Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Glee Gum Make Your Own Kit Review and Giveaway!


Hi Neighbors,
Great to see you out At the Fence today! It's beautiful here today! Sun is shining, not too hot! Perfect weather for a visit. Glee Gum sent me their Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit. (Along with a couple of samples of their gum!) Glee Gum is all natural, so of course their kits are too.




Here is a short history of Verve, the manufacturers of Glee Gum:

"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."


First off I have to say that we all liked the samples of Glee Gum. Now on to the Kit. The Chewing Gum kit comes complete with everything you need, other than a rolling pin, or the stove or microwave you need to heat the chicle gum base in. First we had to heat our corn syrup, so it would pour easily. Next we put the chicle gum base in the black microwave safe container and heated it until we could mix it well. Once it had melted enough, we poured in the corn syrup mixture. That is when it really started getting sticky! We poured some of the confectioner's sugar on the counter top and dropped the gum onto it. After dividing it into two balls, we added the flavoring. One was cherry and the other cinnamon. Next you had to roll it out real thin and then cut it into strips, or squares, or however you desire to cut it up. One of my daughters used a water bottle lid to make circle. When you have completed clean up, all that is left is to chew the gum. Everyone agreed it was a hit! This kit was easy to use, directions were very clear, and we had a lot of fun! The directions that come with the kit have some very interesting information on the back regarding Rainforests and Chewing Gum.









Glee Gum is not only all natural, it is "gluten free. It is even certified by the American Vegetarian Association, even though it is not vegan". You need to stop by and read their FAQ page, to find more information like this. Glee Gum is a company to share At the Fence.

Glee Gum has been kind enough to allow me to review their product, but on top of that they are going to allow one of you to choose your own kit to make!

Mandatory Entry:Go to the Glee Gum website and come back and leave a comment letting me know which kit you would choose, and who you would get it for. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 5/21 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be chosen using random.org, who will then be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

Extra Entries:

1. Become a neighbor. (follower) Leave a comment letting me know that you did/do. 1 entry

2. Sign up for Glee Gum's Newsletter. Let me know that you did/do in a comment. 1 entry

3. Subscribe to At the Fence. Leave a comment letting me know you did/do. 1 entry.

4. Visit Glee Gum and come back and in a comment tell me something you learned on their site. 1 entry

5. Follow At the Fence on Twitter. Leave a comment letting me know that you did/do. 1 entry

6. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave 2 comments and include the link. 2 entries

7. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. First Tweet 2 entries so 2 comments. 1 comment or entry per day after the first.

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this review. I did receive a Make Your Own Kit for review purposes. All quotes are taken directly from the Glee Gum website. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

58 comments:

Tabathia said...

I would pick the make your own chocolate for my girls

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Shelly said...

Make your own chocolate for my niece

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andrea v said...

My kids would enjoy the chocolate one, but I really think the gum would be fun

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Anne said...

I would have to go with the chocolate one. Iam the only big gum chewer in the house, so even though I think everybody would like making it, I think the chocolate would go over better.
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skgaff said...

I would choose the make your own chocolate kit
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Jennifer said...

I would get the Bubblegum kit jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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Robyn said...

I'm debating between gum and chocolate. I think I'd pick chocolate for my kids (ages 12, 8 & 3) since the 3 year old isn't allowed gum. :-)

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Robyn said...

I learned from this statement, "At Verve, we believe people learn by doing. By creating delicious edible treats with our kits, kids also create connections to each other, between various fields of studies, and to other communities and cultures." that I agree 100% with their philosophy.

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pixie13 said...

I would get the Make Your Own chocolate kit

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bleatham said...

I'd get the make your own gummies kit for my daughter
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I'd love to have the gummi kit for my nephew!
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