Saturday, 20 February 2010

Chewing Gum Gets Healthy and Local

by Bonnie Alter, London

When it comes to creating new healthy eco products, chewing gum isn't the first thing that springs to mind or mouth. But if you are going to do it, just do it well. So welcome to the world of Peppersmith gum, a chewing gum made out of natural chicle and fine english peppermint.

There are no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives, and no aspartame and no petro-chemical bases in the gum. There are no sweeteners--they use wood sugar and mint grown in Hampshire.

The business was started last year by two friends, Mike and Dan who used to work at Innocent drinks. They say " because we're independent we can do things a little differently and plan for the future instead of just looking for short-term gain."

Their ingredients are natural and healthy... read more story at

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