Gum comes in the form of pellets, not sticks.
Oh how I have missed actual sticks of gum since moving to England. The gum pellets that are sold in England just don’t hold their flavor and there is something totally wrong about having to crunch through a pellet shell and chew a little bit in order to transform the pellet into gum. (And yes, I know gum pellets are also sold in the States but I avoid them.)
Do you know how many times I’ve seen this at the store thinking it contained five sticks of gum?
Only to open it after purchasing it to find these stupid gum pellets?
The answer is countless!