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Wine gums (or winegums) are chewy, firm pastille type sweets similar to gumdrops, except they are not sugar-coated. They are manufactured from animal gelatin, mixed with sweeteners, flavourings and colourings. They are extremely popular in Ireland and the United Kingdom, as well as in Commonwealth nations such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Malta and South Africa, and other northern and middle European countries.

In the late 19th century, it was discovered that fermented wine mixed with a gelling agent produced an exquisite confection of exceptional texture and flavour.[1] Wine gums now no longer contain wine.[1]

To explain the name, fanciful explanations have been invented, for example, that the name comes from the lingering, subtle fruit flavours that make it "similar to the experience of savouring a fine wine".

The sweets have the names of alcoholic drinks on them, for example port, sherry, champagne, claret, hock, gin, Rioja, Chablis and Burgundy. Also appearing on Maynards' gums are "M" and Maynards.

For those in the United States of America, they most closely resemble Jujyfruits in colours, texture, and sweetness, though with different flavours.

According to Cadbury Schweppes[2], red and black are the most popular colours (the same is true of the similar sweet fruit pastilles, which were eventually also available in just "red and black" packets).

Red is traditionally cherry (US) or red berry/strawberry/raspberry-flavoured (UK) whereas the black is blackcurrant flavoured. In the UK at least, cherry is not a very popular flavour in sweet assortments such as wine gums.

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