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If you've ever been to Britain (or have a Brit or two in your life), then you've heard all about the "sweets" you have to try, which, admittedly, are pretty different from American candy.

And with the recent Cadbury Egg recipe-changing incident in the UK, what better time to try these sweets than right now -- lest they get changed forever? We've tried and highlighted our favorites before, but this time we went with Anglophenia's suggestions in their latest video, "15 British Sweets Everyone Should Try," with host Siobhan Thompson.

1. Jelly Babies Associated with both Tom Baker's Dr. Who and grandmothers, Thompson says this candy tastes like "a very condensed jam covered in icing sugar."
jelly babies

2. Flake Known for their overtly-sexual ads, Thompson says this melt-in-your-mouth candy is just "Cadbury's chocolate, layered" and it's generally found on the top of soft-serve ice cream. Us Americans found them very "dry" with a "polarizing texture" in a British candy taste test.

3. Licorice Allsorts Not only do they look like "loo" treats, they apparently taste "gross" -- no surprise considering the treats are a mixed bag of licorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavorings, and gelatin.
licorice allsorts

4. Black Jacks and Fruit Salads Despite somewhat racist advertising used by Black Jacks in the past, these "penny sweets" are both delicious and worth trying. While Thompson said Black Jacks taste like aniseed, we think we'd be happier with Fruit Salad's orange and pineapple flavors.

5. Sherbet Fountains Sherbet has another meaning in the UK, where Thompson said it's used to describe a sour-like flavored sugar, rather than a frozen dessert. Sherbet Fountains remind us of Fun Dip, except this time it's a licorice stick dipped into a tube of sherbet.

6. Pear Drops There's no way to describe how they taste, other than Thompson's description that "they're just kind of pear-drop flavored."

7. Maltesers "Malt balls, but good," says Thompson. Below is a picture of the Queen herself looking at a vat of them:

8. Anything black-currant flavored In the UK, anything purple is black currant-flavored, instead of grape-flavored, says Thompson. Grab anything purple you can find (including Skittles and Starburst!)

9. Wine Gums Nope, this isn't an oral health issue, but instead a fruit-flavored gummy with no alcohol included. The gummies are made with starch instead of gelatin, so they hold more flavor than regular gummies.

10. Double Deckers This is basically our favorite British candy of all time. This combination of crispy cereal and nougatine wrapped in milk chocolate makes us shout, we "love the double layer concept!"

11. "Brighton Rock" sweets Similar to Halloween candy for Americans, "Brighton Rock" candies are "hard sticks of candy that are traditionally mint-flavored." These sweets generally refer to those found at "seaside holiday towns." They don't all share the name "Brighton Rock" and instead switch names to whatever little town you're going to for holiday.
brighton rock

12. CrunchieAnother HuffPost Taste favorite and basically crispy, chocolatey paradise in a bar. You'll never stop loving this honeycomb center.

13. Chocolate Buttons According to Thompson, it's the shape that makes these sweets taste better than good ole' regular chocolate.

14. Aero Bars It's aerated chocolate, aka milk chocolate with bubbles in it. Or, as we like to say -- "carbonated chocolate."
aero bars

15. Irn-Bru Bars A Scottish speciality named after a soda that have "tiny little crystals of ultra-sour fizziness scattered through them."

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In case you weren’t aware, the Brits love their sweets. Just one look at the amazing desserts (or should we say “pudding”?) being whipped up on the Great British Bake-Off is enough to tell you that.

But as usual, the focus of this blog won’t be pastries or cakes but good old-fashioned candy. In the second part of our World’s Best Candies series, we’re taking a (virtual) candy tour through the British Isles to highlight the most popular British candy of all time.

There are a LOT of opinions out there on this subject. So instead of risking controversy with a ranked list, we’ll include a mix of beloved favorites and more polarizing classics.

The Most Popular British Candy



Nestle’s Lion bar is worshipped for its complex texture and flavors. This chocolate bar has chewy caramel spread between layers of crunchy cookie (whoops, “biscuit”) inside, with an outer shell of chocolate-covered puffed rice. Sure enough, Taste of Home calls the Lion a mix between a 100 Grand and a Kit Kat. We’d say the caramel adds a Twix-like twist, too.

Double Decker

This fan-favorite gets consistent praise from taste tests of British chocolate bars. Made from crispy cereal and nougatine, it’s crunchy AND marshmallow-y – basically, texture heaven. That plus the name (based on the double-decker buses famous in London and elsewhere in the UK) makes this candy bar an English national treasure.

