When I was little, my dad forbade me from chewing watermelon Bubblicious because he said it smelled like vomit. At the time, I was devastated. Watermelon was my favorite flavor of gum, and I had finally achieved the milestone of being able to stuff 6 fat cubes in my mouth and chew them without tripping my gag reflex. Now though, I kind of get his point. Chewing watermelon bubble gum does share a spot on the olfactory spectrum with chunking up Hurricanes and shrimp remoulade in the NOLA French Quarter. And I can only imagine what scents of saccharine vertigo and hot buttered ass this generation's rug rats will call forth when they tear into Glee Gum brand's Homemade Chewing Gum Kit.
All-natural Glee gets gummified with a base of chicle--the sap of Central America's Sapodilla tree--confectioner's sugar, corn syrup, and real cinnamon and cherry flavors. These, along with a pan for softening the chicle, and complete gum fabrication instructions, are included in the kit. Concoctions can be mashed and melded on the stove top, in the microwave, or with Sriracha Lollipop breath.
Check out the video to see a gum-making action reel...and fast forward to 2:40 if you don't want a gum biology lesson first. Glee gum making kits are suitable for children over age 8, as well as adults convinced of their psychic connection to Violet Beauregarde.