Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Gumballs Review and Giveaway

Do you remember when you were allowed a quarter to get a gumball out of the machine when you were a child? I know I do. That chewy, sweet and flavorful gum was always desired when at the grocery store or drug store. I used to love the gumball machines that lit up or had a spiral inside. It's time to delight your inner child with the joys of yesterday!



Gumballs was created so that everyone could have access to the same high quality, low cost gumball and vending supplies that helped them grow to the size they are today. Many different types of exciting gumball and candy machines are offered for sale on the website. Imagine the excitement your child will have when you present them with a gumball machine as a Christmas or birthday present! They will absolutely love it. It would also be equally as great when used at a birthday party.

I was sent a Junior Carousel Machine Gift Set. The machine came with two lbs of gumballs, enough to fill the machine up twice. I enjoyed looking at all of the beautiful colors of the gumballs. What I liked best about the machine was that it had that old time, vintage-y feel that I enjoy. The machine looked like it was straight out of a 1920's candy shop!



The machine is quality crafted and built to last. The combination of the vibrant red and bold silver together is classic and aesthetically pleasing. The Junior Carousel is a smaller version of the classic gumball machine that set the standard for bubble gum machines when they were first introduced in the 1920's - almost 90 years ago! The machine comes put together. It was easy to fill and in no time the glass globe was filled with every color variety of gumballs. I knew I had to try one immediately!

The machine dispenses gumballs with any coin, but can be easily set to work without money. I set it to work without coins and enjoyed a blue gumball that tasted just like I remembered! The gumball came out with ease and did not get stuck inside, and I had no issues twisting the knob either. A great feature of the machine is that you can also use it as a bank. This would be a wonderful opportunity to teach your child about saving money. Have them save their coins inside the bank and be rewarded with a gumball! The coins can be retrieved when the machine is full.

Once the machine is empty, you can fill it with nuts, or any other small candy. Use it to serve some sweet treats at your next party!

The Junior Carousel would be a perfect prsent for an elderly relative to remember the candy shops of their youth. The memories they will revisit will certainly be fun for them!

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Winner will be chosen on April 18, 2012 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
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274 comments:

  1. I like blue the best.

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  2. My favorite color is the orange.
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  3. Red or pink! GFC eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

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  4. I'm a twitter follower (peg42)
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    I LIKE THE RED

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    I LIKE THE RED

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  14. Another vote for the orange gumball.

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  17. No question--the blue is the best because it turns your tongue blue! You can walk around saying "look, smurf tongue"....or, that's just me

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  18. My favorite color is blue.
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  20. red is my fave

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  26. Blue is my favorite gumball

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  33. Blue is my fave. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  34. yellow gumballs are my fave
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  40. My favorite color is orange. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  49. my favorite is the blue or pink

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  60. i like the red
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  63. I like red.
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  64. I like pink ones th best. thank you!
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  66. Orange are my favorite!
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  72. LOVE the Orange :)

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  75. Been so long since I've had a gumball I don't know which is my fav, but I do love the colors!
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  85. I love the yellow ones.
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  95. My favorite is pink!

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  104. my fav gumball is the white one!!! :)
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  108. kristie obra (poemmommy1@gmail.com)April 12, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    red

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  110. Mine are the blue ones, great for changing the color of my tongue!
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  116. I am a confirmed email subscriber
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  122. I like Gumballs on FB
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  125. I'm inclined to pick out a blue gumball first. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  127. Red is my favorite

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  137. White is my favorite! bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

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  143. my favorite gumball color is pink

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  145. My fav is the orange :)

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  148. My favorite is red.
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  150. white is my favorite
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  151. tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/pauline15/status/191756148335063041
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  152. https://twitter.com/#!/wallindeb/status/191829717916205057
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  153. Orange is my favorite color for everything!!!
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  155. https://twitter.com/#!/sweetums82/status/191962767488589824

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  156. My favorite gumball color is the Red ones!
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  157. Orange!

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  158. Red, matter of fact it the only kind I'll eat.

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  160. Christina - xristya@rock.com - Red gumballs are my favorites - with yellows a close second!

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  161. PINK, of course!

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  163. My favorite color is blue!

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  164. I am not a girly girl but my favorite color is pink!

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  165. Orange is my favorite

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  167. ohn I have always wanted one of these. I like the red
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  168. I like red....this would be so fun to have

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  169. Red or pink always tastes the best!
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  171. Always the red ones....give me the red ones

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  175. The yellow is my favorite. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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