Chewing Gum Consultant

Professional Chewing gum industry meeting point

More CPhI 11/10/2016

Filed under: New product — Joan Mestres @ 11:24 AM
Tags: , , , , , , ,

In addition to my post yesterday about the probiotic gum promoted by Cafosa, I want to mention as well the other gum concepts that have been developed by this company:

  • Health in Gum ® Tryptophan: anti-Stress, containing 50mg of the aminoacid per piece.
  • Health in Gum ® Garcinia Cambogia: for weight management, with 200mg of the plant extract per piece.
  • Health in Gum ® Caffeine: for Sport nutrition, containing 50mg of active per tablet.

The company has a website dedicated to this segment of functional gum made by means of tabletting technology:

Another company was also promoting functional tabletted chewing gum in this massive Exhibition: Harke Pharma ( which has a partnership with Cafosa for this purpose.


Probiotic gum 10/10/2016

Filed under: Market & Fairs,New product — Joan Mestres @ 4:56 PM
Tags: , , , ,

I was in the last CPhI fair in Barcelona, the largest pharmaceutical fair in the world.

There I could find some mention to chewing gum in some of the booths.

For instance, the gum base supplier “CAFOSA” was presenting a tabletted chewing gum with probiotic function. The product contains Lactobacillus Patented Strains (AB-Dentalac) as active ingredient and has an oral care claim associated to it.

Extract from Cafosa’s brochure: AB-DENTALAC has bactericidal activity against most common oral pathogens and helps restore the protective oral flora by competing against pathogenic bacteria and disrupting their adhesion to the different tissues in the oral cavity.


Practical Course on Chewing Gum Technology 21/09/2016

Filed under: Market & Fairs — Joan Mestres @ 12:20 PM
Tags: , ,

Next week I will be lecturing in this interesting seminar organized by the German school ZDS, in Solingen. I am honoured to take part once again in this type of training, which I enjoy a lot. I hope I will be able to share the know how i have about chewing gum and also learn from the other elcturers and participants.

The Course will cover many different aspects of the production, looking at ingredients, machinery, processes, etc. and includes a hands-on experience which participants in previous editions rated as extremely useful.

If you are interested, you can read more on this link:

ZDS Chewing Gum Seminar

Inscription still open, so if you hurry, we can still meet there next Tuesday!!


Functional Gum 07/07/2016

Filed under: New product — Joan Mestres @ 10:11 AM
Tags: , , , , , , ,

I have been silent for a while, but now I am happy to come back with one of my favorite subjects: Functional Gum.

See what I found in a pharmacy next to my home:


Chicle saciante WUG chicle relajante WUG chicle vital WUG


3 interesting functional gums:


“Satiant gum”: Appetite suppresant gum or also labelled as “Diet gum” containing FOS (Fructooligosacharides) and CGMP (CaseinGlucoMacroPeptide). It is tabletted gum (not so many in the market!)

“Relaxing gum”: It claims that it helps sleep, promotes resting and treats occasional insomnia. Formulated with valerian, tryptophan, lemon balm and melatonin. This is also tabletted. It has the characteristic texture of this type of gum.

“Vital gum”: Also labelled as “After party”. It says to promote alertness and reduce mental tiredness. It contains Pineapple extract, Vitamin C, B6 and B12, guarana extract and lycopene. This one is coated which makes it a bit different from the others.

The company which markets the gum is WUGum. The website is

According to the web, there is also a gum that helps you getting tanned, but I did not find this one in the pharmacy.It is formulated with Betacaronte, lycopene and vitamins C, D3 and E. “Bronze gum”.



New Trademark 16/03/2016

Filed under: Market & Fairs — Joan Mestres @ 11:28 AM
Tags: , ,

The Moroccan chewing gum company, Maghreb Industries ( registered  @GUM  as trademark.



Filed under: Market & Fairs — Joan Mestres @ 11:12 AM
Tags: , ,

This has been one of the most intresting moves in the chewing gum industry for some years.

The Italian giant “Ferrero” (probably you know Nutella, Kinder, Ferrero Rocher or TicTac) acquired the Belgian gum base producer “Eurobase”.

This is a step indicating the interest of the italian company in the chewing gum industry. There have been rumors for some years about this issue (e.g. interest of Ferrero on acquiring Perfetti – the italian chewing gum company) but this is the first real action that can be confirmed. I do not know what will come next but I am sure that we can expect more news in the near future.


Trident Layer – Swedish Fish 22/02/2016

Filed under: New product — Joan Mestres @ 11:12 AM
Tags: , , , ,

This is not extremely new (it was launched last year), but I thought it was intresting enough to be posted here.

Mondelez, which produces the “LAYERS” gum (combination of 2 chewing gum layers with a chewy candy layers in between) launched a “Swedish Fish” version of this gum. It combines berry and lemon flavors.

“Swedish fish” is an interesting confectionery. You can learn more in this link