Food of the Eighties, GatorGum
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I remember it during the late 70's and early 80's. It was chewing gum made by the Gatorade drink people. It was bright green & tasted like Gatorade. I think it maybe also came in grape flavor. Stopped selling around 84 maybe
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redherkey - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Gatorgum came in both green flavor and orange and was a refreshing change from the super-sweet flavors normally associated with gum of that era. Gatorgum had that classic Gatorade sub-citric acid sourness and was a blast to bite into. If you like Sour Patch Kids, you would have loved this gum.
John - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
"The gum that makes your mouth water" I believe that was the slogan
Charlie - October 13, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember going to my family's beach house in the early 90sand buying Gatorgum in an orange wrapper, I can't recall the green (I was a little one in the early 90s!). But I can remember buying it in at least 2 different occasions, so at least in south eastern North Carolina, it stuck around til then.
Scott - January 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember both flavors, orange and the traditional lemon-lime. If I can recall, the flavor lasted about 2 minutes and then it was like chewing rubberbands.
Peter - March 12, 2008 - Report this comment
quench gum is a little similar. I'm chewing it now. mmm...
Pomeroy - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Man I used to LOVE this gum. The texture was a little extra rubbery, but that was part of what made it unique. I remember lemon lime, orange, and fruit punch myself. Did fruit punch not go mainstream? I know we had it in CALI! I can't believe gatorade hasn't brought this gum back.
Simon - June 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Orbit Lemon Lime is reminicent of the gum, but not quite there. Closest I can find.
dandy randy - July 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I love gatorgum. I have a poster of Burt Blylevin holding a pack of it and saying quote "Gatorgum, yum".
Nathan Allen - July 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I have 2 packs of 5 - fruit punch and lemon lime. Original packs from when I was a kid! Any takers?
Charlie - August 04, 2008 - Report this comment
The lemon-lime was soooo tart! Good though :)
Big Mike - August 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Yea I will buy it off you if you have the packs still?
KC - August 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Try Dubble Bubble brand Cry Baby orange flavor it reminded me of gatorgum. I started looking after I happened to taste it
Gatorlover - October 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I'll buy the packs if you are serious! Name your price!!!
GV - December 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Try Quench Gum... not as good, but close!
marshalmeg - March 29, 2009 - Report this comment
This was my favorite gum back in the 80's and early 90's. I loved it, though it did get rubbery pretty quick. I remember lemon lime (my fave), orange, and fruit punch. I'm from KY and we did get the fruit punch flavor so it ended up outside of CA! Still want the lemon lime, I'm going to have to look for Quench.
the Man - April 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I need to get me some Gatorgum
zootsuit711 - June 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Orbit Lemon-Lime reminds me of GatorGum... very close!
Megan - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I use to looove the green kind..A few years ago in Illinois I was at a gas station and I saw a pack. I screamed and everyone looked at me like I was a freak. (Mind you I am in my 30's.) I think I bought right at 10 packs that day. I haven't seen it since. :(
borg - October 02, 2009 - Report this comment
We had the fruit punch flavor in Canada too, so FP definitely got around! - December 05, 2009 - Report this comment
in fort bragg n.c up to the early 90s we had orange ,lemon-lime,fruit punch ,or cherry it sucks they quit makeing all the good candy like orange bubbalicious,and the tic-tac like candy called dyna-mints soooo gooooood.
James Russell - May 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I would buy the lemon lime, put the whole pack in my mouth, and be in sour overload heaven for about 30 seconds. That's how long that wonderful green death flavor lasted. About 30 seconds. ;)
Amanda - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Who cared if it really quenched your thirst, I freaking loved this stuff!
John C - October 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to love the stuff, we called it "pain gum" it was INTENSE! Bring it back!
Alana Cicchi - January 04, 2011 - Report this comment
You can still get this online,it is very hard to find in stores.But they do make similar items,Quench is sort of the same,not exact.
