Bazooka is Back

I’ll admit it. I like Bazooka bubble gum. Sure, it’s a little pink brick, but it reminds me of being a kid and it’s pretty good for blowing bubbles. The other, softer brands – you need to chew longer and get the sugar out before they’re ready to go.

I usually grab a bag of Bazooka every few months in the candy section of Big Lots or a 99-cent shop. I just spotted this “throwback” packaging at Publix, but I see it’s been on the market for about a year. Throwback is more expensive per piece, but it saved me a trip. I really like the Bazooka cherry flavor, but that’s hard to find and may now be “Cherry Berry.”

Bazooka dropped the famous Bazooka Joe comics in 2013, but brought them back in 2019. Some fortunes are new, but the comics are the “best of” the ‘70s and ‘80s. Let’s just say they don’t write them like that any more.

So what is the flavor of Bazooka bubble gum? Or really, any bubble gum? It varies, but the basic recipe is strawberry and banana with each brand maybe mixing in some cherry, fruit punch, lemon, orange or other fruit flavors.