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quarta-feira, fevereiro 03, 2010

Gummi bear

Durante um passeio por este magnifico blog, vi um comentário de um anónimo que dizia isto:

"Mas o blog não era sobre gomas?"

E ao respondo, Senhor Anónimo, o blog não é sobre gomas mas dado que fazemos tudo para agradar os nossos visitantes, este post será sobre gomas.

Gummi Bear:

A Gummi bear (also spelled as gummy bear) is a small, rubbery textured confectionery. The candy is roughly 2 centimetres (0.79 in) long and shaped in the form of a bear. The gummi bear is one of many gummies, distinctive and popular gelatin-based candies that come in a variety of shapes and colors.


The Gummi Bear originates from Germany where it is popular under the name Gummibär or Gummibärchen . Hans Riegel, a candy maker from Bonn, started the Haribo company in 1920. In 1922, he invented the Dancing Bear, a fruit gum made in the shape of a bear. The success of the Dancing Bear's successor would later become Haribo's world-famous Gold-Bear product in 1967. Trolli is another gummi candy manufacturer and the first to introduce Gummi Worms in 1981. Gummi bears are also one of the only types of candy to have been turned into a television show.

Variations and Flavours:

The success of Gummi Bears has spawned many gummi animals and objects: rings, worms, frogs, snakes, hamburgers, cherries, sharks, penguins, hippos, lobsters, octopi, apples, peaches, oranges, and even Ampelmännchen, Smurfs and spiders. Manufacturers offer sizes from the standard candy size, and smaller, to bears that weigh several kilograms. In the United States, Haribo gummi bears come in 5 flavours: raspberry (red); orange (orange); green apple (green); pineapple (colourless); and lemon (yellow). Many offshoot companies (typically the vegan or health-related gummi bears) use more exotic flavours and colours. Trolli "gummy" bears are similarly most often sold in five flavours in the United States, however Trolli's red gummy is cherry-flavoured as opposed to raspberry.

Health Issues:

Gummi bears ordinarily contain mostly empty calories, but recently gummi bears containing vitamin C, produced by manufacturers such as Sconza or Bear Essentials, are being marketed to parents of young children. Multivitamins have also been produced in the form of gummi bears to motivate consumption by young, picky eaters. Gummi bears, and other gummi candy, stick to teeth and may cause tooth decay. However, gummi bears containing the cavity-fighting additive xylitol (wood sugar) are now being tested. There has been concern that gelatin in most gummi bears may harbor prions. Prions are misshapen proteins that cause BSE / Mad Cow Disease in cattle and CJD in humans. Based on studies, the United States FDA and other national organizations and countries consider the risk of BSE transmission through gelatin to be minuscule as long as precautions are followed during manufacturing

Senhor anónimo, não tem de quê

2 comentários:

Anónimo disse...

a senhora anónima agradece! :)

p.s: só por isso já sou tua fã

Kaiser_scud disse...

sempre que algo seja necessário é só dizer