Gramma in a Box Subscription Review + Coupon – October 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 “Halloween Theme Treats” October 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. This month our theme is “Halloween Theme Treats” and it looks like we have some fun activities planned!

    Project #1: Witches Hats

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      The first candy project was to make witches hats using melting chocolate, Oreo thins, Hershey kisses, and some sprinkles. 

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        We spread out the two pieces of parchment paper they provided and then our first step was to melt our chocolate wafers and stir them until smooth. While my son worked on stirring, my daughter unwrapped our cookies and Kisses for us.

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          I spread a dollop of chocolate on top of each cookie and then passed it to the kids. They recommended using the little nonpareils sprinkles, but I let the kids each choose their own. My daughter chose purple and my son chose orange. They put their kiss right in the middle for the tip of the hat and then sprinkled their sprinkles around the edges to finish them off. Then we set them aside to set.

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            This was such a cute and simple treat! I definitely think we will be making these on our own again. I do wish that there had been a few more for us to make though.

            Project #2: Crispy Monster Bites

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              The next project was to make crispy monster bites using the remainder of our melting chocolate, Cocoa Krispies, gummy worms, and some fun candy bones and eyeballs.

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                While I added our Krispies to the leftover chocolate and stirred it around, the kids divided up the candy and set out their little cups. I added a little scoop of the mixture to each cup and then they topped it with the candy.

                These turned out pretty cute! They were mostly chocolate with just a bit of crunchy Krispies inside. The candy was actually a bit tart and the kids really enjoyed the fun contrast in flavors!

                Project #3: Halloween Cookie Decorating

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                  The last activity was our cookie decorating with orange, purple and white icing and a variety of sprinkles. We received two witches hats, two pumpkins, two bats, and two ghosts.

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                    We set out our cookies, divided them up and then got to work decorating! The kids always enjoy this part and I can actually see them improving each month with their designs which is such fun to see!

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                      Here we have our cookies all finished! They are always a treat that we all enjoy.

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                        Here is our finished plate of “Halloween Treats.” We had 18 total: 8 cookies, 6 monster bites, and 4 witches hats. It’s always just enough for a few treats each without a ton of leftovers!

                        I love how easy clean up is afterward. I simply collect the plastic wraps and containers in the box as we go and recycle the whole thing when we are done. After a quick wipe of the table and a good bit of hand and face washing for the kids, we can move on to whatever is next! A lot of times we do this together while dinner cooks and then they are ready for us to eat for dessert and make for a fun treat. It’s quality family time with no planning and minimal cleanup, which is just what this busy mom needs!

                        Verdict: We are all ready for Halloween in our house, so this Gramma in a Box was another festive way to celebrate one of our favorite holidays! Those witches hats were too cute, and while I would have loved to see a few more of them, I’m pretty happy to have been introduced to this idea because they would make such a simple and fun dessert for a Halloween party! As usual, the kids had a blast and I was thrilled at the minimal effort I had to put forth to get some quality time and enjoy some delicious treats with my kiddos. It’s always worth the $20 cost of this subscription to us since we have such a great time doing it!

                        To Wrap Up:

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

                        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. 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.

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                        7 Comments

                        1. The cookies look good. They did a good job decorating them.

                        2. I guess I never noticed how cheap this sub was before. Think I finally found a winner for my 6-year old!

                          • If you subscribe, let me know how your kiddo likes it! 🙂

                        3. We love this box the kiddos get so excited when it comes! Just an FYI I reuse all
                          The plastic containers for school lunches, crafts etc. I try not to recycling them without getting reused multiple times;)

                          • Wow, Kristin, why did I never think of this before? What a great idea! I’ll definitely be keeping them for craft storage in the future! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

                        4. I like the idea of this but couldn’t justify that much plastic waste. It’s awful.

                          • Reidy, I know what you mean, but you can reuse and recycle the plastic.

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