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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Glee Gum review and giveaway (ends 2/10/10)


I looooove gum... seriously. I chew it at least a few times a week and some weeks, well, practically every day. When you have long classes to attend everyday, the monotony of hours of study, and a commute which seems to drag on and on (and on and on....) gum can become pretty crucial. A life or sleep situation!

When you chew gum as much as I do, you tend to pick out favorites. I consider myself pretty picky when it comes to gum and I've really narrowed down my options because the only gum I will even bother purchasing is peppermint Glee. If you haven't seen Glee before, it’s a candy coated style gum with a crunchy outer shell that comes in a cute little box (18 pieces per box). I'll leave it to Glee to describe the gum since they do a way better job of it than me...

Glee Gum is all-natural, gluten-free chewing gum with no artificial coloring, flavoring, sweeteners nor preservatives. Glee Gum is the only gum in North America made the old-fashioned way, with chicle! Chicle is a natural tree sap harvested sustainably from the rainforests of Central America. Once all chewing gum was made with chicle, but today most gum is made entirely from synthetic stuff. Not Glee Gum! Glee Gum uses chicle because it is an eco-friendly way to help conserve the rainforest. Chicle is also what gives the gum such great, long-lasting chewing texture! Glee Gum is a “green” gum right down to the packaging, which is made from biodegradable, recycled cardboard. So chew with Glee, naturally!

Sounds awesome right? It seriously is THE BEST. Being as crazy about their peppermint gum as I was, I dropped a quick email to Glee and before you know it they had generously supplied me with some samples of each flavor of Glee along with a package of Wee Glee (which contains the ever elusive banana, the only flavor you can't purchase by itself). The great thing about Wee Glee is that each box contains a medley of all the fruit flavors in a nice little box that you can tuck away in your backpack, purse, etc. I kept mine in the car along with my ever present package of Peppermint Glee. The boxes fit perfectly in my car cup holder and it looks adorable!



I had never tried any of the other flavors of Glee but I was pleasantly surprised by how good each of them was. Here’s my quick run down of each of the flavors:

Non-fruit flavors:


Peppermint is still my favorite flavor, hands down. The color is really beautiful… wait, am I really talking about the beauty of gum color? Kind of weird! But it IS really pretty... it’s a pale mint green color and the flavor is as equally beautiful as the color. Super refreshing and has a nice subtle lingering flavor. I sometimes chew my gum for hours and hours (and hours and hours), which is maybe sort of gross, but I do it in the name of science… testing the lasting flavor ability of gum... yes... scientific purposes *shifty eyes*.


Cinnamon was my second favorite flavor. The thing I love about the cinnamon is that the flavor lasts long but the initial taste isn't all burn-y like some other cinnamon gums. Plus the color is a nice soft pink rather than a gross unnatural red #2313213 color. There I go with the gum colors again. I can't help it, I'm all about aesthetics and well, this blog IS about things that are cute and this gum IS very cute.


The one flavor that I was the most apprehensive about was bubble gum. Admittedly I am an avid hater of all things bubble gum flavor, but the bubble gum flavored glee was actually one of my favorites. The gum was indeed was very bubble gum flavor-y but the crunchy outer shell somehow made everything alright with me. Whew, crisis averted!

Fruit flavors:


My favorite of the fruit flavors was banana, which coincidently can only be found in the packages of Wee Glee. Also coincidently, I hate bananas themselves, but I like things that are made with banana (banana bread/muffins, etc). Typically I don't even like banana flavored candy but this gum was REALLY good. The secret again I think was the crunchy outer shell.


Triple berry tastes sort of like Starburst. I can really see people loving this flavor. Remember that mystery flavor of Starburst? It reminds me of that, if I'm remembering correctly, which I'm probably not. Maybe I'm thinking of wild berry Starburst? Is there even a wild berry Starburst? Maybe it was wild berry Skittles I'm thinking of, that seems about right. I don't know, now I'm just confused! But in any case triple berry GLEE is super.


The tangerine flavor is really refreshing. The flavor doesn't taste fake and it’s as just about as juicy as gum can be. I know some other gums that make "juicy" claims but this gum actually is juicy!

