Below is a lot of blah blah blah ;-)~ helpful information on my experience with Wine Gummies which are more of a thicker, chewy tougher gummi. I recently tried actual gummie bears and 4 different kinds of softer fruit gummies and had excellent results in 3 days WITHOUT the mush the wine gums created. They were tasty after the recommended 24 hours but even better on the 2nd and 3rd day, they had soaked up all the vodka (I pour enough to level with the gummies so it's way more than only the recommended cup) ready for enjoyment!
I HAD to try this and I SOOOO learned a secret! I made these and ACCIDENTALLY I learned some helpful info that will answer many of the questions from the comments of The _Sweets Gummy Bear page.
If I may The _Sweets? I will Share my experience over the past week with your little concoction here.
I made my batch on June 5 using Wine Gummies here in Holland and Vodka. I think about any gummi candy will do well from reading the comments you have there.
We tried the 24 hour idea but of course even though it tasted nice it was mushy on the outside and a bit hard in the center. We didn't eat all of them so we tried them in the fridge and left them out over the next couple days tasting them in between. Still the same result, tasty, mushy, slowly softening in the center and the Vodka kinda gelled around them.
Well we put them back in the fridge and actually forgot about them till tonight June 12 (7 days later). OMGosh! They were SO good! Other than the gelled Vodka surrounding them they had swollen up twice their size and were mellowed out almost to the ORIGINAL consistency of the normal gummi candy meaning they were not mushy at all anymore and tasted delicious! The bite from the Vodka had sweetened and it left a nice pleasant taste and no mush, no hard center, just WOW.
So I would say it is def safe to say you can store them in your fridge for at least a week or two and IF you can wait a whole week (make them a week ahead of time and TRY to forget about them...LOL) then the rewards are so worth it!
Thank you for such an ingenious idea! I hope this is helpful and HAVE WILLPOWER everyone! Make em, put them in the fridge and wait a full week.. YUM YUM