It’s always a good day when you get to learn more about some of the best candy out there right? Particularly if you find some geographical treasures or perhaps some glorious flavors as well. We’ve done just that for you here.
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In this guide, we will take a look at candy that starts with G. There are some really fun options out there and quite possibly some candy that you will learn new things about in the process as well.
Take a look at these!
Candy Names That Start With G
- Galaxy Chocolate Bar
- Gummy Bears
- Goo Goo Cluster
- Good & Plenty
Top Candy That Starts with G
Let’s start at the top! We’ve picked out just a few of the most popular candy that starts with G. These ones are the candies that most people are familiar with in some way but it’s still fun to learn different things about them.
Of course, we HAVE to talk about the Gobstopper, right? Some of you might know this candy as the Everlasting Gobstopper but you could name it either way. The truth is that they are designed to be jawbreakers, sort of.
Now, the most popular way to buy Gobstoppers is in a box of movie theater candy. It’s a hard candy that comes in several different colors. They are small enough to pop one or two into your mouth and enjoy. You’re supposed to just suck on them until they dissolve away or become very soft.
The official Willy Wonka gobstopper is sold by Ferrara candy now. They are just a simple ball of candy that comes in a few different colors and flavors. You likely remember “everlasting gobstoppers” from the Willy Wonka movie. These aren’t really like that but they’re still very tasty and fun to eat!
2. Galaxy Chocolate Bar
The Galaxy chocolate bar is a fun treat made by Mars company. It first came out in the UK sometime in the 1960s. It’s sold in the United States as well as several other countries. Depending on the country, you might also know Galaxy to be Dove chocolate instead. They are the same exact thing, just marketed under different names in different locations.
Galaxy and Dove are known for having a variety of options to choose from. Whether you just want decadent milk chocolate or something like caramel or dark chocolate. They do have several other flavors out there as well, but these are the most common choices.
A fun fact about the marketing of Galaxy. At one time, it was actually marketed using an image of Audrey Hepburn. This was in 2013 so it was just an image but the same commercial also used the song Moon River and it was a big hit.
The Galaxy line also has the Galaxy Bubble candy bar made from aerated chocolate and it’s been a popular choice as well.
Have you ever had Goobers candy? These are made by Nestle and they are most common in vending machines and movie theaters. They are seriously delicious and a popular candy beginning with the letter G. These are just simple peanuts that are covered in chocolate, which means they are a high protein snack. You can find them commonly at concession stands so look for them the next time you head to a movie or a venue.
The peanuts are said to be vegan. The chocolate coating contains just cocoa, cocoa butter, and vanilla to create. These tasty treats first came out in 1925. Originally, they were produced in the United States by Blumenthal Chocolate Company. It was 1984 when Nestle acquired the brand.
That means that Goobers have been around for close to 100 years. We see chocolate-covered peanuts regularly, but Goobers just might have been the original design for that little treat. Fun fact about this candy. They used the word Goober because in the American English language it translated to “peanut”, so it seemed like a good fit.
This brand is all about the best chocolate. They make a huge effort to provide tasteful, premium chocolate. You can find Ghirardelli chocolate year around but it’s most popular during certain holidays throughout the years and they bring out a ton of seasonal flavors in those times as well.
This brand has been around since 1852. That’s exactly 170 years from the time of this article. That’s some pretty outstanding history. They were founded in California, USA and continue to have their primary headquarters in California. The name for the brand came from the original founder, who was Domingo Ghirardelli.
The brand is owned by a Swiss company known as Lindt & Sprungli. That company was founded by Domingo Ghirardelli when he moved to the USA from South America. This is the 3rd oldest chocolate company in the United States. The only two with more years are Whitman’s and Baker’s Chocolate companies.
The company started out small and has continued to grow into something unique and treasured as we know it today.
5. Gummy Bears
We all know gummy bears. Not everyone loves them but the people that do tend to be avid fans when given the chance to cherish the candy. These tasty little treats are shaped like small bears and made like a fruit gummy candy, hence the name gummy bears. You will find there are several different brands out there and they are all unique in some way. You might recognize brands like Haribo but there are more out there.
The flavors and colors that you can find ultimately depend on the brand that is producing them. Some have unique colors while others just have a standard yellow, orange, green, white, and red option. It does vary. Some brands have purples and blues as well.
The original concept of the gummy bear dates back to Germany in the 1920s. This is when Haribo is known to have developed their gummy bear candy. It was inspired by trained bears that were in shows and markets in the area at the time, including a dancing bear. Haribo’s gummy bears officially became world famous around 1967 and they’ve remained strong from there.
Other Candy Beginning with G
No that you’ve seen some of the top choices and ideas out there, let’s take a look at a few other fun options. These ones are still popular, and you likely will know them well, they just didn’t fall into the “top” category.
Enjoy these treats.
One candy we couldn’t pass up here is gumdrops. You know what we mean. They’re those sweet little drops that are coated in sugar. They are gummy in nature as well. They are shaped like a small dome. The flavors sometimes have a bit of spice to them (like cinnamon) but there are several different flavors overall.
Gumdrops have been around since at least 1801. You might recognize the brand DOTS candy, which is an example of popular gumdrops that are still around today. Those ones are not coated in the exterior layer of sugar but still fun and delicious!
7. Goo Goo Cluster
Goo Goo cluster are made the Goo Goo chocolate company. These are considered to be one of the original chocolate clusters that you could ever find. The company began in 1912 by Howell Campbell. It started in Nashville, Tennessee and took off from there.
These clusters are made with roasted peanuts, marshmallow nougat, caramel, and then a chocolate coating around it all. They are certainly scrumptious and delicious.
Have you ever had Chamoy candy? It’s both sweet and spicy. Gusano is a version of that candy and it’s a popular Mexican candy variety. The gusano candy is liquid candy that is flavored with chili peppers and chamoy and it’s very good if you like a bit of spice mixed with the sweet in your life.
You know Lemonhead, right? Well, Grapehead is the same concept but it’s flavored like a grape instead of a lemon. These are challenging to find but they do exist out there. It’s a tiny little purple ball of candy. It’s a hard candy and it tastes like a grape with just the slightest hint of pucker power mixed into the candy as well.
10. Good & Plenty
This is one old-fashioned treat that you can still find out there today. It’s a licorice-flavored candy that is made in a small gummy candy variety. They are definitely a retro find but they are still around and easy to locate. They come in a purple and white color, but every piece tastes like licorice. Can you really even go wrong?
When you’re looking for candy that starts with G, you will find a variety of choices. There are so many options. From chocolate to gummy candy to the ultimate sweet and gooey finds you can think of, you’ve got your options covered here. No matter what flavor you’re after, you’re in luck!
Tell us what candy brings back your own memories or perhaps which of these is one of your classic favorites that you always go-to when you’re looking to fill that sweet tooth!
Nato is a content writer and researcher with a background in psychology. She’s passionate about writing about the candy industry and exploring the cultural significance of sweets and treats. She believes that the stories behind our favorite snacks can reveal a great deal about our values.
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