You know what the national obsession is here? Besides beer? Gummi-bears. Also, gummi coke bottles, gummi fish, gummi burgers and hot dogs (I'm not lying!), gummi lips, gummi hearts, gummi ice cream cones and gummi worms. And zillions more of all kinds of shapes, sizes, colors and flavors.
This photo is from a "fest" a few weekends ago -- gotta have the requisite gummi vendor.