A Haribo factory is coming to the U.S. because gummy bear dreams do come true

Get pumped, kids (and grown-ups) — the world is about to get a little sweeter.

The iconic German candy maker Haribo — famous for all sorts of delicious treats, but mainly those classically adorable, fruity gummy bears we all love to love — is opening a factory in the United States.

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On Thursday, the company, which was founded in the 1920s, announced plans to build its first production facility in "America's Dairyland," the great state of Wisconsin.

Haribo spans more than 25 countries worldwide, and though it opened its first U.S. sales office in Baltimore, Maryland back in 1982, this is the first U.S. factory. The only catch? We'll have to wait a few more years before the confections are officially "Made in the U.S."

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Workers sort sour gummy worm candy before packagin at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Sour gummy worm candy moves along the production line at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Workers move products past a Lemonhead candy mural at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Candy is mixed and cooked before being molded into Trolli brand gummy worm candy during production at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Trolli brand mini sour gummy worms sit in candy molds during production at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Raw materials used in the production of Trolli brand gummy worm candy is seen in the kitchen area at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Sour gummy worm candy moves along the production line at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Sour gummy worm candy moves along the production line at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Sour gummy worm candy moves down a conveyor belt on the production line at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Sour gummy worm candy moves down a conveyor belt on the production line at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Sour gummy worm candy moves down a conveyor belt on the production line at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A worker sorts sour gummy worm candy before packaging at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Trolli brand sour gummy candy falls through a shoot during packaging at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Trolli brand sour gummy candy falls through a shoot during packaging at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A spool of labels for Trolli brand evil twin gummy candy is seen during packaging at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A worker boxes up packages of Trolli brand evil twin gummy candy at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Trolli brand mini sour gummy worms sit in candy molds during production at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Sour gummy worm sit candy molds during production at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Workers sort sour gummy worm candy before packagin at the Ferrara Candy Co. facility in Forest Park, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On average, each American will spend $74.00 on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween in 2015, topping $6.9 billion in total spending according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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"Haribo of America is the fastest-growing candymaker in the United States. That is why the step to start with local production from 2020 is important to us," Haribo's managing partner, Hans Guido Riegel, toldFortune.

BRB, going to watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory until 2020 and stare at those giant gummy bears.

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