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Clorets gum was discontinued so recently that many people might not have realized it's gone. Phased out in 2015, this breath-freshening gum was loved for its effectiveness against the biggest and baddest breath-odor causing foods like garlic and onions, according to Candy Crate. Clorets gum's unusual claim to fame was the inclusion of water-soluble chlorophyll—chlorophyllin—which began to be included in all sorts of products in the 1950s after scientists discovered that chlorophyll can reduce the odors produced by putrefaction, according to CurioCity. As there's at least one study that backs up the effectiveness of chlorophyllin at freshening breath, we can't believe Clorets couldn't keep going.



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4Beech-Nut Gum Busted​

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The same Beech-Nut company famous for its natural baby foods used to make minty chewing gum for adults, as per CNN. Beech-Nut gum was a go-to breath freshener in the early to mid 20th century, but gradually fell out of favor and was eventually discontinued. Some gum connoisseurs might know that Fruit Stripe gum used to be made by Beech-Nut. It lives on but is made by a different company now. Beech-Nut Peppermint is a (fresh) blast from the past that sadly has faded into obscurity. Slices of gum had their heyday long ago—current gum trends deliver the chewy substance in small bite-sizes in foil blister packs.

3Bonkers Bonked Out​

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Tastes must have really changed in the 1990s. Bonkers were a big hit in the 1980s and 1990s until Nabisco discontinued them, according to Leaf Brands. Bonkers were fruity candies that were chewy on the outside with an even fruitier filling. Bonkers came in grape, strawberry, orange, watermelon, and the not very fruity chocolate. Leaf Brands has acquired Bonkers apparently with the intent to bring the chewy candy back but states they're trying to get the machinery for wrapping the candy. That was in 2015 though, so perhaps we aren't going to be seeing any Bonkers on the shelves anytime soon.


2Certs For Certain​

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The debate began in 1958 when people couldn't agree whether Certs were a candy or a breath mint. Later on, we found out that there's actually no peppermint oil in the candy, but in the 1960s and '70s Certs were a go-to breath freshener and were featured often in TV commercials, according to Candy Crate. Certs Classic Mints actually contained Retsyn, which was a copper gluconate mixture and added artificial flavoring. The little mint came in several flavors like Spearmint and Assorted Fruit or Cinnamon. In more recent times Certs were either boxed or in rolls but have now faded into obscurity and the depths of eBay.

1Whiz Bar Whammy​

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Sometimes a candy bar doesn't last forever but lives on through its legacy. The Whiz Bar, first appearing in the hands of hungry children in the 1920s, was a chocolaty candy bar that relied on slick marketing—a catchy tune and a five cent price tag, as per the Huffington Post. Although Whiz Bars didn't stand the test of time, they did cause a revolution. The head food technologist for the company that made Whiz Bars invented a machine with no moving parts that totally changed the candy making game forever. Justin Alikonis called his machine that could make 1,400 gallons of marshmallow an hour the Whizolater.


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Interestingly, if you multiply all by a factor of 10 it's somewhat consistent.
Except for tuition, new house and new car - half of them lol.

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Clorets gum was discontinued so recently that many people might not have realized it's gone. Phased out in 2015, this breath-freshening gum was loved for its effectiveness against the biggest and baddest breath-odor causing foods like garlic and onions, according to Candy Crate. Clorets gum's unusual claim to fame was the inclusion of water-soluble chlorophyll—chlorophyllin—which began to be included in all sorts of products in the 1950s after scientists discovered that chlorophyll can reduce the odors produced by putrefaction, according to CurioCity. As there's at least one study that backs up the effectiveness of chlorophyllin at freshening breath, we can't believe Clorets couldn't keep going.





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