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August 2 2012 German Culture Newsletter
The latest German Culture site article from the German Culture site is a 'Sweet' topic.
GERMAN GUMMI BEARS, THE CULT CANDY
Gummy Bears, who began their life in 1922 as fruit gummi "Dancing Bears" in a small confectionery company in Germany, with a form that was based on real dancing bears and the Teddy Bear.
Now it is a cult candy, not only for children but also "grown-ups", and has been made into couture gowns, inspired by Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer 2008 collection La Dame Bleue, is a popular children's party snack "Hedgehog" and is a vital ingredient in certain Vodka cocktails.
Albert Einstein loved them "just as they are", as does the former Kate Middleton, aka the wife of Prince William and a future British Queen.
And this week's "Word of the Week", is one quite a few competitors at 2012's London Olympics will either have enjoyed, are enjoying or with luck it lies in their future.
STERNSTUNDE which is literally "star hour", a moment of glory. Well hopefully it lasts a bit longer than "a moment".
germanculture.bellaonline.com has a variety of articles that might interest you, as well as a forum:
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