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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

Sealed with Glee

Getting hand-written mail is the best.

And increasingly rare.

Thanks to Megan in Pennsylvania for sending this li’l love letter to us. You made our day!

October Glee fan mail

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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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

Sweet News about Gum Sales

“Gum is getting chewed out, but one portion of the market is staying sweet,” writes Bo McMillan of CNBC.

Guess which one he means!

Hint: it’s the natural choice to chew.

Check out his article, entitled “Here’s one market bubble that hasn’t popped.”

And don’t forget to pop a piece of gum while you read!

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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

 

Featured Fan: We're Star-Struck!

Jen Bricker - Featured FanJen Bricker is a self-described gum-aholic. Our favorite kind of person! She is also a freelance aerialist, motivational speaker, and spirited TV personality based in sunny Los Angeles, CA. When Jen’s not chewing Sugar-Free Lemon-Lime Glee Gum (her preferred flavor), she can be found “working out, hanging upside down, or cooking.”

Jen’s athletic talent and positive attitude are Gleeful things indeed. She was born without legs, but didn’t let that stop her from playing volleyball, basketball, and softball as a kid. Gymnastics was her main passion, and she soon excelled at tumbling, even becoming the high school state champion of her division. Adopted as a baby, she later learned that her childhood idol— Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu—was, in fact, her biological sister. The story of their happy reunion has been highlighted in several inspiring documentaries, with more in the works.

Jen grew up with three older brothers and still enjoys “playing outside with the boys.” She counts camping, sitting around a bonfire, and getting dirty riding four-wheelers among her favorite activities. But she keeps it clean when eating, which is why she loves Glee Gum. She wrote us to say, “Thank you for producing such an awesome, clean, yummy product!”

To which we say, thank YOU, Jen, for being so awesome yourself!

Wanna learn more about Jen? You can watch an interview with her from HBO Sports here and from #BeSomebody here. You can also follow her on Twitter and “like” her on Facebook!

Jen Bricker - Hollywood Handstand Shot

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

Win a Year’s Supply of Gum

Want to smile more this year? Try your luck at winning a ONE YEAR SUPPLY of Sugar-Free Glee Gum and RADIUS floss sachets from this fun Facebook contest!

Radius Enter to Win

We were first introduced to RADIUS floss sachets back in April, and we’ve loved them ever since. Their Vegan Cranberry Floss is made from super soft nylon, plus natural xylitol for dental health—the same sweetener we use in our Sugar-Free Glee! Their handy sachets are the perfect size to keep in your purse, pocket, or wallet, too.

And you know our Sugar-Free Wild Watermelon, Lemon-Lime, and Refresh-Mint Glee Gum is delicious. If you win this contest, you’ll enjoy two cases a month for an entire year! This just might be the biggest prize we’ve ever offered. And, there are only three days left to enter! That’s right. It all ends Friday, July 18, 2014. So, give it a go. As our friends at RADIUS say, your teeth will thank you!

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