Gummi Worms first crawled onto the scene with Trolli’s introduction of the gelatinous creatures in 1986. With their variety of tastes, sizes, and options for sour and or just plain sweet, these treats are one of the most popular candies out there. So much so that these confectionery creepy crawlies have their own holiday, Gummi Worm Day on July 15th! While the sweet holiday’s origins are unclear, the official Trolli twitter account has tweeted in honor of the holiday.
While gummi worms themselves are ‘80s babies, their gummi predecessors stretch even farther back. In 1922, Hans Riegel, Sr. created the gummi bear and launched a little company called Haribo to fame. Gummi products have been a staple of childhood ever since.
Fun ways to celebrate
To celebrate this delicious day, make sure to grab a pack of gummi worms (or two)! Enjoy them alone or toss them into a dirt cake for a yummy, gross-out summer dessert. Just make sure to share with the gummi lovers you know! If you are feeling more adventurous, find a gummi worm recipe and see what it takes to make this tasty treat. Make it a competition between you and your loved ones to see who can make the best batch. Can you find a new flavor in honor of Gummi Worm Day?
How this holiday Unites People
Celebrating a beloved sweet is the perfect way to unite candy lovers across all generations. Enjoy and share the day and gummi's with others!
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