Astro Biz: Orbit gum

Many businesses, products, and places have names rooted in space and astronomy. We’re featuring one every Tuesday on Seattle Astronomy.

This week’s Astro Biz is Orbit® gum. Orbit is a brand of sugarless gum made by the Wrigley company. It comes in a wide variety of flavors. According to Wikipedia, Orbit originated back during World War II, when traditional gum-making ingredients were in short supply. After the war it went away, coming back in the late 1970s. It left the U.S. market in the ’80s because of concerns about artificial sweeteners, but returned to the states in 2001.

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