I find there are two kinds of people in the world. Those who love chocolate and those who must be undead. Seriously, how can you not LOVE the heck out of chocolate? Milk. Dark. White. Sign me up. Then the group over at Sweet Factory Candy Boutique in Calgary introduced me to Chocolate Covered Gummi-Bears and I had to re-think my entire philosophy on life.
Have you tried them yet? Reports are mixed on how and when the Bears originated. My guess is multiple people thought up the idea at about the same time. Geniuses everywhere! It doesn’t seem like a far stretch. Gummi Bears are delicious; chocolate is glorious – they definitely go together.
According to my peers at the Sweet Factory Candy Boutique, they think the treat might have gathered a good following in Sweden. These bears are always white or clear and covered with swiss chocolate unlike the Haribo bears out of Germany that are much more colorful.
Personally, my favorite way to eat them is cold. Fun fact: Gummi Bears don’t actually freeze well. Or at least the tastiest brands don’t. I don’t know about the knock-off bears you can find at dollar stores but the quality Gummi Bears just get nice and chilled and a little more “chewy” in texture. It’s tasty! And the coolness is refreshing in the summer or spring or whenever you need an icy treat.
Drop by the store and take a bag home with you today or check out.