Kit Reviews

What do folks think of our Make Your Own Candy Kits?

So glad you asked. Here are excerpts from some of the many letters we have received about them. Try them yourself and let us know what YOU think!


My grandson received a gum kit as a “grab bag” Christmas gift – and was the
envy of every other child and teenager at the party! Together we made he gum,
which he took to another gathering the following night – and he and the
“home-made” gum were the hit of the party! My other grandsons want to try their
hand at gum making now that they’ve tried the finished product!

Patt H.Bradenton, FL

I am an elementary school science teacher and let me tell you, my students had a
good time making gum. Unsweetened Kool-Aid proved to be the most satisfactory
flavoring agent as it comes in so many varieties. We used the gum making during our
study of Earth stewardship and talked about how the decisions we make here in
America affect people thousands of miles away and vice-versa… The kits were a big
hit and the use of them helped the stewardship message hit home.

Linette J.Carrboro, NC

I had great success with the Gum Kit and everyone who has tried some of the
gum has loved it and asked for more. It’s great gum and doesn’t even shrink
when you chew it (like that fake store-bought stuff). And most importantly, it
doesn’t lose its flavor. Three cheers for chicle and the rainforest!

Lauren C.Hartford, CT

Chewing Gum

I just finished using your Chewing Gum Kit with my Special Education students.
Having just completed a Social Studies unit on gum and natural resources, your
product was a highly anticipated finale. The students loved the process and the
final product… The experiment had many teachable moments. I look forward to
using your other kits in the future.

Amy S.Coconut Creek, FL

My 10-year-old daughter and her 11-year-old friend spent a wonderful rainy
afternoon making gum. They did EVERYTHING themselves, and I was so impressed
with the activity and the product… Thanks so much.

Erica M.New York, NY

We had so much fun in one of my Spanish classes that the other classes want to
make chicle gum! What gum!

Leslie V.Sunriver, OR

I’m in fifth grade and I’m a girl and I’m 10 years old. On October the sixteenth
our E.S.L. teacher Mrs. Scarr bought a chewing gum kit and we had to write a report
about it. Then we got to make it. It was really fun and messy. What I thought about
it was great. I hope we can make it again.

TonFeuy S.

I loved the gum kit. My sister and I made it. My sister is the one that gave it to
me for my birthday. It was December 3. (Now I’m 14).

Anne S.Royal Oak, MI

I love your gum kit. It made a very good rainy day project. I’m going to buy some
more of your gum soon. Reading the back of the directions was very interesting. I
learned that Peten is a rainforest. My brother is ten and he still did not know that!

Lisa J.Age 8Duluth, MN

I am writing to say that I am greatly pleased at your effort to save the rainforests
and many jobs. I am also glad that your chewing gum kit worked successfully. It made
chewing gum that was pleasing to chew and easy to make.

Katherine K.Age 1Cincinnati, OH

I just tried your Gummies Kit. I loved it! The gummies tasted so good. I thought it
was fun and easy to make. I really thought it was neat that I got to make my own shapes.
I also thought the story about Divina and her family was interesting. Thanks for all of
your great kits! Keep up the good work!

Jesse C.Barneston, NE

I received your kit as part of my 65th Birthday present from my daughter… Anyway,
I was like the proverbial kid in the candy store making up your chocolate kit this
afternoon. I didn’t have high expectations about the outcome so was very pleasantly
surprised at the results! I used coconut, sunflower seeds, walnuts and raisins for
various fillings as well as just the chocolate by itself. The resulting candy was
amazingly good and now I can’t stop eating it! Kudos to your company for not only
coming up with a very novel idea, but also delivering a quality product. My
afternoon was great fun indeed even though I’m sure I’ll pay the piper tomorrow! LOL.

Carl B.San Diego, CA

This kit was delightful to work with, In fact, my five year old grandson had no
problem following the simple directions with my help. I realize the kit is marked
for ages 8 and up but we found it to be a fun family project which resulted in
really good chocolates. He used the cacao beans for show and tell at kindergarten.
hank you for finding a way to make education fun.

Jean F.McKittrick, CA


I am a teacher of a 4th and 5th grade elementary school class. Last summer I
ordered your Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit to use with my 5th graders. I reasoned
it would be a good activity to tie in with their literature book, Sign of the
Beaver, which describes an Algonquin boy sharing tree sap “chaw” with a settler’s
boy. I am happy to report that the project was a great success, and my class
enjoyed it immensely. They also enjoyed reading about the rain forest from the
information enclosed with the kit. The project was such a hit that my 5th grade
students this year have been asking if they will have the opportunity to make
chewing gum as well. I thank you in advance for your kind attention, as well as
your efforts to save the rain forests and help the people of Guatemala.

Robin G.West Sacramento, CA

I am a seventh grade teacher in Atlanta, Georgia and I recently ordered extra
packets of chicle so that my students and I could make gum at school. We had been
studying the rainforest in Brazil and my students were pleasantly surprised to
find that gum comes from trees that grow there. There is a NO GUM policy at school
and throughout the year I had become famous for catching students chewing gum. As
a terrific end of the year activity, I decided to use one of your kits to indulge
my students’ passion for chewing gum. My students were totally amazed and definitely
enjoyed the end results. We made two batches of gum per class and all of my students
walked around with huge wads of gum in their mouths. The extra chicle gum base was
wanted by all, so we had a raffle. Some of my students plan to experiment at home
this summer. The others took down your address and information. The success of your
gum kit surpassed my wildest expectations and really helped to end the school year
in a fun way. Thank you.

P.S. Next year I may try the chocolate kit. It was a lot of sticky fun!!

Trista N.Marietta, Georgia