In 1992, the concept for Verve was born when we visited an economically depressed chicle-producing community in Northern Guatemala. Up until then, we had never really thought about how chewing gum was made. When we realized its origins, we learned that prior to the synthetic resins, chicle was the basis of the entire industry. Our goal was to support chicle-harvesting by purchasing chicle. With this goal in mind, Verve was born, and with it our first and most popular product, the Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit.
Today, Verve provides a sustainable source of income for those communities while simultaneously offering fun, educational, and environmentally friendly activities for kids.
Our pioneering Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit has captivated the imaginations of thousands of children while helping them to learn more about the world around them. They are often used in classrooms where students are studying rain forest ecology, the history of food production, the chemistry of cooking, and the interconnections in our global community.
Verve sent me a few samples of Glee Gum and a Make Your Own Chocolate Kit. The gum had wonderful flavor, but seemed to dissipate rather quickly. The Make Your Own Chocolate Kit on the other hand, quickly became a girl’s best friend!
Mixing elements of chemistry with world culture and history, this delicious kit contains everything you'll need to make 8 ounces of dark chocolate. Can be made on the stove or with a microwave - adult supervision is recommended! Great for class room activities, scout troops, birthday parties, home school, or after school. Makes a great gift for kids (ages 8 & up)!
Inside each Make Your Own Chocolate Kits you'll find: organic cocoa butter, cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar, starter crystals, a temperature indicator, paper candy liners, instructions, and the story of chocolate.
All you have to do is melt the cocoa butter, add the cocoa powder and sugar. Stir, stir, stir until it cools to the right temperature; add the starter crystals so that the chocolate "tempers," and enjoy delicious home-made chocolate from scratch! By the way, you also get some cacao beans - we thought you might like to taste a few. Each Chocolate Kit Makes 8 oz. of dark chocolate!
I love love love chocolate! I mean what girl doesn’t?? About a week or so ago I was having a serious chocolate craving. I remembered I had this Make Your Own Chocolate Kit to try out so I decided to give it a go! Not only is the chocolate making kit very educational to do with children or whomever, but you can completely make your own chocolate! I made various little chocolates. Some had crunched up pretzel pieces, some had peanut butter, some had marshmallow and some even had different rainbow sprinkles on top! SO FUN!
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Disclosure: I received samples from Verve to review for free. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.