A Gummi Bear (or Gummy Bear) is a small candy with a rubbery texture, similar to a Jelly Baby in the English-speaking countries. The candy is approximately 2 centimetres (0.79 in) in size and has the shape of a bear. The Gummi Bear is one of many gelatine based candies that are made in a variety of shapes and colours.
The Gummi Bears originate from Germany, where they are popular under the name Gummibär or Gummibärchen. Hans Riegel Sr. is a candy manufacturer based in Bonn, who in 1920 founded the company Haribo. In 1922 he made the Tanzbären (Dancing Bears), a forerunner of the famous Goldbären (Gold Bears) which were first produced in 1967. Another major manufacturer is the German company Trolli, which sells the candy under the name of Gummi Bears.
The traditional Gummi Bear consists of a mixture of sugar, glucose syrup, starch, gelatine and colouring and flavouring agents. The success of the Gummi Bears has led to many other gummi products: rings, worms, frogs, cherries, peaches and even Smurfs.
Paddington Bear & Marmite
In 2007, Paddington Bear began making commercials for Marmite.