No matter how you spell it, with a "y" or with an "ie", gummie lollies are one of the best and biggest sensations to hit the confectionary industry ever. They´ve been around in various forms for many years. But what may surprise you is that gummie bears were around far longer than the fad that got its start in the 1980s. Hans Riegel, first developed gummie products in Germany in the early 1900s using pectin and starch.
World´s first gummie bears came out in the 1920s but didn´t take off for another 60 years. Gummie bears where manufactured in the US for the first time around 1980 and their popularity exploded. Today, gummies comes in every form imaginable from the cute little bears we all love and can´t resist to the strange and absurd.