RememBear This: Fruit Stripe Gum
What child doesn’t remember Yipes the Zebra and his mutli-colored gum? This stuff was fantastic. “5 juicy flavors” and a tattoo to boot! Now I have some weird mental connection with this gum and Toys ‘R Us and I’m trying to think if it was because that’s where I would purchase it or because the similarity between Yipes and Geoffrey the Giraffe. I’m not quite sure why I relate the two, oh well.
I think at one point this was the only gum I chewed….for it seems like the good portion of a 3 year stretch. I definitely had a fancy for this stuff. I liked the variety…as many choices as there were Spice Girls (see how I said were, although I’ll be honest, I’m pretty excited about Posh Spice replacing Paula on American Idol).
I remember chomping down on a few pieces in the back of the ol’ Dodge Caravan in the back seat, you know the one next to the melted Crayola mess on it…..was that just my family’s van? The stripes on the seat nearly matching the stripes on my tongue from the three flavors I just zipped through.
What’s your favorite thing with stripes?
The gum has magical powers…it can turn a pocket protector wearing geek to a super hip bro: