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When the brochah shehakol is made on gum, is the brochah being made on the gum base, or the flavoring? (I'm assuming one makes a brochah on gum, but maybe not: see http://torahmusings.com/2010/11/chewing-gum-bracha-or-no-bracha/.)

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Yabia Omer O"C vol. 7. I'd post it if I had access, but I'm sure you're plenty capable of looking it up yourself. Its around the 20's (simanim-wise), addressed to his son R. Yitzchak. –  Baal Shemot Tovot Aug 2 '12 at 2:30
Could "hana'as garon" be derived from the gum base, which never usually makes it to the throat? –  WAF Aug 2 '12 at 2:43
@WAF if "garon" literally meant throat, you could pretty much never be hayav for something because it is a beriya-it usually wouldn't be whole by the time it gets to your throat. –  Baal Shemot Tovot Aug 2 '12 at 2:46
@DoubleAA I'd imagine you can have cases with one without the other... –  yydl Sep 15 '13 at 1:18
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Rav Yishak Yosef writes that you make the Beracha on the flavoring combining with the syliva.

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