There are a lot of different chewing gum brands out there. But those looking for aspartame free gum are often left unsatisfied. No surprise there, as it can be quite a hassle trying to find gum without aspartame, but not impossible. Let’s check out some choices.
Do the most popular gum brands contain aspartame?
Yes, the vast majority of popular gum brands are all owned by the parent company Wrigley’s and as a rule their sugar-free gums (and even some that use sugar) all use a mixture of different artificial sweeteners which include aspartame. Some examples include the Orbit product line as well as other well known brands like Spearmint and Hubba Bubba.
As a whole, Wrigley’s oversees dozens of different brands of gum so it will be easier to memorize brands that don’t use aspartame, rather than try to remember all that do.
So it’s pretty clear that aspartame free gum is fairly uncommon as a rule, though a fair selection of options do exist. So let’s take a look.
List of chewing gum without aspartame (updated June 2019):
#1 – SIMPLY GUM
Produced by the company Simply Gum, this product is hailed as a completely 100% natural gum. Containing no artificial sweeteners nor any synthetic chemicals of any sort.
Instead of the usual suspects, Simply Gum product line uses natural substances like: Natural chicle base, Organic raw cane sugar, Organic vegetable glycerin, Organic rice flour and various natural flavourings.
When it comes to flavours, you get to choose from such options as:
Sold both separately as well as combined in one super-pack. With thousands of favourable reviews it’s hard to go wrong with this premium style aspartame free gum.
#2 – CHICZA
Made by the company of the same name – Chicza – this line of gum products claim to be the only 100% certified Organic, biodegradable, and sustainable chewing gum on the market today.
While common gum brands use a synthetic material filled “gum base” and artificial flavourings, Chicza gum uses natural ingredients such as: Organic Gum Base (%100 Chicle) + Organic Glucose + Organic Evaporated Cane Juice + Organic Agave Syrup + Organic Flavor.
The gum comes in flavours such as:
On top of the great tasting gum, purchasing Chicza also supports the Chicleros – a native rainforest community who do their best to maintain the rainforests while harvesting chicle for their livelihood. There are over 10,000 native people among this group who greatly appreciate the support.
#3 – GLEE GUM
A delicious, natural chewing gum. As noted on their website – no artificial colours, flavours , sweeteners or preservatives. And of course that includes being aspartame free as well. Glee Gum is made by Verve, a woman-owned business.
As with other products in this list so far, Glee Gum is based on Chicle, a natural tree sap harvested in rainforests. It’s sweetness derived from Fair Trade cane sugar and brown rice syrup. In their sugar-free products, 100% Xylitol from American Birch and Beech trees is used instead.
Among their many flavours, you’ll find choices like:
#4 – PUR GUM
Made by the PUR company, this gum is a non-GMO, Vegan, gluten free, soy free, nut and peanut-free, Xylitol flavoured gum without aspartame. Produced with the goals of offering natural, health promoting choices for everyone.
PUR’s product line contain 8 tasty flavours for you to choose from. Select from choices such as:
Or simply grab a variety pack.
#5 – SPRY DENTAL DEFENSE GUM
SPRY is an oral care product line developed by Xlear inc., a leading manufacturer of xylitol-based products. Aside from gum, the company also produces toothpaste, mouthwash, mints and much more.
Their products contain no aspartame and instead focus completely on Xylitol as it provides great benefits for dental health. The gum is sold in containers ranging from 10 to a whopping 600 pieces, great for when you want a small blister sleeve or 30 count tube to carry around, but would also love to have a big 100-600 piece jar sitting on a desk at home.
Choose between flavours such as:
You might also want to check out their website for various deals and additional flavours of gum, as well as all their dental products.
#6 – EPIC
Epic is another dental product line which includes gum in their lineup. And similarly to Spry, they have also focused on Xylitol as the main sweetener due to its benefits for dental health.
Founded in 2003, they’re a small, privately held company, that nonetheless has managed to become one of the leading brands for innovative dental care products.
For their gum line, they have a whopping 7 flavours and 7 different package sizes to choose from. Choices such as:
#7 – TIC TAC GUM
The brand name Tic Tac is likely not one you’d immediately associate with gum, but rather with their very popular breath mints. Owned by the Italian brand, Ferrero, Tic Tac products are known for their colourful, see through plastic boxes. And indeed, the name Tic Tac originates from the sound the flip-action lid boxes make as you open and close them.
But believe it or not, Tic Tac has recently come out with gum products, and has chosen to flavour it with Xylitol and Sorbitol.
There are a couple of great flavours available, so check them out:
I hope you’ve all found some new and tasty chewing gum without aspartame from this page. If you’re looking for more aspartame free products, check out our list of aspartame free diet soda.
– Aspartame-Research Team
Tic-Tac has recently come out with chewing gum without aspartame.
Thank you so much for this. I really appreciate it. I looked at every gum in the store and they are all obviously made by Wrigley.
Just because a hydrogen molecule was taken off of methanol (AKA antifreeze/poison) and something else stuck on it to make it taste sweet does mean it is harmless. One can of soda or stick of gum with aspartame causes me to have profuse diarrhea. Sucralose is not problematic. Since xylitol has a backbone of liquified beech trees (undigestible cellulose in humans) it is OK for cows, horses, etc. It still is indigestible in humans. Just like aspartame, it causes me the same problem. Ergo, no diet drinks or gum or any food with either aspartame or xylitol in it. As as chemist and physician I strongly discourage people from ingesting either substance. Wrigley’s is shooting itself in the foot and I would not be surprised to hear the sales of chewing gum are markedly down. For a lot of us, you know why we don’t buy these products any more. 5 calories per slice of gum is trivial in the American diet.