Friday, October 9, 2009

Bonn: birthplace of Gold Baeren

The Haribo Gold Baeren -- better known to us as Gummi Bears -- were born in Bonn.

When Johnny and I lived in Munich, 1971-74, I had never heard of them in America. Now they've taken over the world--sweetly and peacefully.

The Haribo Factory Store is just 10 minutes' walk from our hotel. Try to imagine a supermarket stocked with nothing but candy and cookies--pretty much gummi-anything-you-can-imagine. That's where Talitha and I were yesterday morning.

Don't tell our grandchildren, but guess what we're taking home for surprises?

Oh yes, and did I mention that Haribo created a special edition Gummi Arnold Scharzenegger?

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