Facts About Hi-Chews
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What are Hi-Chews?
Hi-Chews are a fruit flavored chewy candy sold by Moringa & Company. Each piece of candy contains an outer white coating and a flavored interior with the exception of the flavors of Strawberry Cheesecake, Yogurt, Cotton Candy, and Cola. When you bite into a Hi-Chew, it feels as if you are eating gum that you can swallow.
Hi-Chews originated when Taichiro Moringa wanted to invent an edible chewing gum. This was due to the Japanese taboo of spitting out your food. In 1931, Chewlets were born! Eventually they were taken off the market and in February of 1986, they were re-released as Hi-Chews.
Glucose syrup, sugar, hydrogenated palm kernal oil, gelatin, natural and artificial flavoring, strawberry juice contentrate, DL-Malic acid, citric acid, emulsifiers, sodium nitrate solution, and natural colors.
As of recently, Hi-Chews have become gluten free. If the best buy date is for 2012 or later, than it is gluten free. Because Hi-Chews have gelatin in them, they are not kosher. They are also not halal or vegetarian.
Hi-Chews come in many different flavors. You can have access to all of them online or in specialty stores. The flavors released in the United States are strawberry, green apple, mango, melon, grape, peach, and banana.
Hi-Chews are either in individually wrapped foil or in wax paper.