Gramma in a Box Subscription Review + Coupon – July 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 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.

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: the U.S.

Gramma in a Box July 2019 Review

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    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. 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: Sparkler Pretzel Rods

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      The first candy project was to make sparkler pretzel rods using honey pretzel twists, melting chocolate and patriotic sprinkles.

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        Our first step was to melt our chocolate wafers and stir them until smooth and set out our pretzel rods. Only one of our little pretzels survived the trip in the mail, but we like to look on the bright side around here and just made several mini sparkler rods instead of six big ones.

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          I dipped the rods in the melted chocolate and then the kids rolled them in sprinkles before laying them down to set. Easy enough! Although some of those tinier rods were a little tricky!

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            These were pretty yummy and since our bites were even smaller, the chocolate to pretzel ratio was pretty good and even more delicious!

            Project #2: Golden Peanut Bites

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              The next project was to make golden peanut bites using pretzel squares, peanuts and our leftover melted chocolate from project 1.

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                The kids set out their paper cups and then added a pretzel to each cup while I added the peanuts to our leftover chocolate and stirred it up.

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                  I added a dollop of the chocolate peanut mixture on top of each pretzel and the kids then topped them with our patriotic sprinkles.

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                    These were really tasty little bites! We actually had a good amount of chocolate leftover so I was able to add a decent dollop of chocolate to the top of each pretzel which made me pretty happy.

                    Project #3: Patriotic Cookie Decorating

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                      The last activity was our cookie decorating which had a patriotic theme this month with red, white and blue icing.

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                        We received eight cookies to decorate; two large stars, two small stars, two flags, and two small circles. The kids enjoyed this activity, as they always do!

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                          Of course, they also enjoyed the eating part, too!

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                            Here is our finished plate of treats. We had 20 total: 8 cookies, 6 golden peanut bites and 6 sparkler rods (if they had remained whole). 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 appreciate that Gramma sent our box early this month so that we could enjoy it for the Fourth of July, which is exactly what we did! It made for a fun patriotic activity and gave us a few sweet treats to share together. Gramma in a Box is one of our favorite boxes that we receive each month and I love the time we get to spend together. It’s quality time with no planning or clean-up on my part which makes it even more enjoyable for me! These boxes have a homemade feel while also being incredibly organized with easy to follow directions and it’s 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 August 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.

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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 | 7 comments


                            1. This is a cute sub for people that have young kids/grandkids. I agree your children are adorable.

                            2. I have gifted this box to multiple families and it always is a hit. I hope this doesn’t come off as creepy but your children are adorable! What fun memories you are creating!

                              • Not creepy at all, Melissa! 🙂 Thanks for the compliment and for reading!

                            3. Brandi,
                              That looks like it was a fun day. Enjoy those two as much as you can. Mine are 18 (girl) and 15 (boy) and I miss them being little. This is a project that you can do yourself with a quick trip to the grocery store. I appreciate that it all arrived in a box for convenience. But I have made trips to Sarris Chocolates to make our own pretzels and cookies. I am pretty sure that was more than $20 though … lol

                              • Thanks, Dawn! I try to enjoy them as much as I can, I know it goes fast! <3

                            4. How do the actual cookies taste?

                              • They are pretty good although not my favorite since I like my sugar cookies super sweet with lots of rich buttercream frosting while these are more of a shortbread type cookie with a simpler icing. The kids love them and for some reason, I really enjoy them a day or so later and have no trouble eating my share! 🙂

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