhh.
obeygonzo - February 17, 2010 - Report this comment
FORTUNE BUBBLE FOREVER!!!! Maybe one day it will return...
Adrianne Fortes - February 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I cant believe it is no longer available, I was just speaking with a good friend of mine talking about opening a candy store, and how much I loved this gum! Ohhhh the memories!
Nelly From Brownsville - March 03, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG!!!! I remember buying like brown paper bags filled to the rim with this gum and Big Bol!! From the penny candy lady named Mrs. Scott in Brownsville Brooklyn!!! Like everyone else one this page it was crack for kids!!! I mean I used to place like 6 to 8 pieces in my mouth and savor the flavor!!! So sweet and juicy!! This gum as a child was better the currency!!! I plan on doing an extensive research on this gum and how we can bring it back!!! BIG UP FORTUNE GUM!!! THE BEST GUM EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
vinny - March 06, 2010 - Report this comment
wow this gum was the best . the ice cream man on our block used to give it to the kids . def like crack for kids
SHAWNELL LIVAS - March 20, 2010 - Report this comment
THE BEST GUM EVER AND IT IS TRULY MISSED, BUT MAYBE ONEDAY SOMEONE WILL REMAKE THE GUM.
Quip Girl - March 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I LOVED Fortune, Bub's Daddy, Hamburger Bubble Gum, PAL (remember PAL bubble gum?), sticks, fish, berries, squirrel nuts, Frootsies, Brach's watermelon discs, butter rum caramels, Freshen Up gum, Gatorade gum, baseball gumballs...I am getting soooo nostalgic for this stuff. Nearing 40 and can't get my hands on any of the "good stuff" from my youth! sigggghhhhhh
lisa - March 27, 2010 - Report this comment
yes, I remember to,but know this I will find it again
Lori - April 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I have several pieces of this in wrappers..but is old and I wouldn't trust it....great for conversation piece though...
paul - April 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Fortune Bubble was the succesor to the 1970's Chew Man Chew. It was the same product but changed it's name to Fortune Bubble. Why? Who knows. Saddly, both products became discontined.
t34rn - April 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Apparantly, I'm not the only one looking for this gum. Wish "they" would bring it back.
Clara - April 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I absolutely love this gum... Back a few years ago I found some at a wholesale store in Georgia.. can't remember the name its been years. At any rate, Ive visited the store since only to have them tell me they do not carry this gum anymore but PAL was the other good sweet bubble gum that is available online.
Zandra - April 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a dream about this gum last night, so I decided to look for it on the internet and was for sure that I could find it. I used to walk to the store in my neighborhood and buy it for two cents. THOSE WERE THE DAYS!
Brian - May 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I was asking someone about this not too long ago, they said it is an import from China and was banned, I found that odd since we import everything from China. It is the best gum though.
Guy - May 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I would chew about 50 pieces a NIGHT! Chewed so much of it that my jaws would start to hurt after about 30 pieces. The smaller version of Big Bols gum tasted like them. I would pay GOOD money for a bag from Good Humor right now!!!!!! AND I MEAN........ RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Andy - June 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I miss the fortunes from the '80's. They were so accurate, esp the one from 1986, :The next two years will be lucky ones for you."
diane - July 02, 2010 - Report this comment
someone should start making it again. It is the best gum ever. I remember my jaw hurting from chewing it too. Loved the taste.
Robbie V - July 22, 2010 - Report this comment
You guys got ripped off. My ice cream man used to throw handfulls out of his truck, on the house!
Nick - July 30, 2010 - Report this comment
This gum was awesome. I wish they still made it. I use to buy it by the bag. One penny each...Does anybody know who made the stuff?
Amanda - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
My grandmother bought this for Halloween to give away one year, I think I went through the whole bag before anyone got to the door!
berniel - August 29, 2010 - Report this comment
wow my friend and i are super candy intuitionist we hunt down old school candy and this has always been the one that got away. after years of independent research i came to see this gum has been discontinued, thank god there is a place for us to think back on the many delicious pieces of gum we enjoyed as kids.