Dairy Milk

Dairy Milk - popular British candy

You can’t really have a list of popular British candy without talking about Cadbury Dairy Milk. A simple treat, this won’t necessarily blast you off into a wonderland of texture and flavor, but it is a solid British classic (and one of the oldest chocolate bars in the region). You can think of it as the British equivalent of a Hershey bar – no-frills, just neat squares of smooth, rich milk chocolate.


Described by the folks at Huffington Post as “carbonated chocolate,” the Aero bar is another British household name. The light texture of this chocolate bar comes from the tiny bubbles of air puffed throughout the candy. Whether or not you love it, it’s worth trying this unique treat.


Like any good candy bar, you can find out almost everything you need to know about Flake just by the name. A narrow chocolate bar consisting of thin, rough layers of chocolate that “flake” off when you bite into it, Cadbury Flake has been around since the 1920s and is often used as a topping for ice cream. For those who love interesting textures in their candy, Flake is a perfect choice.


Most Americans expect Maltesers to simply taste like Whoppers. The British malt balls come in similar spherical shapes and can easily be eaten by the handful, just like the American malted milk treat. But Americans tend to find Maltesers a little tastier than Whoppers. If you’re not a fan of the malted flavor, this popular British candy probably isn’t for you, but they are an English classic.

Honeycomb Toffee

british candy - honeycomb toffee

There’s not one, but at least TWO brands of honeycomb toffee chocolate bars that should make the Brits proud: Cadbury’s Crunchie and the Mighty Fine Honeycomb Bar. Maybe it’s the fact that honeycomb toffee is so rare in the United States – it’s associated most strongly with Buffalo, NY, where it’s called “sponge candy” – that makes this treat so popular with Americans. Either way, brace yourself (and your teeth) for a seriously crunchy block of golden-brown “honeycombed” sugar covered in chocolate.



If you love Cadbury Crème Eggs, you’ll love Twisted, which is basically the same thing but in chocolate bar form. While not as universally loved as some of the others on this list, this popular British candy is “highly recommended” by Huffington Post.

Jelly Babies

Jelly Babies - a favorite British candy

You’ve had gummy bears. You’ve had Sour Patch kids. But have you had Jelly Babies? Dr. Who fans will already be familiar with this one, most often offered to strangers or carried around in a white paper bag by several Doctors over the years.

While other baby-themed sweets have been common in the UK, Bassett’s Jelly Babies have lasted through the years and into the 21st century. The soft, sugar-dusted candies are known for their super condensed jelly texture, and each color corresponds to a different flavor – including blackcurrant, a unique UK staple.

Galaxy Caramel

Described by Huffington Post taste testers as an “English Caramello” – which is incidentally made by Cadbury, but sold in the US and Canada – this simple milk chocolate bar is filled with the ultimate sweet tooth’s dream: smooth, gooey caramel.

Drumstick Squashies

These chewy sweets are a truly unique British confection. They look a little like rectangular Starburst with a cloudy pink-and-white coloring and are loved for their semi-marshmallow-y texture. But what makes Squashies truly special (besides the adorable name) is the “raspberry & milk” flavor, though they come in other flavors too.

Tunnock’s Snowballs

If you like coconut and marshmallows, Tunnock’s Snowballs were made for you. These soft, pillow-y marshmallow balls covered in coconut shavings make for a messy treat that’s super fun to bite into. Nothing like a snowball-themed candy to bring the kid in all of us!

Wine Gums

No, unfortunately, for us grownups, there isn’t any actual wine in wine gums. Much like classic gummy bears but without the bear shape, these fruit gummies just have names based on wine, like port, sherry, and champagne. A must-try of classic and popular British candies!



If you like raisins in your chocolate bars, by all means, you might love the Yorkie. However, many Americans find the combination a little stuffy and off-putting.

Fry’s Chocolate Cream

Nowadays, most people only encounter fondant in one of two ways – in fancy wedding cakes or while cry-laughing at the baking fails on Netflix’s Nailed It! Maybe that’s why the fondant-filled Fry’s Chocolate Cream isn’t so popular with American candy eaters.

Turkish Delight

No, not the traditional Turkish gelatinous candy that comes in a variety of shapes and flavors, though that is the inspiration for this controversial British treat. Fry’s Turkish Delight makes the interesting choice to cover floral-flavored jelly candy with chocolate. Does it work? You’ll have to be the judge…

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I have a sweet tooth, so I have tried my fair share of candy over the years. During my travels, it was another way to experience the local culture. In some cases, I have found a new obsession while other times it hasn’t been worth the calories.

