Mexicans now chew an average of 2.6 pounds (1.2 kilograms) of gum each year, half what the average American chews but still among the highest rates in Latin America. A lot of that winds up on the street.
Wow let’s run a few numbers here…the Average American ™ chews oer 5 pounds of gum a year. How much is that really?
I would think a pack of 5 sticks of gum would be less then 2 ounces. So 1 pound would be more then 8 packs, and 5 lbs. more then 40 packs.
So the Average American ™ puts away on the order of 1 pack of gume a week. Not as bad as I thought going in, but still a lot.
Since many, such as me, never chew gum, then others must be putting away a lot more to make up for it.