I love chewing the yummy Gummy Bears. It’s one of my favorite sweets that I’ve been consuming since I was a child, and until now, I never knew about the history of how it came to exist. Check out this fascinating video by Mental Floss, it is crammed full of details I never knew before, and I thought some of you other Gummy Bear enthusiasts would be curious in watching something like this as well and get yourself acquainted with the history of this famous candy.
How did gummy bears go from niche German sweet to the world’s favorite gelatin candy?
On today’s episode, we’re breaking down the history of gummy bears. From Turkish delight to Haribo to centuries of animal abuse, the path to gummy bears isn’t always sweet.