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Gummy Bears: Candy perfection

Tiny, colourful, perfect.  Gummy bears now take on many forms – gummy octopus, frogs, hamburgers, snakes, just to mention a few – but the original small bear gems still command the biggest request for gummies among Aaron’s Sweet Shop lovers.We can thank German candy maker Hans Riegel Sr. who started the now famous Haribo company in 1920 for these small drops of heaven. Inspired by trained bears in street festivals and markets, Mr. Riegel invented the Dancing Bear, an affordable fruit-flavoured gummy candy for children and adults. Haribo’s Dancing Bear treats remained popular despite tough economic times in Germany and quickly spread worldwide as a mini-treat perfects for pockets. These days, Haribo remains a staple producer of gummy bears, and its commercials...

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