Being the chocoholic that I am, I was given a chocolate making kit from Glee Gum to review.
The kit is designed to teach children about the science beyond chocolate and I think it does a fantastic job. The steps are easy to follow, and the reasoning clearly explained. I also enjoyed reading about the history of chocolate on the back of the instructions. And the best part? EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS INCLUDED! It seriously couldn't get any better. Oh yeah, wait a minute...they included two cocoa beans for you to taste!
Basically, I melted the cocoa butter in the microwave, stirred in cocoa powder and confectioners sugar, waited for the included thermometer to reach a certain temp, added in the starter crystals, poured into paper cups and then stuck those babies in the fridge for 15 minutes. And then...taste time! I liked the chocolate, but it was very sweet, so I couldn't eat a lot of it in one setting. But one piece is just enough for tiny tummies. And adding the optional vanilla (not included) would probably help tone down the sweet taste a bit.
I think my little cousins would love these kits!
Now its your turn! In honor of my one year blogversary, one luck winner (continental USA only, sorry!) will win their choice of Make Your Own Chewing Gum, Gummies or Chocolate Kit. Here's how you can win (Please leave your email address so I can get in touch with you):
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Good luck! The winner will be picked on December 10th!