Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Glee Gum Giveaway *Closed*


I do not know any child that wouldnt love to make their own chewing gum,  gummies,   or chocolate!  My seven year old sons  face lit up with joy when I told him he was going to make his very own chocolate.  Thanks to Glee Gum who sent me a Make Your Own Chocolate Kit!  Glee Gum is a sweet site that offers Glee Gum and Make Your Own Candy Kits.  These innovative kits help educate your children while providing them with a fun experience.

These kits give children an opportunity to create something delicious while helping connect them to other cultures and communities.  They are available in three different kits:
  1. Gum Kit - Uses natural chicle.
  2. Chocolate Kit - Includes organic butter from Costa Rica.
  3. Gummy Kit - Contains  carrageenan made from seaweed from the Philippines.
Although my son loves chewing gum and gummies,  I thought the chocolate kit would win his heart, because chocolate always wins mine!  I don't know about you,  but I am a huge fan of any type of chocolate- no matter if it's milk,   dark,  or white chocolate!  This kit contains everything you will need to make 8 ounces of dark chocolate.  Did you know that chocolate originally came from Cocoa Beans which started out only in Central and South America?  The Aztecs told a legend that their god(Quetzalcoatl), brought the cocoa tree from paradise to earth,  and the people then added spices and learned how to roast and grind it's beans into a paste. They believed it brought wisdom and knowledge to anyone who drank it. 

Each Glee Gum Chocolate making kit comes complete with:
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Confectioners Sugar
  • Paper Candy Liners
  • Temperature Indicator
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Starter Crystals
  • Whole Cocoa Beans
  • Instructions
  • The Story of Chocolate
He was super excited to get started,  so I instructed him to wash his hands, and then it was time to make chocolate!  Besides the ingredients included in the kit you will also need one quarter teaspoon of vanilla,  a wooden spoon or rubber spatula,  and a microwave safe bowl or a double broiler.  I do not own a double broiler,  so we obviously chose to melt the cocoa butter in the microwave.  It took about three minutes for the cocoa butter to completely melt.  My son then poured the confectioners sugar and cocoa powder into the bowl with the melted cocoa butter.  After that we placed the mixture back in the microwave and set it for 40 seconds.  Make sure you do not set it for longer than 40 seconds because the mixture could burn. 

I then removed the backing from the temperature idicator and placed it on the outside of the bowl, toward the bottom.  I let my son stir the chocolate about twenty seconds every two to three minutes.  By doing this it helps keep the chocolate all the same temperature while cooling.  As soon as the temperature idicator read 94 degrees(with a green background),  we added the starter crystals.  We gave it all another mixing,  being sure to press lumps on the side of the mixing bowl,  and then bleded in 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla,  for a little extra flavor.  We then placed it in the cute little paper liners that were included in the kit. 

Glee Gum suggests to get creative by adding ingredients such as nuts or marshmallows.  We did just that and added some chopped walnuts that I had on hand.  We refrigerated the mixture for about twenty minutes to let it cool.  My son anxiously pulled it out of the fridge,  and we cut it into bite size peices.  Then it was time to enjoy our delicious creation.  It tasted heavenly and really gave us a wonderful opportunity to spend qulaity time together.  I believe the chopped walnuts really enhanced the flavor of the dark chocolate.  These kits would be the perfect additon to any classroom,  birthday party,  at home, or any group activity.  You can purchase Glee Gum kits online at Glee Gum for only $13.00 or find a location near you.

Besides the candy making kits they also offer gum in six different satisfying flavors including:  Spearmint,  Peppermint,  Triple Berry,  BubbleGum Flavor,  Tangerine,  and Cinnamon.  The packaging is made from biodegradable recycled cardboard which makes it eco friendly!  Glee Gum does not contain any  preservatives,  artificial flavors,  artificial colors,  or artificial flavors.  They make it the old fashioned way by using chicle which helps conserve the rainforest.  Glee Gum is Gluten,  Dairy,  and Soy and Nut free! Each pack of Glee Gum contains 18 pieces per pack.  My favorite flavor is the Spearmint,  with the BubbleGum flavor coming in second.  I dont think my son had a favorite flavor because he seemed to like all of them!

GIVEAWAY:
WIN:One lucky winner will receive a kit of their choice!
RULES:
*You must leave a comment for each entry.
*You must leave your email address so I can contact you in the event that you are a winner.
*Giveway open to US only!
*Giveway winner will be selected by Random.Org and winner will be contacted by email.
*Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email or a new winner will be chosen in your place.
*Giveaway will end on 6/14.
MANDATORY ENTRY(+1):
~Leave a comment letting me know which candy kit you would choose if you won.
OPTIONAL ENTRIES:
~Follow my blog on GFC(located on Side bar.)(+2)
~"Like" Glee Gum on Facebook.(+1)
~"Like" Mommy Reviews on Facebook.(+1)
~Follow Mommy Reviews on Twitter.(+1)
~Follow Glee Gum on Twitter.(+1)
~Visit Glee Gum and let me know something that you learned.(+1)
~Enter any of my other giveaways and then comment letting me know which one you entered.(+1 Each)
~Grab my button and post it on your sidebar then leave a comment letting me know exactly where I can find it.(+4)
Good Luck!

*Disclaimer-  Glee Gum sent me a kit to review and sponsored my giveaway.  In no way did this alter my opinion of their products.  All of my opinons are one hundred percent honest and true.*

87 comments:

amy said...

What a fun giveaway! I would choose the gum making kit. My 2 older wee ones are obsessed with gum!

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captainliss40 said...

I would like the gummy kit. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

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my family said...

berry flavors are always at the top of my list for gun
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@nola727 said...

Love to make some gum too!

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Meredith said...

id choose the make your own chocalte kit

Stacie Frost said...

AWESOME giveaway! My little boy would pick the Gum Making kit! Thanks so much for entering me!
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Stacie Frost said...

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Stacie Frost said...

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Stacie Frost said...

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Stacie Frost said...

I learned that Glee Gum is all natural chewing gum made with sustainably harvested rainforest chicle. It comes in SIX great flavors: cinnamon, peppermint, tangerine, bubblegum, spearmint, and triple berry. Thanks for entering me!
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slb3334 said...

I would choose the chocolate.

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ranya112 said...

I would choose the gum kit.
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Hydee said...

If I won I would choose the Chocolate kit
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Almost Crazy Coupon Lady said...

I'd choose a gummy kit

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Klemm Family said...

I'd get the chocolate kit. Mmmm.
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Ronda said...

I would love the Chewing Gum Kit.

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Lissa said...

I would love the chocolate kit!

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LearnQuilling.com said...

I would choose the chocolate kit!



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Ludicrous Mama said...

I would choose the gummy kit!
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April said...

My kids would like the gum one.

April said...

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Anonymous said...

I would like to try the Make Your Own Chocolate Kit!

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kolpin said...

i'd love the gummy making kit!
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Dorothy said...

I would choose the Chocolate Kit

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susansmoaks said...

i would choose the chocolate kit if i was the lucky winner
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annalene said...

I would love to try the chewing gum kit!

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Gianna said...

I would choose the gum kit.
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Gianna said...

Now following GFC (Gianna).

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Gianna said...

They make glee gum in tangerine.

Gianna said...

I entered the Growums Giveaway.

Gianna said...

I entered the Vedette Giveaway.

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I entered the 1MiniMe Giveaway.