I was just chatting with a friend, and the topic of how wonderfully awesome Fruit Stripe gum is. I called it “Toys R Us” gum, because when I was growing up, my sisters and I for some reason associated it with the store. But he’d never heard that.
I googled it, and it appears I’m not the only one who’s made the connection. I’m mostly assuming that:
Perhaps it was mostly available (or exclusively available for a while) at the Toys “R” Us checkout lanes.
Yipes the Zebra resembled Gregory the Giraffe at the time? Or at least it was a colorful zoo animal.
Like toys, they’re the most enjoyable the first 5 minutes, then lose all flavor.
Anyone else have the same notion?