Antonio - September 16, 2010 - Report this comment
This was the best gum ever.....We should contact the company who made this gum....With this many people looking for it they need to start it back up. I am sure our kids would love it like we did.
kenya simmons - September 26, 2010 - Report this comment
how can i order fortune gum that was the best gum
bill - September 28, 2010 - Report this comment
everybody needs to email the company at albertscandy.com if they get enough responce they might do something they do not know how many people crave for this gum email mail them!!! I did!!
shanky - October 06, 2010 - Report this comment
im 43 and still have a craving for this gum we used to get it a penny a piece at the general store at isle of hope ,ga
Sweet Spirit - October 10, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG.. I'm so sad!!! I have been searching high and low for this gum!!!! If anyone ever just happen to find some..pls hit me up at sweetcalmspirit@aol.com
Chew Man Chew Fan - October 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Now I wish I would have chewed it longer and not popped another piece in my mouth before all the flavor was gone from the first piece. Dang it!
Darcie - October 17, 2010 - Report this comment
If I knew that desk I put a chewed piece of fortune gum under in the 3 rd grade I would scrape it off and chew it just to have a few seconds of that flavor lol
EWANIA VERES - October 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I REMEMBER THIS WAS MY FAVORITE CHEWING GUM I WISH I KNEW THE SPOT WHERE THEY SOLD IT I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT THEM OUT LOL.
Lisa C - November 18, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG I can;t believe I found this site. I thought the gum was called Kung Fu gum in a red wrapper and could never find it on the web. I goggled red gum wrappers, nostalgic gums from the 70's ect. Never any luck. Today I Goggled orange gum wrapper, and here it is. A whole section talking about my most favorite childhood taste memory. I it so sad that they don't make it anymore. I have told my kids on more then a few occasions, that gum from my day was so much better then the stuff they have now.
me - November 21, 2010 - Report this comment
ha...used to buy this gum for 5 cents each at the local pharmacy.
Julie D - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Jeez....I've been thinking of this gum for 20 years now. Had a friend in Highschool that always had a sack full of penny candy and this was my very favorite! I'm still a candyholic but sure do miss this gum! It was the BEST!!!
Gary P - December 12, 2010 - Report this comment
There is a store in Chicopee Massachusettes that still sells this gum and many other older type of candies as well
Dave - December 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Gary P What is the anme of the store in Chicopee, I live near by and would like to stop in and take a look at the place
Alana Cicchi - January 04, 2011 - Report this comment
When I lived in Hibbing MN we all bought 100 pieces of Fortune Gum for a dollar ALL the time in grade and Jr high school. The last time I ever saw it was around 1988 or 1989.I have never tasted a gum like this again,nothing else tastes that way,some kind of strawberry peachy sweet taste,and a paper fortune.YAY I want them to make it again!! What company made this gum??
Alana Cicchi - January 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Please the guy with the tore Info that still sells it,send me the address phone# or other maybe email so I can order some or ask where it comes from?I will buy it in bulk if I have to,theres so many who are looking for it in MN email meecepeece@yahoo.com
Gene Swygert - January 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh the memories.Fortune bubble and baseball.Best gum ever made ,hands down !!!!! Where can we find it????
stringmsuic2010 - January 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I use to buy this game before ballgames!!! LOVED IT!!! if ya know web site, please respond!! clintphillips44@yahoo.com
Rachel - January 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I have thought about this gum for so many years now and wish I could find some. It was the best gum ever. I smelled something a while back that reminded me of this gum and I have looked for it since then. Wish someone found the recipe or formula and could make it again.
Bonnie - January 16, 2011 - Report this comment
It's amazing there are so many people still looking for this gum. It was my fav, if anyaone finds a place who has it, pleeeease post it.
JOE - January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
The Ice cream man use to throw this gum out at us after we purchased ice cream. I miss the 80s and this candy!
