4) Fruit Stripes Gum
The “Five Flavor Gum” was invented by James Parker and launched in early 1969 as an extension of the Beech-Nut gum line. Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company acquired Fruit Stripe in 2003 from The Hershey Company. Farley’s & Sathers merged with Ferrara Pan in 2012, forming the Ferrara Candy Company. Two five-flavor packs of Fruit Stripe are currently produced, which are chewing gum: wet ‘n wild melon, cherry, lemon, orange, peach smash and bubble gum: cherry, grape, mixed fruit, lemon, and cotton candy. In the late 1970s, there was a chocolate version called Chocolate Stripe. The famous gum tried out several different mascots over the years, finally settling on “Yipes” the fruit striped zebra.
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