From the April 8 1940 Toronto Daily Star:
Giving a chewable minty gum laxative to a child just seems… ugh.
For more on Feen-a-mint:
- A 1970 commercial
- A 1979 commercial
- A history of Feen-a-mint
- A site that discusses the components of Feen-a-mint – it’s basically just bisacodyl, which is an organic compound that gives marching orders to your bowels. Carter’s Little Pills, a patent medicine that is likely to appear in these pages sometime soon, are also made of this stuff.
Important fact: there is no further laxative effect after the first three minutes of chewing.