Yesterday’s Chicago Sun-Times published an article on the latest industry looking to cash in on consumers’ growing interest in coffee: Wrigley thinks coffee gum might be hot.

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. is testing a new coffee-flavored gum, Doublemint Kona Creme, in 7-Eleven stores nationwide. Oh, thank heaven. Meanwhile, Starbucks Coffee officials were not available to comment on rumors of their impending introduction of a new chewing-gum-flavored coffee beverage … and accompanying music CD.

UPDATE: 09-May-2006
The Chicagoist reviewed the gum. Of course, they believe people would only want to drink coffee to wake up, rather than for the flavor. So what do they know… they must be still drinking Folgers out of a can.