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  • I'm jonesing for gum!

    Ok all of you expert PBer's....I love gum and have given it up because of the artificial sweeteners in it. But I want gum. I love gum. I need PB gum. Is there anything out there? Perhaps at natural food store? If so, it is good?
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    Beeswax. Dripping out of the honey jar, or off a bar bought intended to be used for making cold cream, lol. Yum.

    I also like having a nice bite of jerky or sirloin trip and getting that last little bit of really chewy gristle and just chewing and chewing and chewing ...
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    • #3
      Mint toothpicks.

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      • #4
        There is a xylitol gum called Spry that is good for your teeth. You can find it at most health food stores.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by hazyjane View Post
          There is a xylitol gum called Spry that is good for your teeth. You can find it at most health food stores.
          +1 I chew gum sweetened with xylitol.
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          • #6
            You may just be jonesing for the sweet taste. If that is the case, you are better off weaning your tastebuds away from sweetness altogether. If you feel the need to chew on something get some whole cloves or mint leaves.

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            • #7
              Not too related to the original topic, but I won a "Hangman" contest way back when with the words "xanthan gum"

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              • #8
                Mastic? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastic_(plant_resin)

                Never tried it myself. Seems like one of the most natural options.

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                • #9
                  bacon flavored toothpicks

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JohnR View Post
                    bacon flavored toothpicks
                    I'm not sure about toothpicks, but bacon mints and bacon gum is available at ThinkGeek:


                    They also have bacon-flavored toothpaste and dental floss: http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=bacon
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by norak View Post
                      I'm not sure about toothpicks, but bacon mints and bacon gum is available at ThinkGeek:


                      They also have bacon-flavored toothpaste and dental floss: ThinkGeek :: Find Stuff
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                      • #12
                        It's interesting that they consider the entire container of gums to be one serving. Anyway, I assumed the bacon reference to be a joke and didn't mean for the products mentioned above to be a real alternative.

                        Personally I chew xylitol gum, and they don't seem to cause any extra sugar cravings.
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                        • #13
                          Cute bacon mints!

                          How about cooking some bacon half way and then chewing on a slice of that. Bacon can be pretty chewy before it gets to the perfectly-cooked crispy phase.
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                          • #14
                            Always check out the ingredients -- the "bacon" gum and mints are made with dextrose (a sugar) a and corn syrup (a sugar). So no bacon gum!

                            Xylitol is a sugar alcohol. It is not recognized or digested by our digestive system, so it passes through. Not good in large quantities, but okay in smaller amounts, like a piece of gum. It has a second beneficial effect -- it is gobbled up by the bacteria in your mouth but they do not recognize it either, so it kills off a lot of the nasty, bad breath/cavity causing bacteria. Just be sure and read the ingredients. NO aspartame, No acesufame, No dextrose, No sucrose, No sucralose (Splenda) No maltitol (another sugar alcohol, but not nearly as good for you as xylitol.)

                            I've found some good gums in Whole Foods.
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