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 and our neighbors in Upper South Providence 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. 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!

Introducing Glee Gum Pops

They’re here! They’re here! And, just in time for Halloween!
Meet our brand new, 100% natural gum pops— hard candy lollipops with ooey, gooey, bubblegum centers.
Halloween Glee Gum Pops
Our limited release, special edition pack of ten pops is a swell alternative to conventional Halloween treats. Each pack contains a mix of three delicious flavors: Sweet Strawberry, Crisp Green Apple, and Juicy Orange. Gluten-free and allergy-friendly, these pops are made without scary ingredients: no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. Simply spook-tacular treats! Give the new Halloween Glee Gum Pops a go. Your trick-or-treaters will thank ya!

 

Sneak Peek: New Product!

Sometimes, (sweet) dreams do come true!

Case in point: our brand new GUM POPS. Delicious, natural lollipops with natural bubblegum centers. They’re happening! They’re really happening!

We just got these exciting snapshots, fresh from the production line…

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Stay tuned for more details. These gum pops are coming SOON!

 

Vote for Glee!

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Our friends at Green America are giving away $5K to three green businesses, and our company is a proud finalist!

Your vote could help us win a People & Planet Award– and enable us to send complimentary Make Your Own Candy Kits to 250 schools with the prize money. How sweet would that be?

As Green America puts it, “Finalists are expected to represent an overall green way of doing business, shine in their commitment to both social and environmental responsibility, and make it easier to raise green kids.”

See how we do our best to fit that bill here. And please cast your vote by 8 PM EDT on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Thanks for your consideration, gum chums!

Team-Glee-2014

Glee Gum in Select Target Stores!

Glee Gum Pouches- Peppermint and Refresh-Mint

Didja hear?

Great news!

Peppermint and Sugar-Free Refresh-Mint Glee Gum Pouches can now be found at select Target stores across the country.

Stock up at the following locations. You can even grab a coupon to bring with you here!

