These are everyone's favorite (or least favorite)... childhood gummy!
Do you have any strong memories associated with these colorful, fruit-flavored candies?
Kids used to choose them when they had loose teeth they wanted out...but maybe that was just an excuse to eat candy.
They were also a staple of movie theater concessions for decades. Whether you grew up in the '60s, the '70s, the '80s, the '90s...you probably remember munching on these at the movies!
The most fun thing about Jujyfruits, though, is that the color and shape of each gummy doesn't match up with its flavor.
Kind of weird, right?
Even weirder is that some of them are not shaped like fruits at all, but like vegetables.
The Jujyfruit shapes are:
3. Pea Pod
And the flavor options are:
If someone asked you if you wanted an asparagus-shaped, licorice-flavored gummy, you'd probably say no. But somehow...it works. And that's part of the fun––seeing how many flavor-shape combos can you find.
So what was the idea behind these fruit-and-vegetable hybrid gummies, anyway?
We don't really know!
They were invented by Henry Heide, a German immigrant, in 1920. Like all other candy innovators, he probably wanted to do something no one had done before. And vegetable-shaped candy was certainly a unique idea!
Whatever their inspiration was, we're glad that Heide created this one-of-a-kind candy.
Want to take a trip down memory lane?
Do you love (or hate) Jujyfruits?
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