A Fun One For Friday – Barratt’s A-Team Bubblegum from the UK!
Wanted to post up a fun pop-culture piece for today and I think I’ve got the perfect one. Back in 1983 the UK’s Barratt company released “The A-Team Super Stringy Bubble Gum” in a grape flavor.
This one appears to have been similar to Big League Chew and the many shredded gum imitators that followed in the 1980’s here in the States. Too bad this one was never released here in the USA – it would have been neat to see.
Though we never got to enjoy it stateside back then, at least we have this vintage UK package to appreciate now – hope you dig it:
UK – Barratt – The A-Team – super stringy bubble gum grape flavour – candy bubble gum package – 1983
And that’s everything for today’s post. See you next time!
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They were going to release it in the states but they couldn’t get Mr. T on the plane to bring it back – even after Murdock and Face laced his Mr T cereal with Ambien.