fruit gummy: Colourful variety
Our HARIBO fruit gums have been bringing happiness to people’s lives for 100 years. With the wide variety of shapes and flavours, there is something for everyone.
Production – with attention to detail
Behind every HARIBO fruit gum figure is a creative idea. Each new product is first sketched by hand. This template is then used to create a 3D sample drawing for a high-tech milling machine, which produces a plaster prototype. Once the new shape is perfect, several hundred stamps are created for production.
The figures – all made together
The figures are cast from a hot fruit gum mass, which is first coloured using fruit and plant extracts. Mould casting requires shallow powder filled trays, which are filled with smoothly levelled corn starch powder. During production, the figure stamps are inserted into the powder trays from above, leaving behind an impression. A conveyor belt then transports the trays to the next station, where nozzles fill the negative moulds with liquid fruit gummy in mere fractions of a second.
The new fruit gums are then given a long period of time to set in dry rooms. Finally, they get a wax coating, which gives them a shiny appearance and prevents them from sticking together.
Special shapes – pressed at high pressure
The production process for extrusion products is a little different: the high-pressure nozzles press the fruit gummy mass into the desired shape, creating for example, a fruit gummy wheel. Be it pressed or cast – the HARIBO range of fruit gums brings happiness to people’s lives every day.