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Where on earth can I find Bubblicious Chewing gum? My 6 YO is interested in blowing bubbles. Not at HEB or any of the convenience stores that I've tried. Does it still exist? Not any of the other gums work.

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    1. re: scarsdalesurprise

      That's my backup plan - wanted to take her to a real store and buy it personally. We went to HEB, Walgreen's, and three other stores on Sunday trying to find it.

    2. Google "nostalgia candy shop" for Austin, TX - if you have a shop in town that sells old-time candies, it's a fair bet they'll have the bubblegum you're looking for.

      PS: also Google "how to get bubble gum out of hair" :)

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      1. re: mcsheridan

        Unfortunately, I know the answer to that - peanut butter

        1. re: mcsheridan

          Funny - she did get gum in her hair on Sunday. We had to remove it before Mom found out!

          1. re: rudeboy

            It's inevitable; 6-year olds + bubblegum = gum in places difficult to deal with.

        2. I've found old-fashioned stuff like that at Cracker Barrel.

          1. Big Top Candy Shop on Congress carries Big League Chew, Bubble Yum and Hubba Bubba. And probably Double Bubble (not quite as bubbleable as the others).



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            1. re: sqwertz

              Okay - sounds like a trip to Barton Springs and this shop is in order, Thanks sqwertz.

              1. Georgetown has a new nostalgia candy/soda shop 3 blocks South of courthouse square. Call them, nice couple and they can tell you. Also, while you're in GT enjoy all our new awesome eateries. El Monumento is interior Mexican food and on Austin Ave.

                http://sweettoothcandycafe.com 1102 So. Austin Ave.

                1. this just reminded me of that bubble gum that came in shreds in the paper pouch, Big League, the chewing tobacco version of candy cigarettes. do they still make that crap? I can also still smell the revolting grape bubbalicious. gross.

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                  1. re: slowcoooked

                    I was in Fredricksburg a couple of weeks ago in one of the many shops that sell all that brick a brack, and saw candy cigarettes. I thought they quit making those.

                  2. Saw several varieties of candy cigs at new Sweet Tooth. They also had those wax lips. Remember those?

                    http://sweettoothcandycafe.com Corner of University and Austin Ave in Georgetown.

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                    1. re: redhatcharm

                      I never would have remembered those wax lips for the rest of my life if you hadn't posted, redhat!

                      Agree on the grape bubblicious. I'll pick a different flavor. I'm near Burnet and Koenig, but next time I'm in GeoTown, I'l stop by sweet tooth definitely.

                      I wonder if nau's pharmacy has bubblicious. They have some other nostalgic candy (although the supply is thinning lately).

                      Candy cigs - cigarette industry backed; Big League chew - backed by tobacco industry; animal crackers - supported wholly by the meat lobby.