Now that I have been living in the UK for 2.5 years (and counting), I have had time to taste plenty of British candies. There are many that are quite the treat. Let me tell you more about the best British sweets that are worth trying.

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American vs. British Sweets

Both the US and Britain have plenty of tasty sweets. Some can be found on both sides of the Atlantic. You have to be careful though because even though the name and packaging may look the same, the product is most likely different. The recipes are adjusted for each market.

When it comes to chocolate, I prefer those made in the UK (with a few exceptions). It is creamer and feels better in your mouth. British chocolate tends to have a higher fat and cocoa content, while American chocolate contains more sugar.

The 16 Best British Sweets You Must Try

I put together this list of the sweets from the UK based on my personal taste, so I admit it is a bit subjective. Cadbury does dominate the list because I do love chocolate. Also, I didn’t include any licorice because I don’t like it, but those that do might like to try Black Jacks and Bertie Bassets Licorice Allsorts.

If you are not able to make it to the UK to try these sweets, some are available for purchase (and worldwide delivery) on the British Corner Shop website.  Those that want to make sure they can keep a stash of these British candies might enjoy Crate British.  It’s a monthly subscription box that includes the best UK snacks.  I have also found a few of the items on Amazon, but for much more than what you would pay in Britain.

#1 Cadbury’s Dairy Milk

cadbury dairy milk candy bar

Cadbury’s Dairy Milk is a creamy milk chocolate. The name may not sound exciting, but let me just say it is divine. It is velvety and the chocolate taste lingers on your tongue. For those that think a plain milk chocolate bar is too boring they also make bars that include caramel, raisins and almonds (called “Fruit & Nut”), and hazelnuts (called “Whole Nut”). Kids will enjoy dairy milk shaped as Freddo the Frog.

Yes, there is a version of Cadbury Dairy Milk sold in the US, produced by Hershey’s, but it isn’t the same thing at all. My British husband won’t touch it!

#2 Mars Barmars bar

Mars Bars are similar to Milky Way candy bars in the US. It’s a candy bar made up of caramel and nougat coated with a layer of chocolate.

There was an American version of the Mars Bar but it was nougat and toasted almonds covered in milk chocolate. (Later, caramel was added). The American version was discontinued in 2002, and then revived the following year under the name “Snickers Almond”.

#3 Wine Gums

wine gums

Wine gums are like gumdrops without any sugary coating. In spite of the name, they don’t have any alcohol. Traditionally, each piece has the name of an alcoholic drink printed on it, such as port, sherry, champagne, claret and gin. Wine gums are chewy and sweet. Each different color has a different fruit flavor.

You can purchase wine gums on Amazon here.

#4 Rhubarb & Custard

rhubarb and custard candies

Rhubarb & Custards are what is sometimes called in the UK a “suckie sweet” or what we would call in the US a hard candy. I have to admit, I was a little apprehensive about trying a candy called rhubarb and custard. It looked appealing enough and it is candy, so how bad could it be? It’s not one of those candies I get a craving for (it’s not chocolate), but I do enjoy them.

These traditional British sweets are half red (rhubarb) and half yellow (custard). The rhubarb part of the candy has a slightly sour taste, while the custard side is creamy and sweet, which is a nice combination.

You can find rhubarb and custards candies on Amazon here.

#5 Smarties

smarties british candies

These are not anything like the Smarties in the US. While the smarties in the US are a tart sugary candy that you hoped to avoid when trick-or-treating, the British version is similar to M&Ms. They come packaged in a hexagonal tube.

The candy shell of a Smartie is thinner and doesn’t give the same crunch as an M&M. All smarties are chocolate (no peanut or other M&M flavors) but the orange ones do have a bit of orange flavoring which pairs nicely with the chocolate.

#6 Curly Wurly

curly wurly candy bar

A Curly Wurly is golden thick caramel covered in Cadbury milk chocolate and formed into a unique shape. To me, it looks like either a flattened curl or a model of DNA, but I think it is actually supposed to be a ladder. It’s quite chewy so it takes a bit of effort to eat and may get stuck in your teeth, but it is worth it!

#7 Jelly Babies

jelly babies

Jelly babies are sort of like gummy bears but a bit denser and shaped like babies. It felt a bit odd biting the head off a baby, even if it was candy. They are sweet and are lightly dusted with a white starch coating.