Alexis - January 30, 2011 - Report this comment
This was the best gum ever. I wish I can find it somewhere. Please let me know if anyone locates it.
Broken Hearted - February 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Fortune gum was 2nd to none! All the good sugar stuff is non-existent now due to political correctness! Bring back SugarLoaf gum, Sugar Smacks, etc. Next thing you know, they'll be takin' toys outta Happy Meals. Hey wait a minute...
bubble boy - February 15, 2011 - Report this comment
This was my crack cocaine! Best gum in history of worly
Tina - February 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved it from the Ice Cream Man!!
joe neubauer - March 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only dumbass out there looking for this gum. LOL I love that I stumbled on this page,I bookmarked it and hopefully one day one of us will find the way to feed our addiction to this gum.
Teresa - March 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I was sitting at work today and the conversation we started on was this gum and how good it was and I told them that I would try to google it and I found this page. This gum was a childhood favorite and I would love to have some more of it.
Gene H. Swygert - March 16, 2011 - Report this comment
This gum brings back sooo many great memories.I was a pitcher for Gilbert High School in 1988.This was the year we won the state championship.My entire high school career was 32wins with only one career loss on my record as a pitcher.We were great! And the one thing I remember most about that year was "FORTUNE BUBBLE".We chewed this gum all the time ,and it was the best gum ,like i previously said "hands down".Nothing comes close to not only the flavor but also the memories that came with it.I am a business owner now of "TREADMILLMEN" in lexington s.c.We sell ,service and repair TREADMILLS and fitness equipt.If anyone knows where or how to get this gum please post it or contact me at "Treadmillmen at yahoo.This gum is worth the wait !!!
70 baby - March 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Was looking for this for my Besties 80's birthday party..please if anyone kows please emai us at prettyme25y@yahoo.com
Donny - March 25, 2011 - Report this comment
It was a great gum that lost it's flavor very quickly! So you had to "recharge" the flavor with a new piece.
Iree - March 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I was really hoping that someone would know where to find it haha
80's kid - March 27, 2011 - Report this comment
My daughter gave me a gum called prism 5 gum the flavor wattermellon it tasted just like the gum we all had...I had too comment here about it cuz the flavor reminded me so much of the gum
raven - April 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Wow! I was addicted to the gum! Thought I was alone! Really if any 1 knows where to get it, post it up we will all be grateful!
raven - April 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Try Bubblelicious bubble gum burst
Luise - April 15, 2011 - Report this comment
THERE WILL NEVER BE ANYTHING LIKE THIS GUM! IT WAS OFF THE HOOK! All the stories on here are so great to read. Everything everyone has posted about this gum has seem to affected everyone in the same way. I use to get this gum for 1 cent a piece,filled to the rim of a paper bag everyday before jr high school. Everyone use to eat this gum and then our crooked principle Mr. Coleman would steal it all from us. I remember chewing this gum till i couldnt chew no more! The flavor is the ABSOLUTE best ever! This gum is a huge part of the memories of the school days! With all this demand for this gum it is a wonder WHY no one has brought it back!If anyone ever finds some or it comes back it will most likely sell out fast. Please contact me at PRECIOUSWINGSZ@YAHOO.COM who ever finds some. Im gonna keep searching for it.
Bubski - April 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Everyone should call R.L Albert & Son Inc, the maker of the gum we loved so much and demand that they make it again..Or offer to pay for the original recipe and rights to make this gum again. Here's the # 203-622-8655
Tara - April 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Best gum ever.I could remember swallowing each piece and I'm talking 25 pieces a day...WOW... I was truly and fourtune gum junkie
Elle - April 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I keep coming back looking for this gum on the internet hoping it will come back!! I can remember buying this gum by the bagfulls for a penny a piece at a little store by our school. We were all hooked on it :) I would LOVE to see this gum come back...I'd pay more than a penny now just to have some!
