Gramma in a Box Subscription Review + Coupon – February 2020


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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 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!

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 “Valentine Treats” February 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 theme is “Valentine Treats!”

Project #1: Valentine Candy Cane Hearts

 

The first treat we made were some Valentine candy hearts using mini candy canes, melted chocolate, lollipop sticks, conversation hearts, and some festive sprinkles.

 

We poured our chocolate discs into a bowl, popped them in the microwave for a minute and then stirred them until smooth. The pink and white chocolates turned into a nice pale pink color!

 

We unpacked our candy canes and opened them up. Unfortunately, I think our box’s transit here was a rough one because a few of our candy canes were pretty broken up. We had two that were whole and my daughter arranged them into a heart shape around one of the lollipop sticks. Then she helped me put the pieces of the other hearts together.

 

Next I poured a generous amount of chocolate into the center of the hearts. I had to use a bit more than it called for so that I could help our broken candy cane pieces stick together once the chocolate set. Then the kids topped them with sprinkles.

 

These turned out really cute and were tasty too! The minty candy canes were a good mix with the sweet chocolate. Fortunately, the abundance of chocolate I used helped to hold the candy cane pieces together!

Project #2: Crispy Caramel Bites

 

Our next project was to make crispy caramel bites using the leftover chocolate and some Rice Krispies.

 

First, we spread out our 6 mini cupcake liners and then dispersed these tiny caramel balls throughout them. These are a new item for us and I was curious how they would taste!

I added the Rice Krispies to what was left of our chocolate and mixed it all up. Since our chocolate was limited and our Rice Krispy cup had opened during transit and spilled a little, we ended up with slightly less of this mixture than we should have had. I added some to each of our cupcake liners and then the kids added some sprinkles to the tops and we put them aside to set.

 

These were yummy and those little drops of caramel added some chewy sweetness which was a good mix to the crispy crunch of cereal and chocolate! We had two cups that weren’t quite as full, but no one seemed to mind!

Project #3: Valentine Cookie Decorating

 

Last up, we had our cookies to decorate! We received pink, red, and white icing and lots of festive sprinkles. There were 8 cookies; 4 small hearts, 2 large hearts, and 2 plaque-type cookies. 

 

These are always fun to decorate!

 

Here are our festive Valentine cookies! I thought they turned out great and the kids loved that they had the conversation hearts to add to them! Although I think a few of them never made it as far as the cookies…

 

Here is our finished plate of treats with eight cookies, 6 cups of crispy caramel bites, and 3 heart lollipops.

It’s always a quick and easy cleanup, too! We can recycle all of the plastic in the box that it came in and then I just have to wipe up the table and especially the kids! I love not having a ton of dishes to wash!

 

We’re always left with just enough treats for everyone to enjoy without overdoing it!

Verdict: The kids and I enjoyed the festive goodies in this month’s Gramma in a Box! While we had some mishaps with the candy canes, we were still able to make it work and it didn’t affect the fun family time we had together. It was actually kind of fun trying to fit the pieces back together like a puzzle! This box is consistent in delivering just enough homemade treats for our family to enjoy while providing some quality family time for us with no planning, cleaning or stress on my part. We enjoy the experience that this $20/month box offers our family each month!

To Wrap Up:

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

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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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2 Comments

  1. The February box was so cute and we enjoyed all the colorful sprinkles. The cookies and frosting seemed extra delicious this month. I ate 3 cookies in one day. lol

    • Haha, I think I only got one cookie – maybe the kids thought they were extra delicious, too! 🙂

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