Gummy Bears (German: Gummibär) are small, fruit paste sweets, similar to a jelly baby in some English-speaking countries. The caramel is approximately 2 cm (0.8 in) long and forms the shape of a bear. The Gominolas Bear is one of the many rubber bands, popular jelly-based candies sold in a variety of shapes and colors.
The gummy bear originated in Germany, where it is popular the name over this Soundgummibär (support · information) (Bear gum or gummy), or in the captivating form about this soundgummibärchen (support · info) ([little] gummy gum or bear). Gum Arabica was the original base ingredient used to produce gummy bears, hence the name gum or gummy. Hans Riegel, Sr., a Bona Baker, began the company Haribo in 1920. In 1922, inspired by the trained bears seen in the street festivities and markets of Europe until the nineteenth century, invented the Dancing Bear (Tanzbär), a small and affordable treatment of sweet gum for children and adults, which was much larger in shape than its successor Later, the gold-Bear (Goldbär). Even during the hyperinflation period in Weimar Germany that caused havoc in the country, Haribo chewing gum was kept at an affordable price for only 1 pfen, in pairs, in kiosks. The success of the Dancing Bear’s successor would become the world-famous Haribo Gold Bear Caramel product in 1967.
The success of Gummi Bears has spawned the production of many other gummy candies that look like animals and other objects: rings, worms, frogs, snakes, burgers, cherries, sharks, penguins, hippos, lobsters, octopus, apples, peaches, oranges, and even Ampelmännchen, Smurfs and spiders. Manufacturers offer standard size sizes of candies, and smaller, to bears weighing several kilograms.
In the United States, Haribo’s gummy bears are sold in five flavors: raspberry (red); Orange Strawberry (green); Pineapple (colorless); and lemon (yellow). Trolli Bears are sold in a similar way in five flavors in the United States, and in the same colors; However, the red Trolli Bear has strawberry flavor, while the green is lime and the colorless is grape. Many companies emulate or Haribo or Trolli flavor-color combinations. Health-oriented brands, which often use totally natural flavors, sometimes opt for more and different flavors. For example, the Gomis bulk box sold by the sunflower/newflower markets include grape, pineapple-coconut, and Peach, among others.