Gummy worms Gummy worms are a common variation first introduced by Trolli a brand of the German Mederer GmbH (note that the American branch is owned by Kraft Foods since 1996) on July 15, 1981, the 60th anniversary of gummy bears. The average gummy worms created by Trolli are about two inches long. Each gummy worm varies from four inches to ten inches and has two different colors and flavors that mix in the middle of the gummy worm. Some other brands of gummy worms have more than two colors, and are longer than the original Trolli Brite Crawlers, and may have a sour coating or other variations.
Bottles Cola bottles are sweets in the shape of classic Coca-Cola-style bottles with a cola flavor. Numerous companies produce them. “Fizzy Blue Bottles”, made by Lutti (formerly part of the French division of the Leaf Candy Company, now controlled by a private investment group), are sweets typically found in a pick and mix selection. They are very similar to cola bottle gummies in shape, but blue and pink colored and usually sour. “Blue Bottles”, a variation from another company, have small rims around the sides, and are chewier and thicker, with a sweeter taste.
Rings Ring shaped gummy candy that is often covered in sugar or sour powder. The most common and most popular flavor being the peach ring, but other flavors include green apple, melon, blue raspberry, strawberry, and aniseed – although these are typically coated in chocolate. A commonly know producer of gummy rings is Trolli, for which the gummy rings are an important asset. Red Frogs In Australia, jelly confectionary in the shape of frogs has been very popular since the 1930s.
They are colored red or green, although they are usually referred to as “Red Frogs”. Road Kill Gummies In February 2005, following complaints by the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Kraft decided to stop production of the controversial Trolli U. S. Road Kill Gummies. The society complained that the products, shaped as partly flattened squirrels, chickens and snakes, would give children an incorrect message on the proper treatment of animals. Health considerations
Along with chocolate, chocolate chips and buttons, fudge, chocolate coated nuts and fruit, bubble gum, lollipops, toffee, jelly beans, marshmallows, sherbet, and Turkish delight, gummies landed on the “What’s out in 2009” list for some Canadian schools. Scientists have studied adding tooth-protecting sugar substitute xylitol to gummies to fight tooth decay. An audit in parts of Victoria, British Columbia is planned for 2009 to ensure the government ban on selling the confectionary in school canteens and vending machines is obeyed.