They might look like harmless sweet treats, but gummy bears are apparently the latest vehicle for teens to get drunk quickly and without drawing suspicion to themselves.
Teenagers apparently soak the candy in vodka or other hard liquors. The gummy bears soak up all the alcohol, making for an incredibly alcoholic snack. Local police officers in some parts of the country sent out alerts to concerned parents about the practice and urged vigilance. There are lots of online tutorials about how to make them.
Jimmy Kimmel covered the story on his show the other night.
But is this really a new teen drinking 'trend' or has the media spread the word about this practice, leading more people to try it?