Thursday, March 25, 2010

Make Your Own Candy Kit Review and Giveaway

 I love doing activities with my kids. Recently we received the Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit from Glee Gum.

Make your own chewing gum with chicle, the sap of the Sapodilla tree that grows in the rainforests of Central America. Everything you need is included in this kit and it's easy! You can make your own gum on the stove or with a microwave. Great for class room activities, scout troops, birthday parties, home school, or after school groups. Adult supervision is recommended. Makes a great gift for kids (ages 8 & up)!
Inside each Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit you'll find: chewing gum base (containing natural chicle), confectioner's sugar, corn syrup, natural cinnamon and cherry flavors, a pan for softening the chicle gum base, instructions and the story of chicle.
And it's really easy: Soften the chicle gum base, either in the microwave or on the stove. Then you add the sugar, corn syrup, and the flavor packets, knead it a little, and WOW! You've made your own gum!

Each Chewing Gum Kit makes enough for 50 pieces! 

Teen, tween. toddler and mom all got to do a little something. We had fun and got a little messy this came with almost  everything we need we used a pop bottle for a rolling pen and a gallon ice cream bucket lid for to put our gum on. It was a little sticky but very fun. We made half cinnamon gum and half cherry.It came with a big bag of  of cinnamon , i wasn't sure if i was supposed to put it all in if I was doing half and half. I did I loved the cinnamon. It was the the best Cinnamon gum I have hever had. The next day my daughter was telling some friends that came over that she made her own gum and sharing it with them. 


Glee Gum also has Make Your Own Chocolate Kit  and Make Your Own Gummies Kit.
These both look like fun family activities. 

We also got to try some Glee Gum.
Glee Gum is all-natural, gluten-free chewing gum with no artificial coloring, flavoring, sweeteners nor preservatives. Glee Gum is the only gum in North America made the old-fashioned way, with chicle! Chicle is a natural tree sap harvested sustainably from the rainforests of Central America. Once all chewing gum was made with chicle, but today most gum is made entirely from synthetic stuff. Not Glee Gum! Glee Gum uses chicle because it is an eco-friendly way to help conserve the rainforest. Chicle is also what gives the gum such great, long-lasting chewing texture! Glee Gum is a “green” gum right down to the packaging, which is made from biodegradable, recycled cardboard. So chew with Glee, naturally!

 It comes in SIX great flavors: cinnamon, peppermint, tangerine, bubblegum, spearmint, and triple berry. Glee Gum is the #1 healthy alternative to synthetic chewing gum and bubble gum! With no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners (no aspartame), or preservatives, it's easy to chew Glee-fully!
  My favorite was the tangerine. I love that Glee Gum is all natural so I know what I am chewing on.

 Buy It ~  Glee Gum has a store  locator to find a store near you.Or you can buy it online

Win It ~You can Win a Make Your Own Candy Kit Your Choice!
Enter it ~  Go to glee gum and tell me something you learned.
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Giveaway is open to US Residents and ends 4/10/10. Winner selected via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond.
-Only residents of the U.S.are eligible to win
disclosure: I was given  this product for free for  the  purpose of reviewing it. I did not receive monetary compensation and all thoughts and opinions are mine. Quotes were taken directly from the website

100 comments:

Janet said...

Thank you so much for "helping mommy's"!!

Blessings,

Janet



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june_spirit2628 said...

I love that they have bulk gum--this is definitely something I should buy. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
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Barbara said...

It takes 20 – 30 minutes to make each kit.

Barbara said...

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kk said...

Glee Gum is manufactured in the United States. Thanks!

Angie said...

My family loves Glee Gum!! The gum making kit sounds so fun!!

Melissa said...

Glee Gum products are sold at Home Goods (and quite a few other stores). Thanks for the chance to win.

Melissa said...

I follow your blog. :)

alexclark said...

Glee Gum is made in the US!

AnnCrabs said...

I learned that organic gum my not be possible yet.

AnnCrabs said...

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Following Gleeguy on Twitter.

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AnnCrabs said...

Posted a comment on their blog: http://www.gleegum.com/blog/great-gum-ideas-elementary-my-dear-watson/comment-page-1/#comment-180

Francine said...

I learned that the gum is all-natural, with no preservatives, artificial flavorings, or colorings.

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slb3334 said...

I saw they have a chocolate kit also.

Susan said...

I love that chocolate used to be thought to give wisdom to those who ate it, I think I'm gonna use that next time I want a candy bar.

mverno said...

Glee Gum does NOT have: artificial preservatives, artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners (e.g. aspartame, saccharin or cyclamate).
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Buttons and Bows said...

I learned there is no aspartame, saccharin or cyclamate in the Gum

That is a good thing.

Rebecca
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Buttons and Bows said...

