|This article needs additional citations for verification. (May 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|Main ingredients||Gelatin or pectin, granulated sugar, flavoring|
|Cookbook: Gumdrop Media: Gumdrop|
Gumdrops are a type of candy. They are usually brightly colored gelatin- or pectin-based pieces, shaped like a narrow dome (sometimes with a flattened top), and often coated in granulated sugar. They come in (usually artificial) fruit and spice flavors; 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 Christmas time, this candy is an ingredient used in making gingerbread houses.
In popular culture
- Augusten Burroughs (27 October 2009). You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas. St. Martin's Press. p. 40. ISBN 978-1-4299-4375-8.
- Evans, Ben (Aug 25, 2010). Foothold in the Heavens: The Seventies. Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration Series. New York: Springer-Verlag. p. 100. ISBN 978-1-4419-6341-3.
|This confectionery-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|