Our HARIBO gummies have brought happiness to people’s lives for 100 years. With such diversity in shapes and flavours, there’s something for everyone.
Production – with attention to detail
Every HARIBO gummy figure starts out as 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 – cast from the same mould
The figures are cast from a hot gummy mass that has already been coloured with fruit and plant extracts. Mould casting requires shallow powder boxes, which are filled with smoothly levelled corn starch powder. During production, the figure stamps are inserted into the powder boxes from above, leaving behind an impression. A conveyor belt then transports the boxes to the next station, where nozzles fill the negative moulds with liquid gummy in mere fractions of a second.
The new gummies then have plenty of time to set in drying rooms. Finally, a wax film is applied, giving them a sheen and preventing them from sticking together.
Special shapes – created with high pressure
The production process for extruded products is somewhat different: the high-pressure nozzles press the gummy mass into the desired shape, thus creating, for example, a gummy wheel. Whether pressed or cast, HARIBO’s gummy variety brings happiness to everyday life.