Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Glee Gum Make Your Own Gummies Kit Review and GIVEAWAY

**I was sent the product featured below free of charge in order to give my honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**

Glee  Gum

A little about 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 a great, long-lasting chewing texture!  Glee Gum is a "green" gum rught down to the packaging, which is made from biodegradable, recycled cardboard.  So chew with Glee, naturally!

Glee Gum offers classic gum, and sugar free gum.  They also offer make your own candy kits. Available in Make your Own Chocolate, Make Your Own Chewing Gum, And make Your Own Gummies.  These activity kits are all-natureal, educational, and eco-friendly.  With pre-packaged ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, everyone aged 8 and up  gets a real kick out of making candy from scratch.  Focusing on the history behind and the origin of these candies, each kit is designed to captivate your interest, connect you to the global community, and create something yummy to eat in the process. 

Check here to locate a Glee Gum store near you!!

Make Your Own Gummies Kit from Glee Gum

My children love treats and they also love to help out in the kitchen.  So when I had the opportunity to review the "Make Your Own Gummies Kit" I was so excited.  I knew it was something fun that my kids and I would really enjoy doing together. 

This was a really fun activity for us to do together.  The instructions included in this kit were really easy to follow just as they say.  It didn't include any molds because they want you to be creative.  My kids wanted to use this mini ice tray to make some rectangle gummies.  It worked really well.  We also used the starch provided in the kit and used the back of a measuring spoon to make some round shapes.  

This mixture includes seaweed.  I was so surprised to learn about seaweed and what it can do. The kit included a story that was really fun to read.  It talks about seaweed and why Glee Gum chooses to use seaweed in the process.  It was also fun to learn about where they get their seaweed and why they chose to use seaweed.  You can read the story here. I think it is so awesome that they love to be green.  It was really fun to learn new facts about seaweed and that it can be used in candy making.  My kids both loved taking turns to stir the mixture.  My son is 9 so he is the perfect age for this activity.  My daughter is only 6 so I helped her some with this part.

Here is the shape we made with the starch and the back of the measuring spoon.  This was actually one of the suggestions in the instructions as a shape to make and I thought it was a great idea.

After you let your shapes cool in the refrigerator per the instructions it has you shake them in a sour mixture.  It suggested that if you don't want it too sour to add some regular sugar.  I added some regular sugar to our mixture to make it a little sweeter then I put it in a ziplock bag to shake them in after they were set. 

 This is how our rectangle shapes turned out from the mini ice tray.  The kids thought that this was pretty cool.

Here is what a couple of our round shapes turned out like with the starch and back of a measuring spoon.

These treats tasted pretty good.  You might think since they include seaweed that you may not like them, but I say give them a try.  I was surprised at how tasty these treats are.  I am a fan of being green and trying new things.  The gummies set up really well and they were really easy to  make.  I really look forward to trying Glee Gum's other kits.  This is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them learn something at the same time.  You can enter to win a kit of your own below or you can find them here.

Giveaway Winner's Choice of (1) Glee Gum Make Your Own Candy Kit Ends 7/26
Winner can pick from Make Your Own Chewing Gum, Gummies, or Chocolate kit.

Check out Glee Gum today!!

**I was sent the product featured below free of charge in order to give my honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**



  1. I would love to win this for my great-niece. Her family is going through some really tough financial times and this would be put up to add to her holidays for them.

    1. That is so thoughtful of you. Many of us have been in that position and it is so nice to know that there are people out there that care and have love for you and want to help out. Hope things get better.

  2. I would like to win this for my son. We love kits. Each year I try to find something new for him to try and make. To date, I think his favorite was the rootbeer kit that we picked up from Heartsong. This would be lots of fun for him. Thanks for the chance.

    1. That sounds like fun. I think I am going to have to check online and see if I can find the rootbeer kit. Is it one where you bottle your own? I make home made root beer a lot but we just drink it right away and the kids love it. Kits are fun and it is nice to have something new to do with kids rather than just TV or video games all the time. Any other good kits?

  3. i would like to win this for my 12 year old daughter because her birthday is coming up! she loves craft type things like this and of course LOVES candy, so this is the prefect gift

  4. I would like to win this for my daughter. She's a big chocoholic (like me ^_^).