Gummy candy is a favorite of children and adults alike. You can find gummy worms, gummy fruit, and even gummy tacos and sushi! But the gummy bear reigns supreme as the most popular shape of this gelatin and sugar-based treat. So why not make it even better by adding some adult beverage to the squishy bear-shaped candy? That's where the deliciously fruity white gummy bear shot comes in.
Hans Riegel started a candy company in 1920 Bonn, Germany. Hans and his wife sold inexpensive candy at street festivals, taking in the local culture of this historic city. At the time, dancing bears were a "thing" and Hans got an idea! He made chewy gummy candy shaped like these popular trained bears that delighted the German people. They were a hit and his candy company Haribo (HAns-RIegel-BOnn) was born.
The original gummy bear candies were longer and skinnier. Beginning in 1960, the shape evolved into the current cuter, plumper, colorful bears we all love. The gummy bear's popularity has even helped in the health field. Fruit-flavored gumdrops containing dietary supplements have also become a popular as a way for kids to get the healthy vitamins they need.
The Obsession With the White Gummy Bear Flavor
The white gummy bear is a tropical pineapple flavor. So the white gummy bear drink has similar flavors of the tropics like citrus, peach, and raspberry plus that sour mix pucker. Whether you enjoy your gummy bear cocktail as a jello shot, in a martini glass, or in a shot glass, this party drink will always make the crowd smile. No dancing bears required.
If a drink recipe manifests as a menu hack, you know the craze is legit. Those in the know can order a white gummy bear smoothie on The Jamba Juice's secret menu. The Jamba Juice Secret Menu White Gummi Bear Smoothie ingredients are reportedly mangoes, peach juice, pineapple juice, soy milk, lime sherbet, orange sherbet, pineapple sherbet, raspberry sherbet, and crushed ice.
Gummy Bear Shot Ingredients
You'll need raspberry vodka, peach schnapps, sweet & sour mix, any lemon-lime soda like Sprite or 7Up, ice cubes, and white gummy bears for garnishing and tipsy snacking. If you're feeling ambitious and/or don't have a sweet and sour mix on hand, mix your own using equal parts lime juice and simple syrup.