Bubble Yum never contained spider eggs or legs or any other arachnid part as a chewable secret ingredient.
This myth is almost as old as the gum itself and caused quite a stir in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when it spread inexplicably from playground to lunchroom among the younger set.
After the Life Savers Company addressed the issue with an official full-page rebuttal printed in newspapers, to dispel the rumor and restore public confidence.
Not long after, the gum became the most popular bubble gum brand.
Bubble Yum was the first soft bubble gum created, and was introduced in 1975 by LifeSavers.
Floyd D. Duck, an anthropomorphic punk-style duck character, is Bubble Yum’s official mascot.