Dobie - May 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Fortune Gum!!! I remember buying this gum from the hot dog guy after soccer games as a kid. It really was the best gum ever. Not to mention a funny fortune inside. Please bring back this gum. (and purple Swedish Fish while I got u here, lol). Dobie.
john - June 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Just in response to fortune bubble is same big bol is dead wrong tastes nothing like it. They still make big bols. Recovering fortune bubble addict
Mike - June 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone know if this is the same ro similiar? Let me know! http://www.mcphee.com/shop/products/Fortune-Gum.html
Megan - August 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Omg I so remember this gum its was by far the best tasting gum ever. Why would they discontinue this ..its madness..bring it back I say.
Charlie - August 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Used to but this at penny candy stores in RI, specifically Gene's Variety and Dziob's (pronounced joo-bee's, it's a Polish last name). Both stores were located in Woonsocket, RI. The good ol' days for sure.
Jessika Simancek - August 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember paying a penny for this gum when I was five years old. I can't believe I'm not the only one looking for it!! I wish I could just see a picture of it.
rh - August 25, 2011 - Report this comment
my lil bro brother and i used to buy it from a little red country store when we visited our GP in the summers of the 80s.. a penny a peice... i used to buy it by the brown bag fulll.. i miss it SOOOOOOOO much!
Kevin - August 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Jessika, there's a picture at the top of the page
Kim - October 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Mmmmm I gots mines at the farmers market for a penny a piece and want some more too! Bring back the Fortune Bubble!!!!
Brenda - December 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I live in Maine and have been looking for this gum for at least 10 years now!! I miss this gum and it was soooo yummy!! Yes, I was a child of the 80's but I think it was made in the 70's too because I remember it back then!!
Kurliegirlie - December 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Just found this and I can't believe so many other people are looking for this too! Reason I thought of it just now? I am eating a charms mini pop in Bubble Gum Blast and it tastes JUST like it. Brought me straight back to my childhood... www dot candywarehouse dot com slash charms-mini-pops
Mitch - December 28, 2011 - Report this comment
WOW! I started reading at the top and was hoping by the time I got to the end of the page, someone would have found out where to buy it, or the manufacture started making it again. But NO... so sad. I used to buy this buy the bag. A little hole in the wall shop in Lexington, KY. There were 256 ct to a bag for $2.56 then I would turn around and sell it at school for $0.10 a piece. It was very tasty and unique gum. Wish someone somewhere would start making it again.
ag - December 31, 2011 - Report this comment
This gum was the best... Did the same as mitch. I would buy it by the bulk and sell 10 for a $1. I even got suspended for selling it. I have been looking for awhile with no luck as so many others.
deAnne - January 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Hands down, BEST GUM EVER, a taste I will NEVER forget, been looking online for years. oh the money I'd pay for some now!
Lobster Grrl - January 09, 2012 - Report this comment
This was the best gum! I chewed it in the 70's. I used to buy it for a penny at the Fruit Store in Millinocket, Maine. I wish somebody would make it again.
Angela - January 11, 2012 - Report this comment
This gum was sooooo good!! I've been looking for it forever. I used to buy it for a penny at Mr.Brown's store which was directly across the street from my bus stop. Bring it back!!!!!!!
Ronald - January 24, 2012 - Report this comment
So Sad, Used to chew this gum at Rachel's and later Santanna's in Rio Hondo, Texas. To let you know, I met a rep from the company once who came to Santanna's as they sold so much FORTUNE GUM. He told me I couldn't guess what it was flavored with. I am a super-taster, my mother was one too and could replicate any recipe. I told him it was MAPLE SYRUP. My answer stunned him so much, he said "That's right!" So that is the secret of FORTUNE GUM.
