Thursday, September 12, 2013

Orbit for kids Back to School Giveaway

When I was in school one of the great taboos was chewing gum. In fact chewing gum was a taboo a lot of the time and I remember my mother commenting that gum chewing wasn't "nice." Nonetheless, or in spite of all the taboos, I grew up loving gum, especially bubble gum, even though I was never very good at blowing bubbles. Chewing gum was a treat, though the dutiful student that I was, I never chewed gum in school.

I'm still a fan of chewing gum, especially bubble gum. At BlogHer'13 I met the folks at Orbit for kids, who have given me the opportunity to host a giveaway. I'm calling this a back to school giveaway because it includes a great insulated lunch bag -- perfect for school, work or just out and about -- and lots of Orbit gum.

After trying the Orbit for kids gum, bubble gum is still my first gum love. But the strawberry banana is a very close second. I always chew gum when I fly and I've added a little gum chewing to my on-the-ground life, too. I hadn't thought about keeping my mouth moist, but that is an issue for me, and chewing sugarfree gum is a great solution. I'd never thought that the forbidden chewing gum would one day be good for me.

If you would like to be entered in this giveaway please be a citizen of Buttercupland -- on Bloglovin, Google+ or Google Friend -- and just for fun leave a comment letting me know if you share my affection for bubble gum. Again, thanks to my friends at Orbit for kids for letting me host this giveaway. The last day to enter will be Thursday, September 19, and I will announce the winner on Friday, September 20.

It's summer again in New York. Air conditioner is going and I'm thinking about which t-shirt will be the coolest for my errands today. I'm not complaining. The thought of ninety degrees would be very welcome in January when I'm thinking which turtle neck sweater to wear.

As always, thanks for visiting and have a terrific Thursday.

P.S. I received products to sample for this giveaway, but I wasn't compensated.

25 comments:

Susie said...

Buttercup...I have always tried to get my kids to chew sugarfee if they had to chew gum. I would rather little kids not do that sugary bubble gum. The gum you have mentioned is better. xoxo,Susie

Nellie said...

Not entering, Buttercup. Just wanted to mention that I had my own favorite gum for years! Never was good with bubble gum, though.

Crystal Collier said...

LOL. My kids will chew anything. (Even paper.) Kids are so strange sometimes.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It sounds good and we have grandkids we could share it with! Thanks! I'm a follower and a friend! Hugs

Melinda said...

Oh my gosh, I love this gum-the adult version! Have not tried the kids version. My fave used to be sweet mint but now it is the Bubble Gum flavor.
I do chew it at school,especially when my stomach is bothering or when we go outside.

Love it!!!!

M :)

Patty Sumner said...

Who does not enjoy a great piece of buble gum. Ihave to say, I have never seen the "for Kids" brand. Looks great! Hot again here in ole Ky too. Unbelievable how Summer decided to show up in Septemeber. Blessings!

Theresa said...

Well, yes ma'am I love bubbliciousness:) I have some in my candy dish on the counter! Thank you for hosting this giveaway! I hope you are having a pain-free evening:) HUGS!

TARYTERRE said...

I haven't chewed gum in years. What fond memories this conjures up.

CatOLuck said...

Following Buttercup Counts her Blessings on bloglovin'. I chew gum all day long.

Lynda said...

I love Freedent gum now since it doesn't stick to dental work. My favorite growing up was Teaberry. I got in trouble in school for chewing Aspergum in 7th grade. I had a sore throat and had popped a piece in my mouth between classes with the intent of throwing it out - - but forgot. That teacher was a major stickler for the rules and I was embarrassed in front of the class when she called me out to "come up front and spit it in the trash". And I do NOT need to be in this giveaway.

sweepmom said...

I do enjoy bubblegum. I especially love blowing bubbles.

SexyBrat said...

I'm not as big of a fan of bubble gum, but my kids love it.

coriwestphal said...

I'm a Google Friend: Cori Westphal

And I love bubble gum, but it doesn't generally love me. :( My teeth are sensitive to sugar and bubble gum usually has way too much! But this is sugar free, so I could chew away!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

mkjmc said...

Wish we had some of that 90 degreess right now it is 50's and dreary in Western NY right now. My kids love Orbit
kathypersons@yahoo.com

Lisa Garner said...

I'm following you on GFC.
I can't chew gum at all. It gives me horrible headaches but my 2 teens and tween can't get enough gum.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

We are definitely a gum chewing family. Sugarless that is.
My husband is probably the worst and you never see him without it.
But we love gum and chew it daily.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

Kellie Conklin said...

I'm following you though Google+ (Kellie Conklin) and GFC (kconklin1028)! I definitely share your love of chewing gum! It's a staple in my purse and I'm always grabbing a pack at the check out counter to try a new flavor! I love that it is actually okay to chew gum now! Thanks!

kconklin1028@gmail.com

bbrittbrat1398 said...

GFC Brittney House. I absolutely love gum. It keeps my mouth busy and keeps me from snacking. It always has my mouth minty fresh.
Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Leenburke said...

Yup I definitely love bubblegum. I follow you via G+

Eileen B.

leenilee(at)att(dot)net

Leslie S. said...

I love gum as does my 4 kids.I only buy sugarfree for.
I follow on GFC as Leslie S. Thanks!
lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

Deb S. said...

I am a follower on bloglovin. And as far as loving gum - I do way to much.

laurasloves said...

I follow you on Bloglovin. I absolutely love bubble gum! I have changed my favorite chocolates from when I was younger, but bubble gum has always been my favorite.
Laurie Emerson
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

Sherry Conrad said...

GFC dddiva. I am more into minty gums, but now and then I go for the bubblegum. My girls LOVE it, as does my grandson.
discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

Susan Smoaks said...

i am a follower on gfc susansmoaks
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Atreau said...

GFC follower: Atreau.
I love bubble gum!