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Dec 15, 2007 03:40 PM

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.