Chicza Organic Rainforest Gum is exactly what it sounds like: gum that comes from the chicle tree found in the Mayan rainforest. The chicle tree is just one of many tropical trees in the world that produces its own type of elastic rubber, which is made by boiling the sap from the tree into a thick paste. Once cooled the rubber is an organic and eco-friendly alternative to the synthetic and non-biodegradable rubber known as polyisobutylene which is used to make the inner tubes of tires used in most gum today!
Who Makes chicza?
The people of the Mayan rainforest in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, known as chicleros, have been sustaining the natural resources of the rainforest for over a century. About 2,000 chicleros live in an area of rainforest about 1.3 million hectares wide. These Mayan people have survived political control to become an independent community, so to help build up the economy they decided to manufacture the Chicza gum. Not only did they want to prove that they could survive as a people, but they also wanted to show that gum could be 100% natural and waste-free.
Powdered organic evaporated cane juice (37%), organic gum base (35%), Calcium carbonate, organic glucose (24%), organic agave syrup (3%), organic Mint flavour.
Dairy free, Gluten free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat free
Celery free, Egg free, Lupin free, Milk free, Mustard free, Sesame seed free, Soybean free, Sulphur dioxide free
Chicza is the worlds only certified organic chewing gum with five fresh flavours and a ton of benefits to the environment. Since this gum is harvested from living trees in the Mexican rainforest, the forest will be protected and carefully managed. Chicza was launched last year in London and Mexico, but now you can find it in many countries worldwide.
What does Rainforest, organic chewing gum mean?
No more mess on pavements, tube, bus seats, shoes and carpets because one of the advantages of Chicza's composition is its biodegradability. Once disposed of, its all-natural components will become dust within weeks. (It can actually improve the texture of compost).
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12 servings of gum per packet1 box + 10 packets
Take a piece from the keep fresh foil wrapped sleeve, taste the rainforest and chew to your hearts content :)