Creating Better Chewing Gum with Simply Gum

This is episode 27 of the Better Food Stories interview series, which includes conversations with the trendsetters of today’s food industry.



Did you know almost all conventional chewing gums contain plastic and other synthetic ingredients?  

Today’s guest is on a mission to offer us something better.

Simply Gum is a sustainable food company that is disrupting the snacking industry with its better-for-you alternative to traditional gum and breath mints. 

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The company’s founder, Caron Proschan started Simply gum in 2014 after she discovered that regular chewing gum was made of a plastic base and filled with artificial ingredients. She started making batches of gum in her New York City apartment and sold the first Simply Gum products in local stores throughout Manhattan. 

Today, Simply Gum is available at major retailers like The Fresh Market, Walmart, Thrive Market, Vitamin Shop and Amazon. 

In my conversation with Caron, you’ll learn: 

  • How Simply Gum went from idea to successful business

  • How Caron and her company is incorporating a mission of sustainability into its operation 

  • What we, as consumers, should be looking for when it comes to safe, natural snack products 

Click the link above to listen to my entire interview with Caron. And, sign up to the mailing below if you want to get new episodes of the Better Food Stories interview series delivered straight to your inbox.

Adria Greenhauff