I love finding new and creative projects to do with my boys. Especially with the colder months coming up. When GLEE Gum asked me if I would like to review one of their “Make Your Own” kits I was more than happy to. I chose to review the Make Your Own Chocolate Kit. This kit came complete with all the items you need to make the chocolate including all the ingredients, candy wrappers, and a sticker thermometer. They even have 2 real cacao beans for you to try in the kit.
The only thing it didn’t come with was the tsp of vanilla for added flavor but it’s optional.
My boys were so excited to try to make their own chocolate from scratch. I have to admit I was curious too. The directions were easy to follow. My boys were able to do a lot of the steps.
There is a point where you have to wait for about 10 min for the chocolate mixture to cool. In that time I read some of the fun facts packet of info that was included in the kit. Like where cacao beans come from and more. I also had the boys taste the cacao beans that came with the kit.
Um…the cacao beans aren’t so tasty before they are chocolate. You can see my older son in the back already snearing at the bean. I tasted it too. Let’s just say it doesn’t taste like chocolate.
We added peanut butter 1/2 of ours. You can add other items if you want. The chocolate turned out very sweet. It didn’t last very long in our house.
The boys are already asking about trying out another kit. GLEE has three available:
Available in Make Your Own Chocolate, Make Your Own Chewing Gum, and Make Your Own Gummies, these activity kits are all-natural, educational, and eco-friendly. With pre-packaged ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, everyone aged 8 and up gets a real kick out of making candy from scratch. Focusing on the history behind and the origin of these candies, each kit is designed to captivate your interest, connect you to the global community, and create something yummy to eat in the process!
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