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Gramma in a Box Subscription Review + Coupon – June 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 is 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. (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.

COUPON: Use code 10off to save $10 off your first box with a 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription!

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 “Emojis and Minions” Review


Each month we receive a card that highlights the theme and lists the contents of our box which includes two sheets of wax paper that serve as placemats to make for easy cleanup. This month’s theme is Emojis and Minions and the three projects all come on individual recipe cards that list the ingredients on the back. The directions are easy to follow and any important information is highlighted in red which is always helpful. 

Project #1: Emoji Pops


The first candy project was to make emoji pops using large marshmallows, melting chocolate, and some fun emoji candies and sprinkles. 


Our first step was to melt our chocolate wafers and stir them until smooth. Then my daughter and I worked assembly style as I dipped the end of the lollipop sticks into the chocolate and then stuck them through each marshmallow as my daughter handed them to me. We put them aside to set for a minute before moving on.


We set out our sprinkles while we waited for the marshmallows to set. Then I dipped each marshmallow in chocolate and handed them to the kids to decorate. They had a lot of fun with this step and they actually turned out pretty cute!


I love my son’s emoji pop with the large eye and (upside down) mustache. I really have to find these cute sprinkles! They are so fun! These were pretty yummy treats too and the kids were surprised to find that some of our candy pieces were actually a bit sour which they enjoyed!

Project #2: Minion Bites


The next project was to make Minion bites using the leftover melted chocolate from our first project and adding some cocoa and plain Rice Krispies cereal.


My daughter set out the paper cups for us while my son and I worked on stirring the chocolate and Rice Krispies together. Then I divided the mixture into the cups, although I didn’t do it very evenly, luckily my kids didn’t seem to notice or mind!


The final step was to add some blue sprinkles to get those yellow and blue Minion colors and then they were complete. These are always one of my favorite treats. I just can’t resist the sweet chocolate and the crunch of the Rice Krispies!

Project #3: Emoji and Minion Cookie Decorating


The last activity was our cookie decorating which was especially fun this month since we got to make our own Minions.


We received eight cookies to decorate; two large Minions, two small Minions, two large circles, and two small circles. Our icing this month was yellow, blue, and red and in addition to our emoji sprinkles, they also gave us some yellow and blue sprinkles to use. The kids had a great time decorating and making their own fun Minions and emojis!


I was pretty proud of my little Minion this month!


Here is our finished plate of treats. We had 20 total: 8 cookies, 6 Minion bites and 6 emoji pops. It’s always just enough for a few treats each without a ton of leftovers!

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:  I wish I could explain the way my daughter said “Gramma in a Box?” when she spied the box in my arms after bringing the mail in. It was like she could not believe that it was here and it was probably the cutest thing ever. I love how much excitement and joy Gramma in a Box brings to our home each month and the Minion theme made it even more exciting. We always have a good time, the kids enjoy the treats, and I love that we are spending time together with little planning or clean up on my part. These well organized, homemade boxes have become pretty special to us and are definitely worth the $20 cost of this subscription to us! 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the July 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 with 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. 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 (8)

  1. Wow. Really did an amazing job this month decorating. Everything looks really good. I wish I had gotten this box.

  2. Fun review. I think I’d like this box for myself and I’m 50 and childless!

    • Me too!

    • It might actually be a great box for an adult, too – you can make yourself an easy, creative snack and not have a ton of cleanup or leftovers to go stale or eat too much of (if you’re like me & sweets! lol). 😊

      • Brandi,
        That is EXACTLY why I need this box. Between the cleanup (lack of) and leftovers (that I would certainly eat) I am ordering now. Thanks!

  3. This box is so wonderful and so are your reviews and pictures. The time you 3 spend together doing this is worth the money spent and the goodies are just “icing” {sorry couldn’t resist} on the cookies!!!

    • lol, Michelle! You’re totally right though! ❤ Thanks for reading! 🙂

  4. This is so cute!

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