Feb 15 - Geezer's Blog - National Gumdrop Day

It is now Mid February.  The temperatures for the rest of the week and into next week are to be in the mid 40's.... Snow is melting nicely. Soon I will be able to extract all my Christmas yard decorations from the deep snow

The Bottom Line: Sweet facts about Gumdrops!

The Full Story:

  • 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.
  • The most popular flavors are cherry, grape, orange, lemon, and spice flavors like clove, cinnamon, mint, and anise (licorice)
  • Originally, gumdrops were flavored with spices: orange(clove), yellow(allspice), red(cinnamon), green(spearmint), purple(anise), white(wintergreen or peppermint), and black(licorice)
  • The NASA Apollo Command modules were nicknamed “Gumdrops” because of its conical shape.

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