Monday, February 14, 2011

Verve, Inc., Glee Gum and Make Your Own Candy Kits Review and Giveaway

"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..."


I'm a huge fan of junk food. I know it's not the best for me, but every once in awhile it's great to treat myself. Two of my favorite candies are chewing gum and gummies. 






When the glee gum came in the mail, I couldn't wait to try it out. The glee gum was like little packets of flavor. The flavors varied from triple berry, to bubble gum, to tangerine.  Now, some gums that I've tried have lost their "chewiness" over time, but I noticed that glee gum kept it's chew for a long time. 


The other product I received was one of their Make Your Own Candy Kits. They have kits to make your own chocolate, bubble gum, and gummies. Because I'm such a huge gummy fan, I thought the Make Your Own Gummy Kit would be fun and educational. 



Since I don't have kids of my own I asked my nephew, Dustyn, to come over one night and help me make gummies. Since he's six, this was right up his alley and he was more than excited to make gummies. When we took everything out of the box, it was nice to see that everything was organized and had easy steps to follow. The steps were also very kid friendly and it was nice to let Dustyn do most the work. The look on his face when we were making the gummies said it all to me. He was so excited and loved every minute of it. The kit comes with molding starch so you get to choose what kind of gummies to make, which I thought was so neat. Because I couldn't find any items to make the molds, I thought it would be fun for Dustyn to use his hand as one. That had to have been one of the best ideas for a mold. He loved putting his hand in the molding starch and then putting the gummy mixer over it. You have to put the gummies in the refrigerator for ten minutes after you make them and Dustyn couldn't wait for that ten minutes to be up so he could eat his gummy hand. If you like sour gummies, there is even a bag of sour sugar to sprinkle over your gummies. I'm sure the other candy kits are just as fun!

Giveaway: Now Ended

One lucky reader is going to win one (1) of their own Make Your Own Candy Kits! (Winner's Choice)

This giveaway is only open to residents of the USA

Mandatory Entry: Go to Glee Gum's website and tell me which kit you'd like to pick if you won! (1 entry)

Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner!

Extra Entries

"Like" Glee Gum on facebook and let them know I sent ya! ( 1 entry)
Follow my blog via google friend connect (1 entry)
"Like" The Way the Cookie Crumbles on facebook (1 entry)

Ends 02/28/11

*Special thanks to Verve and Glee Gum for providing products for the review and giveaway. I was paid in no way for this post. This review is solely based on my own personal opinion. 







102 comments:

Stacy said...

I'd try the bubblegum flavor.

Stacy said...

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Hetal said...

I would like Chocolate Kit Info.

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Susanmeep said...

I would love the make your won gummies kit! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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Jackie said...

I'd like the Make Your Own Chocolate Kit. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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Kimberly said...

I would like to make my own Gummies
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lewalk said...

I do believe I'd choose the chocolate. Yummy! I'd love to say the gum or gummy kit to do with my daughter and nieces and nephews but my daughter and I are chocolate lovers. lOl.

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lewalk said...

Like Glee Gum on FB and told them you sent me. I tagged you so it would show up on your page.

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Like you on FB as well.

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milo johnston said...

the gummy kit would be great to win!
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milo johnston said...

I like glee gum on fb
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i liked the way the cookie crumbles on fb
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farmgirl said...

I would choose the gum kit

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Already a fen of Glee gum on facebook

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Debbi said...

I would try the Make Your Own Chocolate kit.

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bmom76 said...

I would like to try the make your own chocolate kit, we are big chocolate fans!
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Kristie said...

I definitely like the "Make Your Own Chocolate" Kit. Yum!! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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Saving Mama said...

My little boy and I would love to try the Make your Own Chewing Gum kit! He is still trying to perfect the perfect bubble! LOL! Thanks for entering me in this fun giveaway!!
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Saving Mama said...

I like Glee Gum on facebook and let them know you sent me over! (Stacie Dennis Frost). Thanks for entering me!!
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I follow you with GFC (staciefrost). Thanks for entering me!!
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Sarah said...

I would love the chewing gum kit!

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I like Glee Gum on FB and told them you sent me

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I like your page on FB

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Nikki said...

My son loves Gummies, so I'd want the Make Your Own Gummies kit!

Ronda said...

I would love the Chewing Gum Kit.

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Mandy said...

I would try the chocolate kit
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i like glee gum on facebook
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jennifer said...

I like the chewing gum kit.
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Jennica and Preston said...

I would like to try the Chocolate Kit!
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Jennica and Preston said...

I like Glee Gum on Facebook and let them know you sent me!
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plainoldsarah said...

wahoo - the chocolate kit for sure! no wait, the gummy kit. yes, i think that would be it.

Barney and Shelby said...

Make Your Own Gummies Kit. Thanks!
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Sarah said...

I would pick the gummy kit!

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Diana said...

I would pick the Make your Own Gummies kit
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I like Glee Gum on FB
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ashleynichole said...

I would choose the chocolate kit :)
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Baby Mama said...

I like the gummies kit
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sandyandcosmo said...

I would take the Chewing Gum Kit.

Hifam said...

I would LOVE The chocolate kit. I think these are so fun. I'd love to make it with my children.
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Tasha said...

I would choose the chocolate kit! My daughter would love it!

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Kate Landis said...

Facebook fan!

I would absolutely LOVE the chocolate kit! As most ladies, I am definitely a chocolate addict, more than "once a month"! :) I would also love to make it with my fiancee.

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Heather Honey said...

Gummies! Thanks for the chance!
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Jacqueline said...

id like the make your own chocolate kit jmmccarr@gmail.com

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pmj said...

Make Your Own Gummy Kit would be the one I would pick!
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Joel and Ingrid said...

I'd pick the make your own chewing gum kit - sounds fun!

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Kashena said...

I'd pick the make-your-own gummies one, definitely!

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carole said...

like the triple berry glee gum
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Beckeesdeals said...

I would like the gummies kit!
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Gianna said...

I would choose the gum kit.
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I'm a GFC follower.

Heidi said...

I would pick the chocolate kit. Yum!

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An Ivory Beauty said...

I am totally with you, I would get the gummies kit! I love making stuff with my 4 yr old son, this would be so fun for him.

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Jolene said...

Definetly the gummy kit! I LOVE gummies :)
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Jessica said...

I would want to try the make your own gummies kit
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Ashley said...

gummy kit!
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