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Gramma in a Box Subscription Review + Coupon – August 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: the U.S.

Gramma in a Box “Beach Party Treats” August 2019 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. 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. This month our theme is “Beach Party Treats” which sounds like a fun one!

Project #1: Goldfish Bowls


The first candy project was to make goldfish bowls using marshmallows, melting chocolate, graham cracker crumbs and some goldfish crackers.


Our first step was to melt our chocolate wafers and stir them until smooth. We also set out our marshmallows and goldfish in preparation for the next step.


We dumped our graham cracker crumbs into a small bowl. Then we dipped the marshmallows into the melted chocolate, then the graham crackers and then the kids stuck little goldfish onto the sides.


These made for a cute and sweet treat! I wasn’t sure I would like the goldfish cracker with the marshmallow and chocolate, but the flavor was pretty mild against the sweetness of everything else.

Project #2: Seashell Pretzels


The next project was to make seashell pretzels using the leftover melted chocolate from project 1 and some cute seashell candies.


I dipped and coated each pretzel in chocolate using a fork and then passed them to the kids to add their seashells. Then they topped them with the little white “pearl” sprinkles.


The little pearls were so cute against the blue, but boy do my kids know how to make a mess with them! The round shapes roll EVERYWHERE! As for the taste, you can never go wrong with chocolate covered pretzels, especially when there are cute chocolate seashells on top!

Project #3: Sea Life Cookie Decorating


The last activity was our cookie decorating which stuck with our sea theme and included white, teal and a nice salmon-colored icing to go with our fish and seashell-shaped cookies.


We received eight cookies to decorate; two large stars, two large seashells, and four fishies. Things got a little messy this time, so there weren’t many pictures of us decorating, but I guarantee you, we had a good time!


While they love to decorate the cookies, they are also incredibly excited to eat them when we are done!

Here is our finished plate of “Beach Party Treats.” We had 20 total: 8 cookies, 6 seashell pretzels, and 6 goldfish bowls. It’s always just enough for a few treats each without a ton of leftovers!

It’s usually pretty easy cleaning up afterward, too! I can throw all of the plastic containers back into our box and recycle them. Usually, it’s just a quick wipe of the table (and the kids) before we are free to move on to our next activity, although tonight definitely required an extra sweep! Even with the extra clean up this month’s box required, it was still so much quicker and easier than baking from scratch since there were no dishes to clean. This means I got to get back to spending time with the kids a little more quickly and it was much less work for me.

Verdict: This month’s treats from Gramma in a Box were cute and creative! They were very beachy and tasty, too. The kids always get excited when they see that red box in the mail and so do I since I know we have a fun activity coming up that we all can enjoy doing together. The perks of this box are the quick and easy cleanup, the simple and easy to follow directions that allow for stress-free fun, and of course, the built-in quality time we get to spend together. All of this makes it well worth the $20 cost of this subscription for us!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the September 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!

Check out all of our Gramma in a Box reviews and more family activity boxes, along with the best kids subscription boxes of 2019!

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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 (5)

  1. Almost tempted to buy this box & make these special treats up for my husband! It’s just us, I think it would be a cute and sweet thing to do 💖

  2. Such a cute and fun box. I always enjoy reading your view of this box.

    • Thanks so much, Monica! 😊

  3. My “kids” are 15 and 20 yo and I still want to get this box for us. I wish this had been around when they were little like yours – it just looks like the best 20 bucks you could spend to have quality time w the kids. They’re gonna remember making all these treats every month forever.

    • Your kids might still enjoy it! 😊 Thanks for reading, Stacey!

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