Gramma In A Box Subscription Review + Coupon – April 2019
Gramma In A Box is a monthly DIY dessert 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 “Spring Cookies and Candy” 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 Spring Cookies and Candy.
Project #1: Marshmallow Flower Pops
The first candy project was to make Marshmallow Flower Pops. Our recipes each come on their own card with a list of ingredients on the back – while it lists the M&M’s as being mini size, they were actually regular sized, but the ingredients should be the same! Everything is well-planned out and easy to follow since they are always labeled in the order that you should make them with important information written in red.
The first step was to melt our chocolate wafers in the microwave and stir them until the chocolate was smooth. When my son saw these golden yellow chocolates he excitedly said, “we’re making McDonald’s?!?” Can you tell he loves his french fries?
While I got the chocolate ready, the kids got to work sorting our mini marshmallows by color.
Then I added a dollop of chocolate to the wax paper and the kids added a lollipop stick and an M&M in the center before placing mini marshmallows around it to form flowers. We repeated this for each of our six flower pops and then moved them to the side so that they could set. These cute treats were nice and bright as well as tasty!
Project #2: Crunchy Bird’s Nests
The next project was to make Crunchy Bird’s Nests using Chinese crunchy rice noodles and our leftover chocolate from the first project.
While the Chinese noodles were a bit unconventional for a sweet treat, they certainly looked like branches! While my daughter set out our baking cups I stirred the noodles into the leftover chocolate. Then I divided the mixture into the cups and the kids added some jellybeans to make them look like eggs in our nests. These were yummy and the crunchy noodles with the sweetness of the chocolate were a nice combination!
Project #3: Spring Cookie Decorating
The last activity was our cookie decorating, which is always a family favorite.
I set out all of our supplies before we got started decorating. We received two large eggs, two small eggs, two bunnies, and two birdies/chick cookies along with pastel icing in yellow, blue, and pink. They also provided three different containers of sprinkles in gold, blue, and some multicolored circles.
They always have fun with this and I like that we only have a few cookies instead of a huge batch to decorate like we do when we make our own.
Here are all of our finished products. There were 20 in total: 8 cookies, 6 crunchy bird’s nests, and 6 marshmallow flower pops and everything felt so bright and cheery for spring! All of the treats were enjoyable as usual and it was just enough for a few for each of us.
I always appreciate the individual recipe cards for each project because they are easy to save and use again!
Clean up is always easy with these projects. I just recycle all of the plastic containers inside the box it came in and then a quick wipe means we are good to go and can move on to our next activity. The trickiest part of cleanup is usually my son who loves the icing and doesn’t seem to care how much of a mess he makes trying to get as much as possible into his mouth! It’s so nice not having a bunch of dirty dishes to do when we finish and instead we can enjoy our treats together.
Verdict: When Gramma In A Box arrives at our house each month, the kids get excited knowing what’s in store. For me, I love having an activity that is ready to go with no planning that we can do together at those times of the day where they need a little bit of structure, for instance, when dinner is cooking. Since these projects are so simple, we have been doing them while dinner cooks so that afterward while we wait for our treats to set, we can eat dinner and then have a nice treat for dessert. This box has such a homemade feel, but it is so well organized and planned out yet I don’t have to do a thing but enjoy being creative with my kids, which is definitely valuable to me as a mother of three young children. For $20 we enjoy the convenience and hassle-free experience as well as the built-in family bonding time!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the May 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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