Rave : 2000 : Bubble Gum
Hey, in my list of Spidey collectibles ("The Collecting Compulsion" in PPP Volume 6, #3), I forgot to mention the piece of Spider-Man Tattoo Bubble Gum that sits right on my keyboard (which just goes to show how observant I am). It is wrapped like a Tootsie Roll. The center is yellow with a "bust-shot" of Spider-Man surrounded by webs. The twisted paper on the ends is red with webbing and spiders. Ingredients are: Dextrose, Sugar, Gum Base, Corn Syrup, Artificial Flavors, BNT (To Maintain Freshness), Artificial Colors, and FD&C: Red 4. (Hmmm. Tasty.) Copyright date on it is 1994. Inside is a press-on tattoo of Spider-Man web-swinging (which I never knew about until now because I never opened it up before). And how does the gum taste? I can't speak for its original flavor but I suspect that, after sitting on my keyboard for six years, it now probably doesn't taste very good.