This exclusive designation recognizes Yankee editors’ favorite artisanal New England foods—the best cheeses, charcuterie, jams, chocolates, mustards, and more. (Hungry yet?) In this inaugural year of the Awards, Glee Gum proudly joins a select group of tasty treats featured in the chocolate and candy category. Sweet!
“Great ideas may come in tiny packages,” Yankee Magazine suggests in describing Glee Gum. We couldn’t agree more! To view all the Award winners, visit: YankeeMagazine.com/foodawards. And to see Glee specifically, look-y here.
OK, back to basking. Ahhhh…. Thanks, Yankee Magazine!
Wanna join us in getting in the spooky spirit of the season? Below are some upcoming Green Halloween® events sure to be a hoot and a howl. Glee Gum will be there too, woo-hoo! Please check out the individual event pages for details and updates.
In addition to all this hooting and howling, we’re looking forward to doing some chirping and Tweeting next week at the #GreenHalloween Twitter party! RSVP here for a chance to win lots of neat and sweet prizes, and be sure to save the date of Tuesday, Oct. 22nd at 9 pm ET.
We fielded suggestions. We tried different formulas. We chewed and reviewed and brooded and, at times, feuded. You see, even in the happy halls of a candy company, tough decisions can take awhile. But finally, finally, we came to a delicious conclusion. And now, we’re ready and eager to announce the newest Glee Gum flavor.
Sugar-Free Wild Watermelon Glee Gum is one heck of a fun, new flavor. It’s the sweet taste of summer, all year long. It’s that most refreshing of fruits and vegetables—and yes, it is considered both a fruit (it’s a melon) and a veggie (it’s a gourd). And that’s not all! Sugar-Free Wild Watermelon also comes in our newest pack size: resealable & recyclable pouches of 75 pieces of gum. The handy new pouches keep gum fresh when you’re on the go. And they’re ideal for sharing—if you dare!
Love to snack? Here’s a way to also give back. The fine folks at Love with Food offer a monthly subscription box of unique, gourmet goodies. For each box sold, they donate a meal to a food bank. Via the Feeding America network and programs like Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, Love with Food has donated more than 100,400 meals to date!
Love with Food invites Glee Gum fans to take advantage of a special offer: try your 1st month FREE with promotional code GLEEGUMVIP (now through 10/31/2013). This is a great way to discover new, hard-to-find, tasty, organic and natural snacks, delivered straight to your door, for as low as $10 per month. Most satisfying of all, you help to donate a meal to the hungry while you’re at it. Visit LoveWithFood.com to learn more, and bon appétit!
The air feels cooler. The leaves look redder. And pumpkins are sprouting on front porches. It can only mean one thing. It’s almost Halloweeeeeen!
This season is our hands-down favorite here at Glee. And, for the sixth year in a row, we’re proud to partner with Green Halloween®, a grassroots initiative striving to create healthier, eco-friendlier holidays—starting with this one. Together, we plan to enjoy the most spook-tacular, eek-o-friendly Halloween yet!
For starters, check out a horde of Halloween ideas posted on GreenHalloween.org just this week. There are also sweet contests and Gleeful giveaways scheduled all month long. And this Thursday night, October 3rd (9-10 pm ET/ 6-7 pm PT), join Green Halloween® for a Twitter party extravaganza. Follow party hosts @GreenHalloween, @Veritey, and @Healthy_Child as they post healthy and sustainable #GreenHalloween tips that you won’t want to miss. RSVP here for a chance to win great prizes!
Launched in Seattle in 2007 by a mother of two, in partnership with non-profit organizations, leading natural food brands, and community volunteers coast-to-coast, Green Halloween® is now a nationwide movement. It inspires healthier choices (both for kids and for the planet) and offers easy, affordable, and fun solutions. Green Halloween® is powered by Veritey, a healthy living resource that enables consumers to make safe, effective product choices.
So, forget orange and black. Let’s add some much-needed green to this Halloween!
P.S. Just a li’l reminder: a certain Mini Glee Variety Pack of ours makes a terrific sweet for trick-or-treaters! That is, if you like your neighbors and their respective mini-me’s. If not, it makes a terrific treat for you to enjoy all by yourself!
October marks the national celebration of Non-GMO Month. And we’re especially excited to celebrate this year, because Glee Gum just became the world’s first Non-GMO Project Verified chewing gum!
GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses, and other animals and plants. These experimental combinations of genes are still being researched. Non-GMO Project Verification signifies that all flavors of Glee Gum have been produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard—following rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance, including segregation and traceability to prevent contamination.
