Sunday, November 26, 2017

Make Your Own Chocolate Kit - Review

I received product for review from Glee Gum.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.   Your opinions and results may differ.

From the makers of Glee Gum are the Make Your Own Candy Kits. The three different ones available are Chocolate, Chewing Gum, and Gummies. The gum kit uses natural chicle. The chocolate kit includes organic cocoa butter from Costa Rica, and the gummies kit contains carrageenan made from seaweed from the Philippines. We chose the Make Your Own Chocolate Kit and the all the kids agree the chocolates made are pretty darn delicious.
all included pieces in the kit

Some kits for kids can be more pain than play.  Sometimes, the instructions are hard to follow or there's so many components that you give up by the time you've finished what you wanted to create.  The Make Your Own Chocolate Kit wasn't one of those.  It took about 45 minutes from start to finish, and some of that was waiting time.

One evening Logan and Adam helped me make chocolates with the kit. Each ingredient was packaged and labelled individually. Included in the kit was organic cocoa butter, cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar, starter crystals, a temperature indicator. paper candy liners, instructions, and a story about chocolate. Also included were three natural cocoa beans to crack open and taste the natural flavor of. I have to say that we weren't thrilled with the taste of cocoa beans in their natural state, but it gave a learning experience of where chocolate comes from.

The chocolate had the option to be made from the stovetop or microwave. We chose the microwave. I won't go into detail about each individual step, but it was a lot easier to make than I thought it would be. There was no confusion about the directions and the steps mostly consisted of mixing, stirring, and microwaving.

mixing the ingredients together

After the chocolate was ready, we poured some into the individual cups. The cups were somewhat flimsy so we had to be careful not to overfill. Once that task was complete, the chocolate cups were set in the fridge to chill.  After they set, each family member took a taste.  I won't deny that I wasn't wary at first of how it would taste. I've eaten candies from kits before and they were substandard. I was wowed at how well the chocolate tasted.  Everyone else also savored the semi-sweet chocolate.  We had a fun time making our own chocolates, and I enjoyed the educational aspect that was tied in with it.
finished chocolates


Unknown said...

This looks like so much fun. I would love to make chocolate with my daughter. She would enjoy it!

Melissa Storms said...

This looks like a great gift for tweens pr teens.