Whether you like them or not, by now everyone’s at least sampled some gummi candy. In addition to the ubiquitous Gummi Bears, you’ve also got gummi worms, sour gummi staws, gummi vitamins, and even giant gummies.
Because the candy is taking the world by storm, Disney has jumped on the gummi bandwagon. They now sell a variety of gummi candy in their parks and resorts, and are even marketing their own Goofy’s Candy Company gummi brand.
So, while I’m sure that many of you are familiar with the standard gummi bear, how many of you have sampled gummi Salty Licorice Fish? How about Fruity Pasta gummi candy? Well, guess what — you can sample all of these, and more, in your favorite vacation destinations. Imagine that: rides, attractions, and a global selection of gummies in all in one place! One of the many reasons we love Disney, eh? Let’s go on a little tour around the Disney parks to check out just a few of the global gummies we can find!
Gummi Pasta in Italy
What’s especially interesting about this gummi pasta in the World Showcase’s Italy pavilion is not that it doesn’t at all look like pasta, nor is it that this pasta is strangely fruit-flavored. What I love most about it is that it’s “extra sour!”
The picture on the bag is pretty fantastic, too — talk about unruly pasta!
Fruit Gums in the United Kingdom
You all know that my favorite British candy is the Rowntree Fruit Pastille, but fruit gums will definitely do in a pinch! These little fruit-shaped gummies are tougher than others — think jujubes — but have great flavor. I keep ‘em in the fridge
Gummi Salty Licorice Fish in Norway
Can anyone help me to understand why these look a little bit like those gummi coke bottle things? I know, I know — not the point. These are salty licorice fish. That’s the point. Who’s tried ‘em? Reviews? Thoughts?
Gummi Characters in Disneyland
I haven’t seen these in Disney World, yet, but we found them at Pooh Corner in Disneyland. I love the Pixar character stick, but it’s a little disconcerting that it looks like Woody’s going bald…
Gummi Mickeys in Disneyland Paris
Erin Foster showcased the Boardwalk Candy Palace in Disneyland Paris for us recently. With gummies galore to choose from, here’s a version that simply scream “Disney!”
Worms in Dirt Cupcake at Contempo Cafe
Now, here’s a more familiar gummi candy used in an unfamiliar way! While a cupcake named “Worms in Dirt” might not be appetizing for you, your little ones will likely love it!
You can find lots of recipes for Worms in Dirt sundaes, cupcakes, and desserts online, but the basics all include using crushed chocolate sandwich cookies for “dirt” and gummi worms for “worms.” (Thanks to DisneyContemporary.com for use of the photo.)
Sugar Free Gummi Candy
And Goofy hasn’t forgotten his fans who need to cut back on sugar — there are several Sugar Free Goofy’s Candy Company items, including sugar free sour gummi character candy!
What are Your Favorites?
I’d love to hear more about your gummi finds in Disney parks and resorts! Any specifics that top your favorites list? Let us know in the comments section below!
Note: We’ve updated this article to remove the Candy Sushi sold in Mitsukoshi Department Store in Japan. Thanks to Erin Foster (who happens to be an expert on candy sushi) for the note that the candy we pictured is hard candy instead of gummi. Her inspiration for her candy sushi project, which did include gummies, was from the candy sushi found at California Grill.