Sticky Gummy Vitamins

Updated on November 03, 2017
M.6. asks from Woodbridge, NJ
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I detest gummy vitamins BUT that was the only thing available the last time I went shopping for the vitamins I take. I figured it was one bottle (albeit a big one), I could get over myself.

The bottle is taller (about as tall as a barbie) and kind of hourglass shaped, so you can't really stick your hand in the bottle, you have to tip it to get the vitamins out. However, the gummies are all, well, gummied together. I have to stick a spoon in there and kind of scrape two of them out each morning. Super annoying - especially before I've had my morning coffee :)

First world problem, I know, but is there something I can stick in there that might loosen them up? A piece of cracker or a packet of desiccant (not sure that I want to stick that in something I am eating) or something else that will kind of unstick them? They didn't seem so sticky when I purchased them, but I guess after opening them, the air in the container must be doing it.

Thanks for any ideas? I'd throw the bottle, but it was pretty spendy so I'd rather find a solution if I can.

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B.C.

answers from Norfolk on

Store the bottle upside down.
They eventually settle toward the bottom (which is now the top).
I've never had a problem with them that giving them a good whack didn't fix.

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C.C.

answers from New York on

Try this: Take all out with a fork, put them into a bowl. Use the fork to separate them. Toss them in bowl with powdered sugar. When coated with powdered sugar they can be returned to the bottle, they should stay apart after that.

ETA: Powdered sugar is the coating on Turkish Delight. To prevent stickiness.

http://purplebutterfly-peepla.blogspot.com/2012/07/melted...

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S.C.

answers from Houston on

Why dont u get a tong and remove a big portion into a smaller tupper this way u dont have to dig in every morning. And store the big bottle somewhere dry for the next refill

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N.B.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Don't they coat things they don't want to stick together with a very fine cornmeal or flour mix? Sugar gets wet and becomes even more sticky.

I would take them out and put two in little baggies from Hobby Lobby, they sell them in the jewelry section. You could get a box of Ziploc snack baggies. Try wrapping two together in a piece of Saran Wrap.

I'd just get them apart and keep them that way.

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R.K.

answers from Boston on

That would drive me crazy!

If I had bought them from CVS (my regular pharmacy) I know they have an no-questions asked return policy. Back they would go!

As an aside, I noticed that my brand of vitamins has fewer vitamins in the adult gummy that in the adult capsule. Odd, yes?

Best of luck.

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J.N.

answers from New York on

I hate those gummy vitamins I avoid them at all cost! I can't help....sorry! Good luck!!

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R.W.

answers from Seattle on

This might be labor intensive, but dump them in a bowl and break them apart, then roll/coat them in a bit of Stevia? Best of luck!

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M.G.

answers from Portland on

Seems to me we ran into this once with a smaller bottle of the kids' variety and why we went back to the cheaper regular kind. Not worth the hassle.

I would ask a pharmacist. Or .. possibly try sticking them in the frigde? Dunno. Maybe that would make them harder, less sticky. Then just whack the whole bottle on the counter in the morning.

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