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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Yummy, Gummy Day!

Today is...

'National' Gumdrop Day

[This is referred to as a "National" day. However, no congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day were found.]


Yummy, gummy Gumdrop Day presents the opportunity (or the excuse) to eat as many gumdrops as possible (within reason, with consideration for teeth, sugar levels and general health)!

It’s National Gumdrop Day! Gumdrops are a tasty, chewy candy made with gelatin and coated with sugar. Gumdrops can come in fruity flavors like grape, cherry, orange, and lemon or spiced flavors like cinnamon, clove, mint, and anise.

Many people believe that a man named Percy Trusdale invented the gumdrop in 1801, but there is very little evidence to support this claim. What we do know is that gumdrops have been a popular confection for at least two hundred years. The board game Candy Land features both a Gumdrop Pass and a Gumdrop Mountain!


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To celebrate National Gumdrop Day, use colorful gumdrops to decorate a cake or buy a bag of them to share with your friends!