Tameeka - January 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I have been searching for this gum for over fifteen years. I live in NC now and we have a store that sells throwback candy, sadly the store sells all but fortune gum. The same here, there are many days that I think about and crave this gum. There will never be another like it. I am not ready to say RIP Fortune Gum, but I am glad to say that I really miss u.... Lol
Anthony - January 30, 2012 - Report this comment
i too remember this gum and have been searching for it for a while now.i have found all(big bol,pal, and gum time)except this one and also was told it's been discontinued.....rest in peace little "chew man chew"
Mike - February 25, 2012 - Report this comment
This would be a great item to have back. I remeber going over my grandparents house getting a dollar and walking to Elm Street Market in Everett and filling up that little brown bag full of penny candy and I always made sure I got this!!
the crypt - March 01, 2012 - Report this comment
as a kid i would by this gum for a penny and go to school and sell it for 2cents i would have lunch money then. i miss this gum maybe iwill go to china to find it .
John - March 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I am so shocked that a gum I would die for touched so many other people . I too would buy this gum before jr.high and baseball games. It was at a little store right down the street from school and I would buy a brown bag full then sell it at school in New London Ct.. As everyone else I would pay big money for this gum
Janette - May 01, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG! I went crazy when I saw the wrapper. I have been looking for this gum for years. It had the best flavor ever. They just don't make candy like they used too. I'm glad I was an 80s child.
Monica - May 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Not sure why it is 80's gum. I used to go to the local drug store during lunch break from elementary school, we would buy penny candy. I always got the chinese gum wrapped in the orange wrapper. I was 9 yrs. old in 1974. So the candy was offered in the 70s. I just remember its distinct flavor. Nothing like it. I remember the sound of the gum and other penny candy as it dropped into the extra small paper bag. Takes me back. I have been searching for this gum for some time now. Where can I get some?!
Wendy - May 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Bring it back! This page has been going a few years now! Wow!
Amanda - May 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Hands down this was the best gum ever! The flavor was second to none, albeit it only lasted a minute or two, but that was part of the appeal! Because you just had to have piece after piece after piece! I remember getting this from the ice cream truck in the early to mid-90's in southeastern Massachusetts. A penny a piece; I'd have two quarters in my hand and walk away with a small paper bag full. And because the ice cream truck was the only place that sold it, it was the highlight of every summer. Summer didn't officially start until I got my first bag of fortune gum. And then we moved away to an arena where the ice cream truck didn't visit, and summer was never quite the same. Gosh I miss that gum.
Mark - June 10, 2012 - Report this comment
When I was a kid the ice cream would sell these in San Antonio , man I miss that gum.
gary - June 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I was searching for the Ice Cream penny candy.I found them and I wanted the Chinaman gum.I GOT IT from a penny candy store.late eighties -94 it was 15 cents then but it was damn good. Brockway. PA
BECKY - July 16, 2012 - Report this comment
CANT BELIEVE SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE THIS CHILD HOOD FAV.I WANT THIS GUM BACK SUCH GOOD MEMORIES NICE TO READ EVERY ONES COMMENTS!!!! AWESOME READING ALL THESE PLEASE BRING OUR FAV. CHILD HOOD GUM BACK !!!!
Aisha - July 21, 2012 - Report this comment
This was my favorite gum as a child. I'd get it from the ice cream man, and when I got older a friend's brother started driving an ice cream truck so I'd buy it directly from her. I miss this gum, haven't seen out it since I was a child. I moved into double bubble, but of course they changed the recipe and now it's garbage (remember when it had a powdery coating). Great memories from my childhood in Long Island, NY!
Angela, long island - July 24, 2012 - Report this comment
This is definitely a reminder of what is was like to grow up in the 80's. I remember playing softball or manhunt in the streets and the ice cream man would come. We would all sit around and rip open the gum and read our fortunes aloud. So carefree we were...It is so sad they don't make this any more. I would love my son to have a piece..I've been looking for this gum on and off for years..it's funny how my people are doing the same. If anyone finds it, please post It up here!
