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- Created 2012-03-02
are a type of
. They are usually brightly colored gelatin- or pectin-based pieces, shaped like a truncated
and coated in granulated
. This makes them very sweet. Outside the US they are known as American hard gums.
Gumdrops come in (usually artificial) fruit and spice varieties; the latter are also known as spice drops. Gumdrops, spice drops, and their variations are used in baking, candy crafting, decorating, and for eating out of hand. They are often used for decorating cakes and cupcakes. Around
time, this candy is an ingredient used in making
, three other "old fashioned" gumdrop candies are also popular: Orange Slices, Licorice Babies, and Spearmint Leaves. All are larger in size than spice drops or gumdrops, are fruit slice, kewpie-doll, or leaf shaped, sprinkled with sugar, and are typically sold by the bag.
— not only did it have the appropriate stumpy cone shape, but it arrived at Cape Kennedy in a blue
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