Our founder, Marie, an avid gum chewer started Honest Gum in 2014 after she discovered that conventional chewing gum was made of a plastic gum base and laced with all sorts of artificial ingredients. Knowing that there must have been a better alternative, Marie went on a hunt to find a natural chewing gum and found there wasn't anything available on the Australian market. From this discovery, Honest Gum was born.
At Honest Gum, we make our chewing gum the traditional way using natural chicle, a sustainable harvested natural sap from the Mexican sapodilla tree. This means our gum has NO nasties, No artificial colours, NO artificial flavours, NO artificial preservatives and NO petrochemical bases (aka plastics).
Did you know?
Most conventional chewing gums list ‘gum base’ as one of their ingredients, masking the fact that petroleum, polyethylene, polyvinyl acetate, petroleum wax and stearic acid may be among the components. Not to mention the potentially harmful synthetic sweeteners such as aspartame or sorbitol.
That’s why at Honest Gum, our main focus is having a plastic free gum base. Our chewing gum is made with premium natural ingredients and the taste is amazing – it’s even sugar-free. It will keep your mouth fresh and give you something to munch on in between meals.
The way it should be.
Chewing gum is a source of plastic pollution that no one is talking about. Unlike conventional gum, we leave out the plastic in our gum base - so we’re 100% biodegradable.
No hidden nasties.
We list every ingredient that's in our chewing gum, we will never use artificial sweeteners or flavours and never any plastics - you'll find natural plant based ingredients only.
Supporting the Chiclero.
The Chiclero continues to preserve the forest where he and his family have lived for generations and you are supporting the livelihood of a Chiclero and his family when you chew on Honest Gum.
Made the traditional way.
Made the traditional way using natural chicle, a sustainably harvested sap from the Mexican sapodilla tree.
The tree sap is extracted from each tree every 6-7 years and is done in a very gentle way that does not destroy or compromise the tree’s survival and each tree can produce gum continuously for up to 300 years.
Ingredients like no other.
Honest Gum only uses premium ingredients including lemon essential oil, Tasmanian eucalyptus and even ginger root powder.
Sweetened with xylitol (derived from the birch tree), it decreases the acid production of oral bacteria, helping to prevent the build up of plaque and reduce cavities.