If you aren’t familiar with Glee Gum and Make Your Own kits, you’re missing out on a lot of family fun as well as a good way to talk to your kids about conservation. The kit I chose to review was Make Your Own Chocolate. Included with the kit is a narrative on the background of the cocao bean and how chocolate has become what it is today. There is even a link to get more information and lesson plans, if you would like to do this with a classroom of kids. This would be a very hands-on lesson and would fit perfectly into a unit on the environment or Costa Rica.
Quite frankly, the kit is very easy to use and I had no problems making the chocolate. Everything is labelled and pretty much idiot proof (which is good because I’m an idiot when it comes to stuff like this!). It was a lot of fun to see how chocolate actually comes together and what ingredients go into making chocolate. In addition, the kit included two actual cocoa beans; and the directions in the kit encourage you to taste them. (By the way – eww.) It was kind of like trying a roasted coffee bean to get an idea where coffee comes from.
If you would like to buy a Make Your Own kit – they also have Make Your Own Gum and Make Your Own Gummies – Glee Gum is offering a 30% off holiday sale on a special Candy Kit Combo (a package deal on 3 Make Your Own Candy Kits, 1 of each kind) at GleeGum.com. Please visit the Candy Kit Combo page for details (this specialty item also appears if you scroll to the bottom of Order Now page). You can also try your hand at winning a Make Your Own Chocolate Kit, just enter below.
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