- July 15 -

Gummi Worm Day

Gummy worms are green and red but come in a variety of flavors, such as sweet and sour! These creepy treats are one of the best-selling candy’s of all time. Gummi worms are a common variation first introduced by Trolli, a brand of the German Mederer GmbH (although the American branch is...

Gummi Worm Day

Gummy worms are green and red but come in a variety of flavors, such as sweet and sour! These creepy treats are one of the best-selling candy’s of all time.
Gummi worms are a common variation first introduced by Trolli, a brand of the German Mederer GmbH (although the American branch is owned by Kraft Foods since 1996) on July 15, 1981, the 60th anniversary of gummi bears.

Gummies
Gummi candy, gummy candy, gummies, or jelly sweets are a broad category of gelatin-based, chewy candies. The candy was invented in Germany by Haribo. The world's first gummi candy, was created almost 90 years ago in 1922. In the United States and Germany, gummi bears are the most popular and best known of the gummi candies. Other common shapes include bottles, worms, frogs, hamburgers, sharks, toy soldiers, full-size rats, large human body parts (hearts, feet, faces), Ampelmännchen and Smurfs.

Gummi worms
Haribo was the first company to produce gummi candies, but another German candy manufacturer, Trolli, picked up on the popular gummi candy idea and in 1981, introduced the gummi worm. It's funny that gummi bears have been around for nearly 90 years, but Americans were first introduced to gummi candy via the fairly recently created gummi worm.
The average gummi worms created by Trolli are advertised to be about 5 cm long. Gummi worms vary from 10 to 25 cm and have two different colors and flavors that mix in the middle of the gummi worm. Some other brands of gummi worms have more than two colors, and are longer than the original Trolli Brite Crawlers, and may have a sour coating or other variations.

Gummy bear
The gummy bear originated in Germany, where it is popular under the name About this sound Gummibär (gum or gummy bear) or in the endearing form About this sound Gummibärchen (gum or gummy bear), gum arabic was the original base ingredient used to produce the gummy bears, hence the name gum or gummy. Hans Riegel, Sr., a confectioner from Bonn, started the Haribo company in 1920. In 1922, inspired by the trained bears seen at street festivities and markets in Europe through to the 19th century, he invented the Dancing Bear (Tanzbär), a small, affordable, fruit-flavored gum candy treat for children and adults alike, which was much larger in form than its later successor, the Gold-Bear (Goldbär). Even during Weimar Germany's hyperinflation period that wreaked havoc on the country, Haribo's fruit-gum Dancing Bear treats remained affordably priced for a mere 1 Pfennig, in pairs, at kiosks. The success of the Dancing Bear's successor would later become Haribo's world-famous Gold-Bears candy product in 1967.
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http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-gummi-worm-day-july-15/
http://kidsloveholidays.blogspot.hu/2011/07/national-gummi-worm-day-july-15.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gummy_bear

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