Gummy Bears Albanese Gluten Free 4oz
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History of Gummy Bears
This bag of Albanese Gummy Bears is packed with flavor! A sweet treat made with real fruit juices, they combine the sugary taste of gummy bear delight with a soft, chewy texture. Grab a handful and gummy away!
Fun fact: And to think it all started with a poor German factory worker, a bag of sugar, and a dream.
In 1920, Hans Riegel of Bonn, Germany, became frustrated with his dead-end job as a confectionary worker and started his own sweets company, making hard, colorless candies using a copper kettle and marble slab in his kitchen. His bicycle-riding wife was the sole delivery person. The name of his new business was a combination of the first two letters of his own first and last names and hometown: Hans Riegel of Bonn=Haribo.
The hard candies sold fairly well at local street fairs, but not as well as Riegel had hoped. Then, after a couple of years, Riegel hit upon what would prove to be a genius idea: He produced a line of soft, gelatin-based, fruit-flavored treats in the shape of dancing bears (then a popular diversion at festivals in Europe). But while Riegel is often credited as the inventor of gummy candy, he actually just improved upon an already successful, centuries-old, formula.
Corn Syrup (from Corn), Sugar, (from Beets), Water, Gelatin, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Pectin (Derived from Fruits), Vegetable Oil (Coconut, Canola) and Carnauba Wax (To Prevent Sticking), FD&C Yellow 5, FD&C Red 40, FD&C Blue 1, FD&C Yellow 6.
Allergen Statement: Our manufacturers state some products as “gluten-free" or and Gelatin-free and states that the candy is made in the same facility as products containing wheat. Or and products containing gelatin.
People with Celiac Disease must be aware of the possibility of cross contamination. This can happen when using tools in the production and in the store.