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Jelly candies

Soft candy, soft candy or jelly candy is a kind of chewable candy based on gelatin. Gum bears and jelly babies are popular and well-known parts of the confectionery industry. There are various shapes of soft candy. The most common are vivid descriptions of creatures, such as bears, babies, sharks, worms, frogs, fish, snakes, lizards, spiders, dinosaurs, dolphins, turtles and bats. Various brands such as Bassett's, Haribo, Betty Crocker, Disney and Kellogg's produce various forms of chewing gum snacks, which are usually aimed at young children. The word "gummi" originated in Germany, and the word "jelly" is more common in English speaking countries.

Jelly baby gum is the first commercially available special gum. It originated in England. It was first produced in 1864 by fryers in Lancashire and sold as an "unclaimed baby.". By 1918, they were (still are) produced in Shelly babies at bassset in Sheffield.

The short haired bear originated in Germany and is popular here under the name gummib ä R or gummib ä rchen. Hans Riegel Sr., a manufacturer from Bonn, makes these sweets under the Haribo company he founded in 1920.

Fudge, along with some chocolate, fudge, chocolate coated nuts and fruits, bubble gum, lollipop, toffee, fudge, fudge, fruit juice fudge, juice milk jelly and Turkish fudge, was included in the "2009 activities" list of some Canadian schools. [6] An audit is planned in Victoria, British Columbia, in 2009 to ensure that the government bans the sale of confectionary snacks as directed in school stores and vending machines.

Scientists have studied adding xylitol, a sugar substitute for protecting teeth, to the gums to fight cavities.

Gum candy increases the risk of suffocation. Studies have shown that "hard circular foods with high elasticity or lubricity or both constitute a great risk, especially for children under three years old". This can be solved by the Heimlich maneuver.