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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Can you say CHOCOLATE!!



Two years ago I had the pleasure of making my own gum and gummies with kits from Glee Gum.  It was a great time and we really enjoyed the outcome.


When they contacted me to ask if I wanted to work with them again, I jumped at the chance. 

 This time I'm making CHOCOLATE!  

I love how the directions are aimed toward children.  Wonderful way to make them feel important.   Yet, they are reminded about safety as direction #1 says to be sure you have an adult with you as you have to work with heat.  

The second direction made me chuckle...it says:

Find all the parts of the MAKE YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE KIT
  • cocoa butter (it's yellowish and hard)
  • paper candy liners (they're paper)
  • starter crystals (medium ground particles)
  • cocoa powder (the most finely ground particles)  
  • confectioner's sugar (it's white)
  • temperature indicator (it's black) they even provide a thermometer
  • whole cocoa beans:  btw, you haven't tasted chocolate until you've eaten a cocoa bean
If you are helping your young child, they will be able to locate the item by description, yet also learn what it is.  I love that :)  The descriptions of what the item looks like is what made me chuckle.

The instructions are so simple to follow.  A child really could do it alone, minus the safety issue, of course.  

Here's my mixture:

There was a lot of finger licking going on in the kitchen today ;)

Waiting for thermometer to read 94 degrees



While waiting the directions suggest to break open the cocoa bean and take a taste!




As I stated above, you've not tasted chocolate until you've broken open a cocoa bean and eaten the bean itself.  VERY CHOCOLATE!  of course, without the sugar.  Probably the healthiest way to eat chocolate.


 I love almonds so I added almonds from Just Almonds and some almond butter to the centers.


I had enough chocolate left to  make 4 all chocolate ones.

Here's my finished product:


I know you will have a good time making these with your kids.  And who doesn't like chocolate or gummies or gum?  Well, I don't care for gummies, but out of the 3 choices I'm sure your family could choose one.

Glee Gum is offering a special right now.  You can buy all 3 kits at 30% off (final cost = $29.30).  That's like getting one kit FREE.  Gotta love that.  This would make great gifts!  Your kids will love you for it.  

Or if you are like me and have a New Year's Eve party, these kits would make wonderful activities to do with your guests.  Every year we offer a fun activity to do with the kids...a couple of years we did a pinata, a couple we make gingerbread houses, one year we had a scavenger hunt.  I wish I knew about these kits when my kids were younger.  

Now time for the giveaway.  Glee Gum is generously offering a kit of your choice to one winner.

Enter below:



46 comments:

  1. I like the make your own chocolate one too!

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  2. hubby can never get enought chocolate...this would be a perfect gift! lol

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  3. I'd for sure get the chocolate kit, too!

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  4. The make your own chocolate kit looks awesome, I love chocolate!

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  5. The chocolate kit - my kids would love to see chocolate being made from scratch!

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  6. If I am lucky enough to win for my only neice and nephew, Jon and Jenah. I would want to let them choose which kit they'd like most even though I am sure they would love any of them! (I'd be able to get the answer super fast too).

    manifestmiracles@live.com

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  7. Would love the gummies one!

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  8. Chocolate, although the kids like the gummies idea.

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  9. Marie Frazier CzenkusDecember 12, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    definitely chocolate kit!

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  10. Chocolate! (maria.harenavimen.476@gmail.com)

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  11. I love the chocolate kit.
    kathlynebrown at yahoo dot com

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  12. I would definitely choose the chocolate kit. I'd love to do this with my niece and nephews! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. I would choose the chocolate kit!!!

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  14. I would choose the MAKE YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE KIT.

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  15. I would love the chocolat, but my husband and daughter would love the gummi bear!

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  16. I've played around trying to make my own chocolate before, I think next time I'd love to try it with a kit. I could use some tips!

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  17. Oh, the chocolate kit, definitely!!

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  18. It would be hard to not get the chocolate kit.

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  19. I would totally get the chocolate kit!

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  20. I have to say i choose the Chocolate over all others!
    navymansgrl1@yahoo.com

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  21. Well, shoot. I missed the giveaway. This sounds really cool though. I'll have to save the source for a time we can get some to try!

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