GIANT GUMMY BEARS!TM
the Original Giant Gummy Bears!TM
In 2003 Derek Lawson purchased his first candy store in Wilmington, NC. He created a new genre of candy which saved the once failing business. His new creations set him apart from all-other candy stores and ultimately became a modern day cultural icon: "GIANT GUMMY BEARS!" TM
You can buy Derek's (aka: the Gummy Bear GuyTM) Original GIANT GUMMY BEARS TM here
made by the creator himself from his original molds!
They're Great Gifts Year-round!
Home of the World's Largest Gummy Bears! TM
In 2006 Derek purchased and reversed the fortunes of another failing candy store in Raleigh, NC and made it profitable again - as the new home of his
WORLD'S LARGEST GUMMY BEARS!TM
Visit "POPALOP'S Candy Shop" in Crabtree Valley Mall.
"Thank you to all our customers who have followed and visited us
throughout the last 15 years! You're gonna LOVE our new place!"
-Derek (aka the Gummy Bear Guy)
The Gummy Bear GuyTM
Behind the Scenes
People are always interested in seeing just how Derek makes his candy creations. Seeing is believing, and we have the master-molds, pictures and videos of all of the candy art that he has ever made. He'll be giving tours again soon in the new 2019 candy factory. Until then you can take the media tour.