Thursday, November 11, 2010
Glee Gum was kind enough to send me and my loves a "Make Your Own Gummies Kit" and some of their tasty gum.
We tried the gum first. I was excited to let my love try this gum. She LOVES minty gum, but I am always nervous she is going to swallow it and who knows what sort of gunk it is made out of that would just sit in her little body. Glee gum was delicious and held its flavor well. My favorite part is that it is made with sustainably harvested rainforest chicle. And there are no artificial flavors sweeteners or preservatives.
While we chewed our gum we decided to make the gummies. You can see the contents here:
The directions were really easy to follow. And the entire process took less than a half hour, making it perfect for parties, school projects, or just something fun to do on the weekend. The kits are recommended for children a little older than my love, but she was still able to help with most of the steps.
We both thought is was sooooo cool to actually have the chance to use natural ingredients like seaweed to make a fun snack. This kit gave us the opportunity to pick what shape we wanted to make the gummies to be as well. We tried a couple of different small toys as "forms" or molds, but they didn't work. We ended up making "worms" with her little fingers and then grabbed a heart shaped mold that I had from making Valentine suckers.
The end product was cool too. After just ten minutes in the fridge, our gummies were ready to eat. They are softer than the fruit snacks or gummies that you might buy at a store, which I thought was great because I have TMJ. They are tasty too. My kids love gummies and fruit snacks, but I don't give them out very often because they aren't really a healthy choice. This kit gives you a great chance to chat about natural ingredients and have a special snack. I know that for us it led to a great conversation about seaweed and all of its uses.
When we were done we went to the Glee website to watch "From Tree to Glee" which was really cool. You should check it out!!!
Does this sound interesting to you?
You can purchase your own all natural Glee Gum or Make Your Own Kit here. Kits start at $13 and you can get educational guides for your use as a Home Schooler, Teacher or if you just want the information to use for fun.
Or you can try to win your own kit. It is really easy.
1.) Be sure to follow Deal-licious Debby and you need to be a US resident.
2.) Go to gleegum.com and check out the website and the different kits available and let me know one thing that you thought was really cool in the comments with your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.
I will then use random.org to pick a winning comment to recieve their very own Make Your Own kit from Glee Gum. This giveaway will be open until November 30.