Minnesota Butcher Perfects Gummy Bear Brats, Eyes Kool-Aid
A different kind of brats are getting stuffed full of gummy candies in Hugo, Minnesota.
Wikimedia Commons Grab a bun! These gummy bears are ready to become bratwurst.
Instead of being shoved down the gullets of sugar-crazed kids, butcher Spencer Grundhofer of Grundhofer's Old-Fashion Meats is adding the chewy candies to bratwurst.
Of course, it started as a joke by a friend who made people nag Grundhofer for gummy-filled tube steak. The butcher gave in, made a batch, and forced his friend to eat them.
Turns out, gummy bears in brats are pretty good. Grundhofer's Old-Fashion Meats is selling upwards of 75 pounds of them every week.
His next venture? Adding grape Kool-Aid to the meat. Hey, it's worked for fried food fair vendors.