I love Ricky...a bit too snarky for me sometimes, because I think people should believe in a god if that's what they need to believe in, but I've thought this very same thing all throughout my adult life.
The original bazooka bubble gum was my favorite. Not for the Taste, not even for the price. I loved it for the little stories inside. I just thought it was so cool that they could put little story strips with the gum. I mean it tasted pretty good too, not as good as juicy fruit though.