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The first American gummi bear was made by the Herman Goelitz Company (now the Jelly Belly Candy Company) in 1981. Later that same year Haribo brought their business to the U.S.
Also in 1981 the Trolli Company created the gummi worm. The idea was to make a candy for children that their parents might find mildly shocking. Today gummi candies are available in many shapes and sizes.
When I was really little I remember there was this cute boy living down the street and I really wanted to meet him. I was walking down the street and I saw him walk out of his house eating gummy worms. So the next day I go to the store down the block and I bought a HUGE bag for myself.
A week later I walked by his house and he walked outside and I was chewing on my gummy worms and then I started to choke. I was really embarrassed by what happened that day that I never asked him to play again. ~ Jessica from Washington