Gramma In A Box Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2019

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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 up to 20 finished products.

Ships to: U.S.

Gramma In a Box “Butterflies and Blossoms 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 Butterflies and Blossoms Cookies and Candy.

Project #1: Pretzel Butterflies

The first candy project was to make Pretzel Butterflies. We always love any activities that involve melting chocolate and pretzels! My daughter was especially excited over the idea of making butterflies. Our recipes each come on their own card with a list of ingredients on the back. 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. I love this pretty lavender color! While my son stirred the chocolate, my daughter got to work setting out our pretzels.

I dipped the ends of our pretzels in the chocolate and then we set the two ends together to form a butterfly. The kids added the little licorice piece to the center to form the body of our butterflies. Then we topped with sprinkles and were done!

These were cute, tasty treats that were super easy to make. I always love pretzel crafts because I feel like I can let the kids be independent with it and we can always repeat these activities on a rainy day with our own supplies!

Project #2: Butterfly Bark

The next project was to make Butterfly Bark using Rice Krispies and our leftover chocolate from the first project.

We stirred the Krispies into our chocolate bowl and then I poured it out into a large rectangle on our wax paper. My daughter then added this fun sprinkle mixture to the top that was full of a variety of sprinkles, some of which were fruity and teeny tiny marshmallows.

We were able to cut this into 6 smaller pieces to share. It was delicious and crunchy thanks to all of the fun sprinkles!

Project #3: Spring Cookie Decorating

The last activity was our cookie decorating, which is always a family favorite.

We received eight cookies to decorate; two large butterflies, two small butterflies, two large flowers, and two small flowers. Our icing came in pink, dark purple and green and they also provided several different containers of sprinkles that we could use in addition to the leftover sprinkles from our candy projects.

This always makes for a fun activity each month! The kids are getting pretty good at it and I love how independent they can be with their designs!

Of course, eating them is always their most favorite part!

Here are all of our finished products. There were 20 in total: 8 cookies, 6 pretzel butterflies, and 6 small pieces of butterfly bark. It’s great for a few sweet treats for everyone in the family without feeling like we have over-indulged!

I always appreciate the individual recipe cards for each project because they are easy to save and use again! Sorry, I accidentally used the Butterfly Bark sheet for our cookie photo! It gets intense when the kids are begging for their cookies while you take a few photos! 😉

Clean up is always a breeze, too! I usually just recycle all of our plastic containers and wrap in the box that it all arrived in and then after a quick wipe…sometimes two, we are free to move on to our next activity! I love that there aren’t a ton of dirty dishes or ingredients to put away because we use everything they send to us!

Verdict: Gramma In A Box is something that my kids and I look forward to each month. We all know what to expect when it arrives and it becomes a fun activity that we can do in an almost routine way since we are so familiar with the process. It is a great activity that doesn’t take any planning on my part and allows us to spend some time together as a family being creative!  This $20 box has such a homemade feel, but it is so well organized and planned out that all I have to do is open up and enjoy, which holds a lot of value for us as a family! 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the June 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 | 6 comments


  1. Does anyone else think the name of this box is kind of unfortunate?

    • I actually kind of love the name.

    • No, I like the name. It fits.

    • Yeah, I get what you’re saying…unfortunate is a good word for it. I get what they were going for, but it has kind of a morbid connotation.

  2. This is the cutest box! The value really isn’t bad considering the curation and that most of the components are included.
    And although you don’t get a large amount of treats, after doing a couple, the kids get bored and mama does the rest.

  3. I sent this to my niece and her son and they love it every month!

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