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Gramma In A Box Subscription Review + Coupon – September 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.

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).

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 September 2018 Review

This card describes the candy and cookie projects for this month. On the back, it lists 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. This month’s theme is Back to School and I love the creativity this month!

Project #1: Wafer Pencils

The first candy project was wafer pencils. Each recipe comes on its own card with the ingredients listed on the back. They are always labeled in the order that you should make them so everything is well- planned out and easy to follow.

The first step was to melt our white chocolate wafers in a bowl and stir them until melted. 

We dumped our sprinkles into a bowl to prepare them for dipping. It’s hard to tell but these red sprinkles have a little bit of gold to them as well making them super shiny and perfect for these crafts!

We laid out our pencil wafers and chocolate chips in preparation and then we got to it!

We dipped the square end in the chocolate and then dipped them in sprinkles to create our eraser, then we dipped the pointed tip in the chocolate and added a chocolate chip for our pencil tip. How adorable are these? They were also delicious since the middle layers of our wafers was actually strawberry flavored!

Project #2: Teacher’s Apples

Our second project were Teacher’s Apples and they are the cutest little apples I’ve ever made!

First, we dumped out our little pretzel sticks, marshmallows, and leaf sprinkles. They gave us a lollipop stick to use for dipping, so we stuck a marshmallow on, coated it in chocolate and then rolled them in the shiny, red sprinkles and removed them from the stick. Then I let my daughter add the pretzel stick for the stem and our tiny leaves.

This picture doesn’t do it justice, but they really did look like cute, shiny apples. Those sprinkles had a real wow factor to them! I always claim I am not a marshmallow fan, but each month, I always enjoy the marshmallow crafts- mostly because they are always covered in chocolate, which is the only way to eat a marshmallow in my opinion!

Project #3: Back to School Cookie Decorating

The last activity was the cookie decorating. They included 6 ABC cookies (2 of each letter), 4 mini apple cookies and three bags of icing in red, yellow and blue. We also had three different types of sprinkles to use. 

We got pretty into our cookie decorating so I didn’t get any process photos, but these are some of the cookies my daughter made. I think these taste best after a few hours when the icing has hardened up a little!

We always have plenty of extra icing leftover despite the fact that my daughter always goes super heavy on the icing! 

The projects this month were perfect for Back to School. I thought they were very creative and super cute! In the end, we had 20 finished projects: 4 pencils, 6 apples, and 10 cookies.

I always appreciate the individual recipe cards for each project because they are easy to save and use again if we find one that we really like.

I love how easy clean up is each month. I literally just put all of the empty containers and papers into the box that it ships in and throw it in the recycle bin. After a quick wipe up, I get to spend that time enjoying some treats with the kids instead of doing dishes! We probably spent about 30 minutes working on our crafts and it made for a perfect rainy day afternoon activity.

Verdict: I really enjoyed the theme and the crafts this month. 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 box costs $20 per month, and while it’s probably something I could recreate on my own for less, the value in this box is definitely in the fact that I don’t have to plan or organize any of it. Instead, my time is spent being creative with my daughter, making festive treats with little to no mess. We have really begun to look forward to this box each month, and it’s so nice to have some built-in bonding time! 

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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What do you think of Gramma In A Box?

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.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

8 Comments

  1. This box is a delight to receive and use with any toddler through elementary age child. I received Gramma in a box for 3 months, and was heartbroken when my granddaughter moved away. The owner is very personable and so easy to converse with when needed.

  2. hey, y’all! you do NOT have to subscribe to use the $10 off coupon!
    i got a one month “try it” box, & so cool, the coupon code– 10off
    –worked!

    i’m already happy with this company!😁

  3. Oh my gosh, this is so cute. My granddaughter is 20 months so I’m thinking in about a year she would really have fun with this. I will definitely subscribe when she gets older.

  4. I think it’s a pretty cool box and definitely has a market niche-parents with limited free time that want to get to the fun part of decorating (skipping the baking/cleaning component). I also think the price point is very reasonable. For these boxes you will always pay some premium and I feel this very fair. I just hate the name because whenever I hear it I think “Grandma in a (pine) Box”. Overall, a great box.

    • The name can be a bit misleading! lol. My daughter refers to it as “our grandma box” so that’s what we call it around here when we get one in the mail! 🙂

  5. I’ve used this box 3 times as gifts and it is amazing! Every person has been in awe of how cute the items were and how easy the clean up is. The owner even messaged me as I had made a note that the first family was out of town to make sure they were back. This is one box I always have in the back of my mind for gifts.

    • That’s awesome to know that people are enjoying them as gifts! Thanks for reading, Mellissa! 🙂

  6. Cute! I like the concept and the treats look tasty.

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