Editor’s Note: Yes that is a picture of gummy toy soldiers

Gummies first stormed the shores of America (from my shoddy research) in 1981. This was a prime moment in history to get all of us Gen Xer’s hooked to the squishy bears and worms that debuted first. Haribo gummy products were made up of a mixture of sugar, corn syrup, gelatin and flavorings. That happened to be the four major food groups that Gen X children in the 80’s persisted on.

Recommended daily dosage for 80’s kids, 1,000 servings

Haribo Goldbears first hit the scene in 1922 in Germany. Since then the gummy revolution has taken major hold and now items like Matcha Green Tea, Apple Cider Vinegar, Fish Oil, Lion’s Mane Mushrooms, Bamboo Collagen, Gaia Black Elderberry, Biotin, Chlorophyll Detox, Adult Multivitamins, Magnesium, Ashwagandha, Probiotics, Prebiotics, Immune Boosters, Blue Light Protection, Melatonin, Emergen-C, Peeps, Sativa weed, Indica weed, psychedelic mushrooms, come in gummy form.

Same exact thing now. Tied with the moon landing as the greatest man made achievement of the past 54 years.

I just hope that no one ever makes cyanide gummies, because I bet they’d be delicious.