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Nifty New Arrivals

While rising temps could make you doubt it, back-to-school season is almost here. And we’ve got just the thing to get kiddos in a learning mood: LunchStars!

LunchStars are bubble gum trading cards for the eco-friendly generation. Each package contains 2 educational trivia cards and 1 box of Bubblegum Flavor Mini Glee Gum. What sort of trivia? Fun facts about the earth, oceans, outer space, history, and science. Some tidbits are kooky, others spooky, and all feature fabulous comic illustrations.

The concept for LunchStars was developed by 2 health-conscious moms, who also happen to be good friends: designer/ trivia maven Rose Cricchio and artist Lynne Starling. The cards are printed with soy ink on post-recycled paper, and packed randomly in compostable cellophane bags. They’re sold in sets of 5 packs for better trading, and recommended for ages 6 – 12. Read, share, and enjoy!

We’ve also got just the thing to while away a lazy Sunday: the Gum Wrappers Jigsaw Puzzle.

As 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles go, the Gum Wrappers Puzzle is a real chewy challenge. It features a collage of chewing gum packs from past and present. See if you can spot the Glee Gum box among them! Designed by Charlie Girard and made by Mountain Puzzles, Inc., the finished size is 24″ x 30″ (in case you want to get a frame ready in advance). It’s a great gift idea for all the gum lovers you know!

Designer Charlie is a former wedding photographer and self-described puzzle fanatic. He told us about his inspiration for this one. “Basically, when I design a puzzle, I always try to design something that has an element of fun. When I think of gum, I think back to all the things I associate with chewing gum. Playing Little League baseball, offering a stick of gum to a special person, enjoying a piece of gum after a nice meal, and the list goes on and on. I was sure that there were many others that would feel the same way when they made a puzzle with all their favorite gum.”

Solve it and see if you agree!

 

Spreading the Glee: Upcoming August Events

Where’s the Glee? So glad you asked. Here are a few of the places you’re apt to see it this month. Hope to see YOU there, too!

  • Cranston, RI. Back to School Party ~ August 10th, 2012. Free Glee Gum at the checkout from 4:30 – 7 pm at Whole Foods Market – Garden City. We hear there will also be a band! 
  • Raleigh, NC. Gluten Free Event ~ August 12th, 2012. Sample wheat-free goodies like Glee at the lovely Harmony Farms market. 
  • Basalt, CO. Sneak Peek Tour ~ August 12th, 2012. Register for a chance to see the brand new Roaring Fork Whole Foods Market before it officially opens, and enjoy some tasty treats while you’re at it! 
  • Seattle, WA. 2nd Annual Family Fun Field Day ~  August 12th, 2012. A yummy picnic lunch, interactive games, crafts and awards to enjoy with the Plus One Foundation. Meridian Park, Wallingford.
  • Chicago, IL. Corks & Crayons ~ August 26th, 2012. A fun-for-all-ages benefit for Purple Asparagus with chef tastings, a mini farmer’s market, live music, and more. The Greenhouse Loft at the Green Exchange.

 

The Internet Just Got More Glee-ful

It’s been a long time coming. We won’t admit just how long— hey, we’re gum people, not techies. Suffice it to say, after much anticipation, we are thrilled to present Glee Gum’s shiny new website!

With the help of some talented, hardworking designers and coders, our online home looks spiffier than ever. Take a peek at our interactive photo tour to watch how Glee Gum gets made. Learn more about the harvest of chicle, or our new Fair Trade status. Find fun facts about chewing gum— including what happens if you give it to a monkey (hint: this is not recommended).

And that’s just for starters. Want to help us plant a tree? Register your latest purchase of Glee here, and we’ll plant one for you. Think our gum would make a great addition to your next community event? Check out our donation request form. Love Glee Gum and want to share it with everyone you know? Well, first, give yourself a pat on the back, from us. Then consider applying for our new ambassador program.

As always, thanks for your support, gum chums! We’re off to spend a few hours basking in that new site glow…