Gumdrops are a fruit or spice flavored sugar coated gelatin candy, usually conical in shape. They were apparently invented in 1801 by a gentleman named Percy Trusdale. Their colorful cone shaped presence can now be found in any candy store! They are also fun to craft with! Come see what I found!
Gumdrop Crab and Fish Cupcake Toppers from The Decorated Cookie
Did you know? The most popular flavors of gumdrops are cherry, grape, orange, lemon and spice flavors like clove, cinnamon, mint and licorice.
Gumdrop People and Game from Restless Risa
Originally, gumdrops were only flavored with spices such as clove, allspice, cinnamon, spearmint, anise, wintergreen and licorice.
Gumdrop Wreath from Rara Bakes
Gumdrops have evolved! Since becoming popular, the little gumdrop has evolved into other popular candies.
- Dots gumdrops were invented in the 1940s and can be found in movie theaters around the country.
- Gummi bears, created in Germany are also very popular.
- And then don’t forget about the gummy worms, bugs, hamburgers, pizza!
Homemade Gumdrops from Mom on Time Out
In the US, three other “old fashioned” gumdrop candies are also popular: Orange Slices, Licorice Babies, and Spearmint Leaves. You can find them in candy stores, drug stores and even gas stations!
Sweet Rose Treat from Craftberry Bush
Cookie Gumdrop Pizza from Betty Crocker
Celebrate Gumdrop Day with some colorful fun!
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