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Big League Chew
Big League Chew is a brand of bubble gum that is shredded so that it can be chewed like chewing tobacco. The product has a baseball theme, after the common practice of baseball players chewing tobacco during games.
A bit of Big League Chew lore is printed on the back of the 2005 package: "Sitting in a bullpen one night, Portland Mavericks' lefthander, Rob Nelson, and teammate Jim Bouton, the former New York Yankee All-Star, wanted something really different and fun to chew. So they came up with a great idea -- shredded bubble gum in a pouch -- and called it Big League Chew(R). It soon became a hit with ballplayers everywhere. "That was over twenty years ago. Today, and 400 million pouches later, more and more professional and amateur players in all sports are turning to Big League Chew, a fun gum that keeps your mouth from getting dry when the game is on the line."
In addition to the original bubble gum flavor, it comes in cotton candy, grape, strawberry, watermelon, sour apple, and sour cherry flavors. It is produced by Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in the United States.
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