With a name like Gumball.com you can guarantee that we offer one of the largest selections of gumballs for sale on earth! Shop by color,
size, and flavor. We receive factory fresh shipments each week from the top 3 manufacturers in North America: Ford Gum, Dubble Bubble, and Oak Leaf. We guarantee that customers
will be chewing the freshest product available. Planning a color themed party or event? You can now shop for gumballs by the pound!
The majority of our products are sold in bulk for the vending industry but we also offer small refills for home use
gumball machines, sugar free gumballs, and even custom printed and custom wrapped ball gum. Read more
To learn more about our gumballs click the questions to view the answers.
- What size gumball should I order?
We offer a variety of shapes and sizes for a variety of people and machines. The smallest sizes start from just over a half inch ranging all the way up to 2 inches. If you’re buying gum balls for an older--or home use-- machine you’ll most likely need .62” size. Professional grade machines typically dispense 1” or 850 count gumballs. To determine the size you need, you can empty your machine and measure the opening of the wheel. If the opening is greater than one inch, about the size of a quarter, then your machine should be able to dispense 1” size. If the opening is closer to the diameter of a dime, then we recommend the .62” diameter. Most of our ball gum is spherical but some come in unique shapes like our Colossal Fruit and Spinning Tops. Check the descriptions on their pages to verify which machines these vend best from. Typically the one inch size are sold in bulk, 850 pieces per box and weighing approximately 17 lbs. Older and/or smaller machines that use .62 inch diameter gumballs are usually distributed in 4,800 count boxes. Check out our handy size chart to determine which size your machine can vend.
NOTE: This chart is for reference only, size displayed on your monitor may not be to scale.
- What colors of gumballs are offered?
If you want specific colors for an event or occasion, we offer a wide range of color options from the color wheel. Our bubble gum balls by the pound feature colors to suit many occasions. If you’re looking to match your school’s colors, welcome a new baby into the world, or just really like yellow, we provide a rainbow of color options to choose from. You can mix and match your own color combinations or choose from some of our own like the patriotic Red, White, and Blue package. If you’d like to personalize your gumballs even more you can customize them with your custom logo, color, message, or company name. And if you don’t like colors we also provide black and white!
- What flavor should I choose?
Whether you’re looking for the original bubble gum taste, or something more tropical, we offer a variety of flavors ranging from hot cinnamon to cool mint, from sweet to sour. If you’re trying to relive the classic Soda Fountain era, we recommend Pop Shop flavors including Orange Soda, Root Beer, Cherry Cola, Grape Soda, Lemon-Lime, and Lemonade. For dessert you might want to try Strawberry Shortcake, Cotton Candy, Sprinkles Covered, or Ice Cream Sundae which include; Pistachio, Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry. If you can’t decide between candy and gum, would you believe we offer candy-filled gumballs? Options include gum with filled with sour centers and Nerds candy filled gumballs, Thunder Bolts sour filled and Fruit Shakers. Still unsure what flavor to choose? Half & Half include two delicious flavors in every gumball. If you still can’t decide, our assorted packages give you a variety of flavors to experience. To get the sweet flavor without the sugar, be sure to check out our Sugar-Free selection. Whatever flavor you decide upon, you can be sure they’re guaranteed fresh!
- Who makes gumballs?
We receive factory fresh shipments each week from the top 3 manufacturers in North America: Ford Gum, Tootsie Roll Industries, and Oak Leaf. The majority of our gum is certified Kosher (check the description on product’s page to be sure). We guarantee that our customers will be chewing the freshest product available.
Ford Gum - The oldest manufacturer, produces many of the home use machines commonly given as gifts. They have been operating for over a century and they are the only large scale gumball manufacturer operating in the US. Their products have woven their way into American culture through many popular brands like Big League Chew and the Carousel machines. They also offer assorted sugar free gum products. Carousel products, made in the USA, are certified Kosher by Orthodox Jewish Council. The shield K Kosher symbol for each product can be found on each individual product page.
