Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Make Your Own Gummies Review and Giveaway

The boys were so excited when we got our Make Your Own Gummies Kit to review by Glee Gum! It's an all natural kit made with seaweed.

The packaging is fun!

They give you pretty easy step by step instructions to follow.

What I love is that they have a whole story about why gummy candies are made out of seaweed.

The story is about a family from the Philippines. They started a seaweed farm. Some people eat seaweed in their salads or in sushi. Seaweed has carrageenan and agar in it to make your own gummies. Other things that have seaweed in them are: Toothpaste, cottage cheese, deodorant, dog food, pudding, and more. Gummy candies are made from gelatin. A lot of other foods like marshmallows and jello have gelatin in them to. Gelatin helps build strong bones.

The Kit Came With These Powders and a Dry Piece of Seaweed:

How to Make Your Own Gummies:
 Step 1: Soak the dried seaweed in a bowl of water.

Step 2: Choose non detailed shaped to make molds. They should be about the size of refrigerator magnets. Wash and dry them. Then pour the molding starch onto a dinner plate and smooth out the surface to make the molds. I have to admit that I was confused by this part. I was surprised that no water was needed to form my molds. We used a top as our object.

Step 3: Mix the powdered seaweed with 1/2 cup water. Stir and do not worry about the lumps. Add the dried seaweed to the mixture.

Step 4: Heat on the stove top, or microwave in an appropriate container. We made ours in the microwave. Heat for 2 minutes, or until it bubbles.

Step 5: Take out the dried seaweed with a fork. Stir in the colored sugar. Heat it for 1 minute, or until it foams up again.

Step 6: Pour the mixture into the molds.

Step 7: Take the gummies out of the mold, wipe off any mold powder, put them in a baggie, add the sour mixture and shake. After that it's eating time.

If you have left overs make new molds, heat the gummy mixture again and pour once more.

My boys liked them. We did find that they get sticky if left out. We put them in the fridge.

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Disclaimer: The opinions on the post are my personal take on the product. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. I am not compensated to provide my opinion except for receiving the products themselves to test out. Glee Gum provided me with a free sample of this product to review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review.


Theresa Mahoney said...

We bought a kit like this for our kids a few years back and it was a disaster! This kit looks much easier to use!

Kim said...

I think my kids would have a lot of fun making these!

Kim said...

I could always use a chocolate making kit...for me. Not my kids.

Anonymous said...

The chocolate kit looks fun!

Nicole said...

My kids would love this.

Nicole said...

I like the chocolate kit

deniseyweesy said...

I would like the gummy kit.

Unknown said...

I am into the chemistry of cooking and my son is little and curious about everything, while loving sugar so this could go awesome or I could regret it haha. (Ashley Trail )

Maryann D. said...

I would enjoy the Make Your Own
Chocolate Kit.
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Lilith Katz said...

We love gummy candy, so this would be great
-Lilith Katz

Unknown said...

I want the chocolate kit!

wen budro said...

I would also love to have their chocolate kit....pretty cool.

Unknown said...

I want the make your own chocolate kit. Jonesfd at aol dot com

Unknown said...

I would like the gummy or chocolate make your own kit.

Anonymous said...

What a fun giveaway! My kids would adore this! It seems like a lot of fun for the whole family:)

~ Noelle said...

glad you were able to do this, although i would have been a bit confused as well :)
broxton would love this, but i am trying to get him away from all the gummy stuff...


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