15 February – Gumdrop Day

 

Gumdrop Day - Elizabeth Place

It’s Gumdrop Day! Gumdrops are a tasty, chewy sweets made with gelatin and coated with sugar. Gumdrops come in fruity flavours like grape, cherry, orange, and lemon or spiced flavors like cinnamon, clove, mint, and anise.

Many people believe that a man named Percy Trusdale invented the gumdrop in 1801, but there is very little evidence to support this claim. What we do know is that gumdrops have been a popular confection for at least two hundred years.

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