Denture Danger: 7
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.