When someone asks you for a piece of Mastiqe, you ought to say yes. Teach them a thing or two about its special ingredient while you're at it!
Gum Meant to be Shared
For us, our special ingredient - mastic - is forever associated with cherished memories of laughter, celebration, and joy shared with loved ones. Through Mastiqe, these are the moments we want to share with the rest of the world.
Naturally Sweetened Mastic Chewing Gum
The Story of Mastic
Called "The Tears of Chios"
Mastic comes from the Pistacia Lentiscus tree's bark on the Island of Chios, Greece. It falls from the mastic tree in the form of crystalized tear drops, and is thus known as the "tears of Chios."
From The Island of Gum
Mastic is produced naturally on Chios Island 10 miles from the western Coast of Turkey, and nowhere else in the world. The Turkish name for Chios is "Sakiz Adasi", meaning the island of gum.
Rich With History
Ancient Greeks first chewed mastic 2,500 years ago to clean teeth and freshen breath. It was the world's first natural chewing gum! Indeed, the English word, to masticate, is derived from mastic.
Used in Culinary Treasures
Mastic has the same cultural importance to people of Greece & Turkey that Pumpkin Pie has to Americans. Through its use in desserts like ice cream and Turkish delight, it is intimately associated with family celebrations and holiday festivities.