Featured Fan Ham O

Featured Fan: Yo, Ham O.!

Meet Ham O.

No word on where he got his nickname. And, his father reports that the glasses he is wearing are not, in fact, his glasses.

Here’s what we do know about this mysterious fan. He prefers his farming to involve pigs, chickens, and mules. He prefers his machines Rube Goldberg-style. And he prefers his chewing gum tangerine-flavored.

When he’s not busy playing, Ham gets his Glee fix at the local Whole Foods. Why? “Because I just love it.”

Fair enough. Hats off to you, Ham O.!

Gum bracelet closeup

DIY Candy Jewelry – with Gum

Remember those sweet candy necklaces and bracelets you enjoyed as a kid?

Well, we’ve brought them back, better than ever. Our quick and easy DIY version uses all-natural chewing gum for the “beads.” With Glee Gum, you can feel good knowing that your candy jewelry has been made without plastics or chemicals. That’s more than can be said for most jewelry out there, candy or otherwise!

Surprisingly, we wore these necklaces all day and experienced no melting, color transfer, or similar issues. We were pleasantly surprised with their resilience! Of course, we recommend that you use your best judgement depending on what else you’re wearing.

To begin, assemble your ingredients.

Pick out the gum colors and flavors of your choice. Here, we used our Bulk – or should we say, party-sized – tubes of Classic Glee Gum, but naturally you can use gum from boxes or pouches, too.

Tools you’ll need:
– embroidery floss
– a needle with an eye big enough to thread embroidery floss*
– scissors
– a thick pad of paper, notebook, or cardboard

*We used a quilting needle (similar to this one) that we happened to have on hand. You can use a shorter needle as well, but may a longer one makes the process easier.

Consider how big you’d like your bracelet or necklace to be. Cut the thread so that the strand is at least a few inches longer than that, to give you some wiggle room. Then thread the needle and tie a knot at one end, leaving extra thread after the knot. Place a piece of gum down on the pad or notebook, and pierce the candy coating from one side. Flip the needle over, so that the eye of the needle is against the pad. Push the piece of gum down the length of the needle. If the candy coating cracks a little, don’t worry; that happens. It may take a few tries to get it right!

Once you’ve filled your necklace or bracelet with as many gum “beads” as you’d like, make a final knot and tie both ends together with the loose threads. Snip off any excess thread as needed. Le voilà!

Variations: you can mix up the colors and style all different ways, and color coordinate your design with any outfit. For a mod look, try threading just a few pieces and keeping the length long. This makes for a cute, chunky necklace. Bracelet and anklet versions work great, too!

Another way to change it up: double thread the needle. Thread a couple pieces of gum, and then tie a knot afterwards.

Leave about an inch or so of space, tie another knot, and thread a couple more pieces of gum.

Have fun and shine on! And, be sure to tag us in any pics you post so that we can admire your beautiful creations. We can’t wait to see you sparkle!

Twitter Party Prize

Twitter Party Tuesday!

Love Tweeting?

Or, don’t feel one way or the other about Tweeting, but happen to have a Twitter account?

Great! Login Tuesday, 8/15/17 at 1 pm ET for a TWITTER PARTY with our friends from Naturally Savvy. It will be a swingin’ shindig filled with fun discussions, great prizes, and lots to chew on. And don’t forget, Twitter parties mean you can attend in your pajamas if you want to.

So, be there or be square! Follow hosts @NaturallySavvy, @AndreaDonsky, and yours truly, and get more details here.

All Flavor Sweet Stack

Sweet Stacks for Snack Attacks

This month, we’ve got another surprise for you!

We are delighted to debut three new varieties of Sweet Stacks – handy, dandy towers of 16-piece Glee Gum boxes.

Pick from the All-Flavor Sweet Stack (11 boxes, 1 of each flavor we offer), the Classic Sweet Stack (6 boxes, 1 of each sugared flavor we offer), or the Sugar-Free Sweet Stack (5 boxes, 1 of each sugarless flavor we offer). They make great gifts, too!

And don’t forget, all web-store orders still include free mini samples of our new flavors (as supplies last). Hope your summer is going swimmingly!

Featured Fan Kaylee

Featured Fan: Georgia on our Mind

A Georgia mom recently wrote us a lovely letter about her daughter. Kaylee loves chewing gum. But, for medical reasons, she’s on a special diet: gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and dye-free. And finding dye-free gum can be tricky, as most gum contains artificial colors. Not all, though…

“You guys made it possible!” Kaylee’s mom reports. “We love Glee Gum and it meets my daughter’s dietary requirements, goodness with none of the bad stuff. We are so grateful to companies that go the extra mile in producing healthier options of gum and candy for our children.”

We’re so grateful for chums like Kaylee and her mom. Thanks!

Watermelon Glee Bubble

May 2017 Fair Trade Sweets and Treats Giveaway Rules

Here are the official rules and regulations for Glee Gum’s Fair Trade Sweets and Treats Giveaway.

Best of luck to you!

