Comments for: Candy tycoon Hans Riegel, popularizer of gummi bears, dies at 90

Posted Oct. 17, 2013, at 10:16 p.m.

Hans Riegel, a second-generation German confectioner who helped bring the bear-shaped, fruit-flavored gelatins known as gummi bears to candy lovers all over the world, died Oct. 15 in Bonn, Germany. He was 90. Haribo, the company he led for more than six decades, announced the death and said Riegel had …

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