Gummy bears, when you hear the term the first thing that comes to your mind is the time when you enjoyed purchasing them from nearby stores and enjoyed every minute you spent eating each piece. This candy is one of those adorable sweets that kids go crazy about, even for a single piece. Even the adults love to munch on them too.
With the growing popularity, the gummy bear manufacturers came up with the idea of trying different shapes, with the same gummy mixture apart from bears. The first idea that they came up with was introducing beautifully and colourfully designed and textured gummy worms. Just like bears, these worms also started gaining quite popularity.
Where did this Gummy Bear come from?
In the year 1920, Hans Riegal, a German chef came up with the idea of using colourless and sweet flavoured gelatin mixture in a way that can successfully win the hearts of the target little customers. He then thought about the idea of moulding this gelatin solution into the form of bears, one of the most adored animals by children and finally came up with the idea of introducing gummy bears and gummy worms.
Hans Riegal then thought about trying something new with the same principle. He then started blending the flavours such as mango, watermelon, grape, apple, orange, raspberry, etc, into the same gelatin solution. His main aim was to keep his little customers hooked onto the product since he was quite aware about the fact that children love the idea of enjoying colourful candies. Finally in the year 1981, gummy bears and worms were introduced to the market. Feel free to find about colour by numbers as well
How are they Prepared
Just like any other recipe, this procedure also starts by mixing all the ingredients in the huge boilers. The flavour is added then, after completely mixing the basic gelatin mixture. The colours represent the flavour and will be of orange, red, green, yellow and clear, which never fail in attracting the attention of little kids.
The final process is carried out by passing the solution through starch powder nozzles and then finally into the respective mould pans. The moulds are allowed to rest for around 4 to 5 days and then they are polished with beeswax in order to reduce the stickiness.
Chocolate flavour has become the most adored one by children these days. In order to keep the little hearts from fluctuating, the gummy bears are melted with chocolate flavour, as an added taste to the list, alternatives could be painting by numbers kits. The worms such as butterflies, tarantulas, etc, have gained quite popularity, especially during Halloween month.