The most popular manufacturer of Jelly Babies is Bassett’s but many companies now make them. If you buy a pack of Bassett’s Jelly Babies each color baby has a name and flavor:

  • Brilliant is the red one which tastes like strawberry
  • Bubbles is the yellow one which tastes like lemon
  • Baby Bonny is the pink one which tastes like raspberry
  • Boofuls is the green one which tastes like lime
  • Big Heart is the purple one which tastes like blackcurrant
  • Bumper is the orange one which tastes like (you guessed it) orange.

These classic sweets were invented by an Austrian immigrant over 150 years ago. Briefly after World War I, they were called Peace Babies to mark the end of the war. Some may have heard of jelly babies from the classic British show, Doctor Who, as it’s one of the Doctor’s favorite treats.

You can get Jelly Babies on Amazon here.

#8 Flake.


A Flake is a candy bar that is made up of thin layers of Cadbury milk chocolate. The texture is different than anything else I have ever tried.  It is the undisputed crumbliest, flakiest candy bar on the market.

Cadbury used highly sensual advertising to promote the Flake.   The ads almost always show women enjoying the candy bar.  The Flake Girl became famous as a symbol of indulgence and secret pleasure.  The jingle was “only the crumbliest, flakiest chocolate, tastes like chocolate never tasted before.”

The British love to have one (or more) flakes to top off their soft-serve ice cream cone. They call it a 99, presumably because it originally cost 99 pence, but no one is entirely sure.

99 ice cream cone

It’s popular to stick a Flake candy bar into a soft-serve ice cream cone.

#9 Twirl

twirl candy bar by Cadbury's

A Twirl is like a Flake but it is covered with a coating of Cadbury’s milk chocolate.  Legend has it that the Twirl concept came from an over-spill flaw in the Flake manufacturing process.  The outer coating keeps the candy bar from crumbling.

It is sold in packages of two bars that are similar in size to a Twix.   The Twirl bar also has a snack-sized version called Twirl Bites sold in a bag containing several smaller Twirl like chocolates.

# 10 Maltesers

bag of maltesers

Maltesers are chocolate covered malt balls that have been marketed as the light way to eat chocolate. They are comparable to milk duds in the US, but I prefer Maltesers because the chocolate is better quality and the malt is not quite as dry.

In January 2017, Maltesers officially became available in the United States for the first time, but the recipe is a bit different. Next time, I am in the US, I will have to try the American version and report back.

#11 Wispa

wispa chocolate bar

Wispa is an aerated chocolate bar made by Cadbury. It has tiny bubbles within the chocolate that come from aerating the molten chocolate with gas while at a high pressure. They do not use air to make the bubbles as this would oxidize the chocolate.

I think the bubbles make the chocolate melt in your mouth faster. It also seems lighter. Wispa is similar to Aero (which is made by Rowntree which is owned by Nestle), but the chocolate seems creamier to me.

#12 Drumstick Squashies

drumstick squashies a chewy british sweet

When I think of a drumstick, I either think of poultry or those ice cream cones topped with chocolate and nuts, but these British candies are a cross between a marshmallow and a gummy bear. Drumstick squashies are creamy, soft, and fruity at the same time, but don’t stick to your teeth. They are available in several flavors like bubblegum, sour cherry and apple, and original which is raspberry and milk. You can also get a Drumstick in lollipop form.

# 13 Fruit Pastilles

fruit pastilles a traditional british sweet

Fruit Pastilles are like small round gumdrops coated with sugar. They come in five fruity flavors: lemon (yellow), lime (green), strawberry (red), blackcurrant (purple) and orange (orange). These candies are made with fruit juice and have no artificial colors or flavors.

There used to be an advertising campaign encouraging people to try to eat a fruit pastille without chewing, which kind of reminds me of the challenge to eat a tootsie pop just by licking it. I actually think this is the best way to eat a fruit pastille. Allow the sugar to dissolve before chewing the last bit.

You can find Fruit Pastilles on Amazon here.

#14 Cadbury’s Creme Egg

cadbury creme egg

A Cadbury Creme Egg is an egg-shaped chocolate candy filled with fondant. When you bite into the egg, the creme inside is both white and yellow, similar to what the inside of a real egg would be. It can be messy to eat, so not the best choice when you are on the go.

Similar to Dairy Milk, the versions of Cadbury Creme Eggs in each country are different and more than just the colors on the wrapper. The American version is made by Hershey’s. It’s first listed ingredient is sugar while the British version lists its first ingredient as milk.

