Gummy, chewy, tasty sweets are the theme of Gumdrop Day, which presents you the opportunity (or the excuse) to eat as many gumdrops as possible (within reason, with consideration for your teeth, sugar levels and general health)!
History of National Gumdrop Day
Founder and the origin of National Gumdrop Day are not known so far. Although a legend has it that the gumdrop was created in 1801, the exact information of the candy’s creation is not precise. It is believed that modern gumdrop is established in 1915 by Percy S. Truesdell who is a chemist and candy manufacturer. He started producing gumdrop with an enhanced texture, using a formula by adding starch, which he developed at Ohio State University. According to 1948 article, gumdrop had previously been a hard-candy, and Percy turned it into the smooth, chewy delight. At his death, he became known as the Gumdrop King.
How to celebrate National Gumdrop Day
National Gumdrop day can be marked by having as much as of gumdrops one can have. Gumdrops are also used in cookies, to decorate cakes or cupcakes, in popcorn cake, and for even crafts and gifts. One can try out recipes of gumdrop candies and share it with your family and friends. Gumdrops can be the best gift for your sweet tooth friend.These gumdrops can instantly rekindle the fondest of your memories. Post pictures and share your thoughts about National Gumdrop Day on social media by using the hashtag #GumdropDay.
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