Did you know that Black Jack is one of the oldest gums in existence? When it was first introduced in 1871, the gum was chicle-based and flavorless. It wasn't until 1884 that licorice was added as a flavor (they first tried Sasparilla but it didn't taste as good as expected), thus making it the first flavored gum in the history of candy! It was also the first chewing gum available in individually wrapped "sticks." Talk about an American classic!