There are a few big retailers that carry Glee & you can search for them using the product locator on the Glee website here: http://www.gleegum.com/retail-stores-locator.htm. I've purchased Glee from Amazon.com a few times in the past, but I think next time I'll be making an order directly with Glee because they sell the gum in bulk. Peppermint one pound bag, you are mine! Muahhaha!


** I did NOT receive any monetary compensation for this post. I received free samples of Glee Gum to try and was allowed to post at my discretion. All opinions expressed here are mine **



Glee is generously offering THREE readers of this blog (US residents only) a chance to win a prize pack of 3 boxes of Glee Gum and a Glee coupon.

* To enter all you need to do is visit the Glee Gum website and leave a comment on this blog post about something you learned about Glee from the website or a flavor of Glee Gum that you’d like to try.

For one extra entry each you can:

* Become a fan of Glee Gum on Facebook
* Become a follower of Glee on Twitter (leave your twitter ID)
* Tweet about the giveaway and leave a link to your tweet (you may tweet once per day)
* Post this giveaway in your blog and leave a link to your post
* Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect OR subscribe via RSS or email


Please leave a separate comment for each entry! Also make sure to leave your email address in one of your comments or have your email address visible in your profile.

This giveaway will end 2/10/2010 at 11:59 PST.


Giveaway winners: Rose Mary, Ashley, Celeste

95 comments:

  1. Just made the homemade gum with my 7 yr old! What a blast! Makes ya wonder waht's in the other gums on the market. Thanks Glee Gum :)

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  2. i LOVE GLEES gum it rocks, I am fb fan and before that was a glee gum buyer atr my local store .
    marciascozyplace@Hotmail.com

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  3. I love Spearmint, so that's what I'd like to try, but I'd really like to have the Glee Gum dispenser filled with it! That would totally make my day. :)

    Thanks!
    Melissa
    mrvannice at hotmail dot com

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  4. Id love to try the Tangerine flavor
    ashy.baby@gmail.com

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  5. fan of Glee Gum on Facebook
    ashy.baby@gmail.com

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  6. I follow your blog on google friend
    ashy.baby@gmail.com

    Would love if you could also follow my blog as well =)
    http://closetoftreasures.blogspot.com/

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  7. I would like to try the tangerine flavor. Sounds yummy! Thanks for the chance!

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  8. Following Glee Gum on Twitter (@llsleanerlife)

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  9. You make the peppermint and the tangerine flavors sounds so good! I would love to try them. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  10. Glee Gum Facebook fan: Bekki Orr
    bekki1820cb at gmail

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  11. Following Glee Gum on twitter: @bekki1820cb
    bekki1820cb at gmail

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  12. GFC follower of the blog bekki1820cb at gmail

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  13. Glee Gum contains no aspartame.

    Anne L.
    aurora777@att.net

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  14. Glee Gum does not contain any of the eight major food allergens
    veniceangel@hotmail.com

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  15. I'd love to try the peppermint and spearmint.

    mattschmunk at hotmail dot com

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  16. Following Glee on twitter. matt0701

    mattschmunk at hotmail dot com

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  17. I'd love to try their peppermint. Thanks for the review and chance to win!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  18. i would like to ry the tripleberry flavor. sounds yummy!
    polly
    cherubpk@aol.com

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  19. Glee gum has no aspartame. Interesting!
    emilyeeg@gmail.com

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  20. Also, I am a fan on Facebook (emily gordon)

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  21. I had never heard of Glee gum. No aspartame . Sounds good to me.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  22. I would love to try their tangerine flavor. My kids are so crazy for gum.

    Risingsouth at aol dot com

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  23. I just subscribed by e-mail.

    Risingsouth at aol dot com

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  24. I'd like to try the cinnamon gum
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  25. I'd love to try a fruity flavor-like triple berry. I love gum, but haven't tried Glee. I'd love to win this!
    Beth
    bethnaf at hotmail dot com

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  26. I'd love to try the cinnamon.
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  27. gleeguy twitter follower
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  28. google friend connect follower
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  29. I learned that Glee Gum is made by sustainable Rainforset Chicle and is all natural. I love it.
    dksugarpaws@yahoo.com.

