Gummy Candy

Gummibärchen, Gummi Bears, Sweetness

The Gummi Bear is a proud product of Germany. His invention was primarily called the’dancing bear’. The bears became very popular in Germany.

It wasn’t until the 1980s that it would be fabricated in america. Before that, American high school students learned about the’Dancing Bears’ in their German classes and were the first Americans to learn about it. In the year 1981, the Herman Goelitz Company, which is now called the Jelly Belly Candy Company, began to create the initial American-made Gummi bears. The next year, the Haribo Company saw the big market that was waiting in the United States and brought their business there. By this time, Gummi Bears were very accessible to the American people.

Aside from the American bears, the 1980s saw the birth of a new Gummi character. The pig was the product of a brilliant idea which was to make candy for kids that would mildly shock or disgust their parents. The Gummi Worm however turned out to be less disgusting and more of a popular character of the Gummi series. Nowadays, there are many different Gummi characters aside from the bear and worm. These Gummi candies can be found in all shapes and sizes.

As a testament of its popularity, Disney created an experience animation show for kids in 1985 that showed a family of Gummi bears and their many fun experiences. It was entitled”The Adventures of the Gummi Bears” and continued 65 episodes.

Plenty of people wonder how they are made when they open a bag of Gummi candy. What most people don’t know is that making these confections is a very long process.

It starts with the artists of the manufacturer’s company. These artists make a character sketch that they carve into miniature plaster molds. These molds are then duplicated by a machine. The duplicates are then sent through a starch powder machine where starch powder mold pans are produced. These pans are provided to the factory.

From the candy factory, special ingredients such as gelatin, sugar and sugar syrup are poured into large boilers which heat them together and are stirred by big paddles constantly. While stirring, the selected colors and flavorings are added to give the Gummi candy its signature appearance and taste. After heating, the mix is poured through pipes that move them to the manufacturing area of the factory.

At the end of the pipes are nozzles that are utilized to squeeze the mix out into starch boards which contain countless mold duplicates. The candy is allowed to set for three to five days. Once settled, beeswax is poured on the mold to provide the candy sheen and make it less sticky. Once dry, the Gummi candies are moved through a packaging machine where they will come out ready to be shipped to the different candy stores.

Now, the Gummi Bears, Worms and other candies are popular and well-loved confections appreciated by the world’s kids the entire year round.

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