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The gum base of most industrial chewing gums contains synthetic polymers (and notably styrene/butadiene), made up of monomers from the oil refinery process. These polymers are classified as plastics, and give artificial chewing gums their characteristic elasticity and chewiness. However, since Bonsai is made from the naturally elastic gum of the sapodilla tree, there is no need to add polymers in order to give them theit chewy gum consistancy.

Industrial gums contain polymers from the oil refinery process, and we all know how problematic the use of oil is for the planet. On top of that, town councils often have to use strong jets of water to unstick the gums left on the streets, which then end up going down the drains and into the rivers and seas. The polymers in these gums are toxic, especially in presence of water, and they end up polluting our water and endangering the ecosystem of our rivers and seas, and the animals and plants living in them. In terms of possible risks for your health, you are probably the best judges of that one, but at Bonsai we think it's probably better to chew on natural products rather than plastic based ones.

Bonsai is made from natural tree latex extracted from the sapodilla tree, which is then heated, kneaded and flavoured with natural mint and lemon extracts. Even its sweetener, xylitol, is made from a substance extracted from the bark of the birch tree.

Yes. No tree is felled in the sap extraction process. Local workers make small slits in the bark of the trees in order to extract the sap. The production of Bonsai doesn't exhaust the forest's natural resources, or the planet's.

We developed Bonsai's recipe ourselves, with a team of experts. The sap used in the recipe is extracted from sapodilla trees in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize by local workers, and is heated and kneaded nearby to create an entirely natural gum base. This gum is then flavoured with natural mint and lemon extracts and packed in Naples, Italy.

Yes, since ancient times! The ancient Greeks chewed on tree resin to clean their teeth and freshen their breath, as did the American Indians. This trend caught on in the USA in the nineteenth century, but, with the industrialisation of production and the quest for profits, gum companies started to replace natural chicle gum bases with artifical, chemical bases, which were cheaper to produce.
No, of course not! True, Bonsai is made up of natural ingredients, and won't pollute its environment when it breaks down, but, biodegradable or not, gum on the ground is unsightly and will stick to your shoes...banana skins are biodegradable and non-polluting too, but it would never cross our minds to throw them on the pavement, would it?!

Bonsai is currently on sale in the French supermarket chain Monoprix and in some Manors in Switzerland. If you don't live in France or Switzerland, Bonsai is also on sale at an attractive price on our website : www.bonsainaturel.fr .

You can track your parcel on https://www.laposte.fr/outils/suivre-vos-envois as soon as you have received your tracking number by email.

If you wish to cancel your order processed on our website, contact as as soon as possible on the following email address: bonsainaturel.info@gmail.com. If your order hasn't been processed yet, we will cancel it and refund you immediately. If the order has already been processed, you can send it back to us as soon as you receive it, and we will refund both your order and your postal fees (just send us a proof of postal charges by email).