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This 26-pound gummy bear wants to be the life of your party

Why shovel 7,000 little, tiny gummy bears into your mouth when you can just dig into a giant one? That’s right, at 17 inches, 26 pounds and with approximately 32,000 calories, there’s the Party Bear, easily the largest version of the classic gummy bear candies.In fact, the gummy bear that holds the Guinness record as the largest is 5 pounds and 10 inches. The sugary treat is sold by kitschy on
Will the giant gummy make you the life of the party? We don't know. We just wanted an excuse to run these photos.
Will the giant gummy make you the life of the party? We don't know. We just wanted an excuse to run these photos.vat19

Why shovel 7,000 little, tiny gummy bears into your mouth when you can just dig into a giant one? That’s right, at 17 inches, 26 pounds and with approximately 32,000 calories, there’s the Party Bear, easily the largest version of the classic gummy bear candies.

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In fact, the gummy bear that holds the Guinness record as the largest is 5 pounds and 10 inches. The sugary treat is sold by kitschy online shop vat19 and acts not only as delicious gimmick, but has a hollowed out tummy so you can conceivably take it to a party and fill it with other candy, dip, drinks and even piles of its tiny brethren.

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“We've only had it available for sale for about 10 days and have already sold over 30 of them,” vat19 owner Jamie Salvatori told TODAY.com. The orange and red cherry flavors are currently sold out, but for $149.99 you can still get blue raspberry and green apple. The bear is gluten-free, but not vegetarian due to the gelatin.  Even if you don’t find yourself convinced to drop $150 on novelty candy, it’s worth checking out the hilarious video and theme song they posted to show how the bear really can bring the party. 

Linnea Covington is a freelancer writer and eater who will try any drink, dish, or sweet at least once, especially if it involves chili or bourbon.