Friday, September 24, 2010

Glee Gum Educational Candy Kits Review and Giveaway!!




Glee Gum offers all natural chewing gum, but they also have really neat Make-Your-Own-Candy kits for kids!  You can choose from Chocolate, Chewing Gum or Gummies, and the kit comes with all the necessary ingredients to make your choice of candy! 


Glee Gum generously let me choose a kit to review, and we picked the Gummies.  My younger siblings love sour gummy worms, so I knew they would have fun with this! One of the neat things about this kit is in includes real seaweed from the Philippines that you get to boil, which extracts the carrageenan needed for the gummies to "gel".  The instructions are very easy to follow, and each step is outlined in clear detail. Adult supervision is recommended, because you do have to boil the mixture (either in the microwave or on the stove).  My sisters had a lot of fun making the gummies, and thought the seaweed was neat!  They also had fun making "molds" for the gummy shapes...they used everything from bottle caps to spoons, to their fingers/thumbs!  After pouring the gel mixture into the molds and refrigerating them for 10 minutes, you have the option of leaving them like regular gummies, or coating them with the sour mixture.  Of course, we chose to make them all sour gummies, and they are really good!  The girls had a lot of fun with this kit :)


Here are some pictures of our gummy-making endeavors!


The Kit!
Soaking the seaweed
Adding the colored sugar
Molding the gummies
Coating the gummies in a sour mixture


All Finished!


"In 1992, the concept for Verve was born when we visited an economically depressed chicle-producing community in Northern Guatemala. Up until then, we had never really thought about how chewing gum was made. When we realized its origins, we learned that prior to the synthetic resins, chicle was the basis of the entire industry. Our goal was to support chicle-harvesting by purchasing chicle. With this goal in mind, Verve was born, and with it our first and most popular product, the Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit.
Today, Verve provides a sustainable source of income for those communities while simultaneously offering fun, educational, and environmentally friendly activities for kids.

Our pioneering 
Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit has captivated the imaginations of thousands of children while helping them to learn more about the world around them. They 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."

Glee Gum is giving one of my readers the opportunity to win their very own Make-Your-Own Candy Kit (winner's choice of which kit)!!

Mandatory Entry-

Go to Glee Gum and tell me which kit you would choose.



Bonus Entries-



2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Follow me (
Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once daily. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.

1 entry-Follow Glee Gum on Twitter! Leave me a comment.

1 entry-"Like" Glee Gum on Facebook. Leave me a comment.

1 entry-Go to the Glee Gum Store Locator, and tell me the closest store to you where you can purchase Glee Gum!



This giveaway ends Friday, October 8, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Disclaimer:I received product for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Glee Gum website.

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