Food News

National Gumdrop Day

Just when you thought you'd had your fill of that six-pound heart shaped box of chocolates, the food world plays a joke on you. Today is National Gumdrop Day. Yes, there is a holiday to celebrate these gelatin-like chewy pieces of candy with a sweet sugar coating. Maybe you have grabbed a handful from the bulk candy and stuffed them in your mouth so you couldn't tell the cashier the price. Or maybe your grandpa snuck you a few. Who knows.

They were allegedly invented by a guy named Percy Trusdale in 1801, but that's about all we know the early days. Then our beloved DOTS appeared in the 1940s and became a staple in movie theaters across the country.


Today, sinking your teeth into a box of DOTS will set you back about

$2.50 at the local AMC, but you can also do like Zoe Waits and make your

own.

We have to wonder though if this fanatic is not hiding more from her parents then a basic gumdrop recipe as she slinks around the kitchen whispering to the camera in a seductive teenybopper manner.



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Christina Staalstrom