Bye Bye synthetic chewing gum

Have you noticed that the chewing gum thrown on the ground never seems to disappear? You'll find the same gum stuck in a gap in the wall bricks over and over again as you pass by. A typical chewing gum found in the store contains a synthetic gum pulp that has been flavored with artificial sweeteners, preservatives and coloring agents. Conventional chewing gums are not recommended to be swallowed, but we don't think that grinding plastic compounds is good for you either, so the chewing gums in our range use only natural ingredients and genuine chewing gum pulp collected from trees.

Read more below about what regular chewing gums typically contain and you will understand why we do not recommend them. We will also tell you more about the traditional and organic Chicza chewing gum, which, according to our values, is biodegradable, 100% organic and collected in an ecologically sustainable way, respecting age-old traditions.

Chicza - Genuine biodegradable organic chewing gum

According to the ancient tradition of the Mayan Indians, natural chewing gum pulp, Chicle, is obtained from the rainforest, which is the basis of 100% Chicza chewing gum. Chicle is the sap/sweet liquid of the Sapotilla tree, which is collected with sustainable principles from the rainforests of Central America. The sap collection is similar to domestic birch sap collection, and it does not harm the rainforest tree population. The production of chicle is strictly controlled work according to the standards of the FSC certificate. Best of all, Chicza chewing gum is completely biodegradable. When you throw it away, its all-natural ingredients turn to dust within weeks.

  • 100% Organic
  • Vegan
  • Biodegradable
  • Gluten free
  • Without additives or synthetic compounds
  • Sweetened with Agave syrup
  • Fairtrade product
  • Kosher certified
  • Winner of the Intervational V-Label Awards 2021 of the International Vegan Society

Chicza organic chewing gum is natural and vegan

Chicza is a very clear demonstration that it is possible to do things in harmony- not only in Harmony with nature, but also between humans.

- Pablo Muñozledo

Chewing gum's dark secret

The base mass of regular chewing gum contains a lot of questionable ingredients, which are not necessarily mentioned on the product packaging. It is only rarely natural rubber, as most of the time the base mass comprises a number of synthetic rubbers that are made from petroleum. From the same material that plastic is made from. Some of these synthetic rubbers are practically the same stuff that is used, for example, in car inner rubbers.

However, this is not the only problem with chewing gum. Another unpleasant characteristic of conventional chewing gums lies in their endocrine-disrupting compounds. The chewing gum may contain additives E320 and E321 (BHA and BHT) used as antioxidants. The Food Agency's recommendation for the maximum amounts of these intakes is quite small and there is no reason; even in very small amounts, these compounds can, according to some studies, cause developmental and reproductive disorders as well as problems with the functioning of the nervous system or immune defense.

These compounds are also annoyingly common, e.g. in cosmetics and packaging. Children and pregnant women in particular are advised to avoid all products containing BHA and BHT compounds, as even small doses increase the overall effect of the compounds.

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  • Most common gum brands

    "Gum Base" (polyisobutylene + polyvinyl acetate + styrene butadiene rubber + butyl rubber + paraffin + microcrystalline wax + hydrogenated vegetable oil + lecithin) + Aspartame + Acesulfame K + Sucralose + Glycerin + Sorbitol + Maltitol + Xylitol + Isoglucose + artificial flavors + artificial colors + Titanium Dioxide + Calcium Casein Peptin +
    Butyl hydroxyanisole (BHA) + BHT

  • Chicza chewing gum ingredients

    Sugarcane* + Chewing gum* (%100 Chicle) + Glucose* + Agave syrup* + natural flavors*

    *Certified organic raw material

  • Chicleros

    Chicleros is the name for those who collect Chicle juice for a living. The Chicleros are part of the original rainforest communities that take care of the ancient ecosystems. There are about 2,000 of them and together with their families, they comprise almost 10,000 people.

    By buying Chicza chewing gum, you support the traditions and work of indigenous peoples.

  • Sustainable raw material collection

    The sap is collected by making V-shaped incisions in the bark of the tree, along which the sap slowly drains into the collection containers waiting below. One tree
    produces approx. 3-5 kilos of sap, after which the tree is allowed to rest for 6-7 years before a new harvest. The collection does not damage the trees and many of them are really old, some even more than 300 years old. When sap is collected from the same tree again and again, the operation is ecologically sustainable.

  • Traceability of origin

    The activities carried out in the rainforest are FCS certified
    (Forest Stewardship Council). It means that everyone
    The Chicza batch is precisely traceable right down to the individual Chicleros and the exact location of the tree. Few products in the world offer such precise traceability.


In 2021, Chicza won the International V-Label Awards in the category "sweets and snacks"!

The world's leading brand of vegan and plant-based products V-Label annually awards the best vegan and plant-based products in various
in categories.

The Vegan Society guarantees that the product and its manufacturing process do not contain animal products, by-products or derivatives, the product has not been tested on animals and does not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO).

World-leading vegan & vegetarian trademark V-Label just revealed the winners of this year's International V-Label Awards at the Virtual Awards Ceremony held on November 4th.

The international jury panel consisted of 15 leaders from the plant-based industry, vegan influencers, and representatives of NGOs.

A simple and organic manufacturing method

The vast areas of tropical rain forest in the southeastern parts of Mexico merge with the rain forest areas of Central America, forming together the second largest rain forest area in the world. In the regions of Quintana Roo, Campeche and Yucatàn in Mexico lies a huge area of ​​rainforest that continues to flourish thanks to the protection of the rainforest. Unlike other areas in Mexico, where up to 80% of the original jungle has been lost to logging and agriculture, here we rely on traditional methods to protect nature.

Chicle, or sap, is collected from trees using traditional methods. It is boiled until sticky and shaped into slabs called ' marquetas '. They are melted together with natural waxes and the end result is an organic chewing gum mass. Natural flavors and Agave syrup are mixed into the hot mass. Agave syrup has low
glycemic index, which means that consuming it does not raise blood sugar, like, for example, regular sugar. Therefore, it is more recommended for sweetening than several others used by the industry
sweeteners. Finally, the mass is shaped into ready-made chewing gum sheets.

  • 10% biodegradable

    It is said that Chicza comes from the country and returns to the country. Like a leaf falling from a tree. That's absolutely true, because unlike regular chewing gum, Chicza is completely biodegradable.

  • Kosher certified

    Chicza has to meet the strict Kosher quality requirements of the Jewish community. Many, regardless of religious background, choose Kosher products because they are safer and healthier. Kosher products may also be more suitable for people with allergies and sensitive to certain ingredients
    to people.

  • Objection to aspartame

    Chicza is sweetened with Agave syrup, which is known to have a very low glycemic index. Agave syrup contains a lot of fructose, i.e. fruit sugar naturally present in fruits.