Explore our most commonly asked questions below
Q: What do your gums taste like?
A: Black Jack gum is flavored primarily with licorice, and is rounded out by anise and ginger. Beemans gum packs a vivid wintergreen flavor, minus the pepsin from the early days of cockpit chewing. Clove has a very powerful clove flavor, with subtle undertones of allspice and cinnamon.
Q: Do you use the original recipes for your products?
A: It is our policy to adhere as closely as possible to the original recipes, packaging, and processes of the original American Chicle Company. In some cases, such as the inclusion of pepsin in the Beemans gum recipe, we opted to exclude traditional ingredients for the most flavor. If you have other questions about our recipes, please contact us here.
Q: What is the history of Black Jack, Beemans, and Clove?
A: We are very proud of the extensive history of our products. So proud, in fact, that we have compiled a brief timeline of events following the beginnings of the American Chicle Company all the way up to our acquisition of Black Jack, Beemans, and Clove. Interested? You can find that timeline here. If you have any other questions about the history of our gums, please contact us.
Q: How do I know if a store sells Black Jack, Beemans, or Clove?
A: When shopping for vintage gums, you want to make sure you’re getting the real thing—no substitutes! If you’re looking for an authorized retailer near you, head over to our Store Locator.
Q: How do I become an authorized retailer of Black Jack, Beemans, and Clove gum?
A: It is our goal to bring the sweet nostalgia of of these chewing gums to as many stores as possible. We love people who are passionate about candy and vintage gums, and are always happy to discuss placing our products in other stores throughout the country. Contact us by submitting this form: