Blackjack is the name of one of the oldest chewing gum
s around. Blackjack's distinguishing feature is that it continues to be the only
chewing gum flavored with black licorice
. This may not seem too unusual to, say, Scandinavians, who have a lot of licorice
around, but I've yet to find anyone else here in Arizona
who likes powerful black licorice.
I saw some Blackjack in a store once and I bought it, just to try it out. It was awesome. I assumed they had it at all grocery stores. Unfortunately, they don't, so I should have stocked up while I had the chance. When in doubt, stock up. My girlfriend ignored that advice when we were in Finland and now she doesn't have any Salmiakki to show her friends.
There is a Seinfeld episode where Blackjack makes a cameo appearance. I don't know the number, but it's the one where his girlfriend is forcing him to guess her name. While she's in the restroom, he starts going through her purse to find her driver's licence, and unearths a pack of Blackjack. "Blackjack?" He winces. Who chews Blackjack anyways?