Gleegums Make Your Own Chocolate Kit

Gift Guide Age Recommendation:­  8+




I love dark chocolate.  Before this kit, I only had a vague idea how it was made.  Turns out, it is a lot of fun to make chocolate!  This is not the sort of project that an eight year old child needs to be doing by themselves.  But, with adult supervision, this is a fantastic project for kids!  This project allows kids to learn about the history of chocolate and experience the science behind this delicious treat.


Each kit comes with organic cocoa butter, organic cocoa powder, confectioner’s sugar, starter crystals, a temperature indicator, paper candy liners, instructions and the story of chocolate.


The process couldn’t be much simpler.  You can either use a double boiler or your microwave.  I tested this product while my son was sleeping, so I chose to use my microwave (clanging around in my pots and pans would have ended his nap very quickly!).  Melt the cocoa butter.  Add the cocoa powder & sugar.  Stir for a good bit.  Let the mix cool to the right temperature (it took almost 25 minutes for mine to cool enough) and add the starter crystals.  Voila!  You’ve made chocolate!  Spoon it into the wrappers and refrigerate it for 15 minutes to set.  Then, enjoy!  I know I did!


Here is a picture of my finished product (I filled 10 wrappers… not all of them lasted long enough to get photographed…):



 And, the chocolate is delicious!  You can add vanilla, marshmallows, graham cracker crumbles, coconut or any other ingredient that pairs well with dark chocolate.  I chose to keep them plain so I would know how it tasted.  I’m thinking next time I will make half with graham cracker crumbles and half with shredded coconut.  Mmmm…


This will make a fantastic gift for any kid over the age of 8.  The younger the kid, the more adult supervision needed.  But, even the adults will enjoy this kit!


Where to Buy


The Make Your Own Chocolate Kit (as well as their Make Your Own Chewing Gum and Make Your Own Gummies kits) is available at your local Cost Plus World Market and Whole Foods Markets.


Priced at $13.95, you can purchase the Make Your Own Chocolate Kit (It’s listed under DIY Candy Kit – Chocolate) directly from the Gleegum Website  or find a local retail store by using their Store Locator  

For my fellow Amazon shoppers, you can purchase a Make Your Own Chocolate Kit HERE!    



For Additional Information:

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Reviewed by: Nicole


Note: Glee Gum supplied me with one Make Your Own Chocolate Kit for review.  No other compensation was received.  The review in this post is honest and my own.

**** Contest Closed****Great Gleegum Giveaway!

It’s Giveaway Time!!!! The winner of this Make Life Special giveaway will get to select one (1) kit of their choice. Gleegum Make Your Own Gummies Kit, Gleegum Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit and Gleegum Make Your Own Chocolate Kit are all-natural, educational and eco-friendly. With these pre-packaged ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, everyone aged 8 and up gets a real kick  out of making candy from scratch,  

What a great activity to share with your kids or grand kids!  They will have so much fun….and you will too!  These kits would also be great for school teachers to share with their students.

The Make Your Own Gummies Kit, Make your Own Chewing Gum Kit and Make Your Own Chocolate Kits blend simple fun, terrific taste and hands-on learning for convenient use at home or school.  

Each kit includes a story about where the ingredients come from, who harvests them, and how.  These kits make it easy and fun to learn.  And, you and your kids will create something yummy in the process!

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These fun kits sell for $ 13.95 per kit and can be purchased at Cost Plus, World Markets and Whole Foods nationwide.  You can also order them online from the Gleegum Website Store.  

One lucky Make Life Special winner will get to choose their kit to enjoy with their kids or grandkids…or give as a gift. 


To enter the giveaway, you may do one or all of the tasks below.  You can enter the giveaway more than once so have fun!  Every task you complete counts as an entry.  Note:  You must enter a comment at the end of this post ( In the Speak Your Mind Box) for every task you complete.  After you enter your comment in the box,  just hit the post comment button and you are entered!  Each task completed and Speak Your Mind comment counts as one entry.   


Giveaway ends Monday December 3, 2012 at 8pm CST

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Winner must be in the Continental US

Winner must check back on Tuesday after the giveaway to see if they are the winner, and send us an e mail with your name and address.

Good Luck!!

Here are the different  ways to enter:

1.  “Like”  Gleegum on Facebook then tell us you did it in the comment box below.

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3.  Tell us which Make Your Own Candy Kit you would choose if you are the winner.  Just post your choice in the comment box below.

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5.  Tell us who you would share this candy kit with if you are the winner….your kids…grand kids…students??

6.  Follow Gleegum on Twitter.  Then let us know about it in the comment box below.

Note:  Gleegum is providing one (1) candy making kit of the winner choice.  Thank you Gleegum!


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