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Here, we have put together a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions.


Where does the name HARIBO come from?

The name HARIBO comes from HAns RIegel BOnn. Hans Riegel was the founder of the company, born in 1898 in Friesdorf (a region of Bonn). In 1920, the company was registered into the Bonn trade register as HARIBO, an acronym of his name and the place Bonn.

What plant is used to made liquorice?

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Liquorice is made from the root of the liquorice plant (Glycyrrhiza glabra). The roots are washed, peeled, dried then grated and boiled in water. The result is a thick, black mass that is poured into blocks before cooling. These liquorice blocks are then chopped into small pieces at HARIBO before being processed further. The pieces are dissolved in hot water and thinned until the raw liquorice is suitable for the individual liquorice varieties (at least 3 percent liquorice content must be present).

Where does the sugar used to manufacture HARIBO products come from?

The sugar that we use today as one of our daily foodstuffs is the same as that used in industrial production and is made from sugar beet. The high sugar content of beet was discovered only in the middle of the 18th century. And industrial sugar extraction on a grand scale only began to take off after the turn of the century. As of the middle of the 19th century, beet sugar increasingly became affordable to the wider populace.


Do you accept new product ideas?

We are always happy to hear from our consumers and are proud of the fact that you all take such an interest in the HARIBO range. We do take the time to read any product ideas that are sent to us as they are often very insightful, but we are unable to progress any ideas we receive from the public. As the Global leading gums and jellies brand, we have a dedicated Product Development Team who are constantly looking into innovations that will bring something new to the marketplace.  We have a host of new products some of which are already in production that will hit the shelves in the coming months and we hope you like them!

Does Haribo offer Donations or Sponsorships?

We have a certain number of sponsorships and charities that we support annually and we review this each year.  Throughout the year, we do receive a number of donation and sponsorship requests and we are more than happy to review these on an individual basis. We ask that any requests are sent to us using our contact form here on the website. If you go to Contact and add your enquiry it will be sent directly to the right person in the HARIBO team to deal with it.

What's the biggest selling Haribo sweet?

Here in Australia, HARIBO Goldbears is our largest selling product. We believe the real fruit flavours and the soft texture is the reason Australian love them.

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