These mini-gummy bears are as tasty as the regular size, but in break-size portions. They come in a 1.5 ounce package - perfect for lunch boxes, picnics and car rides. Weather hot? They're easy to slip into a cooler. As for the history: gummy bears were invented around 1922 in Germany. They were one of the many candies that date back to Turkish delight...made to loosely (very loosely) resemble the trained dancing bears of the later 1800s.