Sunday, January 16, 2011

Glee Gum's Make Your Own Chocolate Kit {Review and Giveaway}



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What is Glee Gum? 

Glee Gum made by Verve is an independent, family-owned business, dedicated to linking world communities and creating environmentally and socially responsible products and activities. 

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I was fortunate enough to check out Glee Gum's Make Your Own Chocolate Kit, but first let me tell you a little more about Glee Gum's Make Your Own Kits. These kits: 

Connect kids to the global community by tracing the origins of raw materials we encounter in our daily lives. Our gum kit uses natural chicle. Our chocolate kit includes organic cocoa butter from Costa Rica, and the gummy kit contains carrageenan made from seaweed from the Philippines. 

Create something exciting and delicious. 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.

Captivate kids' interest. Kids have always loved to stir, mix, touch and taste our great activity kits. 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!

It's easy & Fun to make your own chocolate from scratch! 





Mixing elements of chemistry with world culture and history, this delicious kit contains everything you'll need to make 8 ounces of dark chocolate. Can be made on the stove or with a microwave - adult supervision is recommended! Great for class room activities, scout troops, birthday parties, home school, or after school. Makes a great gift for kids (ages 8 & up)!

Inside each Make Your Own Chocolate Kits you'll find: organic cocoa butter, cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar, starter crystals, a temperature indicator, paper candy liners, instructions, and the story of chocolate.

All you have to do is melt the cocoa butter, add the cocoa powder and sugar. Stir, stir, stir until it cools to the right temperature; add the starter crystals so that the chocolate "tempers," and enjoy delicious home-made chocolate from scratch! By the way, you also get some cacao beans - we thought you might like to taste a few.

Each Chocolate Kit Makes 8 oz. of dark chocolate! Dark chocolate - MY FAV!

ace and friends thoughts:

Who knew that making chocolate could be so simple. In less than 45 minutes, we went from a few simple ingredients to some delightful tasting chocolates. The directions were easy to follow. All three of my children (ages 7 1/2, 6 and 3) had a FUN time making (and sampling) this yummy tasting treat. What I also found to be really cool, was that they also include two cocoa beans with the kit. This allows for the children (and adults) to see what the earliest stage of chocolate start from.... the kids did taste it (they said... ewwww) and couldn't believe that something so NOT tasty could eventually be so yum-a-licious! As we were watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory... the kids were quick to point out that Willy Wonka was talking about cocoa beans, just like we were just doing. Score... it worked. They learned something! Overall, we had a great time making chocolate together. It was easy, not super messy and most importantly a GREAT TIME! 





We also got a chance to sample some Glee Gum. As I am a die-hard gum fan, this was right up my alley. Glee Gum has: all natural ingredients, rice syrup instead of corn syrup, natural chicle, delicious, long-lasting, and six popular flavors: tangerine, peppermint, cinnamon, spearmint, bubblegum and triple berry. What I absolutely loved about Glee Gum was that it does NOT have artificial preservatives, artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners (e.g. aspartame, saccharin or cyclamate). My favorite flavor was definitely the peppermint. My kids loved the tangerine.

Buy It: 

Get your own Glee Gum and Make Your Own Kits on their site HERE or at your local retailers throughout the US, click HERE to locate one near you.
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Win It: 
One LUCKY ace and friends reader will win a Glee Gum Make Your Own Kit (choice of  
Make Your Own Chewing Gum, Gummies or Chocolate) to
 enjoy!



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Mandatory Entry: Follow ace and friends PUBLICLY through GFC (+1) and then visit Glee Gum and tell me which Make Your Own Kit you would like to try...  (make sure to include your email). 

Bonus Entries: After fulfilling the Mandatory Entry, feel free to earn yourself some Bonus  Entries. Please leave a separate comment for each one. 

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The giveaway is open to US residents only. Entries are valid through Monday, February 7th at 11:59 PM EST.

The winner will have 48 hours to respond via email before a new winner is selected.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free sponsored by Glee GumRegardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with   the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." See ace and friends Disclosure Policy HERE.]
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