wackypackages - August 06, 2012 - Report this comment
here is all the info you need to get the gum made again http://www.trademarkia.com/fortune-bubble-74184402.html
conley. - August 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Love this gum I don't know how we got on subject but I was telling my daughter about it IAM from down south we call it chew Man chew she thought that was so funny #wihsihadapiece
Danielle - August 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I believe the gum you are talking about is bazooka gum it has the comic fortune inside and is rectangle shape
brian - August 30, 2012 - Report this comment
i miss this gum i used to get it from a mom and pop store here in chattanooga it was a penny i have not had any luck finding it brianp111@yahoo.com would love to have some
nick bab - September 08, 2012 - Report this comment
A old man that sold this gum once told me he use to sale out of fortune gum everyweek from the kids aqt the school next door to his lil store ,I went in to this store awhile back to get me some gum and the store owner told me they don't make it nomore ,,he said that the gum had cocane on the gum that's why it had that white powder on it ,,I was shocked to hear that
Brad - September 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Best gum EVER! buy it @ 1ยข apeice sell @school for 5ยข. what a shame it's discontinued.
Tyreke Hendrix - October 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I got one in my hand right now!
Juanita Contreras - October 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I would love for this chewing gum to be back in stores. I love the flavor of the gum...how I wish they would make it again... :(
mazatlanmike - November 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Is there any of this gum out there anyplace??? please e mail me is you have a site store etc...Mazatlanmike@hotmail.com THE BEST GUM
Smiley - November 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Like almost all of the comments before this one - I will always remember this gum. I'm from Birmingham, AL. In the mid 80s my aunt used to walk about 12 of us to the candy store on our way to after school care. The taste of the gum was so sweet and distinct, but the flavor was gone after 258-263 chews...how could i remember? Because I would count and chew as we walked down the street lol!! I still remember that number because pretty soon it became a game to see how many extra chews I could get in before it turned to stone in my mouth :) Tyreke Hendrix if you have one in your hand right now, you'd better send it to me in California!!
Jeannie Cuneo - December 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Wow, I am sitting here smiling and chuckling to all these comments as they take me back to those Chew Man Chew days. The gum had the best taste ever. I would pay about anything to have some again!
Stephanie - December 12, 2012 - Report this comment
According to the Fortune Gum facebook page, the company that use to make this gum will introduce fortune gum in 2013.
Lauren - January 16, 2013 - Report this comment
What is the name of the facebook page? I cant find it?
Stephanie - January 17, 2013 - Report this comment
The facebook page is "Fortune Bubble." But I think the information is incorrect and they are not bringing fortune gum back.
john m - January 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I got this occasionally from the ice cream truck for about 5 cents each. I think it might've been a bazooka joe wannabe as it provided a fortune with your gum. Overall it was a great product and I do remember on of the fortunes "One Cloud Does Not Make A Storm." But remember that storm had started from that one cloud.
oneken - February 06, 2013 - Report this comment
Man...I cant find this gum anywhere in atlanta,georgia and I really miss the taste and overall packaging of this bubble gum. the last time I ate a piece was almost two years ago and it was given to me. there is another discontinued bubble gum that I am looking for that was white candy on the outside and very small pink gum on the inside and it had green and orange letters on the wrapper. ( I cant remember the name) Can anyone help me?
mary - February 12, 2013 - Report this comment
this was the best gum ever I ever had I hope they bring it back very soon!
Stephanie - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
@Oneken: You must be talking about "Big Blo." That gum is easy to find. Stores where I live sell it. you also can find it online. That gum is very tasty, too! Good Luck!
Michelle - February 20, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved fortune bubble when I was a kid! I got it at the Mini Mart on Brittania St. in Meriden, CT....come back fortune bubble!!
Charles - March 04, 2013 - Report this comment
It is so great how they had a Chinaman on the wraper. We need more funny brands like that.
Marv - April 01, 2013 - Report this comment
Live in Ct. And i'm a 40 yr old dad. Just had discussion with my 12 and 16 yr old son's about my favorite candy. And this gum is tops in my book. So many memories of buying about 40 pieces for a penny. And the little brown paper bags the corner penny store placed them in.. Wow!!
