Monday 8 September 2008

Why 'Wine' Gums?

Wine GumsOn my way home from Cambridge this morning I bought a tube of Maynards Wine Gums at Waterloo. As I was munching my way through them I wondered why they're called 'Wine' Gums when they don't actually taste of wine.

When I got home I looked it up (aren't I a sap?!) and according to Wikipedia "the name comes from the lingering, subtle fruit flavours that make it similar to the experience of savouring a fine wine" and that's why they have the names of various alcoholic drinks such as 'Port', 'Claret' and 'Hock' stamped on them. So now I know!


  1. I'm the same kind of sap. What would we do without the internet? Those look yummy.

  2. Well, it's nice to know I'm not alone in my sap-ness, Jenn! ;o)

  3. Oh c'mon Laura, first cupcakes, now wine gums - what are you trying to do to me? I want sweeties now and there is nothing in the house to snack on except fruit...


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