Have you ever wondered where gummi bears first came from, how they are made, or what’s new with them? Find out all the answers – right here right now! Then, once you are filled with all the yummy details, you’ll appreciate all those delicious gummi bears even more find more.
Gummi Bear history
Gummi bears were originally made in the 1920s by a German man named Hans Riegel. He started his own candy company with the name of Haribo (HA for Hans, RI from Riegel and BO from Bonn, the village where he lived). At first, Mr. Riegel only made hard candies. Later on, he experimented with a fruit flavored gelatin and used a special mold in the shape of a dancing bear (“Tanzbär”). The first American-made gummi bears were produced in 1981 by the Herman Goelitz Company (renamed Jelly Belly® Candy Company). That same year, Trolli® introduced the gummi worm, a candy concept that was inspired by delighting children.
How are they made?
Step 1 – All of the required ingredients, like gelatin, sugar, and juice to name a few, are placed into large heated boilers.
Step 2. While stirring with large paddles, coloring agents and flavors are added. Gummies are generally fruit-flavored and come in a variety of five different colors, usually red, yellow, green, clear and orange The flavors of each color may vary by candy company.
Step 3. When everything has been thoroughly combined, the mixture is forced through nozzles and into the starch powder mold pans. The molds and their contents are allowed to set for three to five days.
Step 4. The gummies are freed from the molds and given a slight coating of beeswax to make them shiny and keep them from getting too sticky. Finally, they are packaged and shipped across the globe ready to be sold to both adults and children alike.
The Bears answer to the Demand for Individual Flavors
Hey, that’s a bear of a different color! Have you ever planned a party and tried to find a candy in one or two particular colors? Maybe pink for your baby shower, or blue and white for the football event, or maybe your party colors are red and yellow. Now, you can get gummi candies in individual flavored colors too! How cool is that! Choose from Beary Blue Raspberry, Bodacious Banana, Cherry So Cherry, Granny Smith Apple, Groovy Grape, Lotta Lemon, Ornery Orange, Passionate Peach, Perky Pineapple, Red Raspberry, Sumptuous Strawberry, and Wild Watermelon!
Invasion of the Giant Gummi Bears?
Looking for a truly unique experience? How anout a Giant Guumu bear. These gargantuan bears are bigger and better than ever! Weighing in at almost five (that’s right 5) pounds we have the World’s Largest Gummi Bear – at 5.5″ wide, 3.5″ deep and 9″ tall its the equivalent of 1,400 regular sized gummy bears! Even better, these monsters come in a variety of flavors and colors including; cherry (red), blue raspberry (blue), cola (brown), lemon (yellow), grape (violet), orange, pineapple (light yellow), green apple, and pink bubblegum!