And Happy Gumdrop Day!
(I don't know. I'm guessing the gummi candy industry wanted in the sugar action after yesterday's deluge of chocolate. I mean, you probably haven't even thought of a gumdrop since Christmas so think about them a little today. Sheesh.)
The stiff, chewy consistency of the popular gumdrop and jelly bean candies is imparted by various grain starches. Jellies made from the seaweed extract agar-agar, valued for their clarity and body, are used to coat various candy centres or to make colourful simulated fruit slices.