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Gramma in a Box Subscription Review + Coupon – August 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: $22.00 per month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions or auto-debit.

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 “Under the Sea Treats” August 2020 Review


This month we received a little card that we can pass along to a friend to tell them about this subscription.


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 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. Our fun theme for this month is “Under the Sea.” Let’s dive in… get it?

Project #1: Baby Shark Pops


While there are no sharks involved, I knew my kids would enjoy the name of this first project! These treats involved using lollipop sticks, melting chocolate, graham cracker crumbs, goldfish, and some big marshmallows. Our marshmallows arrived a bit melted and smooshed together, but for the most part, I was able to separate them and once they were covered in chocolate you could barely tell. 


The first step is always to melt our chocolate. I set the kids up with a plate of graham cracker crumbs and divided up the goldfish. Normally I would let the kids separate the marshmallows and put them on the sticks, but since they were a little messier than usual, I handled this part. You can see how sticky that marshmallow was. I did end up substituting one of our marshmallows with one from home because there was one very melted marshmallow that started to really fall apart once the warm chocolate hit it!


After I dipped the marshmallows into the chocolate and rolled them around to coat them I let the kids top them. They dipped them into the graham cracker crumbs and added some goldfish to the sides.


These ended up being pretty sloppy looking due to the melted state of our marshmallows, but the flavors all came together nicely and the kids didn’t seem to mind. I wasn’t brave enough to keep my fish on mine, but the kids enjoyed them!

Project #2: Clams with Pearls


Our next project is such a cute idea! This time we used our leftover melting chocolate, some nilla wafers, white sixlet candies, some candy eyes, and sprinkles to make some cute clams with pearls. What a fun idea! A few of our wafers were a bit broken at the edges, but as usual, we were able to make do!


We set out the Nilla wafers and then I added some chocolate to them. The kids then placed the “pearl” Sixlet candy in the center of one and placed a second cookie on top.


Then we used toothpicks to dab some chocolate onto the candy eyes and stuck them on top.

These were adorable and yummy! I would definitely make these for a party because they were so simple and delicious little bites of chocolate, candy, and cookie. They remind me of the little clam in Finding Dory for some reason! So cute!

Project #3: Sea Life Cookie Decorating


The last project was our cookie decorating which is always a hit. I love the fun colors that Gramma chose!

There were 8 cookies; 2 large starfish, 2 large seashells, and 4 small fish.


This time even baby brother got in on the cookie decorating action!


Thanks to the bright colors, our cookies were fun and pretty cute!


Here is our finished plate of treats. We had 6 Baby Shark pops, 6 clams, and 8 cookies.


Of course, the best part is when it comes time to eat them!

When it comes to clean up, it’s very simple; I put the empty plastic containers back into our box and then recycle the whole thing. Although this time I did save a few of the containers to use for craft storage! After that, it was a quick wipe of the table and we were ready for our family movie!

Verdict: The kids and I look forward to our Gramma in a Box each month! It’s guaranteed time when we all work together with no fighting, there’s no planning on my part, very little clean up, no dishes, and the end result is a plate of yummy treats that we get to share together. It’s also pretty fun to see my youngest help us now that he is getting older. This is definitely a box that can grow with your family and be fun for any age!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the September 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 2020!

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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!

Posted in Gramma In A Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids| Tags: gramma in a box | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. Always adorable and tastes so good!

  2. What a clever concept.So cute! I love the reviews for this box!
    Thanks for sharing them.

    • Thanks for reading, Chris! 🙂

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