Gramma In A Box Subscription Review + Coupon – February 2019

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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 February 2019 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 mentions that the two sheets of included wax paper were to be used as placemats to make for easy cleanup. This month’s theme is Valentine Treats.

Project #1: Valentine Candy Cane Hearts

The first candy project was to make Valentine Candy Cane Hearts. 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 the microwave and stir them until the chocolate was smooth.

Then we used the three lollipop sticks and arranged our candy canes around them in the shape of hearts. Each lollipop received two candy canes to create three separate treats. Two of ours arrived broken, but I tried to arrange them into a heart as best as I could.

Then I filled in the centers with the melted chocolate and spread it out. I used a little extra chocolate on the broken one hoping it would hold it together (it did) and then the kids added some sprinkles. I only let them use one set of sprinkles for this since I knew they were a bit more delicate!

They turned out very pretty! We set them aside to harden, which didn’t take long. These were really tasty with the mix of peppermint and white chocolate.

Project #2: Crispy Valentine Bites

The next project was to make Valentine Crispy Bites using Rice Krispies and Cocoa Krispies.

My daughter set out the mini baking cups for us and then I poured the cereal into the leftover melted chocolate for my son to stir together.

I divided the mixture into the cups and the kids used the sprinkles and conversation hearts to decorate them. These were a nice crunchy treat with the crispy cereal and the sweet chocolate flavor.

Project #3: Valentine Cookie Decorating

The last activity was the cookie decorating, which my kids always love!

We set out all of our supplies which included four round cookies, two big hearts, and two small hearts, as well as several different cups of sprinkles and icing in pink, red, and white. Then we got to work decorating.

Here are our finished cookies, which are always delicious.

Here are all of our finished treats. We had a total of 8 cookies, 3 Valentine candy hearts, and 6 crispy bites, which is just under the 20 finished products that we usually get out of these boxes.

I always appreciate the individual recipe cards for each project because they are easy to save and use again!

I love that clean up simply involves me recycling all of our plastic inside the box it all came in and then I just have to wipe up the table and of course, the kids! It makes these projects a bit more enjoyable knowing I don’t have a pile of dirty dishes to do afterward, which means more time I get to spend with my family.

Verdict: I love the predictability of our Gramma In A Box each month. Since the kids and I know what to expect and everything is so easy to complete, we can easily fit this activity in at any time during our day. It becomes a built-in bonding activity for us each month that we all look forward to and enjoy. This month was a little light on the finished products, so this probably wasn’t my favorite box that we’ve done, but it was still a stress-free activity for our family. The step-by-step instructions and organized materials make it easy and I like that it has a homemade feel, but still includes important ingredient and allergen information. We look forward to this box every month so the $20 cost is definitely worth it to us for the convenience and the quality time it provides for us even on particularly hectic days like this one. I am working on packing our family up to go out of town, but I was able to stop and take just a little bit of time to dedicate solely to doing something fun with them, which I think always makes for a better day for us all! 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the March 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 a 3, 6 or 12-month subscription!

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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.

Posted in Gramma In A Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids| Tags: gramma in a box | 3 comments


  1. I want to get this, even though mine is 17. :oD Looks like fun.

  2. Lots of red dye, ugh.

  3. This looks amazing. I wish it had been around men mine were little.

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