Wednesday, 28 August 2013

We Love Gummis- 1

1. They were invented in 1922 by German candy maker Hans Riegel.

 

2. His company, HARIBO, is an abbreviation of “Hans Riegel Bonn.”

His company, HARIBO, is an abbreviation of "Hans Riegel Bonn."
Bonn is the district where his business was located.

3. Riegel named them “Dancing Bear Treats,” which is adorable…

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…except that he was inspired by real life trained bears at nineteenth century fairs and festivals in Europe. Luckily most of the world now knows better than to drag bears around and train them to dance, because that’s awful, and the best current-day bear dancing is happening only in the wild.

4. The green ones are STRAWBERRY FLAVORED!

The green ones are STRAWBERRY FLAVORED!
Unless they’re Trolli brand, then they’re lime.

5. GUMMY BEARS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR TEETH.*

GUMMY BEARS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR TEETH.*
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*Well, they might be good for your teeth someday. Testing is being done to add xylitol (which helps fight cavities) to gummy bears.

6. You can make vodka shots out of them.

You can make vodka shots out of them.
They are as delicious as they sound. Recipe here.

7. Adventures of the Gummi Bears was Disney’s first major serialized, animated TV series.

Adventures of the Gummi Bears was Disney's first major serialized, animated TV series.
Copyright: Disney / Via mummyalarm.co.uk
Popular legend says Disney CEO Michael Eisner came up the idea when his son requested the candies one day. Good thing he didn’t ask for cucumbers!
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