Does Double Bubble bubble gum expire?
It is best to chew soon after eating. Chewing for up to twenty minutes increases the flow of saliva, speeding up the time that it takes for saliva to cancel out the acid.
Don’t store gum in the fridge or freezer. Gum that has been stored in a refrigerator or especially a freezer usually becomes brittle and difficult to chew. Gums that are encased in hard shells may fare a bit better than stick gums, but room temperature storage is usually superior in all cases.
Noel Falk, the “Plant Doctor” had recommended using “Double Bubble” brand bubble gum to eliminate groundhogs. Supposedly groundhogs love this particular brand of bubble gum, but once they eat it, it gums up their insides and ultimately kills them.
According to the International Chewing Gum Association, gum is a “stable product” and “not required by law to be labeled with an expiration date in most countries.” Old gum may become brittle or lose its taste over time, but generally remains safe to chew.
What happens if you eat expired gum?
According to the International Chewing Gum Association, chewing gum is very stable. This is because it’s low in moisture and non-reactive. Gum is not required by law to have an expiration date in most countries because of this. While old gum may have a less desirable brittle texture, it’s still safe to eat.