Is the natural gum sustainably sourced?
Yes. The gum is harvested by scoring the bark of Sapodilla trees that grow in the Mexican rain forest. The sap runs from the tree, is collected and refined into Chicle gum. The tree is then left dormant for 7 years to “heal” before being re-harvested. No tree felling occurs during this process.
Is the packaging recyclable?
The sleeve is but unfortunately not the blister. We are working on a solution that will allow the sleeve to be recycled and will advise when this is in place. Until then, I’m afraid the sleeve goes in the rubbish bin.
Is your gum really biodegradable?
Yes, because the gum base is refined tree sap. Completely natural so will degrade just like leaves and twigs.
How long will it take for the gum to biodegrade?
It’s impossible to say as this depends on the environment where the gum is kept (dry/wet/hot/cold). We would however recommend that the gum is discarded in the usual way (rubbish bin).
Have you tested to prove that your gum is biodegradable?
Yes. We chewed our way through a huge amount of gum and sent it to an independent laboratory (Eurofins) to be tested. They confirmed that our gum was inherently biodegradable. We also carried out our own tests in house to compare our natural gum to the standard synthetic gum. The result? Our gum degraded, reduced in size and showed a changed physical appearance (less gummy). The synthetic gum didn’t change much. In fact in a water immersion test it actually absorbed water and grew!!
Have you tested to see that the nutrients are absorbed during chewing?
Yes. We sent samples off to Eurofins. They tested the nutrient content of both unchewed gum and gum that has been chewed for 10 minutes. The chewed gum showed a nutrient level of less than half that of the unchewed gum.
What is Xylitol?
It’s the largest ingredient in our gum. Xylitol is a sugar replacing sweetener that has many health benefits. It doesn’t spike blood sugar or insulin and also starves plaque producing bacteria in your mouth helping promote good dental health. Our natural mint flavour will keep your breath nice and fresh.
How do I become one of your brand ambassadors and earn money from selling your product to my network of contacts?
Easy, just fill in the contact form and tell us why you want to work with our brand. We promise to come straight back.
Where can I buy your gum?
Two Wise Chimps is a new business so it will take time for us to get a lots of listings. Until then, just click on the shop button and we will happily supply you direct.
Is Two Wise Chimps Gum suitable for vegetarians & vegans?
Yes, our gums contain no animal derived ingredients. It is also free from gluten.