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So Juicy, Ja!

It’s Harvest Day in the Black Forest and sweet, juicy gummies are glistening on the branches of the Gummy Tree. Everyone has a job to do for the Harvest, from the strapping young harvesters to the ceremonial Juice Queen.




Meet the People of the Black Forest

 

Juice Queen
Juice Queen
Each juicy solstice, the people of the Black Forest crown a Juice Queen.
Albrikt
Albrikt
Everyone in the Black Forest loves to help gather the crop, except Albrikt.
Klapperlig
Klapperlig
The Klapperlig, or bird-scarers, help keep the crop safe in their tall hay outfits.
Hornblower
Hornblower
The position of hornblower is one of the most respected positions in the village.
Village Photographer
Village Photographer
It’s his job to capture all the Harvest Day festivities.

Black Forest Traditions

Learn about this unique, remote culture.

Village Activities

Village Activities

The people of the Black Forest love all kinds of fun, juicy activities, like standing on mossy rocks.

The Juice Horn

The Juice Horn

Everyone awaits the baritone sounds of the Juice Horn to signal the start of the Harvest.

Sharing the Bounty

Sharing the Bounty

As you can see, the crop was bountiful this year. Everyone will share in the haul.

Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

The Harvest is also marked by a variety of friendly competitions, like this one. Seven villagers stand on a set of skis and balance gummies on their noses to reach the finish line.

The Village Maidens

The Village Maidens

While the young men use traditional poles to shake the gummies from the Gummy Tree, the maidens gather in the tall grass to arrange them in handwoven baskets and carry them into the village.

Growing Fruit Snacks

Growing Fruit Snacks

One gummy tree grows delicious gummy bears, while the other grows juicy fruit snacks. Both are equally important to the people of the Black Forest, and both harvests take place simultaneously.

Coronation of the Juice Queen

Coronation of the Juice Queen

The most celebrated event of the Harvest Season is the coronation of the Juice Queen, when villagers wait in line all day to add bright, juicy gummies to her crown.

So Juicy, Ja!

“So Juicy, Ja!”

“So juicy, ja!” is the multipurpose greeting of the Black Forest. It can mean just about anything, so pay attention to context!


The Black Forest in Action

See what the Black Forest locals do to celebrate the Gummy Harvest.


Want to Sample This Year’s Gummy Harvest?

See where you can try natural, juicy gummies—and fruit snacks—straight from the Black Forest.

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