Albert - April 01, 2013 - Report this comment
It's great when we can tell these tales to the young. "Ahhh, what a world it was back then." Your a good thinker, Marv. Sometimes I wish I could go back for a day. And, Charles is right. The little slanty-eyed Chinaman made it such a funny wraper.
Alana - June 16, 2013 - Report this comment
If they bring it back the little chinaman will no longer be on it, just as Cherry Clan removed the Clan and anything Chinese writing looking, and made them Cherry HEADS. Silly yes, but that's todays world. People today are too sensitive and silly, I am Hispanic and if I saw Stereotypical Mexican or Italians on a wrapper I would not care one bit. Silly
Aim High - July 08, 2013 - Report this comment
im a rapper from harlotte NC I think i might make a song about fortune gum.!! i did find other old gum & candy online like Big Bol & Black Cows but Jingles & Fortune Gum will always be missed by us old coon who remember it.!! Wow..
Hearta - July 28, 2013 - Report this comment
It's Bazooka Joe !!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒโค
80srmissed - October 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Oneken, I found "Big Bol" on amazon.com
LeeAnn - October 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Wow, I'm not alone :)I remember this gum from the little age of four, we live in a small town on the coast of Maine where we used to have a local penny candy store that I used to visit with my aunts. I'm not sure what they put in this stuff but it was soooo delish! I think of it often along with one other type of chewy (not sour)cherry ball? Hearta I wish this was Bazooka Joe & maybe we would have a chance on finding it, this was way better ;)
Lisa, from Louisiana - November 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I have been talking about this gum lately! Wishing I could find some, but I guess that ain't happening! I did come across some gum at the Dollar General called Pal that tastes a good bit like it tho, and even gets hard and loses its flavor too!!
geeky - November 07, 2013 - Report this comment
they still make this gum only now it comes as fortune cookies but the taste is the same
Beverly from Michigan - January 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I as well was a junky for this gum. I've done some research on it and found out the maker of the gum is R.L. Albert & Son in Stamford,Ct. I believe if enough of us contact them with our request to bring back the gum it could happen. Also mention that they need to review this site to see how many people all over the country love that gum. Good luck!
Eric - January 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Albert & Sons reply to a request to bring back Fortune Bubble: Thank you for your interest in our product. Fortune Bubble gum is forecasts to return in April 2014. :-) Please get back in touch with us at that time to check status of item. Regards, R.L. Albert & Son, Inc. mainmail@albertscandy.com
Melia - January 22, 2014 - Report this comment
I have been looking for this gum for years. I even enlisted my husband in the search for it. Also, the hot blow pops sucker. Wish they would bring these back.
Chis - March 01, 2014 - Report this comment
If Albert & Sons bring this back in April send the me two cases asap as I am in great need of a awesome childhood flashback. I will most likely go though it in a day.
Judy - March 12, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved this gum!!! I would buy a case of it in a heart beat. Please let me know what stores to buy it from.
kimberly - March 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I thought i was the only one that remenber this gum. Gonna make sure i buy some in April....cant wait. I do hope it taste the same. If anyone hear about it first pls email me asap....kumberlyellis71@yahoo.com.
Kimberly Ellis - March 13, 2014 - Report this comment
My email is actually...kimberlyellis71@yahoo.com. i am gonna keep checking as well,but if for any reason someone hear about the return of it and where to buy it......pls let me know asap. Thx in advance.
Roxanna - March 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I am glad i came across this post, I remember putting four pieces in my mouth at one time lol. Once the sugar was gone it was hard to chew, but I enjoyed the flavor I would love to also see this gum come back as well.
Kita - March 26, 2014 - Report this comment
OMG!!!!!! I have been searching for this gum since forever. I loved this gum as a kid. Does anybody know anywhere that I can get this from.
