African Chew Sticks One step to a bright, healthy smile! Delight in the delicious, strengthening power of chew sticks. These chew sticks are cut from the licorice bush (or the Neem tree) and are soaked in the 100% natural distilled flavor. Chewing on the sticks keeps the gums healthy and strong, while freshening your breath. Chew sticks are also famous as a way to quit smoking.