Gramma In A Box Subscription Review + Coupon – June 2018


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Gramma In A Box is a monthly subscription box that includes baked cookies with decorating supplies as well as two candy crafts with step-by-step instructions. This box was created by an actual Gramma and designed to give you and your loved ones a fun activity that you can complete together without all of the work.

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Gramma In a Box June 2018 Review

About Gramma In A Box

The Subscription Box: Gramma In A Box

The Cost: $20.00 per month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code 10off to save $10 off your first box!

The Products: Baked cookies and everything needed to decorate them as well as the supplies for two candy crafts with step-by-step instructions. Enough to make at least 20 finished products.

Ships to: U.S.

Gramma In a Box June 2018 Review

The box included a business card and three separate recipe cards for the three crafts.They were labeled in the order that you should make them so everything was planned out for you and easy to follow.

This card described the candy and cookie projects that we would be completing this month. On the back it listed the contents of the box as well as a list of items that you would need from home. It also mentioned that the two sheets of included wax paper were to be used as placemats to make for easy cleanup.

Project #1: Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

The first candy project was chocolate dipped pretzels. In our house, this is a treat you can never go wrong with and although I know it’s easy, we haven’t ever actually made them ourselves.

The first step was super easy- melt the chocolate in the microwave and stir. My daughter and I worked as a team on this one. I dipped the pretzels in the chocolate and flipped them and set them on the wax paper.

My daughter was then able to add the sprinkles to the pretzels. The timing was great because she would finish up at just about the time I was placing another pretzel down for her. There were a total of 8 pretzels to make, but two of ours were broken in the bag. I let my son decorate/eat the little extra pieces to give him something to do to help!

The pretzels turned out great and were delicious. I definitely plan on making some more soon, especially now that I know it can be a fun family activity for us!

Project #2: Beary Smore’s Bark

Our second candy project was to make Beary S’mores Bark. There is always one candy in the box that I really don’t think I’m going to like, but which always ends up being my favorite. That was definitely the case with this bark!

The first step was to use the rest of our melted chocolate and form a rectangle on our wax paper. There was plenty of room to share the piece of paper with our pretzels which were set up.

Then I sprinkled the mini marshmallows and mini chocolate chips on top and had my daughter add the Teddy Grahams and push them into the bark. These were so yummy! They had just enough S’mores flavor for me and it was really so simple! I think this would be a really fun (and less messy!) cookout treat over the summer!

Project #3: Emoji Cookie Decorating

The last activity was the cookie decorating. They included 8 cookies – all circles because the theme for the cookies was making our own Emojis. How fun! There were 3 bags of icing in white, yellow and a very dark purple- almost black color. I always love that the icing comes in these little piping bags because it means my daughter can frost the cookies independently.

To decorate, they included these cute little emoji candy pieces. We had so much fun making our cookies into various emojis and faces. This was a really fun idea!

Our cookies turned out well! I liked the idea of using bigger candy pieces on our cookies because they came out a little neater and a little more unique than when we use the smaller sprinkles.

Once we made our cookies, we still had plenty of icing leftover even though my daughter is always quite generous with the icing on her cookies. Once again, the projects were well planned out and proportioned. The cookies and icing tasted great as well.

In the end, we had 17 finished products: 8 chocolate covered pretzels, a candy bar sized piece of S’mores bark and 8 cookies. This was a good amount of treats for us, although we could have used a few more pretzels since they were a favorite! As usual, I appreciated that everything was ready quickly which means the kids could snack on them as soon as we were finished decorating.

I also really appreciate that each project comes with its own individual recipe card because these are easy to keep to use again!

The best part of this whole process was that clean up was a breeze! I literally just put all of the empty containers and papers into the box that it shipped in and threw it in the recycle bin. Then I just had a little bit of wiping up to do, but there was no pile of dishes and I got to spend that time enjoying some treats with the kids.

Overall, we took about 20 minutes to complete all 3 projects. We did this as an after-dinner activity this time and were able to enjoy the treats for dessert. I always love that we get to spend time together doing something fun and creative and that it’s stress-free for me since the hard part is already taken care of!

Verdict: Gramma In A Box is always so well organized with well thought out projects and step by step directions. It feels very homemade, yet they always make sure to include important ingredient and allergen information. This month’s projects were all delicious and we had fun making them together.

The box costs $20 per month, which seems like a lot for what we received this month, but the real value is in the time that I get to spend with my kids being creative without any stress or planning on my part. I get to let go a little bit and just enjoy being with them. The activities were so simple that we all could participate equally which is sometimes difficult when baking usually. I also think that the convenience is an added value for busy parents or for those who don’t enjoy baking.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Order before the 3rd of the month to get that month’s box. From Gramma in a Box:

Boxes generally ship the first week of each month. Any orders received by the 3rd of any month will automatically receive the that month’s box. The items are perishable so we recommend you do your cookie and candy projects within 5 days of receipt.

Coupon – Use code 10off to save $10 off your first box!

Check out all of our Gramma In A Box reviews and more family activity boxes in the Kids Subscription Box List!

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Finding new products to test out and possibly fall in love with has always excited her. Now, as a mother of 3, she loves discovering new products that can help make parenting a little easier! Her favorites are FabFitFun and Target Baby boxes.

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9 Comments

  1. I just ordered two of these for some friends. They have 5 children ranging from 2 to 14.

    Any other ideas of boxes that could be sent? I don’t really want to send the children 5 separate boxes as I have tried this with friends & family and they never get there at the same time.

    The kids are 2 (boy), 5 (boy), 9 (boy), 12 (boy) & 14 (girl). I would love something that the kids could do by themselves mostly since my friends are quite busy. Any ideas? Thanks!

  2. This definitely looks like a great way to have a fun family treat time each month. I view this as more of an experience based value box. If I had this coming monthly my kids and I (or maybe even a “date” night w hubby) would have built in time together. Love these reviews.

  3. I am excited to make these treats with my 4 year old Granddaughter. She looks forward to our creative decorating and takes the treats home to her parents for dessert. We are bringing the s’more treat with us camping. 🐝

  4. I appreciate these reviews, and am one who hasn’t commented yet, since my baby is 23! He and I were just discussing how fun this would be though! Even my husband said we need to try this sub just to keep me from having to feel like I need to always be in the kitchen, and for the boys to feel like they’ve helped with the meal! Haha I think I will do just that!

  5. Great review!

  6. Haha No one ever comments on these reviews but let me just say that it makes me wish I had kids! So basic and so easy and while the cost is high to me it seems totally worth it!!

    I also really appreciate all the photos they make this a fun review every time! Thanks for that!

    • Aww thanks for reading! 🙂 And you totally don’t need kids to enjoy these treats! Lol

      • Carey,
        I thought my son would enjoy this box and bought it. He didn’t partake in decorating but I did them. Lol

    • I bought this month for a birthday present for my niece who’s 9. They had a code for $10 off a while back. A 3 month subscription was $45 which I felt wasn’t too bad. She loved it.

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