Gramma In A Box Subscription Review + Coupon – December 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.

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 December 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 Winter and I liked that they weren’t too holiday specific!

Project #1: Hot Chocolate Treats

The first candy project was to make Hot Chocolate Treats. 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.

First, I emptied our crushed peppermint onto a plate, then we opened our marshmallows and candy canes and set them out. Then I prepped a little ahead and stuck a candy cane through each marshmallow. We only lost one candy cane in shipping, but luckily it broke off with one fairly big piece that we were able to salvage!

Then we put the melting chocolate into a bowl and microwaved it for one minute and stirred it until it was smooth.

I dipped each marshmallow end in the chocolate and then passed them off to my daughter to roll around in the crushed peppermint. Then we set them aside and let the chocolate harden while we moved onto our next project!

While these were still tasty enough to eat, they recommended using them as a stirrer in a cup of hot cocoa and it was the perfect way to add a hint of peppermint to it! I enjoyed this and I love that they recommended giving these as gifts along with some hot cocoa! It would be a nice treat for someone during these cold months.

Project #2: Holly Wreaths

The next project was to make holly wreaths using corn flakes, the leftover chocolate from project 1, and some red hots. I love red hots, so I was happy to see they sent a few extra!

We set out our little brown baking papers to prep and then added the cup of corn flakes to our bowl of chocolate and my daughter stirred it up for us.

I scooped a spoonful into each paper cup, then I used the end of my spoon to form a little hole in the center and the kids added the red hots to form our holly. They turned out really cute and I actually really, really enjoyed these. Something about the sweetness and the crunch! I might have already eaten all of them since the kids weren’t fans…

Project #3: Winter Cookie Decorating

The last activity was the cookie decorating, which is always the kids’ favorite part!

We set out all of our supplies which were 2 gingerbread men, 2 trees, and four snowflakes as well as three different types of sprinkles and icing in red, white and green for decorating.

As usual, the kids had a blast, but somehow this was a bit messier than usual. Oh well!

Here are all of our finished treats. We had a total of 20 treats: 8 cookies, 6 wreaths, and 6 hot chocolate treats. It was the perfect amount for a few family snacks!

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. For instance, those corn flake wreaths!

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 (well maybe more of a long wipe and a good sweep this month!), I get to spend that time enjoying some treats with the kids instead of doing dishes! A fun holiday activity to occupy us while it’s too cold to go outside!

Verdict: The kids were just as excited as ever to see our Gramma In A Box arrive in the mail. As excited as they are to make and eat the treats, I am equally excited that I get a ready-made activity to keep them busy for a half hour or so in the afternoon! I loved that the treats weren’t too holiday specific and that they even included a treat to go along with our hot cocoa, which was delicious! This box is so much fun for me since it is well organized and includes easy 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 for me, the value is in the lack of prep time this takes and the quality time I get to spend with my family!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the January box. 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. 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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  1. I love this box! Always so pleased with it every month. Both the 2 year old and the 6 year old love it, I love the creativity.

  2. i was one of this box’s most fervent supporters…but, i am so sorry to say, this month blew it for me…i’ll tell you why:

    before i signed up for a 3-month sub, i emailed terry, and asked the only question i cared about…

    “how are you handling december? are you going to do a “christmas” theme, or a “winter” theme?”

    i expressed that i need to know, because my grandkids are jewish, and it’s hard enough…

    this is not a “winter” theme, with snowflakes and snowmen, and blues, silvers and whites, as i was told it would be…

    i am not at all happy with this box, and i resent feeling lied to…

    • She puts out sneak peeks before the box is charged, you could have skipped.

      • as i stated, i spoke to terry personally in september, over several emails, and was assured the december box would not be “christmas”, but, rather, “winter”…

        i do not receive any option for “skipping”, nor have i ever received a “preview” of any box…

        my complaint is valid–stop trying to make it “my fault”–i was extremely clear that i did not want a “christmas” box–why didn’t she offer to “skip” it when i signed up, then?

        oh, right…because, money…

      • as i stated, kate, i had several email exchanges with terry in september, before i signed up for this box…i have never received either a “preview”, or an option to “skip”…stop trying to make this “my fault”–i’m the customer that clearly made my needs known, & was assured these needs would be met…

      • plus, kate, i paid for a 3 month sub upfront–no, she does NOT send out “previews”…and i have never gotten an opportunity to “skip” a box, either

        january is our last box…i will not renew

        again, i was misled, kate…

  3. We make the wreaths every year at Christmas. We add a bow with licorice string along with the red hots. Have been making them ever since I was a kid!

  4. OMG Brandi they’re both absolutely adorable but the look on your little boys face just melted my heart!

  5. OMG, their little faces! 😃 I think that says it all about this box!

  6. Brandi, those are some cute kids you got there!

    • Aww, thanks, Pamela! 🙂

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