Jeninfla - April 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember being in the 6th grade and being bused to school. There was a lady in the neighborhood where our school was that sold this gum. We would get one of the kids that lived in the neighborhood to get it for us. A penny a piece. It was the best gum. I see that someone says it's coming back in April. I will keep checking that site. :)
ObxGhost - April 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Absolutely, beyond a shadow of a doubt the best gum ever. I actually still crave it like an addiction. You would think with the popularity it would be recreated or at least a gum with similar flavor come out. The strange thing is that I can still remember the flavor but I can't describe it! South MS at Mr. Bobby Barial's store every time we passed. A penny a piece. A pack of baseball cards and a bunch of Fortune Bubble!
BexMilwCo - April 25, 2014 - Report this comment
Fortune Bubble was one of my favorites! I always had to buy a bunch when I went to the candy store. Come back!
Vinnie1776 - May 14, 2014 - Report this comment
the company who manufactured fortune gum was called (R.L. ALBERT & SONS INC.). and im tryn to contact them.
AMN - May 21, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm from the Pittsburgh area also (Latrobe) and followed up with a message to R.L. Albert, who in fact responded back quickly. Advising that it should be out on the market in late July 2014. They also provided me with the brokers name and number for the PA market: broker EISMAN GLEIT 610-278-0841 ..I guess this would apply to those that have a businesses to sell Fortune Bubble Gum... 5/21/2014
Paula - June 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Fond memories of this gum! Discovered it while visiting my brother in Philadelphia.... So glad to hear it's making a comeback! So hope it makes its way to Minnesota!
karl groeger - July 08, 2014 - Report this comment
GOD - I also remember this gum! The best ever! Same store here. Used to buy a TON of it from the ice cream man. I'd kill to be able to find this again. Any luck anyone? Email me at karljr@ltcds.com
Kathy - July 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I was a kid in the 80's, grew up in CT and I would always get this gum from the ice cream truck!! I would also buy tons of them for a penny and probably ate 6 pieces at a time! I loved it and I'm sad to see you can't get anymore :( RIP
Darin - July 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Use to sell this gum to other school kids when I was in grade school. I bought bags and sold in by the piece on the playground. Would love to know if it's available....
Natoshia - August 10, 2014 - Report this comment
From Dallas TEXAS,Remember this was the best cheap gum ever...They really need to bring it back..
Robert - August 15, 2014 - Report this comment
We are all going to have to wait a bit longer - I just got this reply to my email to R.L. Albert & Son: "Thank you for your interest on our product. The item originally was supposed to come in this month but has been postponed until next spring approx. April 2015. L I am told there is a site where many have been communication about the fortune bubblegum so if you visit this site can you pass this on if not a problem for you. Sorry about the disappointing news."
Doug - August 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Yes, Robert, I just received the same email. I'm just glad to know it WILL be returning though. So cool!
Angela Cole - August 20, 2014 - Report this comment
I was talking to my 10 year old Daughter about how Fortune Bubble Gum was the absolute best! I favor all it's own. I hope I can buy some for her so she can experience some of my "good old days". I'm 42 and life was so different back in the 80's. So wish it could still be that way for her, but her being able to have some Fortune Gum will wonderful!!
Sue N. - August 25, 2014 - Report this comment
I actually found a hand lotion that smells EXACTLY like the fortune bubble gum (as a child we called it Fu-man chew gum) and everytime I use it I wanna like my hands!! One of my all time favorite discontinued candies from my childhood. Does anyone remember the maker?
Cheryl - September 11, 2014 - Report this comment
GREAT NEWS!!!!!! I was told by the manufacturer that Fortune Gum will return to the market April, 2015. It was actually slated for stores July 2014. He ask if I would convey the wonderful news!!!! I can not wait to be a bubble head :)
jessica - September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Love this gum....so excited for the return!!!!!!
Dan - October 12, 2014 - Report this comment
You to get it by the bagful in Greensboro NC back in the late 70s. Can't describe the flavor, but loved it.
Amal - November 06, 2014 - Report this comment
PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!! I LOVED BUYING THIS GUM AT THE CORNER PENNY CANDY STORE.

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