Feb 15 - Geezer's Blog - National Gum Drop Day

posted by Dave Lehner - 

In Case You Were Curious…About Gumdrops!

February 15, 2018

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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