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Chewing gum in powder – PISSA (Mexico) 21/06/2017

Filed under: New product — Joan Mestres @ 2:51 PM
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The mexican chewing gum manufacturer PISSA (Productos Industriales del Saltillo S. de R.L. de C.V.) presented during the last Sweets&Snacks Expo in Chicago their “Yummy Sand”. It consists on a box with gum in powder form (resembling sand)  and some moulds to create “sand” castles or buildings.

I always considered PISSA (I’ve been in the factory several times) a very professional, innovative and interesting company. They are one of the main Co-Manufacturers of gum in the Area. Being close to the US, they are naturally oriented to this market., although has customer around the world. PISSA is a joint venture between PEPSICO and some local entrepreneurs, and produces gum for many other companies (including big names in the industry).

It has been a while since they produce gum in powder, but this is the first time that I see this product named “Yummy Sand” which comes under the umbrella of their own brand “Delicrea” (acronym for Delicious-Creativity”). “Delicrea” has range of toy+candy combinations.

 

I leave here a link to the article of www.confectionerynews.com where the news is mentioned,  a link to the website of PISSA and a link to a previous post in this website about this company and its products.

 

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Functional Gum in Mexico 08/04/2013

Filed under: Market & Fairs — Joan Mestres @ 3:15 PM
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More news about functional gum being published by http://www.confectionery news.com

Some days ago the focus was Holland and today is on Mexico.

In these two countries, like in many others, the growth of chewing gum is expected to be higher than the growth in other confectionery fields. and the main driver for that is the potential functionality that a chewing gum can contain. Of course the health claim is a key aspect in many markets and an issue that consumers value more and more. Then, of course, becomes a major issue for producers of chewing gums (and almost any other food product, I’d say).

The article also mentions that fruit flavours are the most popular in that country and gives some figures from Euromonitor about the market shares (with mention to one of the companies that I described some days ago: PISSA)

Again, good article from Oliver Nieburg of Confectionerynews.com!

Here is the link:

Functional gum in Mexico

 

Tax on chewing gum 03/12/2012

A “deviation” form the issue of biodegradable chewing gum is the controversy about taxes applied to the product.

Some politicians claim that, as one can find chewing gum stuck everywhere on the streets, and this cost money to remove, then a tax should be imposed on the sale of gum. The money collected from this tax will be “supposedly” used to clean the streets. The issue was on the news some time ago in relation to Ireland and Wales. Now, two more news appeared recently with the same discussion, this time related to Mexico and Northern Ireland (see links from Confectionerynews.com below). As many of you may already know, Singapore is the only country where chewing gum is officially banned, except for those with health claims, which can be sold in pharmacies.

Wrigley is the strongest fighter against those policies and supports educational programs instead of taxes (which reach 50% on top of the retail price in case of Mexico!).

So I guess until nobody finds a successful biodegradable chewing gum (or should I say simply “degradable chewing gum”?), we will find these type of discussions here and there.

http://mobile.confectionerynews.com/Regulation-Safety/Chewing-gum-tax-proposed-in-Mexico

http://mobile.confectionerynews.com/Regulation-Safety/Chewing-gum-tax-calls-in-Northern-Ireland