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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Make your own Candy Kits review & giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS TO STACY FOR WINNING






I am really excited about this giveaway.   When I read that you can actually MAKE your own candy I just knew I had to give it a try.  We could choose from chocolate, gummies or chewing gum.  My choice would have been chocolate, but when I asked the kids which one they wanted to make, they replied with gummies or gum.  So we did both!

Here are the two kits and all the stuff included!

Inside each Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit you'll find: chewing gum base (containing natural chicle), confectioner's sugar, corn syrup, natural cinnamon and cherry flavors, a pan for softening the chicle gum base, instructions and the story of chicle.

Inside each Make Your Own Gummies Kit you'll find: sour mix, colored and flavored sugar, powdered seaweed, seaweed, molding starch, instructions and the story of carrageenan.

Everything you need is included!  The instructions are very simple to follow.  "Now children can make yummy treats while learning about: the rainforest, ethnobotany, chemistry, mathematics and measurement, ecology and environmental issues, home economics, nutrition, the oceans and more!"  Each kit comes with a story about how the main ingredient is harvested.  It tells of a child's job in that process.  Eduardo of Guatemala helps tapping trees for chicle an ingredient in gum  and  Divina from the Phillippines grows seaweed to sell. (an ingredient in the gummies)

Now onto the process of gum making:

Here we are adding corn syrup to the melted chicle gum base


The directions warned us that it was a sticky goo.  It surely was VERY sticky.  I would recommend mixing the chicle gum base up with a plastic spoon.  We used a metal one and it was extremely difficult to get the melted, sticky goo off from it.

Kneading the sticky gum dough on confectioner's sugar.  A lot of kneading was necessary to get it to a consistancy  that could be rolled out.
Rolling out the gum dough


Our finished gum pieces!  

The kit contains 2 flavors:  cherry  and cinnamon. Cinnamon was my favorite!

Now onto the gummies.......

Spreading out the corn starch to make "molds" for our gummies

You can use anything you want to make your mold.  The kit suggested straws to get worms.  That is what we chose.  Plus a few holes for gummy drops!

Time to pour our mixture into the mold.  This was tough to do.

  The liquid ended up covering the whole plate of cornstarch
But that was ok as we were able to cut out our worms and drops!

This was a very enjoyable and educational activity!  The kids decided that the gum was their favorite! 

Glee Gum is sponsoring a giveaway of one of their candy making kits

Mandatory Entries: 
First you MUST be a follower of For One Another and visit Glee Gum's website.  There is a lot of great information there.  Tell me one thing that you learned/saw on their site.

Additional Entries:  (each entry MUST have an email contact or will be deleted)
1. Visit GleeGum Blog and leave a comment that For One Another sent you
2. Comment which kit you will choose if you win
3. Follow For One Another via networked blogs
4. Follow For One Another via Twitter
5. Follow Glee Gum on Twitter
6. Like Glee Gum on Facebook

Winner will be drawn on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 via random.org.  Winner will be contacted by email and given 48 hours to respond.  If no response, than an alternate winner will be chosen.

This giveaway is open only to residents in the continental US.  

PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER!!!!



75 comments:

  1. Theres no aspartame in Glee! eclairre(At)ymail(dot)com

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  2. I'd choose the gum making kit . eclairre(At)ymail(dot)com

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  3. I am a *NEW* GFC follower!
    How interesting: The Mayans used chicle (the base for natural chewing gum) for lots of things - glue for arts, crafts, and architecture, in blow guns, and, of course, to chew!

    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

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  4. I left a comment mentioning you on Glee's blog -
    http://www.gleegum.com/blog/wrap-it-up-green/comment-page-1/#comment-516
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

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  5. Well, sine I have a 2 y.o. who would want to help make the candy, and since I really don't want to end the project by having to cut gum from his beautiful golden curls, I'd go with the Gummies Kit. Plus, my 12 y.o. prefers them over gum!

    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

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  6. I follow you on Twitter - @amccrenshaw

    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

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  7. I follow Glee on Twitter - @amccrenshaw

    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

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  8. I like Glee on Facebook

    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

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  9. I like that it is all natural and that it contains no aspertane.
    I am a follower on your GFC.

    mommiesgotfivechildren at hotmail dot com
    Rebecca@
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  10. "Jason and Anna" follow via GFC. I did the same gum kit in school! It was fun. Glee makes a chocolate kit too that uses organic cocoa butter. I might try that one too. annatiffany at yahoo dot com

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  11. I would choose the gum kit. Looks like a blast!

