Most gum today is filled with
petro-chemicals (plastics, to me and you), aspartame (an artificial
sweetener), and BHA (a synthetic antioxidant).
We believe gum can be better. Therefore True Gum.
By only using the best quality ingredients, and combining those with a
plastic free ethos, you get a gum that tastes great and is
biodegradable at the same time.
Chicle gum base Instead of using a traditional
plastic-filled gum base, we use chicle base, which comes from the sap of
the Sapodilla tree. The chicle sap is harvested sustainably, and no
trees are cut down or harmed. It actually gives the local ‘chiceleros’
an incentive to protect and preserve the gum trees.
Plant based sweeteners We use the low-calorie
sweeteners stevia glycosides and xylitol. Stevia glycosides is a sugar
substitute and originally derived from plant leaves, while xylitol
originally is derived from birch.
All natural flavour Nothing artificial goes into
our gum, and our flavours are no different. Just real flavours from real
ingredients, and this is never going to change.
Vegetable glycerin To stop your gum from drying
out, we add a bit of vegetable glycerine. Most glycerin used today comes
from palm oil, but we do not want to contribute to deforestation of
palm trees. In stead we only use rapeseed glycerin.