Bubblegum Day, first Friday of February, celebrates sweetness and generosity.

Created in 2006 by Ruth Spiro, promotes education and philanthropy.

Kids pay 50 cents to chew gum at school, donated to charity.

Walter Diemer's Dubble Bubble dominated post-WWII bubblegum market.

Bazooka, Hubba Bubba, and Bubble Yum changed the bubblegum landscape.

Modern bubblegum uses natural rubber like chicle and synthetic materials.

Pink color from original recipe; flavors like strawberry and blue raspberry.