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Gumdrops are a type of confectionery (candy). They are usually brightly-colored gelatin- or pectin-based pieces, shaped like a truncated cone and coated in granulated sugar. This makes them very sweet. Gumdrops come in (usually artificial) fruit and spice varieties; the latter are also known as spice drops. They are often used for decorating cakes and cupcakes. Around Christmas time this candy is a key ingredient in making gingerbread houses.

International Gumdrop day is celebrated on February 15.

The Apollo 9 Command module was called Gumdrop, on account of the blue cellophane wrapping in which the craft was delivered.

ee also

*Jelly baby
*Wine gum
*Gummi bear

External links

* [,1-0,gumdrops,FF.html Gumdrop Recipes]

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