Are stride gum wrappers really edible?

Kids in my school swear that eating Stride gum with the wrapper on is completely edible.
Im not going to lie,I've tried it many times,and I hafta say,It makes the gum taste sweeter.
but was this intended by the creators? Is it really okay to eat it?

13 answers

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ANSWER #1 of 13

Yes you can chew the wrapper but the paper is bleached and dyed. While there isn't anything that should harm you, it is possible. (I do it anyway)

ANSWER #2 of 13

yea you can chew the wrappers I've never eaten a peice of stride with out the wrapper it makes it better so go ahead eat the wrapper

ANSWER #3 of 13

meh you can eat it. You can eat plastic if you want to.

ANSWER #4 of 13

there are a few types of gum where you can eat the wrapper. you can eat any type of paper, actually, it will just dissolve and/or go through you.

ANSWER #5 of 13

hih, how about that! now, to find stride gum, I must try it =D

ANSWER #6 of 13

While Stride(r) gum is designed to be chewed for a ridiculously long time, our gum wrappers are not.

All of our gum wrappers are made with materials that comply with FDA regulations for food contact materials; however, none of our chewing gum wrappers are designed to be ingested.

While there’s nothing toxic in them, gum wrappers aren’t intended for ingestion and gum wrappers should not be eaten.

Should you have any questions or concerns about your children ingesting gum wrappers, please contact your doctor or other health care professional.

ANSWER #7 of 13

I'm pretty sure anything is edible and even people are edible but that's called canabalism so...

ANSWER #8 of 13

oh damn thats cool I can eat the wrapper lol

ANSWER #9 of 13

I've done it, but only the inner wrapper. I wouldn't do it if the wrapper were a foil type though.

ANSWER #10 of 13

I do it all the time so if there is something bad in
It that I don't know, I'm screwed!!

ANSWER #11 of 13

They're made of paper, which is mostly cellulose, which IS edible...

ANSWER #12 of 13

I think so, I do all the time:]

ANSWER #13 of 13

I have chewed the gum wrapper and it didnt hurt me 1 bit. it just made the taste of the gum go away quicker
but I think that it is a good idea 2 chew the wrapper because it dicourages littering and helps recycle with out even trying.

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