While I’ve personally never been a huge fan of gummy candy, Jacob thinks it’s among the best stuff since sliced bread, so I thought it would be really fun to try out the Glee Make Your Own Gummies Kit. It’s a craft and a food, all in one! Well, sort of a food, I’m not sure which food group contains gummy candy, but it’s still fun. Plus, it has seaweed in it! That’s healthy, right?
I’ll admit, I was a little intimidated when I opened the kit and saw all the little baggies that come with it. I’m not sure what I expected, perhaps a “melt and pour” deal or something. I held off on doing the kit until I was sure we had plenty of time, and I was in the right frame of mind (in other words, not exhausted from working, sick, or otherwise grumpy). Well, it’s actually not nearly as time-consuming or difficult as I thought it would be.
Basically, you pour the casting mold starch on a plate, make some shapes in it (we’re not all that creative, so we basically made gumdrop shapes), mix the stuff together, heat, and pour. Then you wait ten minutes, pop out your gummies, and do it again with the rest of the mixture. Not including the ten minutes of waiting, it took me about ten minutes to do all the other steps, three of which were spent staring at the microwave while the mixture heated.
Here is the starch mold, and the color packet (the rest of the stuff was heating up at this point):
Here is the end result, after pouring the mixture into the molds:
After waiting ten minutes, I gathered up our gummies and worked on the second batch. Now, here is where things got a little tricky. I thought I should only nuke the mix for a minute, since it was just done ten minutes ago. Well, gummy stuff congeals pretty fast, so I ended up with messy blobs that way (as opposed to my neater little blobs from the first batch). I heated it a little longer and it came out fine.
Next, we threw on the sour mixture and tried them. Jake didn’t really care for the sour stuff, so I had to basically dust it off his and make the second batch without. Other than that, he thought they were really neat and enjoyed the whole experience. I had fun making them too, and it was a fairly simple process. This would make a great rainy-day activity!
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