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Gramma In A Box Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2018

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.

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 October 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 Halloween and there were some fun projects included!

Project #1: Oreo Spiders

The first candy project was Oreo spiders. 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 chocolate wafers in a bowl and stir them until melted. 

Next, we opened up our Oreos and added some spider legs to the half with the creme. Then I placed a dollop of chocolate in the middle and replaced the top of the cookie.

I added one more little dab of chocolate to the top of the spiders and then we added our little candy eyes to complete our spiders. This was so simple and cute! Our Oreos were a little bit soft, but the kids didn’t seem to mind. This is a fun idea we can easily recreate at home and probably will do, but I’m thinking I’ll add a full layer of chocolate to the tops and get some fun purple or green sprinkles to spruce them up a bit!

Project #2: Monster Bark

Our second project was to make Monster Bark. We used the leftover melted chocolate and spread it out into a big rectangle on the other half of the wax paper where our spiders were setting up.

They included all sorts of fun things to put into our bark like eyeballs, candy bones, and gummy worms.

I completely missed a step and forgot to stir our crispies into the chocolate, but fortunately, I caught it before the bark had set, so we just pressed them into the top as quickly as we could! This was a fun treat and making bark is so versatile! You could really add anything you want to it and these creepy bones and worms were perfect for Halloween.

Someone was getting impatient so I let him have the extra chocolate from the bowl. Lesson learned.

Project #3: Halloween Cookie Decorating

The last activity was the cookie decorating. I included the wrong card in my first photo, but you can see the full card in a photo further down. We received two ghosts, four pumpkins, and two large candy corn cookies with yellow, white, and orange icing.

These were fun shapes to decorate and my daughter enjoyed trying to make hers look like candy corn! They all turned out really well and even my 2-year-old did a great job with decorating. We are really starting to get a routine going with these projects, which makes it even easier for us to complete them!

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

These were such fun Halloween projects this month! We ended up with 4 spider cookies, 1 large piece of bark and 8 cookies (one ghost not pictured, because my 2-year-old just couldn’t wait!). We are supposed to have enough supplies for 20 treats, but I really don’t think that piece of bark is more than 4 servings, so this month felt a little light to me. I think it would have been cute if they had maybe sent a few mini Oreos to turn into spiders, or just included 2 more Oreo spiders to round it out.

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! This was a perfect after dinner activity that we could complete before we started our bedtime routine!

Verdict: The Halloween crafts in this month’s Gramma In A Box were so cute! As usual, the box was so 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 I really think that a lot of that value comes from the experience itself. The treats did feel a little bit light this month, but I think they were really fun and we enjoyed completing them together. There is a lot of value in not having to do the cooking, shopping or planning, but instead having the complete package delivered to my door to just pull out for a fun family activity with no muss or fuss.

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!

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

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Comments (9)

  1. So there was suppose to be enough supplies for 20 treats. There were 4 spider cookies, and 8 cookies, so is the candy bark is suppose to be the remaining 8 treats? I agree there should have been more cookies added in the box, you had plenty of icing leftover to decorate them.

    • the reviewer said she did not mix the bark candy properly–perhaps the addition of the krispies inside the bark, instead of simply mushing them ON TOP of the melted chocolate, would have given the bark much more bulk–frankly, if the instructions are not followed, why is it the boxs’ fault if the results are less than perfect?

    • For reference, the candy bark was supposed to be about the size of a dollar bill (which ours was). I still used all of the Krispies sent, they just weren’t mixed in as well as they should have been. Hope that helps! 🙂

  2. i signed up for a one-month try, then went ahead and did a 3-month

    my granddaughters received their first box a couple days ago…i got pictures of decorated halloween cookies!

    my girls live in nyc, & i’m in michigan, so this is a great way to maintain a presence in their lives…and it is just adorable and really inexpensive–after all promos, etc., i paid $55 for a total of 4 months, through the holidays…that’s $13.75 each, and i know they got $14 worth of fun and treats, and i got $14 worth of grandma points…all good…

    speaking of holidays, december will focus on “winter”, not “christmas”…

    • That’s so great to know that your family is enjoying this box- and especially cool to know that it’s being used just as it was designed- for grandparents who live far away! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

      • …and the owner herself is very responsive to emails, and any concerns–my girls are jewish, so i needed to know about the december/holiday thing, ya know?
        she got back to me within an hour or so!

        impressed with her!

  3. I’m impressed with the ideas this box comes up with each month.

    • They are fun aren’t they? 🙂

  4. Such a cute box, makes me sad I do not have littles anymore.

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