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HELP Find Clark's Teaberry Gum Triangle Area NC

MIght be a strange request but I am trying to find Clark's Teaberry gum in the Triangle. I used to love it as a child and it always seemed to soothe my stomach when I had hangovers in college. I haven't had a piece for years and know that the Teaberry plant is native to the Mountains of NC and PA. Can anyone tell me where I could pick it up locally? Shipping online is more than the cost of the gum and you have to buy a large quantity. Problem is the gum becomes hard and brittle before I can go through a whole case (I already tried once)! Thanks in Advance!

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  1. Wow, I completely forgot about Clarks gum....what a throwback. My one suggestion besides buying it online would be the Farmers Market in the building that is higher up. There is a vendor there that sells penny candy, including some older types. If he doesn't have it, it might be possible that a distributor he deals with might carry it.

    Have you seen Canadian Mints anywhere? They are the big round pink wintergreen flavored ones. I grew up in CT, and can't find them there anymore either. Kinda Nesco in texture.

    Good luck!

    1. I want to say I've found this in World Market. I love this gum too and buy it locally. I think that's where I've found it.

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      1. re: eightlegeddj

        Try the S&T soda shop in Pittsboro also the Citgo at the corner of US-64 and Mt Gilead Church Rd just east of Pittsboro, both have retro gums and candy.

        1. re: eightlegeddj

          I third the suggestion of World Market, I think I've seen it there.

          1. re: dubedo

            Any idea what World Market? I went to the one in Cary today and the closest thing they had was that Fruit Striped gum with the Zebra on it... so not really close at all :(

            1. re: aphayes

              I thought it was the one in Cary, I don't recall going to any other World Market. Perhaps I found it someplace else. You all realize this is going to drive me crazy now.

              And, no, Fruit Stripe gum, will okay in it's own right, is just not an adequate substitute for Teaberry.

          2. re: eightlegeddj

            I was at the one by Triangle Town Center tonight. No sign of it & the fellow stocking shelves in the foods area had no idea what it was & had never seen it...

          3. Not the Triangle, but I believe Mast General Store carries it. They have locations in Asheville and the Boone area among others.

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            1. re: danna

              Mast does have it, I was there this weekend.

            2. I recall finding it in World Market too. They also have the black Clark's gum. Blackjack is it?

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              1. re: VaNC

                I was at World Market in Cary yesterday looking for stocking stuffers and remembered to look for Teaberry (I like it too!). I know I have seen it there in the past, but you are right they did not have it yesterday. I saw the Fruit Stripe too. I remember last christmas they had the Clarks gum at the check out in a rack.

              2. Cracker Barrel often has hard to find gums & candy.

                1. i would suggest Foster's and Parker and Otis, both in Durham.

                  1. I was by the Cracker Barrel near Clayton today. While looking for the gum I asked the clerk nearby. It is her favorite, but they don't carry it. However she knew where it could be found: Howard's Mini Mart, 4222 Barber Mill Rd., Clayton, NC (919) 533-8010. I haven't been there, but she said she purchases it frequently. I'd call 1st!

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                    1. Hi AP! I about fell over when I saw your post. I LOVE Teaberry gum. I even used to chomp on real teaberries as a child in the NC mountains. BUT - you can get Teaberry gum at the gas station at 5 Points (not the BP station, but the other one across the street). (5 Points in Raleigh (where Whitaker Mill intersects with Glenwood if you don't know the neighborhood).

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                      1. re: Tehama

                        That is really close to me! I am going tomorrow :) THANKS!!!

                      2. If you are anywhere near Boone, you need to go out to the Mast General Store in Valle Crusis they carry all three of the clarks gums. Clove, Teaberry, and BlackJack.

                        1. Try the Jack Daniel's gas station in Cary off of Jones Franklin, near where Western and Buck Jones meet up. They have a great penny candy section, and I've seen it there quite a few times.

                          Oh my, I used to love teaberry, black jack, AND clove when I was a kid, but teaberry was my fave.

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                          1. Wow, what a throwback, not to echo winedine, I haven't even thought about teaberry or blackjack since the sixties. I used to get in NJ back in the day, now who knows, and the clove gum! My dad used to chew blackjack. All I can say is not available in NYC.

                            1. There is a new candy shop at North Hills called the Lollipop Shop. (If you're walking towards the Renaissance Hotel, it's on the left.) They have all the best penny candy, as well as a wide selection of Jelly Bellys and M&Ms. They had some of the retro gum by the check-out, although I didn't see Teaberry. I asked - and she indicated that they did stock it.

                              Most all the candy is sold by weight, not by the piece.