Thursday, December 15, 2011

Glee Gum..From Tree to Glee... Review and Giveaway

Glee Gum is all natural chewing gum made with sustainably harvested rainforest chicle. It comes in 8 great flavors: cinnamon, peppermint, tangerine, bubblegum, spearmint, triple berry, sugar-free lemon-lime and sugar-free refresh-mint. Glee Gum is the #1 healthy alternative to synthetic chewing gum and bubble gum! No artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or sweeteners (no aspartame). Chew with Glee, naturally

Glee Gum is know for its gum, but did you know that they also have Make your own Kits? They have kits for chewing gum, chocolate and gummies. They are all natural and they blend simple fun, terrific taste, and hands-on learning for convenient use at home and school. Each kit contains everything needed to produce candy that kids love, and, at the same time, affords an understanding of the origins of the raw materials used to make the final product. For example, the Gummies Kit uses seaweed, which produces carrageenan,as its gelling agent. And kids don’t just melt chocolate chips with the Chocolate Kit. They actually start from scratch, with cocoa butter, cocoa powder, and sugar. As for the Chewing Gum Kit – the gum base gets its start as the sap from a Sapodilla tree, of all things! Each kit includes a story about where the ingredients come from, who harvests them, and how. In today’s pre-packaged world, it’s often hard to know where the things we eat originate, and how they connect us to the global community. These kits make it easy and fun to find out!

We recently had the opportunity to try a Make your own Chocolate Kit. My girls love chocolate, so when they found out they would be making their own candy, they were very excited. As a homeschooling mom, I was excited, because they would also be learning in the process.

The kits came with everything they needed to make their own chocolate candy. . The kit included cocoa butter, starter crystals, cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar, paper candy liners and a temperature indicator. They also include 2 whole cacao beans for them to try. For the most part, they were able to do it themselves. You can either use the stove top to melt the ingredients or the microwave. To make it a bit simpler for us, we used the microwave. Also, included was a story about cacao beans and how they are harvested and how they are a part of our world. It was quite fun and educational for my girls. to the important question. Was it any good? Yes!! It was very good. The girls loved it.
Where can you find these kits? Check out Glee Gum online to find where to purchase all these great products!

If you have kids, they will probably love to try out one of the kits. It is great way to spend an hour together. Check out Glee Gum on Facebook or Twitter. Sign up here to receive their newsletter so you don't miss out on exciting news from them.  One lucky reader of Between the Lines is going to win their very own Chocolate Kit.  To enter you must sign up for their newsletter.

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