Dubble Bubble - Owned by Tootsie Roll Industries, Dubble Bubble dates back to 1928 when Fleer Candy Company accountant, Walter Diemer, created the recipe by accident. It was immediately successful in candy shops and eventually made its way into the military rations during World War II. Dubble Bubble was eventually purchased by Concord Confections, which was later purchased by Tootsie Roll Industries. The famous “Crown and Oval” logo is recognized internationally because distribution of the gum is now expanded to 60 countries worldwide. You can still purchase the Original 1928 flavor or sample some of their newer products. Dubble Bubble products are certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. You can find out more about the history of Dubble Bubble at the bottom of our page under Resources.
Oak Leaf - Sweetworks Confections of Scarborough, Ontario, Canada owns the Oak Leaf brand and they produce a wide array of colors and flavors of gum and candy. Being in the business for over 40 years has given them plenty of experience in creating many different kinds of gum. Their unique designs are sure to catch some attention in any machine they are put in. They have a large selection of gum and candies fitting for most holidays, seasons, and occasions. If you’re planning a party, they offer a wide spectrum of colors to match almost any theme. Oak Leaf products are certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union so they’re s perfect treat to offer at Bar / Bat Mitzvahs.
Rain-Blo - originally introduced by Leaf Confectionery in 1940, the brand was acquired from Hershey Foods by Farley's & Sathers Candy and is now owned by Ferrara Candy Company in Round Lake, MN. Rain-Blo claims to have created the ball chewing gum with fruit flavoring on the inside that matched the color of the coating on the outside and featured a hollow center. Their gum is made in Canada and availble in two sizes: Jum-Blo is their "King Size" product and is 1" diameter and "Classic" is 5/8". The flavor options are limited to two: assorted fruit flavors and sour. The packaging is consumer oriented and includes: individually wrapped ball gum, various sizes of cello bags and plastic jars. To our knowlege, Rain-Blo is NOT sold in bulk to the vending industry.
- How long are my gumballs good for?
Ever wonder how long your gumballs will last? We get this question a lot and it just so happens that our bulk gumballs have a shelf life of 18-24 months if they are stored in a cool dry place. In some circumstances they last even longer. We opened and chewed on a 850 count case that was still good three years after production. However, extreme climates and conditions can reduce the optimal lifespan of some boxes of gum. Here’s a guide to help you determine the age and best use by date of our gum balls.
Dubble Bubble by Concord Confections
In this picture of the Concord Confections box you can see the code J23382 printed on the bottom left side of the label. This is a manufacturers' code. The first letter represents the month (A=January, B=February, C=March, etc.). The next two digits show the day of the month. The fourth digit represents the year it was produced. The last two digits are internal code indicating which division and shift of the manufacturing process the case was created by. In this example the product was produced on October 23, 2013 and should be good until October 23, 2015.
- J = 10th Letter = 10th Month = October
- 23 = Day of the Month
- 3 = Year = 2013
- 8 = Concord Division
- 2 = 2nd Shift
- Recommended Shelf Life = 24 Months
For Oak Leaf, the dot matrix code is printed on the side of the box. The first digit represents the year. The next three digits are the day of the year. This is followed by a letter indicating which plant it was produced by and the shift it was manufactured. The last four digits are the time of day it was produced. In this example the code: 1130T2 15:14, shows that this box was produced May 10, 2011 at 3:14pm.
- 1 = Year = 2011
- 130 = Day of the Year
- T = Oak Leaf Facility
- 2 = 2nd Shift
- 15:14 = Time of Day
- Recommended Shelf Life = 18 Months
The dot matrix code printed on the broadside of the box of Ford Gum is easy to read. “BB” stands for “Best By.” This is followed by the expiration date, in month/day/year format. In this photo the best by date is September 12, 2015. The remaining numbers and letters are an internal manufacturing code.
- BB = Best By
- 09 = Month
- 12 = Day
- 2015 = Year
- Recommended Shelf Life = 24 Months
It is always best to keep bubble gum balls stored in a cool dry area. Extremely low temperatures along with tumultuous transportation can sometimes cause damage to the shell of the gumball. In contrast, extreme heat can misshape gumballs and reduce their freshness. In most cases gum balls have excellent longevity and retain their sweetness for a very long time.