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Gummy Bears Chocolate Style? Get ’em at L’Orenta!

Posted on April 13th, 2022
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Written By Sam Henselijn

Gummy Bears Chocolate Style? Do you enjoy gummy bears?  We do too! Gummy bears continue to be one of the most iconic candies we enjoy. Learn about gummy bears chocolate style.

The first company to make gummy bears, Haribo, has been around for over 100 years, and it got its start in Germany. Hans Riegel, the founder of Haribo, created a bear-shaped gummy candy in 1922,  two years after founding the company,  taking inspiration from a popular German tradition at the time to make them relevant. 

The European practice of performing or dancing bears involved

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training bears to tumble, dance, or do tricks. The practice was eventually banned, but it lived on through Riegel’s gummies.

The original gummy bears, or Dancing Bears, were a  bit larger than gummy bears today and a bit thinner. It wasn’t until 1960 that Haribo’s Dancing Bear changed names. In 1978, the bears changed shape to the shorter version we see today. 

While gummy bears have been around since the 1920s in Germany, they really haven’t been in the United States all that long.  Initially, the marketing efforts were directed toward a larger audience in Europe.  The bears also gained popularity in the U.S., as they were considered a European novelty. 

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According to Bon Appetit, U.S. high school teachers would bring gummy bears into their German language classrooms in the 1970s so students could try a German-made edible, and military members would bring them home as a souvenir for their families. 

As popularity with children grew, other candy companies knew it was time to jump on the gummy bear bandwagon.

As it turns out, Jelly Belly was the first American candy company to begin producing these little bears in 1981, but it was only one year later that Haribo itself brought its product over to the U.S.   

And its popularity continues to grow…

 After all, how many other candies have inspired a hit animated TV series in the 1980s (Disney’s The Adventures of the Gummi Bears), a song with over 45 million hits on YouTube (The Gummy Bear Song), and played a pivotal role in the plot of an award-winning Broadway musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch?  Indeed, gummy bears surely have one of the most devoted followings of any candy in history.

Now, L’Orenta offers a new and delicious take on this iconic candy!  

Imagine:  Different selections of Chocolate covered Gummy Bears! Yummmmm….  

We begin with  our White Chocolate Gummy Bears,  which are sweet and chewy gluten-free pineapple gummy bears covered with a creamy white chocolate couverture. The soft center is combined with the delicate crunch of the chocolate coating making this an utterly irresistible treat.

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And don’t forget to try our iconic Milk Chocolate Assorted Gummy Bears. These are  truly worth the hype, with six classic and unique flavors to choose from: Orange, Cherry, Strawberry, Marshmallow, Apricot and Strawberry-Banana. Each gummy is coated head-to-toe with the finest milk chocolate resulting in an amazing twist on these much-loved candies.

We also offer our delicious Swedish Milk and White Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears. Experience these pineapple gummy bears enveloped in milk and white chocolate like never before! Discover what the hype is about by trying these yourself!

FAQ Gummy Bears Chocolate Style

When did gummy bears become popular in the United States?

Gummy bears gained popularity in the United States around the 1970s, initially introduced to students in German language classrooms and brought home by military members as souvenirs.

What are the flavor options available for L’Orenta’s chocolate-covered gummy bears?

L’Orenta offers chocolate-covered gummy bears in flavors like pineapple (covered in white and milk chocolate) and assorted flavors covered in milk chocolate, providing a unique twist on the beloved candy.

What are chocolate-covered gummy bears?

Chocolate-covered gummy bears are a new and delicious take on the iconic candy, featuring gummy bears covered in various types of chocolate.

Who created the first gummy bears?

The first gummy bears were created by Haribo in Germany. The founder, Hans Riegel, created bear-shaped gummy candy in 1922, inspired by a popular German tradition of performing or dancing bears.

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