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Feburary 15th Is National Gumdrop Day!

Celebrate National Gumdrop day with these recipes and activities. Fun fact: The Apollo 9 Command module was nicknamed "Gumdrop" — not only did it have the appropriate stumpy cone shape, but it arrived at Cape Kennedy in a blue cellophane wrapper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gumdrop).

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Tootsie Roll's Orininal Dots included Cherry, Strawberry, Lemon, Lime, and Orange. It launched in 1945 and has been the #1 selling gumdrop brand ever since.
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Tootsie Roll's Orininal Dots included Cherry, Strawberry, Lemon, Lime, and Orange. It launched in 1945 and has been the #1 selling gumdrop brand ever since.

Homemade Gumdrops

Gumdrops are super easy to make at home, requiring just 5 simple ingredients and take about 3 hours to set.
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Gumdrops are super easy to make at home, requiring just 5 simple ingredients and take about 3 hours to set.

Pomegranate Gumdrops

These all natural gumdrops are made with three ingredients: gelatin, pomegranate juice, and sugar.
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These all natural gumdrops are made with three ingredients: gelatin, pomegranate juice, and sugar.

Coconut Gumdrops

This recipe comes from Better Homes and Gardens and is ready in only 2 hours.
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This recipe comes from Better Homes and Gardens and is ready in only 2 hours.

Tropical Dots was released in 2003 and includes Island Nectar, Wild Mango, Grapegruit Cooler, Carambola Melon, and Paradise Punch.
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Tropical Dots was released in 2003 and includes Island Nectar, Wild Mango, Grapegruit Cooler, Carambola Melon, and Paradise Punch.

Prickly Pear Gumdrops

These unique gumdrops are made from cactus fruit!
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These unique gumdrops are made from cactus fruit!

The third gumdrop variety pack from Tootsie Roll is Sour Dots. The favors include Cherry, Lemon, Lime, Orange, and Grape, and are covered in sour sugar so bitter you'll make that weird puckered lip face in front of all your friends.
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The third gumdrop variety pack from Tootsie Roll is Sour Dots. The favors include Cherry, Lemon, Lime, Orange, and Grape, and are covered in sour sugar so bitter you'll make that weird puckered lip face in front of all your friends.

Smoked Cola Gumdrops

For people with more of a sophificated palate, these smoked cola gumdrops from Quin Candy are made for you. They smoke their sugar over Oregon alder wood, adding a smokey flavor to the gumdrop!
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For people with more of a sophificated palate, these smoked cola gumdrops from Quin Candy are made for you. They smoke their sugar over Oregon alder wood, adding a smokey flavor to the gumdrop!

Gumdrop Cookies

This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies. Check out the Hungry Happenings link for ideas swapping the gumdrops.
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This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies. Check out the Hungry Happenings link for ideas swapping the gumdrops.

Gumdrop Cake

Gumdrop Fudge

Although the holidays are over, you can still eat fudge! Not just plain, boring fudge...but GUMDROP FUDGE.
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Although the holidays are over, you can still eat fudge! Not just plain, boring fudge...but GUMDROP FUDGE.

Gumdrop Cocktail

Candy cocktails are growing in popularity. Celebritay today with this delicious sugar-rimmed gumdrop cocktail.
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Candy cocktails are growing in popularity. Celebritay today with this delicious sugar-rimmed gumdrop cocktail.

Gumdrop Placeholders

Gumdrop People

Follow the link for a free game printable to play with your gumdrop people!
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Follow the link for a free game printable to play with your gumdrop people!

Gumdrop Building Activity

Next time you have a snow day, keep the kids busy with this simple indoor activity using gumdrops, marshmallows, and toothpicks.
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Next time you have a snow day, keep the kids busy with this simple indoor activity using gumdrops, marshmallows, and toothpicks.

Gumdrop Nail Polish

Visit the link on workplaypolish.com's page on where to buy these gumdrop shades (6 different shades available).
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Visit the link on workplaypolish.com's page on where to buy these gumdrop shades (6 different shades available).

Gumdrop Shamrocks

Get ahead of the game! With St. Patrick's Day only 29 days away, that's plenty of time to perfect your shamrock making skills.
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Get ahead of the game! With St. Patrick's Day only 29 days away, that's plenty of time to perfect your shamrock making skills.

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