American Hard Gums are a type of gummy confectionery that are popular in the United Kingdom. They are made with glucose syrup, sugar, maize starch, modified potato starch, citric acid, natural flavourings, and natural colours. They are chewy and have a variety of fruity flavours, such as raspberry, lemon, pear, orange, lime, lemon pineapple, and blackcurrant.
American Hard Gums are not actually American in origin. They were first created in the United Kingdom in the 1950s by Taveners, a confectionery company. The name "American Hard Gums" was chosen because the sweets were inspired by American gumdrops, which are a type of hard sweet that is also made with sugar and corn syrup.
American Hard Gums are still popular in the UK today and can be found in most sweet shops. They are also available online.