Gramma in a Box Subscription Review + Coupon – March 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 “St. Patrick’s Day Treats” March 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 “St.Patrick’s Day Treats!”

Project #1: Shamrock Pretzel Pops

 

This month my daughter and I worked together to make our candy crafts. First up were Shamrock Pretzel Pops using melting chocolate, pretzels, lollipop sticks, sprinkles, and some Sixlet candies. 

 

As always, our first step was to pour the chocolate wafers into a bowl, put them in the microwave, stir it until melted.

 

Then my daughter arranged three pretzels around each lollipop stick to look like a Shamrock.

 

She dipped the ends of each pretzel in the chocolate and then stuck them together around the lollipop sticks before adding sprinkles and one Sixlet chocolate ball right in the center of them.

They turned out really cute and looked so festive! Plus the combination of chocolate and pretzels is always a winner for us. I would recommend eating these right away though because the pretzels did get stale fairly quickly!

Project #2: Marshmallow Pot O’Gold Cups

 

Our next project was to make little marshmallow pots o’ gold using the leftover melting chocolate, mini marshmallows, and some gold circle sprinkles.

 

We set up our mini gold wrappers and then she dumped the marshmallows in and stirred them up to coat them in chocolate.

 

I divided the mixture between the cups and then she topped them with the metallic gold sprinkles.

 

These were so cute with the green and sparkly gold! The kids love marshmallows so this was a treat they enjoyed as well.

Project #3: St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Decorating

 

Our last project was to decorate our cookies. We received green, white and gold (yellow) icing along with four cups of festive sprinkles. There were 8 cookies; 4 small clovers, 2 large clovers, and 2 large pot cookies. 

 

While my daughter did the candy projects, we did save some cookies for my son to decorate and my daughter helped him get his cookies iced!

 

The cookies turned out to be very festive with all of the green and gold. They were yummy as usual – not super sweet and a good texture!

 

Here is our finished plate of treats. We had 6 shamrock pops, 6 pots o’ gold, and 8 cookies, which is just the right amount for a few treats each!

Cleaning up is always fairly simple with a quick wipe of the table after disposing of the icing and recycling all of our plastic containers in the box they came in. This means I don’t have to spend my time cleaning and can get right back to making dinner or hanging out with the kids!

Verdict: I love how the themes for Gramma in a Box are so festive and fun. The projects are always so simple and my daughter can now do them by herself for the most part. It is a great way for her to get confident with baking that is pretty foolproof and safe for her since she is only five. We always enjoy the homemade treats and how there are just enough for our family. It’s also a great way to spend some quality time together with no planning or stress on my part and minimal cleanup! The built-in family time is always worth the cost of this $20/month box for our family!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the April 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. Sounds like a fun subscription box. But I do wonder about those like me with tree nut or peanut allergies. I would hope you could inform them of any when you subscribe and have them clearly listed in the ingredients.

    • Hi Joyce! This might be a tricky one for those with allergies. If you swipe left on the first photo under each project you can see the complete ingredient list for each project and usually they do note any allergens! Hope that helps! 🙂

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