The origin of gummy bears dates back to the early 1920s to a German entrepreneur named Hans
Riegel. Riegel’s ﬁrst gummy candies were shaped like bears, drawn from his facination with the
trained bears he had grown up watching at street festivals around Europe. The original base
ingredient was gum Arabic, which is why he called them ‘gummy’ bears. Interested in ﬁnding out
how gummy bears are made? You’re in luck – check out the steps below!
A mixture of gelatin, corn syrup, sugar, water,
coloring, and ﬂavorings is mixed together in large
vats until it reaches a slurry consistency.
Metal plates stamp an imprint of the gummy
shape into the starch. The slurry is then injected
into the starch mold.
The slurry is left to cure in the corn starch
molds for 24 hours.
After the gummies are fully cured, they are
separated from the corn starch mold and placed in
a tumbler with light oil to give them a shiny coating
and preserve freshness.
The gummies are then packaged and ready to be
sold for everyone to enjoy!
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How Are Gummy Bears Made?
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