February 15 is National Gumdrop Day

February 15, 2014 at 10:10 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Five Food Facts about Gumdrops

1. Gumdrops, a fruit or spice flavored sugar coated gelatin candy, usually conical in shape. Other shapes and flavors; Orange slices, Licorice Babies, and Spearmint Leaves.

2. The most popular flavors are cherry, grape, orange, lemon, and spice flavors like clove, cinnamon, mint, and anise(licorice)

3. It is said that Percy Trusdale invented the gumdrop in 1801.

4. Originally, gumdrops were flavored with spices: orange(clove), yellow(allspice), red(cinnamon), green(spearmint), purple(anise), white(wintergreen or peppermint), and black(licorice)

5. The NASA Apollo Command modules were nicknamed “Gumdrops” because of it’s conical shape.

Funny Quote:

“This Halloween, the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.”

~Conan Obrien

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