This Pepper Gum Is No Joke

This Pepper Gum Is No Joke

Food & Drink

This Pepper Gum Is No Joke


By Cari Martens

When I was a kid there were a variety of ‘joke’ chewing gums you could buy in novelty shops to play ‘hilarious’ practical jokes on your friends. Included was one flavor labeled as licorice that tasted like you were chewing on black peppercorns. Now that I think about it, I believe it turned your tongue black, too. Now that’s funny.

Imagine the fun when your friends started to feel the heat from the peppery gum you so generously offered them. More fun than a whoopee cushion!

Well, the Japanese folks from Kracie are adding spice to life with a peppery new gum that’s no joke. Pepperfruits gum combines the flavors of mixed fruits and black pepper to ‘put a little bit of zing in your day.’

It’s currently only available in Japan and sells for 105 yen per pack (about $1).

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