Note: Cadbury’s Creme Eggs are only available for a few months leading up to Easter.

#15 Yorkie

yorkie british candy bar

This chocolate bar was launched in 1976. The Yorkie gets its name because it used to be made in the lovely city of York. Unlike the other chocolate bars on this list, it is not made by Cadbury. It was made by Rowntree, now Nestle. When you compare a Yorkie to the Cadbury alternative Dairy Milk, it is much thicker, but not quite as creamy.

It used to be marketed just for men, using slogans like:

  • “It’s not for girls.”
  • “Don’t feed the birds”
  • “Not available in pink”
  • “King size not queen size”

Now, they have reduced the size of the bars and stopped using those sexist slogans – thank goodness.

#16 Topic

topic bar

Topic is another candy bar made by Mars.   Introduced in 1962, it has hazelnuts, nougat, and caramel inside.  When I first tried it, I almost thought the nougat was marshmallow.  It is sweet, chewy, and tasty.

They used to use the advertising slogan “A Hazelnut in Every Bite,” but more recently (i.e. 2002) Simon Pegg and Mark Heap from the cult British comedy Spaced promoted it using the line “A joy to eat, but a bxxxh to make.”  Luckily, all you have to do is buy one.

Is British Candy better than American Candy?

This is a hard question for me since I am pretty attached to American candy from myr childhood. I do love my Kit Kats, Twixes, Reese’s, and Nestle crunches, but the chocolate in Britain is just better. I have become a Cadbury convert! While Cadbury might not be the best chocolate in the world, it’s hard to find a better tasting chocolate for the price.

So then what is my favorite British candy? It’s hard to beat a Cadbury Creme Egg! It is so sweet and chocolatey. Too bad they are only on sale during a limited part of the year. When I can’t get a Cadbury Creme Egg, Dairy Milk will suffice.

You might also enjoy reading about my favorite British foods.

Have you tried any of these British sweets?


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Gummy candy

Category of gelatin-based chewable candy

"Gummy" and "Gummi" redirect here. For other uses, see Gummy (disambiguation).

Gummies, gummi candies, gummy candies, or jelly sweets are a broad category of gelatin-based chewable sweets. Gummi bears and Jelly Babies are widely popular and are a well-known part of the sweets industry. Gummies are available in a wide variety of shapes, most commonly colourful depictions of living things such as bears, babies, or worms. Various brands such as Bassett's, Haribo, Betty Crocker, Disney and Kellogg's manufacture various forms of Gummi snacks, often targeted at young children. The name "gummi" originated in Germany,[1] with the term "jelly sweets" more common in British English.



This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (December 2010)

Gummies have a long history as a popular confectionery. The first gelatin based shaped candy was the Unclaimed Babies, sold by Fryers of Lancashire in 1864.[2]


Gummy candies are made mostly of corn syrup, sucrose, gelatin, starch and water. In addition, minor amounts of colouring and flavoring agents are used. Food acids such as citric acid and malic acid are also added in order to give a tart flavor to gummies. It is often that other gelling agents are used in place of gelatin to make gummy candies such as starch and pectin.[3]

Types of gummies[edit]


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See also: List of candies


Main article: Jelly babies

The Jelly Babies gum candy was the first commercially available shaped gum candy. It originated in the United Kingdom. They were first produced by Fryers of Lancashire in 1864 and sold as "Unclaimed Babies". By 1918 they were (and still are) produced by Basset's in Sheffield as Jelly Babies.


Haribogummy bears were first made in Germany.

The gummi bear originated in Germany, where it is popular under the name Gummibär (rubber bear) or Gummibärchen (little rubber bear). Hans Riegel Sr., a maker from Bonn, produced these sweets under the Haribo company, which he started in 1920.


"Cola bottle" redirects here. For the Coca-Cola bottle design, see Coca-Cola bottle.

Various gummi food items: a cola bottle gummi, a gummi hot dog, a pizza, a hamburger, and a box of fries

Cola bottles are sweets in the shape of classic Coca-Cola-style bottles with a cola flavor. They are produced by numerous companies. "Fizzy Blue Bottles", made by Lutti (formerly part of the French division of the Leaf Company, now controlled by a private investment group), are sweets typically found in a pick and mix selection. These are very similar to cola bottle gummies in shape, but they are usually sour and coloured blue and pink. "Blue Bottles", a variation from another company, are identifiable by the small rims around the sides, and are chewier and thicker, with a sweeter taste.


