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Whiskey-infused gummy bears are the new online snack craze

/ 06:15 PM June 15, 2017

Fire Cubs. Image: Etsy/Irish Confectionery Co.

Gummy bears, the sweet teddy bear-shaped fruity snack loved by kids, is getting the grown-up treatment, by being infused with Fireball cinnamon whiskey.

Delish reports that there are currently two online shops where Fireball whiskey-flavored gummy bears can be purchased.

The first is from Dublin-based Irish Confectionery Co., and their version is called “Fire Cubs.” They offer hand-made gelatin bears spiked with Fireball that are sold for P286.20 (roughly $5.79) per 100-piece pack. A reviewer mentioned that Fire Cubs had a “good, very cinnamon-tasting flavor.”

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The Irish company also handles international orders. Aside from Fireball, they also have mulled wine, rum, wildberry moonshine and orange creamsicle whiskey-flavored gummies.

Fire Bears. Image: Etsy/VineGelee

The other company is Colorado-based VineGelee and their version of Fireball gummies are called “Fire Bears.” Their product is sold by weight which vary from P512.89 (roughly $10) for a 4-ounce bag to P1,543.81 (roughly $31) for one pound of Fire Bears. They also ship internationally and have their own selection of flavored gummy bears, which include beer, champagne and rosé.

Both companies are taking orders through the e-commerce site Etsy. However, as of this writing, Irish Confectionery’s Fire Cubs are listed as sold out.

It’s fairly obvious that these gummy bears should be kept out of reach of kids, unless you want to brief a child early on what a hangover is. Alfred Bayle/JB

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