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Monday, November 22, 2010

Making Your Own Gummies (Review and a Giveaway!)

Looking for a fun and unique Christmas gift for the kids?  Or a fun homeschool activity? Then check this out! Over the weekend I got a chance to make my very own Christmas Gummies  using a Make Your Own Gummies Kit from the makers of Glee Gum!

"Available in Make Your Own Chocolate, Make Your Own Chewing Gum, and Make Your Own Gummies, these activity kits are all-natural, educational, and eco-friendly. With pre-packaged ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, everyone aged 8 and up gets a real kick out of making candy from scratch. Focusing on the history behind and the origin of these candies, each kit is designed to captivate your interest, connect you to the global community, and create something yummy to eat in the process."

As you all probably know by now, I'm always excited to try new recipes and food products, so I was really psyched to try out this kit.  I was very intrigued by the process in which these candies are made, particularly by the use of powdered seaweed and a piece of actual seaweed!  And I think kids will really love this activity.  After all, what kid doesn't love to mix and make things? (And since there's candy involved, that will make it an even more exciting experiment!)

And you'll be happy to know that you don't even have to cook it on the stove!  The gummies can be made in your microwave, and beyond the kit, the only ingredient you need is water.  The process by which the candy is made is very quick and painless too!  I don't know about you, but sometimes candy making can be a little intimidating for me (when you have to get the temperature and consistency just right and so on).  Thankfully that is not an issue with this project at all.  The step by step instructions were very easy to follow, and the process was so simple!

So this kit allows you to try a new activity with your kids, make a little a candy, and have fun, without making a total mess of your kitchen, taking up your entire afternoon, or costing you a lot of money!  Excellent!

And the taste?  Yummy!  The kit comes with sour-sugar so that you can coat the gummies, and I have to tell you, the taste took me back.  In my teens I used to love eating sour gummies, but I haven't had them in years!  And if you're not in to the sour stuff, I did try eating a couple of them plain, and I thought they tasted good too.
Buy it!  To find Glee Gum and these great Make Your Own Candy Kits check out this store locator.  Or you can order online.

Connect!  You can connect with Glee Gum through their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Win it! One Simply Sweet Home reader will win a Make Your Own Candy Kit.  Winner chooses between the Gummies kit, the Make Your Own Chocolate kit, or the Make Your Own Gum kit. (Giveaway is for US residents only.)

Giveaway Closed.  Congrats to Gabrielle at California Monkey Momma!

I'm sharing this post at these food and project parties!


Disclosure:  I was given a Make Your Own Candy Kit of my choice for review purposes.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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