Gramma in a Box Subscription Review + Coupon – November 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 “Thanksgiving Theme Treats” November 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 “Thanksgiving Theme Treats” and it looks like they will be having a great deal for their Black Friday sale!

    Project #1: Turkey Buddies

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      The first candy project was to make turkey buddies using melting chocolate, crackers, candy corn, sunflower seeds, and some candy eyes. 

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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.

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          Next, we divided up our ingredients so we each had two crackers, two sunflower seed noses, four candy eyes, and enough candy corn to give each of our turkey buddies three feathers.

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            I spread a dollop of chocolate over the surface of the crackers and then we all got to work putting them together.

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              I thought they turned out pretty cute! The taste was pretty good, too with the buttery, salty crunch of cracker mixed with the sweet chocolate and chewy candy corn. These are an easy and fun treat to make and a great way to use up any extra candy corn you might have lying around!

              Project #2: Harvest Bark

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                The next project was to make harvest bark using the leftover melted chocolate, some roasted peanuts, sprinkles, candy corn, and some Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.

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                  We stirred half of the cereal into our melted chocolate then I poured it out into a big rectangle shape and we added all of the mix-ins to the top.

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                    This bark was pretty chunky by the time we finished, but it actually held together pretty well once the chocolate set and it was delicious! The cinnamon cereal was kind of odd to me at first, but it went well with all of the other flavors and we all enjoyed eating it.

                    Project #3: Fall Cookie Decorating

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                      The last activity was our cookie decorating which we always have a blast with! We received 2 pumpkins, 2 turkeys, 2 leaves, and 2 acorns along with yellow, orange, and brown icing and a few cups of sprinkles.

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                        This time we actually had so much fun decorating that I didn’t get any process photos at all! You can tell that the kids were very into the decorating this time because our cookies look even more polished than usual.

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                          I did get some good photos of them enjoying their treats though!

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                            Here is our finished plate of “Thanksgiving Treats.” We had 8 cookies, 6 turkey buddies, and a nice thick piece of harvest bark to share. It’s always just enough for a few treats each without a ton of leftovers! That last photo is courtesy of my daughter who wanted to take a photo of our cookies for you and I think her perspective makes them look even tastier!

                            Clean up is always super easy afterward, too! I throw all of the plastic wraps and containers in the box as we go and recycle the whole thing when we are done, although I did save a few of the little cups for us to use for crafts after some great reader suggestions! The kids usually begin digging into our treats while I clean up and then we are free to move onto our next activity without a pile of dirty dishes waiting for me. In addition to the easy cleanup, I also feel like the whole experience is much more fun since I didn’t have to plan it out or shop for it either!

                            Verdict: This month’s Gramma in a Box had some fun treats for us with a few new ingredients like the crackers and the Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal which were both much more delicious with the addition of chocolate! This box is something we look forward to each month and I love that it allows the kids to be creative while we spend some quality time together with no real stress and minimal effort on my part. Plus we have dessert for a few nights that the kids seem to love even more since they had a hand in creating them! This $20 subscription is always worth it for the quality time we get to spend together!

                            To Wrap Up:

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

                            6 Comments

                            1. I went ahead and signed up so my first box will arrive in December. I will let you know my thoughts after we try our first month.

                              • Yes! Please do! 🙂

                            2. These are super cute–the treats and the kiddos–but how do they taste?
                              The treats–not the kiddos!

                              • Haha thanks! The treats are good! The turkeys were a good mix of salty and sweet and the bark had a lot going on, but was pretty yummy! The cookies are good – more of a shortbread style and not super sweet. I actually prefer to eat them when they are a day or so old because they taste better to me that way for some reason! The kids are happy to eat the cookies right away though! 🙂

                            3. I love your reviews, it reminds me of the good times my boys and I had when they were young! You have lovely kids 😊

                              • Thanks so much for reading, Lori! And for your kind words! 😊

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