From Blowing Meat Bubbles to Oral Fixation Photography

 - Aug 24, 2010   Updated: Mar 24 2011
Chewing gum is one of the funnest -- and messiest -- candies around. This collection of bubble gum finds are the good, the bad and the ugly of gum-inspired creations and whacked-out chewing gum flavors.

From blowing meat bubbles to oral fixation photography, bubble gum isn't just for the kids anymore.

Implications - Consumers are looking for ways to sweeten reality -- literally and figuratively. Businesses should take advantage of the consumer desire to surround themselves with childish foods such as gum because there is a developing market for those looking for indulgence and the revival of retro food in all industry sectors. Sweets are a comfort food and people effected by the recession are in need of these cutesy eats.