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EVERYONE is saying the same thing after finding out the real meaning of Haribo.

The word Haribo has a little-known meaning which fans have only just discovered.

Haribo was founded by Hans Riegel, from Bonn in Germany, in 1920.

The company's name is an acronym of the first two letters of "Hans", "Riegel" and "Bonn".

Hans launched the company as a kitchen side hustle, with a stool, stove, copper pot, rolling pin and marble slab the company's only assets.

Haribo's first employee was his wife Gertrud, whom he hired in 1921.

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The brand's early fans included boffin Albert Einstein and First World War flop Kaiser Wilhelm II, who had gummy bears delivered to him in exile.

Confectionery superfans were shocked about the real meaning of Haribo.

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One said: "Considering that Riegel is German for 'bar' (as in candy bar), I feel like he missed out on a few key products and marketing crossovers."

Another said: "I'll call them HansRiegelBonn bears from now on."

A third said: "Fun fact – Gummi means rubber in German."

It comes after Haribo lovers were shocked to find out the real flavour of the brand's green gummy bears.

While most people usually assume that the green sweets are apple or lime flavoured, keen-eyed packet readers have noticed that they are in fact strawberry.

There are five flavours of Haribo Goldbear: orange, strawberry, pineapple, lemon and raspberry.

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