Which Gummy Candy Are You?
Gummy candy! Or as Europeans call them, Gummy Sweets! The color! The texture! The flavor! The sugar content! Providing dentists with plenty of work since 1864. Seriously, that’s when gelatin candy was invented.
What would a childhood be like without this special little treat? (Perhaps a little less metal welded inside your face.) Will we ever outgrow our love for their soft texture, sour taste, or indiscernible flavors? Will the flavors always stay the EXACT same? Is each sort of gummy candy basically the same? What is food coloring and is it the ingredient responsible for the taste?! We may never find the answers to many of these questions.
There is, however, one question we can do have an answer to—Which type of gummy candy are you? Take the quiz and find out!
Gummy candy is a gelatin-based chewable sweet. Its history is rooted in Europe, where it was first invented by a company called Fryers out of the United Kingdom in 1864. Gummy candies are mostly made of sucrose, gelatin, corn syrup, starch, water, and food acids to give the candy a little extra tart flavoring. One of the most popular gummy candies is the gummy bear—a small, fruit-flavored gummy candy in the shape of a bear. Originating in Germany in 1920, these sweet candies were inspired by dancing bears in German festivals and have been sold in nearly every country in the world for the past 100 years. Sort of amazing!