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING

1. Eligibility: The Glee Gum May 2017 Fair Trade Sweets & Treats Giveaway, an Instagram contest, is open to those who use Instagram, follow the Glee Gum Instagram account (instagram.com/glee.gum), follow the Divine Chocolate Instagram account (instagram.com/divinechocolateusa), follow the Navitas Organics Instagram account (instagram.com/navitasorganics), comment on the photo according to the rules, and are 18 years or older at the date of entry. This promotion is only open to legal residents of the United States of America and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Verve, Inc., their immediate family members, and/or those living in the same household of employees may submit comments, but are not eligible to win. The promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully bound by these rules, and agree that you meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Verve, Inc. as final and binding as they relate to the content of this promotion.

3. Contest Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST and ending on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

4. How to Enter: The promotion may be entered by following these steps: the user must follow follow the Glee Gum Instagram account (instagram.com/glee.gum), follow the Divine Chocolate Instagram account (instagram.com/divinechocolateusa), follow the Navitas Organics Instagram account (instagram.com/navitasorganics), and comment on the Fair Trade Sweets & Treats Giveaway photo according to the rules, posted by Glee Gum on May 11, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST. The comment must include the Instagram handle of a friend. One entry per user.

5. Prizes: Three randomly selected winners each will receive the following: 1 Peppermint Glee Gum Pouch (75 pieces/pouch), 1 Bubblegum Glee Gum Pouch (75 pieces/pouch), 1 Make Your Own Gummies Kit (9.7 oz.), assorted Mini Glee Gum boxes (2 pieces/box); 1 Divine Chocolate Classics 10-Bar Gift Set (10 3.5 oz. bars in the following flavors: 70% Dark Chocolate, 85% Dark Chocolate, 70% Dark Chocolate with Raspberries, 70% Dark Chocolate with Mint, White Chocolate with Strawberries, Dark Chocolate with Hazelnut Truffle, 70% Dark Chocolate with Mango & Coconut, Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate with Pink Himalayan Salt, and Dark Chocolate with Whole Almonds); 1 Navitas Organics bag of Cacao Nibs (8 oz.); 1 Navitas Organics bag of Cacao Butter (8 oz.); 1 Fairtrade America tote bag; 1 Fairtrade America coffee mug; assorted Fairtrade America pins; a total value of over $88, plus shipping. Actual value may differ at time of prize awards. Verve, Inc., Divine Chocolate, and Navitas Organics shall determine the specifics of the prizes, including flavors. No cash or other prize substitutions shall be permitted except at Verve, Inc.’s discretion. The prizes are nontransferable. No substitution of the prizes or transfer/assignment of the prizes to others or request for the cash equivalent by the winners is permitted. Acceptance of prizes constitutes permission of Verve, Inc., Divine Chocolate, and Navitas Organics to use each winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: The three (3) winners will be selected by a random drawing under the supervision of Verve, Inc. The winners will be notified by an Instagram direct message within one (1) day of the closure of the contest. Verve, Inc. shall have no liability for the winners’ failure to receive notices due to spam, or other security settings, or for the winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. The winners must then respond within seven (7) days from the time the award notification is sent in order to claim the prizes. If a winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within seven (7) days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prizes may be passed on to another entrant. Receipt by the winners of the prizes offered in this promotion is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Any violation of these rules by the winners, at Verve Inc.’s sole discretion, will result in the winners’ disqualification as the winners of the contest and all privileges as winners will be immediately terminated. Prizes will be fulfilled within eight (8) weeks of the end of the contest. Prizes will be shipped from different locations and may arrive at different times.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this contest, you understand and agree that Verve, Inc. and anyone acting on behalf of Verve, Inc. shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the world, without limitation, your entry, provided name, statements about the promotion, and provided biographical information for news, publicity, advertising, information, trade, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Verve, Inc. from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Verve, Inc. may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

9. Terms & Conditions: Verve, Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any entry that it deems obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate, and/or containing any material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations of the state wherein the entry was created. Verve, Inc. also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the promotion should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Verve, Inc.’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the promotion. In such case, Verve, Inc. may select the winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Verve, Inc. Verve, Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the promotion or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Verve, Inc. has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the promotion, to void entries for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by promotion rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Verve, Inc. reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Verve, Inc. and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the contest and/or their acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS PROMOTION IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND RHODE ISLAND, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this promotion, you agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this promotion, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Rhode Island having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees. You further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the GleeGum.com website (gleegum.com/privacy-policy).

13. Winners’ List: To obtain a copy of the winners’ names or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Verve, Inc., 498 Pine Street, Providence, RI, 02907. Requests must be received no later than June 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST.

14. Sponsor: The sponsor of the promotion is Verve, Inc., 498 Pine Street, Providence, RI, 02907.

15. Instagram: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram. You are providing your information to Verve, Inc. and not to Instagram. By participating in this promotion, you agree to a complete release of Instagram from any claims. Additionally, you agree that you will not inaccurately tag content or encourage users to inaccurately tag content.

16. Agreement: By submitting an entry, you, the entrant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.