A Challenge to Choose Health

It’s one month into the new year. Are all your resolutions out the window already? Fret not, gum chums! Our friends at Naturally Savvy can get you back on track—and completely change the way you look at food, too!

NSscary-splash2Each one of Naturally Savvy’s Get Healthy Challenges explains why you should avoid (or include) specific ingredients in your diet. It also provides practical advice to help you make healthier choices at the grocery store. With fun videos guiding your journey, all of these informative and interactive challenges are a great way to get (and stay!) healthy.

Plus, when you sign up for one of Naturally Savvy’s challenges, you’ll have access to money-saving coupons and the chance to receive free samples of organic and non-GMO products… maybe even some Glee Gum! Learn more and sign up here.

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Sprouting Up All Over!

Good news for gum chewers.

Glee Gum is now available at Sprouts Farmers Market stores! This healthy grocery store chain started with a single location in Chandler, AZ back in 2002. Now it boasts 190 locations spanning ten states. And, they’ve all got Glee!

Sprouts stores offer fresh, natural, and organic food at great prices– AKA, our favorite things. And they take pride in having “a passion for produce and a devotion to deals.” These are values we at Glee can stand behind! Speaking of which, here is Glee– not so much standing as lining the shelves– at Sprouts stores in Tustin and Westlake Village, CA this month.

Glee Gum at Sprouts Tustin on Holt Ave

Glee Gum at Sprouts Westlake Village

It looks right at home, doesn’t it? Learn more, find a store near you, or connect with Sprouts on Facebook and Twitter. And of course, be sure to get some gum there the next time you visit! With resealable Glee Gum pouches in the candy aisle and four flavors of Glee Gum boxes at the front end, Sprouts makes it easier than ever to chew with Glee, naturally. Thanks, Sprouts!

 

 

A Surprise to Make You Smile

Chums!

As supplies last, we’re including a bonus treat in all our mail orders shipped this month:

A cranberry floss sachet from our friends at RADIUS!

Made with natural xylitol (the same sweetener used in Sugar-Free Glee Gum), this handy, dandy packet of floss is the perfect size to slip in your wallet or pocket and have at the ready. Broccoli, beware! Plus, it’s 100% vegan.

And, guess what!

As supplies last, RADIUS is including a free sample of Mini Glee Gum in their mail orders! How sweet is that?

Check out RADIUS online, and be sure follow the company on Facebook and Twitter, too. We sure do! Thanks, and happy holidays to you!

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Gleeful, Last Minute Gift Ideas

Gleeful Gift Ideas

Tis the season for giving—but also for stressing. Save yourself time and trouble by getting Gleeful gifts for everyone on your list!

Make Your Own Candy Kits are perennial hits with the young and the young at heart. Who wouldn’t want to make dark chocolate, sour gummies, and sweet chewing gum, right at home? P.S. Did you see our Make Your Own Gummies Kit featured in the Dec. 8 issue of Us Weekly Magazine? (Page 68, for those who would like to join us in gazing adoringly at it. It looks like a shining star.)

And fresh breath is the gift that keeps on giving. There’s nothing like Glee Gum before a long flight or after a garlicky bite! Throw in stocking stuffers like Sweet Stacks and Mini Glee Gum, and fun extras like jigsaw puzzles and gum dispensers. You could be the Hanukkah hero or the new St. Nick!

But, don’t just stop at our site and store locator. We’ve got more ideas for you!

The fine folks at TwirlyGirl offer swell suggestions in their post “From Boutique Girls Dresses to Chewing Gum: 41 Great Gift Ideas for Kids.” Highlights: teepee play tents and Triceratops socks. We want both!

And, the Joyful Organizer posted a sweet li’l stocking stuffer guide that includes our favorite reusable bottles, RADIUS toothbrushes, and a Glee Gum discount!

Then there are the bloggers of From Dates to Diapers, who call their holiday gift guide “A Few of Our Favorite Things.” It’s got way more than a few. Expect a LOT of inspiration!

Good luck and happy holiday shopping, chums. You’ve got this in the bag!

Featured Fans: Two Who Chew

Nov.-Dec. 2014 Featured Fan PhotoMeet Maddox and Danica, sweet siblings with soft spots for Glee Gum. And they aren’t shy about explaining why!

