Gummi candies, also called gummies or jelly sweets, are popular types of candies made from gelatin and has fruity flavors such as raspberry, orange, strawberry, pineapple, and lemon. Gummies also come in a variety of shapes including bears, rings, worms, frogs, snakes, hamburgers, cherries, sharks, penguins, hippos, lobsters, octopuses, apples, peaches, oranges, and many others. Gummy bears were the first gummi candies ever made.
These candies are popular with both kids and adults because of their chewy consistency, fancy colors and fruity flavors. Some manufacturers also fortify their products with Vitamin C and other minerals to motivate consumption by picky eaters. They are also made from easily available ingredients and can be prepared at home.
Most gummi candies are good for up to six months as long as they are stored in an air-tight container. Extreme heat can also melt gummies while exposure to air can make them tough to chew. When shipping gummy candies, proper packaging is important to ensure that they are protected from the elements to keep them fresh and edible. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship gummi candies so that they arrive in excellent condition.
Gummi candies can be shipped in their original, well-sealed bags or containers. You can also place them in food-grade plastic containers or glass jars with air-tight lids that will not alter the taste of the candies. Wrap containers in bubble wrap. Glass containers require more padding to prevent breakage.
Place the candies in a box with packing materials all around. You may use shredded paper, packing peanuts, or pieces of bubble wrap as fillers to keep the items from moving inside the box.
Close the box and seal with packaging tape. Address and label the package and take to a local post office or shipping company.