This line of candy was inspired by a story that was told to me by my mother when I was growing up, and is a pretty famous story within my mother's side of the family. When my mother and her four bothers and sisters were growing up, they used to have to go to Greek church with my Yia Yia [great-grand mother on my mom's side. Because my Yia Yia didn't speak any English and my mother and her siblings didn't speak Greek, getting them to pay attention and stay quiet was a hassle. To keep them quiet, my Yia Yia would stick extra chewy gummy candies in their mouth to keep them happy, and quiet. And so they idea for 'Shut Ups' candies was born. I chose to do a whole series of 'behavior modifiers' that one would keep in their desk, office, purse, or car in order to ward of certain people and their less than desirable tendencies.