Most chewing gum contains plastic. In fact, the same plastic materials that go into plastic bottles, glue, and rubber tyres. They use sap from gum trees instead of plastic. It’s a harvesting technique that has been practiced for centuries in native jungle societies. Together with natural sap, they only source the best plant-based ingredients – better for you and for our environment.
This plastic-free gum also does not contain any aspartame and BHA. For sweetening, they use the low-calorie plant-based sweeteners stevia and xylitol. Xylitol has been shown to prevent tooth decay and is therefore good for your teeth. True Gum is palm oil free and suitable for vegans because it has no animal-derived ingredients.
Instead of using a traditional plastic-filled gum base, True Gum is made with chicle, a sustainable and natural ingredient coming from the sap of the Sapodilla tree. That makes True Gum a plastic-free, plant-based chewing gum. Their chicle is harvested by local “chicleros” in Central America with a sustainable technique that’s been practiced for centuries that does not require cutting down trees. At the same time, using chicle supports the livelihood of the local communities.