If we told you that gummi worms are the most popular gummi candy, would you be surprised? According to some sources, this is true, but others beg to differ, contending that their precious bears still win the popularity contest. ministryofhemp Whatever the case, the worms seem to be in high demand with shoppers of all ages. Whether their popularity is due to their multiple colors or delicious taste, no store will suffer by adding these to the candy bins and jars.
On the 60th anniversary of the gummi bear, German candy company Trolli introduced the gummi worm. This treat is now celebrating its own anniversary: 30 years. Trolli worms are two inches long, on average, but each worm can be anywhere from four to ten inches long. In the middle of each treat, two different colors and flavors are mixed. Other manufacturers have made their worms longer and include additional colors.
Worms were originally made only as regular gummies but are now offered as sour, neon, and neon sour treats. Shoppers get into heated debates regarding which type is the most delicious. Some people prefer to stay out of the argument, munching on whatever type meets their fancy that day. Pranksters combine the sour and regular worms into one bag to play a trick on unknowing adults who often grab a sour worm.
Canada is not on the fan list when it comes to gummi candy. In 2009, some Canadian schools placed gummies and other popular treats on the “What’s Out” list. The government banned these delicious goodies from being sold in vending machines and school canteens. During that year, an audit was conducted in portions of Victoria, British Columbia, to ensure that no violations occurred. Some children surely smuggled the treats in their backpacks.
Schools are cracking down on the type of foods sold within their walls. However, children deserve to have a treat and as long as they brush their teeth, this one is perfect. Worms are brightly colored and kids have as much fun playing with them as they do eating them. This classic goody is far from going out of style.
To capture the business lost by schools, add some gummi worms to the store shelves. Kids will flock to your establishment after school to get their sweet and sour worms they could not buy during the day. During summer months, your store will have a captive audience when active children come looking for their sugar rush.