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.