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National Gummi Worm Day – July 15, 2022!
July 15 is National Gummi Worm Day, and adults still want more flavours, colours, and sizes of gummy worms. Gummi worms have become one of the most popular candies in the world thanks to adults, not children. There is a delightful stretch to the candy before you put it in your mouth or just bite its head off since the German word for ‘rubber’ is ‘gummi.’
History of National Gummi Worm Day
In 1981, Trolli, the German confectionary candy company, launched National Gummi Worm Day on July 15, according to some accounts. Gummy bears had been the reigning gummi sweet since Hans Riegel started manufacturing candy in his house in Bonn in 1920.
HARIBO, Riegel’s company, made fruity gelatin dancing bears that were popular in European fairs and circuses, among other places. The bears quickly became a global sensation.
It was Trolli’s goal to produce a product that would appeal to children and their parents alike, so they came up with gummi worms. Some gummi historians believe Trolli released the gummi worms on July 15, the anniversary of the birth of the Bonn bears. Others, however, disagree.
A variety of other gelatin candy followed the bears, but nothing matched the bears until worm-shaped candies were introduced. As a result, Trolli decided to honour their accomplishments by hosting a celebration just for the worms.
Another non-bear kind of food was introduced by Trolli in 2004, and it was the roadkill. Gumi squirrels, chickens, and snakes with tyre tracks as evidence of their demise were generated by the group of scientists. Kraft Foods had already acquired the Trolli U.S. brand by that time, and they were forced to remove the product from sale the following year due to consumer backlash.
They are both sweet and sour today. They might have two distinct flavours or colours. With ice cream, vodka shots, and chocolate cake, they’ve become an essential part of desserts around the world. Between 2020 and 2024, the global gummi and jellied candy market are expected to grow to $40 billion.
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— HelloGiggles (@hellogiggles) July 15, 2014
National Gummi Worm Day Timeline
Scott Albanese opens his first candy store in Merrillville, Indiana when regional unemployment was 16%, and the business thrives.
Hans Riegel Jr. turns down a buyout offer for HARIBO from Warren Buffett.
The French Foreign Legion inducts Hans Riegel into the Legion of Honour as a Chevalier — a rare recognition for a foreigner.
Trolli partners with PlayStation® in ‘The Deliciously Dark Escape,’ in which players help gummi worms disappear into a monster’s mouth to win prizes.
How to Celebrate National Gummi Worm Day
Make worms with weed
Fruit juice or puree; 2 tablespoons maple syrup; 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and agar-agar powder and 5 to 10 milligrammes of THC is all you’ll need to get started. However, keep in mind that marijuana candy is not for children!
Shop and share ’em
If you want to feed your pals, buy a bag of gummi worms and just shake them out by the handful. Find your favourite flavour by sampling all of them.
Improve adult beverages
A 5-gallon aquarium with a bag of gummi worms and a bottle of your favourite booze is all you need to get started. You can use a swizzle stick to add the gummy bears to your drinks once they’ve absorbed the liquor.
5 Facts About Gummi Worm Sizes That Will Blow Your Mind
The biggest worm’s a whopper
There are 4,000 calories in each of these 26-inch long, 5-inch wide, and nearly 3-pound gummi worms sold by Vat19.com.
Someone used geometry to calculate gummi mass
There are 128 ordinary gummi worms in a whopper.
Minis have many flavours
Mini Gummi Worms are available in 12 different fruit flavours from Albanese, including Cherry, Pink Grapefruit, Watermelon, Strawberry, Orange, Blue Raspberry, Lime, Grape, Green Apple, Mango, Pineapple, and Lemon.
There’s a party python
7-foot, 26-pound, 36,720-calorie serpent made from the world’s largest gummi worm is going to eat $150 of your money.
Basic worms are bait-size
2 inches is the standard length of a gummi worm.
Why We Love National Gummi Worm Day
Gummi worms are fun
Before you eat ’em, you can roll ’em, stretch ’em, and tear ’em apart. Instead of bringing doughnuts to work, try these. Invite your friends over for worm battles. What other meal can you play with like this?
Gummi worms are among candy’s best sellers
The top 20 non-chocolate chewy candy brands are dominated by gummi brands, according to a research firm that monitors the confectionery industry.
Some gummies are healthier than others
Gummy worms that are more than 91% organic and produced in facilities that are free of the most prevalent allergies are now available for purchase Because they’re sugar-free and gluten-free, they don’t contain any fat, gluten, or high fructose corn syrup. Even kosher and vegan gummi worms are available.