Candy Reviews, Gummi Candy

Sweet, Chewy, Dirty, Slimy, Trolli Gummi Worms

August 5, 2009 by
Gummi Worms are sweet and slimy and perfect for kids of all ages...

Gummi Worms are sweet and slimy and perfect for kids of all ages...

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 7

Convenience: 7

Novelty: 5

Overall: 8

Germany originiated gummi candy with the gummi bears. But Hans Reigel’s gummi bears soon evolved into Trolli’s gummi worms. The gummi worm making process begins with an artist sketching what he/she wants the candy to look like.

That sketch is then turned into a small plaster mold. The gummi ingredients are poured into large boilers where they are heated and then colored and flavored. The mix is poured into the worm molds and left for up to 5 days. After they have formed their shape they are coated with beeswax to make the worms less sticky. 

Gummi worms were created with the intention of shocking parents and giving kids a fun candy. This was extremely successful. The shock still lives on as gummi worms are dug out of dirt and are slurped into kids’ mouths.  I don’t mean real dirt, I mean the chocolate pudding with crushed up Oreos, the fun and easy to make dessert that every kid craves.

The satisfaction of holding that dangling gummi worm over your open mouth and then dropping it in to chew up that hunk of gummi can’t be outgrown by experience, or maturity, and certainly not by age.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Chris* August 10, 2009 at 10:52 am

    I absolutely LOVE the \"Gonzo Sour Neon Worms\", but they recently changed the receipe. The old ones have 2 colors, but they are separated into 4 sections. (Like red and yellow–the color changes twice.) The new ones are only divided in HALF–half is red and the other half is yellow– and they LOST the taste. They taste awful compared to the old ones. I tried to find the company, but they are made in CHINA. (Imagine that!!) They are distributed thru some company in NY. I want to get hold of whoever makes them and BEG them to keep the old kind!! Does anyone know HOW I can do that?? Any info would be appreciated!! I\’m
    \"HOOKED\" on the darn things!! My mouth waters just thinking about them!!

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