Do You Want to Know More Facts About Gummy Bears Candy?

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Last Updated on April 20, 2022 by Sultana Parvin

Gummy bears are a popular type of candy that has managed to stand the taste of time but, just how much do you know about this popular candy. This article will outline several facts about gummy bears and how to use them. Here are 10 facts about gummy bears which you probably didn’t know.

Origin

Gummy bears originated in 1920 and they were invented by a man known as Hans Riegel. The name Gummy bears is inspired by the ingredient gum Arabic which gives the candy its gelatinous texture. However, it is important to note that gummy bears were called dancing bear treats when they first came on the market. 

Production

Gummy bears are made using a variety of ingredients. They are made using starch, glucose, flavouring, and colourings.  They have a squishy and very soft texture. 

Gummy bears are sold all over the world

This is one true fact about gummy bears. Every country sells gummy bears, it’s just that you will find different brands of gummy bears. Their soft chewy texture is what fascinates a lot of people.

Gummy bears can be used to make shots

If you are an alcoholic beverage type of person then try adding gummy bears to your vodka, you will definitely enjoy it. All you have to do is to place your gummy bears in a glass or bowl then pour vodka on top of them such that they become covered by the vodka. Let the gummy bears soak in all the vodka for 7 to 8 hours. After that you can consume your beverage, you will definitely love the flavours.

Gummy bears do not follow the colour to flavour combination we are used to

We are all used to the fact that red or pink gummy bears represent the strawberry flavour whilst green represents the apple flavour. However, this is not the case for gummy bears. The green flavour is actually strawberry whilst the clear one is the pineapple flavour. So with gummy bears, never assume that the colour represents the flavour and this is what makes them interesting.

Gummy bears candy once had their own cartoon

In 1985 gummy bears had their first cartoon aired on Disney Channel and it was only aired for 6 years. The cartoon was called Adventures of Gummy Bear and it helped to make gummy bears even more popular.

Gummy bears can be found in different shapes and sizes

It is always a misconception that gummy bears have the shape of a bear. However, in today’s world, you can find gummy bears shaped like snakes, worms, strings, or even fruit slices.

Gummy bears can be healthy

Gummy bears contain protein and are fat-free which makes them a bit healthier than other types of candy.

$150 can get you a 16-pound gummy bear

If you are a fan of gummy bears then you can always grab a 26-pound gummy bear for $150. This will surely satisfy your cravings for gummy bears. The 26-pound gummy bear can be bought online.

Gummy bears can be used as cake toppings

This is one of the best ways to use gummy bears. They will add a lot of colour as well as flavour to the cake. You can use different colours of gummy bears to decorate your cake.

Gummy bears can be melted

This is one of the good things about gummy bears, you can always melt them and incorporate them into your desserts. Below is a list of methods that can be used to melt gummy bears.

Melt gummy bears in the microwave

When using the microwave to melt gummy bears simply place your gummy bears in a microwave-safe bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and switch on the microwave to low heat. Leaves the gummy bears to melt for 30 seconds before taking them out. Repeat the process until the gummy bears have completely melted.

Melt gummy bears in the oven

When using an oven to melt the gummy bears you need to start by choosing whether you will use a non-stick baking tray or a gummy mold. Using a non-stick baking tray is okay but it can be a messy process considering you will have to transfer the melted gummy bears into another container.

Method

Once you have chosen which kitchen utensil to use the next step is to preheat the oven to 50 degrees. Place the gummy bears in a gummy bear mold or a non-stick baking tray. Place the gummy bears in the oven and let them melt for 3 minutes before taking them out.

Melt gummy bears on the stove

This is also another method to use when melting gummy bears. Firstly you need to take the gummy bears and place them in a saucepan. Place the saucepan on a stove that is switched on to medium heat. Once the gummy bears start to melt gently stir the mixture so that all the gummy bears get melted. Once all the gummy bears have melted you can then transfer them into a mold of your choice.

How to store gummy bears

Gummy bears can be stored in their original plastic bag and they can last for a couple of months in that state. However, if you do wish to be fancy and organised you can always store gummy bears in a glass or plastic jar in your cupboard. Gummy bears have a long shelf life so you do not have to worry about them turning bad.

Where to find gummy bears in a grocery store

Gummy bears can be found at the candy section of the grocery store. You can also buy them from online stores like Amazon, Walmart.

Conclusion

Gummy bears are a fascinating type of candy that can be used in a variety of ways. The next time you visit your grocery store you should definitely grab a packet or two. Use can melt them and use them on your dessert or you can opt to add them to your shots.

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Sultana Parvin, the owner of this site (sultanarecipe.com) is a passionate recipe builder with thorough knowledge of food, nutrition, and dietary needs for people of different ages and different physical conditions. She has contributed her creative recipes to different food and recipe sites, e-books, and magazines. Sultana is widely experienced on different menu and food courses. With her amazing cooking expertise and innovative ideas, she has been writing various food recipes, particularly those Bangladeshi and Indian traditional main and side dishes like: vegetarian, chicken, meat, fish, desert, rice, noodles, cakes, cookies, soup, smoothies etc. Sultana possesses in depth knowledge on foods’ nutrition value and other relevant contents, such as calorie, carbohydrate, fat, sugar, fiber, sodium, protein etc. of a wide variety of food items. In addition to the taste of food items, Sultana analyses psychology and taste of different categories and ages of people while developing her food recipes. Publications of Sultana Parvin: Sultana wrote a number of Recipe Books, among those following recipe books have been published in Amazon.com: ** Yummy Vegetable Recipes: Delicious Indian Vegetable Dishes ** Authentic Indian Vegetable Dishes **30 Diabetic and Heart Healthy Indian Food Recipes with Nutritional Detail Sultana edited a famous recipe book, namely “Flavors of India and Africa” written by Khatun Gulamani of California, USA.