The Bears and Worms we love to eat…Eww! Who would want to eat bears and worms? Remember that famous song “….., I think I’ll go eat worms! Big fat juicy ones, Eensie weensy squeensy ones, See how they wiggle and squirm!”, Ha! Don’t we all love to eat the gummi worms. But did you know who invented them?
The first ever gummi candy was gummi bears and they were invented in 1920’s. A German candy company named Haribo was the first to make these. The candy Gummi Bears inspired the weekly televised series Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears. It was a series about six Gummi Bears with magical powers.
Did you know Haribo colors the bears by flavor? Typically, clear bears taste like pineapple, red bears are raspberry flavor, yellow bears are lemon, orange bears are orange flavor and green bears are strawberry flavor. There is no blue bear :)
In 1981, another German gummi candy manufacturer called Trolli decided to make the first gummi worm. Trolli is a big gummi brand in the United States. Gummi worms were originally made to shock the parents as the thought of eating worms was yuck.
The World’s Largest Gummy Bear is a Five-pound gummy bear. The bear is equal to 1400 regular-sized bears!