February 15 is Gumdrop Day. Celebrate this day by treating yourself to a bowlful of the colorful, chewy and delicious candy.
Gumdrops are brightly colored candy or sweets made of pectin or gelatin. They are typically covered in sugar and are usually fruit flavored. Gumdrops that are flavored with artificial spices like cinnamon and mint are called spice drops.
Decoration for Cakes
Generally cone shaped, gumdrops are often used to decorate cakes and gingerbread houses during Christmas time.
This unofficial holiday is also called National Gumdrop Day.
How to Celebrate?
- It’s easy to celebrate this day. Just get a bag full of delicious gumdrops and enjoy them to your heart’s content.
- Try and make gumdrops in your own kitchen. Share them with your family and friends.
Did You Know…
…that the world Gelatin comes from Latin gelat, which means to freeze?