Brett - May 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh my God lol I can't believe it....I had distant memories of being a child and loving Gatorade gum...I recently asked my mother and she said there was never such a thing, and then I found quench gum which I thought was the same thing from childhood, until I found this forum and now realize that I wasn't crazy, it really did exist...and each piece was like in the shape of tiny bricks, individually wrapped lol.....and I saw someone post about the long gone orange bubblicious flavor...If anyone can help me locate Gatorade gum or a pack of the orange bubblicious, pleaseee write me at I might even be able to get you on tv...write me! Brett
sandy - August 02, 2011 - Report this comment
Really been trying hard to find some - Nowhere to be found :( Bring it back - it was great gum!!!
Poop - September 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Dude, a bunch of us were just talking about Gatorgum at work and it brought back a bunch of memories. Great to see it's doing the same here. We should totally bring it back!! Someone get on the horn and tell Gatoraid to let us all re-live our youth.
DaBody - September 30, 2011 - Report this comment
When I was about 5 or 6 years old and before every baseball game, I would buy a pack of the lime-green gatorgum. It would last about a half inning then I would hit the gatorade bottle with it sometimes to give it that extra punch. Man they realy should bring it back. They could add vitamins and electrolytes.
Adam - October 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to buy this stuff before little league games as well. If I remember it was a bit expensive for the little amount you got(about as much as wrigley's, maybe a little more) but it was really good flavor-wise. I liked the lemon lime and the orange equally, always have loved tart stuff. Both types had that vitamin C chewable vitamin sort of taste. It did run out of flavor fast and get really hard to chew but the flavor made up for this.
Mitch - October 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember getting this at the Sports Authority that was in the "Price Club" (wayyy before it turned into Costco) shopping center in Fairfax, VA.
Gympho - March 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I want to buy Gatorgum, the last time I had it was 1989
Justin - January 20, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved this stuff too!! Please somebody get gatorade to bring it back! I found a facebook page about this now, so the movement is growing!
Zack - January 25, 2013 - Report this comment
GatorGum came out in 1981 or 82 i think. Wikipedia claims it was discontinued in 1989 but i've talked to too many people who are sure it was still around in the early 90s. Infact, i think 1987-89 may have been around the time the fruit punch flavor was introduced because it definitely wasn't one of the original flavors. I dunno, i just don't think the people here were mistaken...
Kathy - July 09, 2013 - Report this comment
We should petition the company that made it. My kids are missing out!!
Mad Doc - September 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Loved the Lemon-Lime! I would pack my football mouth guard with it in both Jr. High & High School, then reload at halftime.
Charlie - January 15, 2014 - Report this comment
It was out by 81 because they have a youtube commercial from then for it
DMorg - March 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Sour patch kids just came out with a new gum that tastes almost like it!
Dante - May 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I could never get more than 20 chews out of a piece of Gatorade gum. It tasted so good, I had to swallow it! I'm serious it was just so intense to me. I loved it!
George - May 20, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved it in the '70s -- the lemon-lime especially -- one bite & thirst was good & quenched with a RUSHof saliva bursting out from under your tongue! The BEST! I've tried those suggested here =- not even close to what I'm seeking -- I'll buy it -- how much, including shipping to Canada? My email is cyberpope67(AT)yahoo(DOT)com
Jess - November 02, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved this gum. First time I tried it I was about 4 or 5 (so this was around 1982 or 83). I had the orange gum and loved the taste. I also tried the lemon-lime one and didn't like that one as much, but it was still pretty good. After a while I couldn't find it anymore, but then around the late 80s I started finding it again - not just the orange and lemon-lime, but also fruit punch. This was in NY. I liked the fruit punch but I think my favorite flavor was always the orange.
Silent Bob to Dante - September 04, 2016 - Report this comment
What a great gun! Love the ad, too. That's what people and situations on ads should look like. This gun had such a nice taste.
Jay - July 02, 2018 - Report this comment
Totally agree! Great gum and this product has people on the ads that looked like real American.
Randle - February 13, 2024 - Report this comment
Put more real Americans on products. This gum was some of the best. Why is it gone?
Mr. Greg & The Cookies - February 18, 2024 - Report this comment
Some dad's hated gum because it got stuck in places like the driveway. They called my wife and I "The Cookie." We were in The Elks Club.

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