You might remember getting this out of the old chewing gum vending machines outside your local sweet shop? Beech Nut brand had a sweet peppery taste and came in little oblong packs, dragees not sticks, usually on sale for around 2p or 5p a pack in the mid 70s. I remember Beechnut chewing gum. I always used to get a small pack after Sunday School from the vending machine by the bus stop. It was my once a week treat. There were 5 dragees in the pack so it lasted almost all week.