You know what the best bait for fishing for people with a sweet tooth is? If you guessed the gummy worm, you’re in the right place with the right sense of humor. Gummy candies have been around a while, but nothing strikes our fancy like a rich chocolate brownie topped with green frosting and a gummy work sticking out of it. But honestly, we’re happy to have them right out of the bag. Gummy Worm Day celebrates these stretchy, stringy, gummy, delicious treats.

Learn about Gummi Worm Day

If you have never had a gummi worm before, you are seriously missing out! On Gummi Worm Day, we celebrate these little red and green delights, which come in a wide range of flavors today, including sweet and sour.

Gummi Worms are one of the best-selling candies of all time, and we can certainly see why! On Gummi Worm Day, you can eat as many Gummi Worms as you want! We won’t tell if you don’t! After all, we love any day that allows us to snack on our favorite treats. 

History of Gummi Worm Day

Before we can talk about Gummi Worms, we have to talk about Gummi Bears. Gummi Bears were the original Gummi candy created by the Haribo company in 1920. These delicious ursine candies came in a broad variety of fruit flavors and were intended for both adults and children to enjoy.

The secret to these little candies gumminess is from a careful mixture of special ingredients, the most important being the gelatin that helps to give the candy its form, and the sugar and citric acid that gives it its flavor.

From these initial gummi candies, many other types and shapes came into existence, but none of them could take the crown from the popular gummi bear. It wasn’t until Trolli created the gummi worm that this changed. Gummi worms were fun to eat, they could easily be used to create creative desserts, and were even more fun (in our opinion) to eat than gummi bears!

Gummi Worm Day was organized to celebrate the fellow confectionary monarch to the gummi bear, and the amazing Trolli company that brought it into existence. Gummi worms comes in even more flavors and varieties than the original gummi bear, including all the basic flavors, sweet and sour flavors, and our personal favorite, the sour gummi worm.

How to celebrate Gummi Worm Day

Celebrating Gummi Worm Day is delicious! You just have to get out there into the world and find your favorite variety of gummi worm. Once you have it in your grasps, devour it without hesitation, savoring the flavors and textures that comes from this iconic candy. If you want to get creative, you can get bake delicious devil food cakes with gummi worms sticking out of them.

For our more adult set, we recommend using gummi bears in the preparation of alcoholic beverages in small aquariums. The gummi’s will add a sweet tang and soak up the alcohol, making the perfect adult treats for a hot summer evening.

While it may be tempting to keep all of the Gummi Worms for yourself, Gummi Worm Day gives us a good opportunity to put a smile on someone’s face by treating them to a bag of Gummi Worms. Why not bring some Gummi Worms to work and share them with your co-workers?

We are sure that this will get everyone on your good side for the rest of the day. You can also treat your friends or neighbors to a bag of Gummi Worms. They don’t cost a lot, but they are bound to make people feel special. 

If you are really feeling adventurous, you could try your hand at creating this sweet treat yourself. If you take a look online, you will see that there are a lot of different recipes for Gummi Worms. Do you think that you could produce something better than the current version? You will need sugar, corn syrup, and cold water. You are also going to need unflavored gelatin. The different juices and food colouring you use will depend on the flavor you want your Gummi Worms to have. Make sure you share your creations on social media! 

You can also do a bit of baking with Gummi Worms. Again, if you do a quick search online, you are going to see a lot of different cake recipes that incorporate Gummi Worms. Gummi Worms are usually used as decoration on top of the cake. However, we have come across a number of exciting and tasty uses for Gummi Worms whereby the candy is included in the bake. For example, we have seen Gummi Worm cookies and Gummi Worm bark!

You could also make a scary trifle with gummy worms in the center. The options are endless, and this is certainly going to be a funny way to celebrate Gummi Worm Day. You could even get a few friends around and have a bit of a bake-off. Discover who can make the best creation using Gummi Worms. You are bound to have a few laughs along the way, and you will get to eat plenty of Gummi Worms too. What more could you want? 

So there you have it: an insight into Gummi Worm Day. If you are a fan of Gummi Worms (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), you definitely won’t want to pass up on the opportunity to celebrate this day. What’s your favorite flavor?

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