Tuesday, May 24, 2022

100 years of Gummi Bears

Haribo introduced Gummi Bears 100 years ago:

The first production plant was a copper kettle in his kitchen and his first employee was his wife Gertrud. He’d make hard candies and she’d deliver them on her bicycle. In 1922, Riegel invented a new confection: the Tanzbären, or Dancing Bear. It was a soft fruit-flavored candy shaped like a bear sitting on its hind legs, inspired by the sad performing bears that were so popular at the time.

 Interesting article which includes a bit on where the name "Haribo" came from.

4 comments:

Feral Ferret said...

One of my favorite candies. I have 1 1/2 of the large bags in my candy stash right now. I also have a small bag of the gummi cherries.

Old NFO said...

Interesting. Oddly, I don't actually care for the taste of them

Birdchaser said...

I like gummy bears but those Haribo go through me like lighting. Other brands don't but those....

Wayne said...

We used to sell these as a fundraiser for German Club in high school.