Food of the Eighties, Zappers
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It was a gum, and it came five or six to a pack. They were round, and bumpy, and came in grape and orange. There was some kind of tangy crystaline candy in each center of the gum.
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Dana - August 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved zappers. I wish they were still available. Does anyone know who made them?
ES - October 25, 2007 - Report this comment
Yeah, I remember those. I have looked for them several time with no results. I wish they were still available as well.
Andrew - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I used to buy them at Woolworth in Palo Alto. Haven't seen them in years.
Kelly - March 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved those things! My friend and I could have sworn they were made by the Leaf company. I sent them an e-mail about a year ago. I don't think I am going to hear back. Other candy I remember...Rubble Bubble Gum and Rinky Dinks.
zappers - March 09, 2008 - Report this comment
they sell zappaers, but they are little pieces of sour gum in different colours for 30p
Sara - June 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I have been looking for this gum forever!I remember my brother would always buy them for me after his drivers ed class I always was anxious to get them!Does anybody out there know where you can find them if available still?
Kels - July 31, 2008 - Report this comment
They were made by the Leaf company, the same company that made the baseball cards. Leaf Inc. was sold to another company (Hersheys, I think) and the recipe is locked "in the vault". We should all write them and get them to re-release them.
Eric - August 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I have looked for Zappers for many years. There were 6 in a pack 3 orange and 3 grape I think. My friends and I would bike to Ben Franklin in the 80's to buy them.
kelly - April 19, 2009 - Report this comment
i LOVED them my dad use to buy them for me when he would work the night shift i would wake up to them on my night stand
Lothar - May 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved them! Used to get the form the ice cream man. He has a funny accent and pronounced them "zoooppers"
Angie - October 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved them! I used to get them from Winn's in Texas. I wish they would come back
Nick - June 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to get them everyday at the store down the street from my house. I have looked in every store every where i go. Its the only gum I want besides the green Gatorade gum, I used to love. If I ever find them ,i m buying in bulk.
ED S. - July 02, 2011 - Report this comment
WHERE OH WHERE ARE ZAPPERS SOLD FOR CRYING OUT LOUD
Stephany - November 09, 2011 - Report this comment
They were so awesome! I sometimes would open the ball and eat the crystals first....mmmm.
Ron - May 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh thank God!! I was starting to think I was the only one who knew what Zappers were. I'm so glad I found this site. At least people can't look at me like I'm crazy anymore. BRING BACK ZAPPERS!! I'm on board to write whatever company needs to be written to!!!!!!!!!!
Ron - May 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Leaf's North American division went to Hershey's. The foreign components of Leaf are now Finnish and Swedish companys Cloetta and Faser. They probably have Zappers overseas under a different name, go figure.
J Ward - August 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I've been trying for years to find these. Let's get a petition going, send to Hershey's, and see what happens.
AGraves - September 10, 2013 - Report this comment
I thought I had dreamed thses up because no one had ever remembered them!!! I LOVED them! :) wish I could find them again....
Letitia - December 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember this gum, I was in camp and we would go to the park every Thursday and I would buy 2 packs of the Zappers. I missed those days.
Shawn - February 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I cant even find an image on the internet for these at all, but they were my Fav gum of all time and I would love to find some for sale.
Desiree - July 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved this gum! No one knows what I am talking about when I mention Zappers.

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