Mar 1, 2013
No Whining, WINE GUMS are Back!
Clearing up any confusion on the subject and spreading the word that our stock has arrived!
Wine gums (or winegums) are chewy, firm pastille-type sweets similar to gumdrops without the sugar coating. While generally manufactured from gelatin, at least one winegum brand, Swedish Fish, contains no gelatin; all have their own mixes containing various sweeteners, flavourings, and colourings. Wine gums are popular in Ireland, the United Kingdom, many Commonwealth nations, and several northern, middle European countries and Kuwai.
The gums come usually in five shapes: kidney, crown, diamond, circle and rectangle, and are labelled with six names: port, sherry, champagne, burgundy, gin and claret. The variety of flavors are widely debated, so come try for your self!
At Candy Babel stock both vegan and Old fashioned variety's!
Charles Riley Maynard started his business in 1880 by producing confections in a kitchen with his brother Tom, while his wife Sarah Ann, served the customers. Maynard's candy grew steadily and was launched as a company in 1896. Maynard's Wine Gums were introduced in 1909 by Maynard's son Charles Gordon Maynard. Charles Riley Maynard nearly fired his son on the spot when the junior Maynard came up with the recipe for Maynard's Wine Gums. It took Charles Gordon Maynard some time to persuade his strict Methodist and teetotaller father that the sweets did not contain wine.
According to Cadbury, red and black are the most popular colours. The red flavours are traditionally red berry, strawberry, or raspberry-flavoured in the United Kingdom and cherry in the United States. Black is traditionally blackcurrant flavoured. Limited edition dark-only wine gum issues have occurred, and more recently, a limited "fruit duos" edition was produced with two colours and flavours on each half of the wine gum.
There are two apocryphal stories about the origin of the name.
One is that after hearing a fiery temperance sermon, Maynard the younger decided to market his sweets as an aid to cutting down one's alcohol consumption. Therefore, he called them "wine gums", and labelled them with wine names.
The other story is that Maynard the younger wished to market his candies as being so good that they should be appreciated like a fine wine. Therefore he called them "wine gums" and labelled them with wine names.
Candy Babel brought them P-Town, come in today to savor the flavor!
What else is back you say?
Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears
Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Gummy Bears
Semi Sweet Non- Parallels
Mint Cookie Dough Malt Balls
Carmel Robins Eggs
Good and Fruitys