“It is delicious and makes me happy because it is a safe and healthy gum that I can eat,” says ten-year-old Maddox.

“It is yummy and it makes me feel like a jumping kangaroo!” adds Danica, who is seven.

What happens when these two kids are not chewing gum? We had to know.

“When I’m not chewing gum, I’m licking a gum pop so I can get to the gum!” announces Maddox.

And “I’m sad,” Danica admits. Jokingly, we think.

But, rest assured, these kids have other interests. Maddox, for example, loves money. And Danica loves being a cheerleader. Aren’t kids the best?

Maddox and Danica’s mom kindly reports that, in fact, the whole family loves Glee and Glee Gum Pops, and enjoys sharing them with friends, too. “Thank you, Glee, for making REAL treats!” she says.

To which we say, thanks to YOU, too!

If you would like to be considered as our next “Featured Fan”—and win a case of Glee Gum for the honor— simply send an email introducing yourself to our mascot, gleeguy@gleegum.com

Glee Plantin’ Trees

We feel pretty strongly about trees here at Glee. By which we mean, we LOVE them.

Glee Gum is made with sustainably harvested chicle from sapodilla trees (and you can watch that process here!). Our company is also a proud partner of Trees for the Future, an agroforestry resource center that brings sustainable land management programs to developing countries (we welcome you to participate in our related tree planting program here!).

This past weekend, we got a chance to do some tree planting right near our Rhode Island headquarters. Thanks to a splendid award from the Providence Neighborhood Planting Program, we received free trees (plus soil and sidewalk preparation) in exchange for several hours of volunteer time spent planting them. Neighbors joined our Gleeful crew, and we planted a total of 18 beautiful new trees in Upper South Providence. We can’t wait to watch them grow!

Here are a few snapshots from the day.

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Featured Fan: A Gum Chum from the Garden State

Gleeful birthday greetings to Avianna M. of New Jersey! She just turned 14. And clearly she is wise beyond her years, with a seasoned palate. Because Avianna reports, “I love Glee Gum!”

Featured Fan AviannaAvianna first tried Glee a few years back. She notes, “My whole family eats only natural foods. My mom didn’t want us to chew gum with bad ingredients. She discovered Glee Gum in the natural food stores and allowed us to try it and we were in love with it.”

Avianna favors Sugar-Free Wild Watermelon Glee because, as she says, “The flavor is delicious and long-lasting, the gum is natural, and xylitol is good for your teeth.”

Little known fact about Avianna? She’s double-jointed in her fingers. So, we imagine that watching her open a pack of Glee Gum is akin to seeing Cirque du Soleil. And, when Avianna’s not chewing gum? She’s reading– with a special interest in books about utopian societies and Greek mythology. Smart cookie, eh? Hey, we only chew-se the best!

If you would like to be considered as our next “Featured Fan”— and win a case of Glee Gum for the honor— simply email our mascot, gleeguy@gleegum.com.

Free Candy Kits for the Classroom

Thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting Glee Gum as a finalist for Green America’s Summer 2014 People & Planet award last month! The contest celebrated companies committed to social and environmental responsibility. We felt honored to be nominated, and were seriously impressed and inspired by our fellow nominees.

This month, we are delighted to tell you that… WE WON!

Free Kits for ClassesThat’s right, folks. Your votes helped us to win a $5K prize. And that, in turn, enables us to spread the Glee by sending FREE Make Your Own Candy Kits to 250 public school classrooms with the prize money. Woo-hoo!

We cordially invite U.S. public school teachers to apply for complimentary educational kits to make natural chewing gum, chocolate, or gummies in class this year. Interested teachers may apply here. Please feel free to spread the word!

Happy Non-GMO Month!

Non-GMO MonthNon-GMO Month kicks off today, and Glee Gum is a proud sponsor. Join the fun!

Created by the Non-GMO Project in 2010 as a platform for raising awareness, Non-GMO Month provides a great opportunity to stand up for the right to know what’s in our food.

Sixty-four countries around the world have mandatory GMO labeling or outright bans, including Australia, Japan, China, Russia, and the EU. Not the US, where as much as 80% of packaged food sold in grocery stores contains GMOs. There’s no better time to check out the Non-GMO Project Verified product list. Plus, you can support labeling measures, enter to win daily giveaways, and learn more at NonGMOMonth.org. Enjoy!