“We believe in consumers’ right to know when GMOs are in their food,” our company founder and president Deborah Schimberg explains. “And we hope that the US will join the 60-plus other countries around the world that require labeling. In the meantime, it was important to our company and our customers to seek Non-GMO Project Verification for Glee Gum. We’re thrilled to receive it, and consider it another great reason to feel good about chewing Glee.”
Since October 2011, Glee Gum has been a proud partner of the Just Label It! campaign, advocating for the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. And since that time, we’ve seen the grassroots movement for GMO labeling continue to grow and gain momentum. A 2012 Mellman Group poll, for example, found that 91% of American consumers wanted GMOs to be labeled. That’s quite a percentage! Washington voters get a chance to weigh in this November with Initiative 522, and 25 other states have pending bills or ballot initiatives to label GMOs. Here’s hoping that this is just the beginning of big changes to come!
Please consider learning more at NonGMOProject.org. And, as always, thanks for your support of Glee Gum!
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October 16, 2021
Glee Gum strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities.
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.
To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level.
These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.
Accessibility on this Website
Glee Gum uses a Website Accessibility Widget that has a dedicated accessibility functionality. Our website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs.
Additionally, we utilize an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML, adapts Its functionality and behavior for screen-readers used by the blind users, and for keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.
The software allows Glee Gum to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).
If you’ve found a malfunction or have ideas for improvement, we’ll be happy to hear from you. You can reach out to the website’s operators by using the following email email@example.com.
Enabling the Accessibility Widget
The accessibility widget can be enabled by clicking the accessibility widget link that appears at the bottom of all pages of our website. After triggering the accessibility widget link, the accessibility widget will load and display in a moment.
Screen-reader and keyboard navigation
Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters your site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate your site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements, alongside console screenshots of code examples:
Screen-reader optimization: we run a background process that learns the website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website.
In this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels;
descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others. Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are not described. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image, using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology.
To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only to press the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn the Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.These adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers, including JAWS and NVDA.
Disability profiles supported in our website
Epilepsy Safe Mode: this profile enables people with epilepsy to use the website safely by eliminating the risk of seizures that result from flashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations.
Visually Impaired Mode: this mode adjusts the website for the convenience of users with visual impairments such as Degrading Eyesight, Tunnel Vision, Cataract, Glaucoma, and others.
Cognitive Disability Mode: this mode provides different assistive options to help users with cognitive impairments such as Dyslexia, Autism, CVA, and others, to focus on the essential elements of the website more easily.
ADHD Friendly Mode: this mode helps users with ADHD and Neurodevelopmental disorders to read, browse, and focus on the main website elements more easily while significantly reducing distractions.
Blindness Mode: this mode configures the website to be compatible with screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack. A screen-reader is software for blind users that is installed on a computer and smartphone, and websites must be compatible with it.
Keyboard Navigation Profile (Motor-Impaired): this profile enables motor-impaired persons to operate the website using the keyboard Tab, Shift+Tab, and the Enter keys. Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
Additional UI, design, and readability adjustments
Font adjustments – users, can increase and decrease its size, change its family (type), adjust the spacing, alignment, line height, and more.
Color adjustments – users can select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Additionally, users can swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds, with over 7 different coloring options.
Animations – epileptic users can stop all running animations with the click of a button. Animations controlled by the interface include videos, GIFs, and CSS flashing transitions.
Content highlighting – users can choose to emphasize important elements such as links and titles. They can also choose to highlight focused or hovered elements only.
Audio muting – users with hearing devices may experience headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing. This option lets users mute the entire website instantly.
Cognitive disorders – we utilize a search engine that is linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing people with cognitive disorders to decipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and others.
Additional functions – we provide users the option to change cursor color and size, use a printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and many other functions.
Browser and assistive technology compatibility
We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
We continue our efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of our site and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to use reasonable efforts toward improving seamless, accessible and unhindered use also for those of us with disabilities to the extent this can be done in a reasonable manner.
Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them fully accessible. We are continually working on improving the accessibility of our website by adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. We do all this because we constantly strive to achieve the optimal level of accessibility possible.
Notes, comments, and feedback
Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on this website as reasonably accessible as it can be consistent with normal business practices for a company of our size and resources, some content could still be improved, so we welcome your suggestions.
If you are experiencing any difficulties in accessing or navigating, any content or part of our website, if you are blind or if you have visual impairments, or if you require any kind of assistance, please contact us and let us know. We will be happy to assist.
For any assistance, please either call or email.