Beech nuts, by the way, are bitter but edible nuts from (not surprisingly) the beech tree. I don't know what they have to do with gum or spaghetti, but that's what they are.
|Some real beech nuts|
Anyway, one of the best things about gum - then and now - is that it's an inexpensive treat, just like the things you might find over at DealDash - and who doesn't like a deal? Even people who aren't crazy about gum like deals. And there are those of us who like both. My favorite gum now is sugar free extra-spicy cinnamon gum, pretty much any brand - and just like this 1958 Beech Nut ad suggests, I do chew it to relieve stress sometimes. And other times I chew it because - well, I love cinnamon, but my teeth do not love sugar.
What's your favorite chewing gum?