Friday, February 15, 2013

It's National Gumdrop Day!!!

What's the difference between a gumdrop, a jelly, and a gummy?  This is a question I get all the time, and I do believe that there's a proper answer.  A gumdrop is often bell shaped, covered in sugar, dense, and kind of sticky.  A jelly can be just about any shape you choose, although I really enjoy the ones shaped like wedges of fruit, it's often covered in sugar as well, but the texture is a lot softer and smoother than that of a gum drop.  A gummy can also come in just about any shape, they don't have to be covered in sugar, and the texture is more rubbery than either the gumdrop or the jelly.  There are a few chewy treats that don't fit perfectly into any one of the these categories, but most do favour one category more than the others.


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