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  12. I'm a twitter follower @immortalb4

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  13. I learned that glee gum is free of anything artificial and is natural!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  14. GFC follower
    I would love to try their Chocolate Making Kit
    hollymsc123@aol.com

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  15. I commented on the Gleegum blog
    hollymsc123@aol.com

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  16. I would get the Chocolate Making Kit if I won!
    hollymsc123@aol.com

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  17. Following on networked blogs
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  18. Twitter fan of Glee - @hollydlteacher
    hollymsc1232aol.com

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  19. Twitter fan of yours - @hollydlteacher
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  20. Facebook fan of Glee - Holly D L
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  21. I follow with gfc (psychdog) and I learned that they include a lot of educational information with the kit. I like that you can teach the kids while they are having fun and creating the product.
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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  22. I'd love the chocolate kit if we are able to choose that one, if not the gum one sounds great.
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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  23. I follow you on twitter (hifam).
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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  24. I follow GleeGum on twitter (hifam).
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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  25. I learned Glee Gum is now available in sugar free. And there's no aspartame in Glee gum.

    GFC Follower.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I'd choose the Chocolate Making Kit.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. GFC follower

    and i learned
    The key ingredient to both Glee Gum and the Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit is chicle.

    hiccupapparel at yahoo dot com

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  28. i left a comment on their sugar free post

    hiccupapparel at yahoo dot com

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  29. i would love the gum making kit!!

    hiccupapparel at yahoo dot com

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  30. I follow via networked blogs FB name is Becky Barrett Beitzel

    hiccupapparel at yahoo dot com

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  31. i follow you on twitter @beckybeitzel

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  32. i follow glee gum on twitter @beckybeitzel

    hiccupapparel at yahoo dot com

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  33. i like glee gum on FB @becky barrett beitzel

    hiccupapparel at yahoo dot com

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  34. GFC follower. I learned they also have Sugar Free products! YEAY! dinellh(@)comcast(.)net

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  35. I'd choose the Gummies dinellh(@)comcast(.)com

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  36. Followint via networkedblogs dinellh(@)comcast(.)net

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  37. I follow as ACMommy on GFC and I learned that Glee Gum supports chicle-growing communities and the continued protection of the rainforest.

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  38. My kids would probably pick the Make Your Own Gum Kit. :-)

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  39. I'm a follower of For One Another on Networked Blogs (Mickey Coutts) and visited Glee Gum's website. I learned that Glee Gum is all natural chewing gum made with sustainably harvested rainforest chicle.

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  40. Visited GleeGum Blog and left a comment that For One Another sent me.

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  41. I would choose the gummy worm kit if I won.

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  42. Follow For One Another via networked blogs (Mickey Coutts)

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  43. Follow For One Another via Twitter (mickeycoutts)

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  44. Follow Glee Gum on Twitter (mickeycoutts)

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  45. Like Glee Gum on Facebook (Mickey Coutts)

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  46. I follow your blog via GFC. I learned that the main natural flavoring components in Glee Bubblegum Flavor Gum are lemon, orange, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pretty cool.

    thransom@gmail.com

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  47. I would choose the Gummies kit

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  48. I follow For One Another via networked blogs

    thransom@gmail.com

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  49. I follow For One Another via Twitter
    (@THRansom)

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  50. I follow Glee Gum on Twitter
    (@THRansom)

    thransom@gmail.com

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  51. I Like Glee Gum on Facebook
    (T.h.Ransom)

    thransom@gmail.com

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  52. I learned that there is no aspertane and is all natural.

    rrudnick@netnet.net

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  53. I would love the Chewing Gum Kit.

    rrudnick@netnet.net

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  54. I follow you on Twitter.

    rrudnick@netnet.net

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  55. I follow Glee Gum on Twitter.

    rrudnick@netnet.net

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  56. I like Glee Gum on Facebook.

    rrudnick@netnet.net

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  57. I follow on GFC
    I like the make your own chocolate kit on their website, looks easy for kids to do.
    smtilton @ comcast.net

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  58. I would chose the Chocolate kit so I could use it over and over
    smtilton @ comcast.net

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  59. I follow you on twitter @smtilton
    smtilton @ comcast.net

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  60. I follow on Networked Blogs
    Mom in Training (Stacy Tilton)
    smtilton @ comcast.net

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  61. I like that they contain no aspertame. That stuff is nasty.
    sarahlovesvegas@hotmail

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  62. GFC sarah_roxy_21
    sarahlovesvegas@hotmail

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  63. The chocolate kit
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  64. GFC sarah_roxy_21
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  65. I Like Glee Gum on Facebook
    (T.h.Ransom)

    thransom@gmail.com

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  66. Like Glee Gum on Facebook (Mickey Coutts)

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  67. Follow For One Another via networked blogs (Mickey Coutts)

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  68. Followint via networkedblogs dinellh(@)comcast(.)net

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  69. I follow via networked blogs FB name is Becky Barrett Beitzel

    hiccupapparel at yahoo dot com

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  70. I'd choose the Chocolate Making Kit.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. I follow GleeGum on twitter (hifam).
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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  72. Facebook fan of Glee - Holly D L
    hollymsc123@aol.com

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  73. Following on networked blogs
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  74. I learned that glee gum is free of anything artificial and is natural!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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