The first gummi candy that was ever produced was the gummi bear in Germany. Although it is usually spelled "gummy" the correct spelling is "gummi." This comes from the German name "gummibär" which in English is translated into "rubber bear." The credit for the creation of gummi candy goes to Hans Riegel, a German man. He worked at Kleutgen & Meier a candy industry in Germany. At the young age of 27 he decided to start his own company in 1920. His company would now be called Haribo and he soon began making hard candies. One of Riegels competitors was racking up money from the success of selling a type of gelatin fruit candy. Soon after this Riegel and his wife began trying to find a niche in the gelatin fruit candy industry. Haribo's hard candy had been successful while targeting children as their main consumer. Therefore, he decided that targeting adolescents to buy his gummi candy would be a good idea. In 1922, they used a "dancing bear" mold for the fruit flavored gelatin, and the first gymmi bear, soon to be known as the Haribo Goldbear, was born.
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