Bazooka Bubble Gum

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When I think of bubble gum, I think of one: Bazooka. Do you remember wanting Bazooka bubble gum simply because of Bazooka Joe? I did.
Everything seems to revolve around WWII. Bazooka Bubble Gum is just the same. Did you understand that the title, the packaging was no accident? No kidding! Of course, you recognize the color of the packaging: red, white, and blue. Bazooka Bubble Gum came into being shortly after the war.
Do you know where the title came from? After a little research, I discovered that the title of Bazooka Bubble Gum was not named after the armor piercing weapon used in WWII, but was named after Bob Burns, the entertainer. You see, he developed a musical weapon from two gas pipes and a funnel in the 1930s and called it the Bazooka. I wonder if the title of the armor was, actually named from the same? Some argue that it was. He did not grace the gum until 1953, and has starred in some 700 comics because! He was created just to catch the attention of young’uns. I understand that he is not ready to retire, but will continue with his antics for another decade.
Did you also know that up until 1970, the price of Bazooka Gum didn’t increase? For some 20-odd years, the purchase price of this piece of amusement was only 1 cent. Well, there it is, retro-candy at it’s best!
Alas, nothing stays the same. Not only did the price change, but so did the colors, the flavors, and the advertisements. You can visit YouTube to find the original, as well as the new commercials. TOPPs has added a lot of new twists to their gum. They now provide, not only the original Bazooka Bubble Gum, of course, but also Strawberry Shake, Cherry Berry, Watermelon Whirl, and Grape Rage. In addition they have sugar-free gum today.
As the tastes improved, so did the packaging. It now comes in various colors, according to the flavor that you purchase. The American colour scheme considers, Bazooka bubble gum is sold in several countries, often with Bazooka Joe comic strips translated into the local language.

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