Just like our gum, we have nothing to hide! Find below our answers to some of the most frequent questions we’re asked.
If you didn’t already know, regular chewing gum is a single-use plastic! Yep, most gum brands quietly contain plastics (such as Polyethylene, one of the main compounds found in shampoo and water bottles), hidden under the phrase 'gum base' within their ingredients. It means their gum will outlive you, and pollute our planet.
At Nuud, we don't use a plastic gum base, instead we use a sustainably harvested tree sap called Chicle. That’s why our gum is plastic free and biodegradable.
Learn the truth about regular chewing gum.
Gum base is the indigestible part of the gum that makes it chewy. It’s known as a ‘proprietary ingredient’ which means it contains sub-ingredients. Unfortunately, in regular gum, this is where the plastics are found. Did you know that discarded plastic gum is stuck on over 95% of pavements in the UK? Ew.
At Nuud, instead of plastic, we use a sustainably harvested tree sap called Chicle. Find out more about our ingredients.
Yes! All our gum is naturally sweetened with 100% Xylitol to help protect your teeth. Coming from the bark of birch and beech trees, Xylitol is Oral Health Foundation approved to reduce tooth decay and can even reverse decay by helping to replace the minerals in tooth enamel.
Yes! All our gum is certified vegan by The Vegan Society.
Yes! All our gum is non-GMO.
Yes! Nuud biodegrades just like a banana skin. With our own garden composter, we’ve found that Nuud breaks down in about 12 weeks. This will depend on how you compost, but it’s much better than the 500 years that it can take for plastic to break down!
Please don't. Even though our gum is plant based and biodegradable, chewing gum is not something to be swallowed! Once you've had your fill of chewing, dispose of it in the bin – or even better, in your compost.
We would not advise children under the age of 6 to chew any gum. This is in case they don't fully understand gum is not something to be swallowed. However for older children who know this, Nuud is plant based and sugar free using Xylitol – which is Oral Health Foundation approved to reduce tooth decay.
Yes. As Nuud contains Xylitol, it is important that if you own a dog you keep it away from them. Xylitol is a great and safe ingredient for humans, however when ingested by dogs it can cause their body to react adversely and can be lethal. If you believe that your dog has accidentally eaten your gum, take them to your vet immediately.
Nuud is made and packaged in Europe.
Because they chew-chew! (we couldn't help ourselves)