Ring-shaped gummi is often covered in sugar or sour powder. The most common and popular flavor is the peach ring. Other flavors include green apple, melon, blue raspberry, strawberry, and aniseed — although these are typically coated in chocolate. A commonly known producer of gummi rings is Trolli, for which the gummi rings are an important asset.[4]

Red frogs[edit]

In Australia, jelly confectionery in the shape of frogs has been very popular since the 1930s[citation needed]. They are colored red or green, although they are usually referred to as "red frogs". These have influenced the shape, structure, consistency and formula that makes gummy bears. Red frog gummies are not associated with the Red Frogs Association.

Road kill gummies[edit]

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.[5]

Teeth gummies[edit]

In Australia, jelly confectionery in the shape of teeth has been very popular since the 1930s.[citation needed] They are colored pink and white, with pink representing the gums and teeth being white. They have a slight minty flavor, similar to mint toothpaste.

Worm gummies[edit]

There are many types of Gummy Worms, and Trolli produces glow worm gummies, with glowing color and sour sugar.

Shark gummies[edit]

There are also many types of gummy sharks but the blue and white ones are the most popular.[citation needed]

Vitamin gummies[edit]

There are also several multi-vitamin gummi bears, usually marketed for children, such as Flintstones Chewable Vitamins.[6] These form of vitamins give off nutrients and protein for those that do not swallow pills or need various supplements to stay healthy.


Gummies landed on the "What's out in 2009" list for some Canadian schools, along with chocolate, fudge, chocolate coated nuts and fruit, bubble gum, lollipops, toffee, jelly beans, marshmallows, sherbet, and Turkish delight.[7] An audit in Victoria, British Columbia, was planned for 2009 to ensure the government banned the selling of the confectionery treat in school stores and vending machines as directed.[7]

Scientists have studied adding the tooth-protecting sugar substitute xylitol to gummies to fight tooth decay.[8]

Choking risks are higher with gummi candies; research shows that "hard, round foods with high elasticity or lubricity properties, or both, pose a significant level of risk," especially to children under three years of age.[9] This can be resolved with the Heimlich maneuver.


Storage of gummy candies in conditions of high humidity will result in the moisture migration of water molecules from the surrounding environment into the candy. If gummy candies are exposed to an environment that is high in moisture content, it is likely that moisture will permeate the candy and increase its relative moisture content. An increase of the candies moisture content will increase the molecular mobility of particles in the candy, leading to a variety of unwanted outcomes such as:

  • Sucrose crystallization and subsequent grainy texture.
  • A sticky candy surface.
  • Diffusion of flavors out of the candy.
  • Possibility of Microbial growth.

Moisture migration of gummy candies can be prevented by storing candies in conditions where the surrounding environment is equal to their own moisture content.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^Magazine, Bon Appetit. "A Brief History of Gummy Bears - Bon Appétit". Bon Appétit. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
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  3. ^Burey, P.; Bhandari, B. R.; Rutgers, R. P. G.; Halley, P. J.; Torley, P. J. (2009-01-01). "Confectionery Gels: A Review on Formulation, Rheological and Structural Aspects". International Journal of Food Properties. 12 (1): 176–210. doi:10.1080/10942910802223404. ISSN 1094-2912.
  4. ^"Trolli - trolliapfelringe225g". Trolli.de. Retrieved 2011-12-15.
  5. ^"Trolli Road Kill dies under pressure from animal activists". Business. 1 March 2005. Archived from the original on 26 October 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  6. ^"Flintstones Vitamins | Multivitamins & Supplements for Kids". www.flintstonesvitamins.com. Retrieved 2016-09-27.
  7. ^ ab"Schools join in healthy eating". The Stawell Times News. 25 November 2008. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  8. ^"Gummy Bears Can Fight Cavities". OneIndia.in. ANI. 2008. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  9. ^Altkorn, Robert; Chen, Xiao; Milkovich, Scott; Stool, Daniel; Rider, Gene; Bailey, C. Martin; Haas, Angela; Riding, Keith H.; Pransky, Seth M.; Reilly, James S. (1 July 2008). "Fatal and non-fatal food injuries among children (aged 0–14 years)". International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 72 (7): 1041–1046. doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2008.03.010. Retrieved 30 September 2021 – via ScienceDirect.
  10. ^Ergun, R.; Lietha, R.; Hartel, R. W. (2010-01-29). "Moisture and Shelf Life in Sugar Confections". Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 50 (2): 162–192. doi:10.1080/10408390802248833. ISSN 1040-8398. PMID 20112158.

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