Have you ever tried eating any kind of invertebrates? If not, then there is an opportunity to do it with safety, because it’s made of candied fruit jelly and chocolate. So, let’s plunge into the bosom of our topic: what and when the National Gummi Worm Day in 2018 is?
National Gummi Worm Day is celebrated on 15th of July and is held to let everybody get a chance of trying these delicious marmalade treats.
The sweats are now available in any condition: from creepy to crawly and exist in many varieties of flavors. So, grab your favorite sweets and celebrate National Gummi Day.
The history of this sweet topic originates approximately 80 years ago and was first made in a form of bear. So, before getting directly to what day National Gummi Worm Day in 2018 is, let’s take a bit of a history.
As it was said above, it all started with gummy bears. How was that?
Marmalade (from the French Marmelade – “pasta from quince”) – a culinary product, made from fruits, cooked with sugar. As a thickener, substances such as pectin, agar-agar, gelatin are used. In English-speaking countries, the word marmalade means only jam from citrus (especially from oranges).
The word comes from the French marmelade, meaning exclusively jam from quince.
A thick jam of oranges with this name has become popular in the UK, from where the fashion for such products penetrated the continent along with the name – in German, Marmelade means jam or pozzy.
According to other sources “marmalade” in French means a carefully prepared dish of apple color.
Europeans got acquainted with marmalade during the XIX century.
Marmalade treats expanded to East Europe in the 1920s when the company HARIBO and its succeeded marmalade bears were explored.
Hans Riegel Sr., the owner of a pastry factory in Bonn, created Haribo in 1920, and in 1922 famous marmalade bears were invented. It has become a world-famous product and the most favorite one for children. In 40 years, the diversity of the product was represented by varieties differed in shape, color, and flavor.
There were many debates about its harm to people’s health, but it came to a conclusion not to overuse such a product in order not to have some teeth problems.
So, in the 1960s the success of gummy bears was so great that H. Riegel decided to produce many other gummy candies that were similar to animals and objects: from rings and worms to octopuses and lobsters.
The 2nd largest achievement was a gummy worm. It has been produced in any taste, smell, shape, and color. They are also available both in sweet and sour flavor. By 1980s, these seemingly ordinary treats became one of the best-selling candies of all time.
At the beginning of each kind of fruit marmalade HARIBO we can always see the creative idea of a designer. And in the beginning the manual work is necessary: each novelty of the HARIBO product palette begins with a rough draft by hand.
Then, a hand-made drawing is scanned, stored on a computer, and converted into an exact three-dimensional image. The data of this sample image is transferred to a high-tech milling machine, with which a new form of fruit chewing marmalade is milled into a gypsum mold. Then, from the resulting prototype, a form of repeated use for production is made, with the help of which it is possible to create any number of gypsum stamps.
So, this way you get acquainted with the history of loved by everyone Haribo and the way of its production.
Knowing what does Gummi Worm Day mean will help you feel the sense of the holiday. So, when National Gummi Worm Day in 2018 will be held, the main principle is to take yourself a bag of gummy worms, go for a picnic, and enjoy the variety of flavors.
Although it is called Gummi Worm Day, you can select any kind of treats, whether it’s shark, bear or snakes.
By the way, did you know that the biggest fans of marmalade are traditionally considered to be English? Every second British family cannot imagine a breakfast without a toast with orange marmalade. In England, the history of this dish is associated with the name of Mary Stewart, Queen of Scotland.
The legend attributes the invention of marmalade to the servants of the Queen — a confectioner and a medic. When the doctor treated Maria for a cold, he ordered her to use orange slices sprinkled with the grated skin of this fruit and crushed sugar. A cook — a Frenchman, to arouse the appetite of a patient, cooked her a sweet decoction of quince and oranges. This dish was very popular with the queen and he was constantly kept on the table by the bed. It is believed that the very word “marmalade” came from the French phrase “Marie est malade” (“Mary is sick”).
What is the date of National Gummi Worm Day 2018? The calendar has shed some light on this issue and we can turn to another part.
The history of celebrating this event lead to the fact that some Gummi Day interesting notes appeared:
- HARIBO is produced in 15 production sites in 10 countries of Europe, and 5 of them are in Germany (Bonn, Solingen, Neuss, Meinbernheim and Wilcau-Haslau);
- HARIBO employs more than 7,000 employees, of which 3,000 are employed in Germany;
- By the chain of all GOLD BEARS, produced in one year, with a length of 160,306 km, you can four times wrap the globe;
- The length of the unfurled and arranged in a row licorice snails produced in one year is equal to the distance from the Earth to the Moon, and this is an average of 385,000 km!
- Advertising slogan HARIBO has the highest degree of fame — 98%.
- HARIBO has its own trading branches in 22 countries of the world.
- The advertising partnership with Thomas Gottschalk which began in 1991 is the longest in the world.
To tell the truth, each holiday has its own tradition of celebrating. National Gummi Day is a bright representative of this fact.
A celebration is accompanied by visiting the nearest shopping center and purchasing some candies. After, you can fix up a contest to check who can eat the biggest number of gummy worms. Also, you can organize a party and arrange gummy shots. Moreover, you can try yourself in the annual competition which is held by HARIBO, where the competitors have 10 different tasks to complete during 20 minutes and all of them are connected with stuffing the different size and shape treats. There is a big variety of opportunities so everything depends on you and interests of yours.
So, whatever you want to do, this day is a good chance to feel yourself freely and completely connected with sweets.
Gummi Worm Day Facts
Generally speaking, some interesting facts about National Gummi Worm Day were noted, but their significance is not so high to be mentioned. Anyway, people participated in the previous one would tell you some.
Firstly, it is believed that gummy bears and worms are the most popular varieties of gummy product.
Secondly, Jelly type marmalade of transparent, cheerful colors, is never cooked on the basis of natural ingredients, fruit juices, and purees. That is why it is called marmalade of artificial origin. Therefore, it is not advisable to offer it to children.
To sum up, you shouldn’t miss such an opportunity to try these delicious treats and celebrate the holiday in your own way.