Experience the unique freshness of the world’s first chewing gum! Mastiha is a natural resin derived by the mastic trees that grow in the Eastern Mediterranean, especially on the island of Chios, Greece. For centuries mastiha has been highly prized for its flavor, aroma, and medicinal properties including its potential as an anti-inflammatory, digestive aid, and antimicrobial agent. Chios mastiha has received a PDO (protected designation of origin) by the European Union for its incomparable quality and flavor.
Elma chewing gum is made in Chios with natural Chios mastic tree resin and mastic oil.
Mastiha has a distinct flavor. Some compare it to licorice, anise, or pine, but it is truly unique and used in several Greek desserts and liquor making.