TARGET STORE ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP
HOOVER WEST 5561 Grove Blvd Birmingham AL 35226
TUSCALOOSA 1901 13th Ave E Tuscaloosa AL 35404
HUNTSVILLE WEST 6275 University Dr NW Huntsville AL 35806
HUNTSVILLE SOUTH 2750 Carl T Jones Dr SE Ste 7 Huntsville AL 35802
BIRMINGHAM 4616 Highway 280 S Birmingham AL 35242
TRUSSVILLE 1654 Gadsden Hwy Birmingham AL 35235
MOBILE WEST 790 Schillinger Rd S Mobile AL 36695
CULVER CITY 10820 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230
THORNTON 1001 E 120th Ave Thornton CO 80233
AURORA 14200 E Ellsworth Ave Aurora CO 80012
SUPERIOR 400 Marshall Rd Superior CO 80027
DENVER SW 9390 W Cross Dr Littleton CO 80123
HIGHLANDS RANCH 1265 Sgt Jon Stiles Dr Highlands Ranch CO 80129
COLORADO SPRINGS EAST 3810 Bloomington St Colorado Springs CO 80922
CLEARWATER 2747 Gulf to Bay Blvd Clearwater FL 33759
ORLANDO MILLENIA 4750 Millenia Plaza Way Orlando FL 32839
NEW TAMPA 1201 County Road 581 Wesley Chapel FL 33544
LAUDERHILL 7730 W Commercial Blvd Lauderhill FL 33351
HUNTERS CREEK 2155 Town Center Blvd Orlando FL 32837
PORT ORANGE 1771 Dunlawton Ave Port Orange FL 32127
MIRAMAR 16901 Miramar Pkwy Miramar FL 33027
CLERMONT 2660 East Hwy 50 Clermont FL 34711
WOODSTOCK 140 Woodstock Square Ave Woodstock GA 30189
MCDONOUGH 1850 Jonesboro Rd Mcdonough GA 30253
ROSWELL 1135 Woodstock Rd Roswell GA 30075
CUMMING 1525 Market Place Blvd Cumming GA 30041
HIRAM 5220 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy Hiram GA 30141
OAHU-HONOLULU WEST 4380 Lawehana St Honolulu HI 96818
OAHU-KAPOLEI 4450 Kapolei Pkwy  Ste 100 Kapolei HI 96707
DAVENPORT 5225 Elmore Ave Davenport IA 52807
MASON CITY 3450 4th Street SW Mason City IA 50401
CEDAR RAPIDS NORTH 1030 Blairs Ferry Rd NE Cedar Rapids IA 52402
CEDAR RAPIDS SOUTH 3400 Edgewood Rd SW Cedar Rapids IA 52404
URBANDALE 11148 Plum Dr Urbandale IA 50322
ANKENY 2135 SE Delaware Ave Ankeny IA 50021
WATERLOO 1501 E San Marnan Dr Waterloo IA 50702
ALGONQUIN 750 S Randall Rd Algonquin IL 60102
SAINT CHARLES 3885 E Main St St Charles IL 60174
MISHAWAKA 155 University Dr E Granger IN 46530
GREENWOOD SOUTH 895 S State Rd 135 Greenwood IN 46143
CARMEL WEST 10401 N Michigan Rd Carmel IN 46032
AVON 10209 E US Highway 36 Avon IN 46123
SOUTHPORT 4850 E Southport Rd Indianapolis IN 46237
LAFAYETTE 3630 South Street Lafayette IN 47905
OVERLAND PARK 12200 Blue Valley Pkwy Overland Park KS 66213
OVERLAND PARK 12200 Blue Valley Pkwy Overland Park KS 66213
SHREVEPORT 7110 Youree Dr Shreveport LA 71105
PORT HURON 4300 24th Ave Fort Gratiot MI 48059
SHOREVIEW 3800 Lexington Ave N Shoreview MN 55126
WOODBURY EAST 449 Commerce Dr Woodbury MN 55125
ROCHESTER 3827 Marketplace Dr NW Rochester MN 55901
BLAINE 1500 109th Ave NE Blaine MN 55449
PLYMOUTH 4175 Vinewood Ln N Plymouth MN 55442
MINNETONKA 4848 County Road 101 Minnetonka MN 55345
APPLE VALLEY 15150 Cedar Ave Apple Valley MN 55124
CHAMPLIN 11990 Business Park Blvd N Champlin MN 55316
SAVAGE 14333 Hwy 13 Savage MN 55378
LINO LAKES 749 Apollo Dr Lino Lakes MN 55014
LAKEVILLE 18275 Kenrick Ave Lakeville MN 55044
CHASKA 111 Pioneer Trl Chaska MN 55318
ROGERS 21615 S Diamond Lake Rd Rogers MN 55374
LIBERTY 9220 NE Barry Rd Kansas City MO 64157
LEES SUMMIT 1850 NW Chipman Rd Lees Summit MO 64081
STATELINE 1201 W 136th St Kansas City MO 64145
RALEIGH NE 7900 Old Wake Forest Rd Raleigh NC 27616
WAKE FOREST 12000 Retail Dr Wake Forest NC 27587
MOORESVILLE 594 River Hwy Mooresville NC 28117
GRAND FORKS 3601 32nd Ave S Grand Forks ND 58201
PAPILLION 718 N Washington St Papillion NE 68046
OMAHA NW 4001 N 132nd St Omaha NE 68164
OMAHA WEST 17810 W Center Rd Omaha NE 68130
TULSA S 10019 S Memorial Dr Tulsa OK 74133
TULSA SE 10711 E 71st St Tulsa OK 74133
EDMOND 1200 E 2nd St Edmond OK 73034
QUAIL SPRINGS 13924 N Pennsylvania Ave Oklahoma City OK 73134
FARRAGUT 11100 Parkside Dr Knoxville TN 37934
CORDOVA 475 N Germantown Pkwy Cordova TN 38018
LEWISVILLE 4760 State Hwy 121 Lewisville TX 75056
ALLEN NORTH 150 E Stacy Rd  Ste 2400 Allen TX 75002
WYLIE 3440 W FM 544 Wylie TX 75098
FLOWER MOUND 5959 Long Prairie Rd Flower Mound TX 75028
FRISCO 3201 Preston Rd Frisco TX 75034
ARLINGTON SOUTH 1600 W Arbrook Blvd Arlington TX 76015
SAN ANTONIO NORTH 18255 Blanco Rd San Antonio TX 78258
EULESS 1401 W Glade Rd Euless TX 76039
AUSTIN NW 10900 Lakeline Mall Dr Austin TX 78717
AUSTIN NE 12901 N I H 35 Ste 3-300 Austin TX 78753
CEDAR HILL 739 N Highway 67 Cedar Hill TX 75104
BAYBROOK 1801 W Bay Area Blvd Webster TX 77598
NORTH DALLAS COIT ROAD 16731 Coit Rd Dallas TX 75248
SAN ANTONIO WEST 11311 Bandera Rd San Antonio TX 78250
SUGARLAND 16300 Southwest Fwy Sugar Land TX 77479
HOUSTON NORTH CENTRAL 19511 I H 45 Spring TX 77388
PEARLAND 3045 Silverlake Village St Pearland TX 77584
GARLAND EAST 5301 N Garland Ave Garland TX 75040
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS 8532 Davis Blvd North Richland Hills TX 76182
BALCONES HEIGHTS CROSSROADS 4522 Fredricksburg Rd Balcones Heights TX 78201
MANSFIELD 1801 Highway 287 N Mansfield TX 76063
HURST 1400 Precinct Line Rd Hurst TX 76053
MISSOURI CITY 6000 Highway 6 Missouri City TX 77459
CLEAR LAKE SHORES 255 Marina Bay Dr Clear Lake Shores TX 77565
VISTA RIDGE 725 Hebron Pkwy Lewisville TX 75057
PASADENA 5757 Fairmont Pkwy Pasadena TX 77505
RICHARDSON SQ MALL 601 S Plano Rd Richardson TX 75081
HUMBLE 20777 Hwy 59 N Humble TX 77338
FORT UNION 7025 Park Centre Dr Salt Lake City UT 84121
EAU CLAIRE 3649 S Hastings Way Eau Claire WI 54701