Besides regular bread, one of the things I’ve missed most about going gluten free is gum.
Gum seems like such a staple-item, doesn’t it? When you’re out and about, tiny designer clutch in hand, it might only include a few things, but you never leave home with some sort of small wallet, your cell phone, your favorite lipstick… and gum.
Or what about date night? If your single or dating, gum is simply hands-down a MUST-HAVE, without-a-doubt item.
Thank goodness I’ve been married to the most precious man for a few years now and don’t have to have perfectly minty-fresh breath after scarfing down a grilled steak and onion dinner with a big side of delicious garlic mashed potatoes! But c’mon, let’s be honest: Poor guy. I am sure my after-dinner kisses just aren’t as sweet. haha. 🙂
Besides worrying about the gluten-contamination that gum could have (wouldn’t that be such a sad way to ruin date night? A little piece of gluten-filled gum and the fun is totally over as I writhe in pain), but nowadays I’m so aware of what goes in my mouth, gum seems so toxic.
What the heck is in gum, anyway?! Most of the ingredients in gum I can’t even pronounce! But the ingredients I do know of are artificial sweeteners that just can’t be good for my body. I’d rather eat organic sugar by the spoonful than consume that scary artificial sweetener stuff. How many artificial sweeteners have been linked to causing health problems- like cancer?! I know several have. I’m not a doctor or a nutritionist, but in my opinion, it’s not worth it.
And as normal as it seems to chew gum, perhaps it’s a lot more hazardous than most of us realize?
If your like me, avoiding gum since going gluten free, and have been totally depressed about suffering with troll-breath after eating your favorite, potent-smelling foods, be glum no longer, my friends…
I was SO ridiculously excited to discover GLEE GUM (what a perfect name, huh?!).
Glee Gum is gluten-free and made with wonderful, ALL-NATURAL ingredients!! WHOO-HOO!
Glee Gum is all-natural, gluten-free chewing gum with no artificial coloring, flavoring, sweeteners nor preservatives. Glee Gum is the only gum in North America made the old-fashioned way, with chicle! Chicle is a natural tree sap harvested sustainably from the rainforests of Central America. Once all chewing gum was made with chicle, but today most gum is made entirely from synthetic stuff. Not Glee Gum! Glee Gum uses chicle because it is an eco-friendly way to help conserve the rainforest. Chicle is also what gives the gum such great, long-lasting chewing texture! Glee Gum is a “green” gum right down to the packaging, which is made from biodegradable, recycled cardboard. So chew with Glee, naturally!
It comes in SIX great flavors: cinnamon, peppermint, tangerine, bubblegum, spearmint, and triple berry. Glee Gum is the #1 healthy alternative to synthetic chewing gum and bubble gum! With no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners (no aspartame), or preservatives, it’s easy to chew Glee-fully!
This is BY FAR the best gluten free gum, I’ve ever found. And besides being gluten free, it’s so comforting to know you’re not chewing a piece of toxic waste (and being good to the earth at the same time)! Whenever I pop a few pieces of gum in my mouth, I feel happy knowing I’m making a healthy choice to keep my health in tact!
Not to mention, Glee Gum tastes great and the packaging is absolutely adorable! It has a very retro-type look about it. I can envision myself wearing a pink poodle skirt and sitting at a cute 50’s diner every time I pop a few Glee Gum’s in my mouth. 🙂 It makes me happy.
The packaging is cute enough you’ll totally want to keep some in your purse, your car- everywhere- and show it off to your friends. This gum ends up being more than just gluten-free gum- it’s a fashion statement that goes well with bright red vintage-looking lipstick. 🙂
I’m a huge fan of the Peppermint flavor; it’s great to use as your “default” gum. After dates, dinner/meals, when you need a “quick lift” to refresh your palate, this is the flavor to pick.
But just for any time fun, I LOVE LOVE LOVED the Wee Glee- a 1 oz. loose gum box filled with a tasty mix of four fun flavors: Tangerine, Triple Berry, Bubblegum, and Banana! The fruit flavors were so yummy, fun to mix, and didn’t have any kind of weird after-taste. I felt like a kid again when I chewed this gum; I loved these all-natural fruit flavors!
Tip: I find that three pieces (they come in little square gum pieces, not gum strips) works well for one gum-sitting. I also notice that the flavor fades sooner than with regular gum. At first I was a little bummed because the flavor is so yummy (and the gum is so good for me, health-wise), but then I thought… Ya know what? Maybe I should remember that it’s unnatural for something’s flavor to last and last and last… and last… If you had a real piece of food in your mouth, you wouldn’t expect the flavor to linger hours later!! I think this gum totally does it’s job- makes your mouth feel minty and fresh (or fruity and fresh) and lasts long enough to feel good about it. If you want more gum, get a few new pieces and start over again! No big deal. 🙂
Become a fan of Glee Gum and show your support by trying some awesome gum for yourself by buying online or finding a store near you, read their newsletter (you’ll get special discounts off your gum purchases!), and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace!
Try Glee Gum and be gleefully gluten-free!
-Glamour & Green Gluten-Free