#1 By: Xeni Jardin, October 15th, 2013 22:37
#2 By: mtdna, October 15th, 2013 22:50
Dentists world-wide are mourning...
#3 By: Eksrae, October 15th, 2013 22:53
And at his funeral, he'll be stuffed in a plastic sack by stoners, his bin number scribbled on the twistie tag, and be dropped just short of the grave while they argue over whether or not to just stuff him under their coats and make a break for it.
#4 By: Mark_Crummett, October 15th, 2013 23:03
It's hard to break this to the kids.
#5 By: awjt, October 15th, 2013 23:16
AND... he even looks like a gummy bear
#6 By: Boundegar, October 15th, 2013 23:23
It's the decades of exposure to gummy DNA. We are all lucky he didn't live to 150 and become the gummy Shadow over Innsmouth.
#7 By: awjt, October 15th, 2013 23:29
I really liked the evil gummy bears in the first Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movie.
#8 By: bwv812, October 16th, 2013 02:48
"The company he ran was founded in 1946"?
Really? The article linked to—not to mention the Haribo website—says it was founded by his father in 1920.
"gum arabic was the original base ingredient for the candy, which led to its name"?
So gum arabic is why they were first named "Dancing Bears," as noted in the article, and are now known as "Gold-Bears"?
#9 By: Ian Wood, October 16th, 2013 04:49
#10 By: Ingo Schildmann, October 16th, 2013 06:20
He donored his bones to the company (according to the German magazine Titanic)
#11 By: bzishi, October 16th, 2013 07:13
That'll save a horse then.
#12 By: retepslluerb, October 16th, 2013 09:31
I assume it went like this:
Fruchtgummi/Weingummi (Gum candy/Wine gum) was invented around the 1880.
Haribo created a branded variant called “Tanzbären” (Dancing bears) in 1922.
Those got dubbed “Gummibären” in the vernacular, making it impossible to trademark the name later.
So they went with “Goldbären”, to emphasize that they are the original.
#13 By: Maurice Meilleur, October 16th, 2013 09:56
Actually, the company name comes from Riegel's, combined with where he founded it: HAns RIegel, BOnn.
#14 By: IMB, October 16th, 2013 10:58
I'm partial to Swedish fish.
#15 By: Chrisfromiowa, October 16th, 2013 11:16
#16 By: Anthony Vicari, October 16th, 2013 11:21
He's with the Great Gummis now
#17 By: Jorpho, October 16th, 2013 12:19
The expression changed in 2007? I can't say I ever noticed them having much of an expression at all.
#19 By: Xeni Jardin, October 20th, 2013 22:37
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