Roses, cheeseburger, rotten egg and other bubblegum flavours we need

Lucy ChristieBelinda NgAnushka Purohitaldrin cheungShannon HuiAdy LamVeronica Lin

This week, we asked our readers: what new flavour of bubblegum does the world need and why? Here are our favourite answers

Lucy ChristieBelinda NgAnushka Purohitaldrin cheungShannon HuiAdy LamVeronica Lin |

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Floral delight

I think bubblegum needs floral flavours, such as rose, lavender, and orange blossoms. Flowers are known to relieve stress, offer plenty of vitamins, and have a sweet aroma. Many people create essential oils and perfumes from flowers, so why can’t we use those flavours for bubblegum, too?

Arella Ng, 11, Christian Alliance P. C. Lau Memorial International School

A natural flavour

The world needs rose- and lavender-flavoured bubblegum. There’s a popular saying about taking time to smell the roses, but we should be able to taste the roses, too. Besides being able to see and smell the beauty of nature, I definitely think we need a taste of it, too.

Belinda Ng, 16, South Island School

Gasping for breath

I need rotten egg-flavoured bubblegum, so I can give bad breath to people I hate, while looking completely innocent and kind.

Liam Fung, 15, Chinese International School


Leave high and dry

Definitely a mint-flavoured bubblegum that does NOT dry your mouth. Don’t get me wrong – I love gum, but I hate that dry feeling. I have to drink gallons of water to restore the saliva in my mouth.

Anushka Purohit, 16, Renaissance College

A yummy meal

Definitely Willy Wonka’s Three-Course Dinner Chewing Gum. Just imagine how wonderful it would be for struggling families as well as those who are trying to lose weight. This bubblegum will enable them to enjoy steamed lobsters and Hokkaido steaks at the their own pace, wherever and whenever they want.

Veronica Lin, 17

A bite to eat

Have you ever got hungry before an interview or during an important meeting? In these situations, people should imagine that they are eating something. That’s why we need a cheeseburger-flavoured bubblegum. That way, we’ll give a flawless performance.

Aldrin Cheung, 14, Munsang College (Hong Kong Island)

Chilling out

A chilli-flavoured bubblegum, because we can all just “chill out” amid the chaos that surrounds us.

Shannon Hui, 17, South Island School

A happy meal

I am not a fan of bubblegum, but I probably would be if it was Willy Wonka’s Three-Course Meal. A cheap, fast way to have a three-course meal, anytime, anyplace. Imagine the possibilities!

Saloni Sethi, 11, South Island School

Pop off, please!

Does the world really need another bubblegum flavour? We need less bubblegum, not more! Experiments show that people who chew gum frequently eat fewer meals than non-chewers, but tend to load up on calories when they do eat. Also, the sound of popping bubbles is very annoying. When you’re trying to revise for the upcoming test or have a nice quiet day reading a book, that pop coming from the boy sitting next to you can be extremely irritating.

Ady Lam, 11, Island School

When the taste lingers

Chocolate bubble gum! I love chocolate and they melt far too fast in your mouth. Chocolate gum would definitely solve that problem!

Serena Tam, 16, Hong Kong International School

For next week’s Top 10, tell us, who do you think would make a worse head teacher – Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter, or US President Donald Trump? Send your answers, along with your name, age and school, to [email protected], and our favourite answers will appear in next week’s Top 10!