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  30. i learned that you can trace the beginnings of gum back to the Mayans.
    I'd like to try Triple Berry

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  31. twitter follow them - kgail11

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  32. following on facebook and a new follower of your blog! Would love to win! cherylbaryl@hotmail.com

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  33. I'd love to try their peppermint. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I'd love to try the Triple Berry!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  35. I'm following Glee gum on Twitter @aikchien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  36. Mmm peppermint is great. Glee gum has no corn syrup (sweet!)
    eclair10@hotmail.com

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  37. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/8445964668

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  38. I'd like to try Tangerine; the gum has no allergens.

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  39. I'd like to try the Triple Berry gum. Thanks!

    sphinxcw at aol dot com

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  40. I'd like to try their Spearmint gum :)

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  41. Blog follower

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  42. what a great website. The tangerine sounds terrific.......love their activities. jacksond@nhr3.net

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  43. I too chew gum daily. I chew peppermint, so I'd want to try the peppermint.

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  44. twitter follower, ID is Audrey Okaneko

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  45. I would love to give Cinnamon a try!

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  46. I follow Glee on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  47. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/8462296311

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  48. I learned that Glee is all natural. YEAH!! I want to try tangerine.
    ahartup at yahoo dot com

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  49. Tangerine! My fave fruit in agum -- love it!
    formosarose AT gmail DOT com

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  50. I follow @gleeguy on twitter @formosa_rose
    formosarose AT gmail DOT com

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  51. I follow you on google friend connect (Rose Mary W)
    formosarose AT gmail DOT com

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  52. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Formosa_Rose/status/8482854294
    formosarose AT gmail DOT com

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  53. This is a fun giveaway! I would love to try CINNAMON! That is my favorite flavor.

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  54. Following Glee Gum on Twitter

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  55. I'd like to try the Triple Berry flavor. Thanks.

    sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

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  56. I also became a fan of Glee Gum on facebook-Heidi Hartzell.

    sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

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  57. I'd like the try the Cinnamon flavor. Thanks!

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  58. I'd love to try the Cinnamon or Tangerine!

    mdlangmead at gmail dot com

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  59. Facebook fan of Glee Gum!

    mdlangmead at gmail dot com

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  60. Follow Glee Gum on Twitter! @lovebnamommy

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  61. I follow your blog!

    mdlangmead at gmail dot com

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  62. I found out that they are manufactured by Verve, which is a FAMILY OWNED Company! Sweet! Thanks!
    stephfrbs@gmail.com

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  63. I follow Glee Gum on facebook! stephfrbs@gmail.com

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  64. I follow Glee Gum on Twitter! stephfrbs@gmail.com

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  65. I follow via RSS! stephfrbs@gmail.com

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  66. I would really like to try the Triple Berry favor.

    aaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

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  67. I follow your blog on GFC.

    aaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

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  68. would like to try Cinnamon - since I can't find Cinnaburst any more....

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  69. follower of Glee on Twitter @phxbne
    michelejdaley at gmail dot com

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  70. tweet http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/8645458306
    michelejdaley at gmail dot com

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  71. follower
    michelejdaley at gmail dot com

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  72. I absolutely LOVE cinnamon gum! It's the only flavor (usually) I'll chew. I have never heard of Glee gum, but I would LOVE to try their Cinnamon! (Am glad to read in your review that it isn't 'burny' like other cinnamons. That bugs me, too.)
    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  73. I follow The Wide World Of...via Google Connect.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  74. I am a fan of Glee on Facebook now.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  75. I'm following Glee on Twitter as hybroanglid.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  76. I would like to try tangerine

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  77. FB fan of Glee-julie A Scott Laws

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  78. follow your blog

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  79. I've always loved spearmint.

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  80. hhmm..."chewing gum burns 11 calories per hour". I need to chew more gum.

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  81. A fan of Glee Gum on facebook
    imabrat

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  82. Following GleeGuy on Twitter...
    imabrat

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  83. i want to try the tangerine flavor

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  84. i'm a facebook fan of glee gum (jen reda)

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  85. i follow glee gum on twitter (redfuzzycow)

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  86. I would like the triple berry and very excited to find out they sell them at whole foods!! When the snow stops I will be buying some.

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