“Kids and grown-ups love it so….,” Haribo: The Gummies That Won’t Last Long


Everyone must of heard the most famous gummy brand in the world by now and if not where have you been? Hiding under a rock or living out in the sticks? Anyway,  Haribo was founded in 1920 in the country of Germany. The creator was called Hans Riegel Sr, and in 1922 he created the first batch of gummy bears for the confectionery company. Haribo’s German catch phrase is “Haribo macht Kinder froh – und Erwachsene ebenso” (“Haribo makes children happy – and adults as well”), and Haribo uses the slogan “Kids and grown-ups love it so – the happy world of Haribo” in most English speaking locations.
There’s so many varieties to choose from, however today we are concentrating on the sour, fizzy sweets like Seaworld, Tangfastics, Peaches and Sour Cola Bottles. A sweet but sour sugar coating covers the delicious gummy sweets underneath. All the gummies are pressed into different shapes to represent the flavours or random shapes for fun and themed bags of gummies. Great flavour combinations and they actually taste like they are suppose to. The cola bottles really do taste like coke with the added fizz of the proper coke beverage. The cherries have a burst of cherry flavouring that hides behinds the sourness, but still delicious. Haribo is very moreish, by the time you’ve gone to the packet the next time round, they’re all gone. Everyone has their favourite bag of Haribo, and everyone will tell you a different one. The most popular out of the sour gummies are Cola Bottles and the Tangfastics. Lick, suck or simple chewy your way through the bag it’s entirely up to you, the consumer. Unfortunately the sour sweet selections are not vegetarian friendly as they all contain gelatine.


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