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Fruit Stripe Gum Multipack, Original

Fruit Stripe Gum Multipack, Original

Fruit Stripe is a fruit-flavored chewing gum notorious for its strong but fleeting flavor. It's packaged in zebra-striped wrappers, and every stick comes with one or more temporary tattoos. Fruit Stripe proudly holds claim that it is the only gum with painted-on stripes. In the late 70s, there was a chocolate version called Chocolate Stripe.

The "Five Flavor Gum" was invented by James Parker and launched in the early 60s as an extension of the Beech-Nut gum line. Farley's & Sathers Candy Company acquired Fruit Stripes in 2003 from Hershey Foods Corporation.

In 1996, Fruit Stripe gave five cents from the sale of each Jumbo Pack and Variety Multipack to the World Wildlife Fund, totaling up to $100,000, for the preservation of endangered animals and their habitats.

A character known as the Fruit Stripe Gum Man promoted the product as late as 1967, and he consisted of a gum pack with limbs and a face. The Stripes Family Animals, which included a zebra, Connor the tiger, elephant and mouse, were also used in advertising and featured in a coloring book and plush toys. The zebra, named "Yipes," has outlasted the other characters to become Fruit Stripe's long-standing, sole mascot. Wrappers contain tattoos of Yipes participating in various sports. In 1988, Yipes was made into a promotional bendy figure which, according to FarleysandSathers.com, is currently valued at approximately $30

In Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Macaulay Culkin's character, Kevin, gives a bellboy (Rob Schneider) a piece of Fruit Stripe gum as a "tip."

This Original Fruit Stripe variety multipack contains 17 sticks.

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SKU 12791
Weight 0.12 lbs
 
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