100% natural, Mexican, biodegradable chicle.
It is produced from the latex sustainably extracted from the chicozapote trees growing in southern Campeche and Quintana Roo, in the Gran Petén rainforest, the second largest in America after the Amazon.
The Consorcio Chiclero (Chicle Consortium) brings together more than 40 cooperatives, approximately 2,000 tappers, and owns the brand name, the processing plant, and the marketing and export company of Chicza: 100% natural chicle produced since 2009 with organic certification, and currently marketed in 25 countries in the European Union, the Middle East and Australia.
At Conecto.mx, we distinguish between chicle and chewing gum.
Chicle is a gummy resin from the chicozapote tree, 100% natural and biodegradable, which is cooked and dehydrated to achieve its trademark consistency.
Chewing gum is made from petroleum polymers, sweetened with artificial flavors and takes many years to biodegrade. Chewing gum is a cheap, synthetic, commercial version of real chicle.
Real chicle from the mayan rainforest, specially for you
Chicza – The Real Chicle
By purchasing Chicza, you are supporting a sustainable activity and directly helping the tropical forest, which saw the flowering of the Maya civilization, to remain alive and serve as a vital lung for the world.
The most popular solution for preventing the destruction of tropical forests has been to establish National Parks and Biosphere Reserves. Chicle extraction is an important productive and economic activity for the inhabitants of the Maya tropical forest and tappers have become the zealous guardians of the sapodilla tree, from which they extract chicle, and its ecological environment.
Chicle tapper are the guardians of the Maya Rainforest.
In 2003, the Chicle Consortium was formed as an integrative social enterprise, resulting from the merger of cooperative societies and rural farmers in the states of Quintana Roo and Campeche. The Chicle Consortium, which is responsible for production, logistics, trade and finance, has shown that it is possible to obtain a sustainable chicle harvest, produce Chicza and run a profitable business.