Product Review: Glee GumJuly 29, 2009
Writing a Novella
One of my current projects (besides, you know, the 9k race, the Burpee Challenge, writing my two blogs, preparing for another nutrition challenge… etc, etc) is completing my novella which I have been working on for nearly two years now. It is bundles of fun and I am happy to say that I am nearing (I think) the end of the road at last. I talk a bit about the writing process here and would love it if you went over and shared your own thoughts and experiences about writing fiction and blogs, and having fun with different styles of writing.
Glee Gum is something special. I gave up regular gum some time ago because it’s really just chemicals in a tablet. Chewing on aspartame doesn’t exactly appeal to me. But sometimes it’s nice to have a piece of gum to chew on, and something a little bit healthier made with all-natural ingredients is the best way to go! The super nice people at Glee Gum were happy to send me a few samples to try (yes, we can get Glee Gum in Canada too!).
Glee Gum is more eco-friendly than regular gum because it is made with chicle, a natural tree sap, for chewing texture. The packaging is also recycled cardboard so it’s all around good for the environment.
The packages are honestly adorable. The cute little character on the front makes me smile, and I love the old fashioned label. The gum itself comes in many flavours, including peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon, bubblegum, triple berry, and tangerine. Two pieces contain 5 calories and 2 grams of sugar (the equivalent of half a teaspoon). While that seems like a lot of sugar, it is at least a natural sugar rather then artificial. No, it is not sugar-free, but I think that if you’re going to chew on a piece of gum, having a little bit of sugar in it is going to do you far less damage than if you go with the sugar-free stuff (because who knows what’s in those products!).
I enjoyed the taste of all of the different kinds of gum, and I would definitely choose Glee Gum over regular gum for health purposes if I wanted some to chew on. I had a couple of other people taste-test the gum with me and we all agreed that our main complaint with this gum is that it is difficult to chew and the flavour disappears too quickly. If you don’t mind really working your jaw while chewing on a piece of gum (does that count as exercise?) then you’re good to go! But it’s too bad how quickly the flavour vanishes, because the taste of the gum is really good. It just doesn’t last more than a few minutes.
How cute are all of these little boxes?
Have you tried Glee Gum? Do you chew regular gum? What are your thoughts on the artificial sweeteners that reside in so many brands of gum lining the grocery store shelves?