Magical Haribo Gold Bears! #FridayRecommends

So we kept seeing this commercial:

I don’t even like Gummis. In fact, I hate them; I loathe them; I despise them.* But how could I resist? The next time I saw a bag, I bought it!

Haribo Gold-Bears

And you know what? After I bought the bag, the commercial stopped being on!

I ate them all up, sad that I couldn’t act out the commercial along with those sweet-faced actors. Threw away the empty bag.

The next day, the commercial started running again!

I bought another bag — AND THE COMMERCIALS STOPPED!

Fiendish! Now I’m gobbling the damn things as fast as I can go, so the commercial will come on again. Is that fiendish, magical, and amazing, or what? However do they do that?

* The tripartite declaration of dislike is, you may recognize, from “The Road to Rio,” one of my fave-rave Road movies, starring Hope, Crosby, and Lamour. I couldn’t find a clip of the sinisterly beautiful Gale Sondergaard hypnotizing poor Dorothy Lamour, but I give you this:

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What does your main character hate, loathe, and despise? What would make them go to it/him/her/them like a bride to her lover?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Magical Haribo Gold Bears! #FridayRecommends

  1. Dan Antion

    April 14, 2017 at 7:46am

    I liked the “On the Road…” movies. I’ll eat gummies if they’re there, but I don’ buy them. I love Maynards Winegums but hey are hard to find in the states. My friend in England introduced them to me several years ago. It’s probably a good thing I can’t find them. People with crowns and bridges probably shouldn’t eat things like that too often.

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      Marian Allen

      April 14, 2017 at 7:55am

      You’re probably right about the unwisdom of eating Gummies if you have crowns, bridges — or fillings. I doubt I’ll buy any more, but that commercial sure did its job!

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  2. Deborah

    April 14, 2017 at 3:56pm

    LOL! I like that Haribo gummy bear commercial! I laugh out loud every time I see it.
    “The reds ones are more gooder.” ” Then it flies right into my mouth.” My two favorite bits. 🙂

    I just might have to get some gummy bears for #1 Grandson’s Easter basket and maybe a bag for me too.

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  3. Deborah

    April 14, 2017 at 3:58pm

    RE: the clip. I love the Andrew Sisters pumps, and that suit minus that fancy collar. I love the clothes from that era. Swoon!

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  4. Joey

    April 14, 2017 at 6:08pm

    Oh I love the gummies 🙂 I like the clear. (pineapple)
    Your behavior and that commercial make everything about advertising perfectly clear.

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      Marian Allen

      April 14, 2017 at 6:34pm

      YES, THE PINEAPPLE IS THE BESTEST!! I hope whoever made that commercial got a raise. Evil thing!

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  5. Adam

    April 15, 2017 at 1:48am

    Haribo is actually building a new factory right in my hometown in Wisconsin! Not sure how many jobs it will provide but kudos.

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      Marian Allen

      April 15, 2017 at 8:24am

      Cool! If they ask for community input, tell them they should run their commercials even if Marian Allen already bought a bag.

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