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Gramma in a Box Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2020

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 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 “New Year and Football Treats” January 2020 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 themes are “New Year and Football Treats!”

Project #1: New Year Sparklers


The first treat we made were some New Year Sparklers. We received six thick pretzel sticks, a cup of funfetti melting chocolate, and some candy dots. 


We poured the chocolate into a bowl, microwaved it, and then stirred it all around to make sure the discs were melted. Then we set out our pretzel sticks to get ready for the next step.


My daughter was in charge of dipping and coating the pretzel sticks in chocolate while my son was in charge of rolling them in the sprinkles. I mentioned last month how bittersweet it was watching my kids be able to complete these on their own, but this time, I tried to revel in how nice it was being able to take a step back and simply observe.


I thought they did a great job! These tasted good as well, as pretzels and chocolate usually do!

Project #2: Game Day Crunch


Our next project was a big mix of items to create some Game Day Crunch. They sent us thin pretzel sticks, popcorn (which was a little stale tasting, but turned out okay once mixed in), some plump dried cranberries, roasted peanuts, and candy-coated chocolate chips.


My son dumped the popcorn in a bowl for us.


Then my daughter broke up the pretzel sticks and added them to the bowl. My son dumped in the remaining ingredients.


Then we poured the leftover chocolate over it all and tossed it to mix it all up and coat all of the pieces.


This was such an odd mix, but apparently anything goes together as long as it’s covered in chocolate! The cranberries were the real star here for us because they were a bit plumper and juicier than the kind we usually get which made for such a nice tart burst with a different texture. I would definitely eat this any time!

Project #3: Holiday Cookie Decorating


Last up, we had our cookie decorating with 2020 cookies, 2 footballs, and 2 starburst (firework?) cookies along with icing in yellow, blue and brown. We received blue and gold sprinkles as well as some chocolate jimmies. 


I enjoy the cookie decorating as much as they do, and I also spend a lot of time scooping up extra spilled sprinkles so we can use them all, so I didn’t get many process photos!

The cookies turned out great, although we did have 2 break on us since the shape is a bit more delicate. It didn’t make it any less delicious though! These cookies are not overly sweet and they taste great once the icing sets.


Here is our finished plate of treats! We had a nice big pile of Game Day Crunch, 6 sparklers, and 8 cookies to enjoy!

Clean up is always a breeze, too, since we can simply throw the plastic containers into our box and recycle it all together. Or you can keep the cups to use for crafts if you want to get more use out of them! It is so nice to have such minimal cleanup and be able to spend that time with the kids instead!


Eating the treats is also another fun part of this sub!

Verdict: This month’s Gramma in a Box was another great mix of treats that we enjoyed. It was just enough for our family of five to enjoy without having a ton of leftovers or completely overdoing it on the sweets, which is nice! I love watching my kids do these activities and get creative and it’s even better since I didn’t have to bake or plan for any of it! A reader commented that there are a lot of pretzel treats in this box, and from month-to-month, that is definitely true (although in our case, we love them), so just keep that in mind if you’re considering this subscription and you aren’t a pretzel fan. We enjoy this built-in box of family fun for $20 each month!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the February 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. 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 (2)

  1. This seems like a great box. Fun, easy projects and it’s nice having just the right quantity of ingredients so stuff doesn’t go bad in my pantry. Very intrigued!

  2. This is a great box! I need to resubscribe to it!!

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