It’s funny to think how some of the foods you eat every day could be banned in another country. On the other hand, there may even be foods banned in your own country that you didn’t already know about. Whether it be due to health reasons, strict laws, or copyright infringements, some foods might be considered normal in one place and illegal in another.
Here are eight foods that are banned around the world.
According to Statista, In 2017, chewing gum sales generated a whopping $3.9 billion in the North American market. Despite its popularity, this chewy candy is completely banned in Singapore. The government made this decision in 1992 out of concern for cleanliness around the country. For that reason, you won’t be seeing sidewalks or public tables littered with gum.
BBC says the law became slightly less strict in 2004 and now allows sugar-free and therapeutic gum. So the next time you take a trip to Singapore, be mindful of the type of chewing gum you bring with you. And don’t litter your chewing gum after you’re done with it!