I blogged about this giveaway
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Buttons and Bows said...

I tweeted about this giveaway

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I am following the gleeguy on twitter.com

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Buttons and Bows said...

I visited the Glee Gum Blog and left a comment on Great Gum Ideas?Elementary, My Dear Watson.

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degood said...

I learned that you could buy gum to put in gum dispenser from them.

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degood said...

I follow glee gum on twitter as kmayans

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Robyn said...

I learned that there's no artificial sweeteners. Hooray!

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Robyn said...

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Robyn said...

Posted comment on Glee Gum Blog (mentioned you sent me)
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Jackie said...

I learned that I can purchase these kits at Home Goods and Chef Central. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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Jackie said...

I subscribe via email

Jackie said...

I follow your blog!

Angie said...

I follow your blog

Karen said...

I learned that they sell the gum at whole foods.

Karen said...

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crazywriter84 said...

Glee Gum contains no gluten. Glee Gum is safe for people with celiac disease and any other wheat and gluten intolerances.

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tanya904 said...

I learned that Glee Gum Doesn't contain any of the 8 major food allergens
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mogrill said...

I learned there are no artificial sweeteners. Thanks for the chance.
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Shelly said...

Glee on NBC! Woo wee! Glee Gum & the Make Your Own Candy Kits were featured on NBC News nationwide on Friday, December 11th in a segment called "Green Holiday Gifts".

Shelly said...

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Jennifer said...

I learned that Chewing gum after meals may help prevent heartburn.

Jennifer said...

I subscribe via email

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I follow your blog

Michelle said...

I learned that gummies are made with an extract from seaweed. Who knew?
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Jennifer said...

I follow Glee Gum on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

Jennifer said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/11502794188

Terra H. said...

I learned that they offer volume discounts on the Make Your Own Candy Kits for schools, educational groups, scout groups, and select non-profit organizations. Thanks.
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Terra H. said...

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nightowl said...

I learned that Glee Gum is safe for people with latex allergies.
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I Follow Glee Gum on Twitter.
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I Follow your blog via Google Friend Connect.
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I Subscribe to your emails.
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Lissa said...

It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to do a kit.

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Melissa said...

I learned that Glee Gum is gluten free and all natural!

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Anne J said...

I learned that During WWII, U.S. military personnel spread the popularity of chewing gum by trading it and giving it as gifts to people in Europe, Africa, Asia and around the world.

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Anne J said...

I follow on google friend connect

Anne J said...

I subscribe by email
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Sarah said...

The kits are often used in classrooms where students are studying rainforest ecology, the history of food production, the chemistry of cooking, and the interconnections in our global community.


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ferriz said...

i learned their parent company verve is a family owned business!

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Kristie said...

They started in 1992.

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Amanda S. said...

I learned that it is available at Cost Plus World Market near my house!

Stephanie said...

I learned the local store that sells it is not on the website, strange, I have purchased it there.

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Strawberry Kids said...

We learned that Glee Gum is All-natural, eco-friendly chewing gum.

We actually love Glee Gum!!

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Strawberry Kids said...

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Strawberry Kids said...

We commented on Great Gum Ideas? Elementary, My Dear Watson on their blog

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Anara said...

I learned that it's sold more places close to me than I thought

http://www.gleegum.com/retail-stores-finder.php

Holly G. said...

They sell an Educator's Guide to Gum, which includes a kit, guide, book and DVD. How fun!

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

You can buy gum base by the pound!

mail {at} HoboMama.com

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

I follow Glee Gum on Twitter (@Hobo_Mama).

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Tracey said...

Glee Gum is 100% natural.
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kk said...

I learned that Glee Gum is an all natural chewing gum. Thanks!

tina reynolds said...

It is made in th usa thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

i follow your blog

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i subscribe to your blog

tina reynolds said...

i signed up for the glee newsletter

Charlene said...

Glee Gum is all natural & I'd love to win one of these kits :)

arla said...

Glee uses no artificial colors.
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arla said...

Following Glee on Twitter, id- litehouse27

kathy pease said...

Seaweed is extremely nutritious. Some types of seaweed also have a unique capability: certain chemicals in them cause liquids to thicken and become gooey and gelatinous. One such chemical is called carageenan, and it is used in many foods to make them thicker and more stable at different temperatures. Now this might sound weird, but there are lots of times we want liquids to become thicker or even solid – like when making gummy candy, for example

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purango said...

I learned the gum is all-natural, with no preservatives, artificial flavorings, or colorings. garrettsambo@aol.com

Gianna said...

No artificial sweeteners.. which is exactly what i'm looking for. I can't stand the taste of artificial sweeteners. Too many gum brands have gone to that now.

naynays1 said...

I learned that the gum is all-natural, with no preservatives, artificial flavorings, or colorings.

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