Ten Other Gum-Themed Gang Names to Rival the "Big Red Gangstas"

According to reports, there was a spate of vandalism over the weekend out in the Willowbrook area. Car windows were smashed, things were spray-painted and general breaking of things happened. And apparently it was the work of the Big Red Gangstas. No one yet knows if this is an actual gang or just a bunch of kids with cinnamon-fresh breath, but it got us to thinking about the fact that this sounds like one of the least scary gang names of all time.

And while we're at it, what other chewing gums could be used as the inspiration for gang-related activities and general tomfoolery? Sure, the Icy Hot Stutaz sounds like a taste explosion, but it's really just a bunch of kids who pimp their cheap foreign cars and wear too much Day-Glo.

So, for you would-be minor mafiosos out there, here are some options if you think gum should be your trademark.

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Jeff Balke is a writer, editor, photographer, tech expert and native Houstonian. He has written for a wide range of publications and co-authored the official 50th anniversary book for the Houston Rockets.
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