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KiwiCo Yummy Crate “Magical & Munchable ” March 2022 Review + Coupon

Brandi D.
ByBrandi D.Mar 31, 2022 | 2 comments

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Yummy Crate is a subscription box for kids and tweens ages 6-14 created by kids subscription box company KiwiCo. Each month you'll receive three colorful recipe cards, a specialty cooking tool, hands-on projects, and a Yummy Zine with fun facts about food and some history, which adds an educational aspect to the box. With this STEAM-based approach to cooking, your child will learn basic skills and even a little cooking science in the process!

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.)

First Impressions

"Magical & Munchable" sounded like an interesting theme, and this box looked like it would be fun with some extra supplies for our experiment!

What's Inside a Yummy Crate?

 

Everything you need, other than the cooking tools, will arrive packed neatly inside this envelope. Inside there is a little checklist of what you can find along with a fun collectible sticker. This month's theme is "Magical & Munchable" and it's all about color-changing foods!

Cooking Tools

 

This month we received this great juicer. The lid has two different openings for pouring and straining and it comes off of the bowl. The bowl has pour spouts that make it easy to transfer liquid from and it has measurements on the side so you can measure whatever you're juicing right in the cup.

Grown-Up Guide

 

A helpful grown-up guide is included that lets you know all of the items you will need for the three recipes. There is a great ingredient substitution list on the back as well.

Yummy Zine

 

Our Yummy Zine this month was all about anthocyanins and it included some great educational information along with some fun facts. There is also an activity at the back to test us on what we learned!

 

This month we received some extra supplies for our experiments and activity. There were some pipettes, plastic beakers, a paintbrush, a pH color scale, and some bookmark papers with sleeves.

Experiment: Cabbage Chemistry

 

This month's experiment played around with chemistry using some cabbage.

Activity: Color-Pop Bookmarks

 

Our activity was to make some color-pop bookmarks using cabbage and food for the coloring.

The Recipes: Magical & Munchable

 

We received three colorful recipe cards that were incredibly easy to read and use. This month we were making blueberry muffins, tie-dye noodles, and transforming lemonade. These all involved using foods whose color could be changed with chemical reactions.

 

Here is a closer look at one of the recipes. The tools and ingredients were listed in checklist form, and every step was marked so clearly and accompanied by a helpful picture. I think the way they break it down is great for kids!

Experiments & Activities

 

This month everything seemed to build off of one another so we got started with our experiment before moving on to our recipes. We got set up with our beakers and then blended up some cabbage and water to form the base for our experiments.

 

Then my daughter made her hypothesis on the chart they provided before adding different ingredients like milk and baking soda to the base. We observed the color changes and matched it to the pH color scale. This was so informative and a great way to learn about pH, especially as it relates to food.

 

Next, we used the leftover cabbage juice and my son painted our bookmark papers for us. When they were dry we used lemon juice and baking soda as our paints and added some designs with q-tips that we dipped into them. They turned out pretty cool and once they were put in the sleeves, they made perfect bookmarks!

Transforming Lemonade

 

Next, it was time to make some lemonade! We made a sugar syrup out of cabbage, sugar, and water that we boiled and then poured it into some glasses with ice. Then my daughter cut and juiced the lemons and we added it to our mixture. The lemons turned our lemonade from blue to pink!

Not only was it fun, but this lemonade got a thumbs up from all the kids...and me!

Blueberry Muffins

 

We did also make the blueberry muffins from the box and they were pretty good, too. We didn't get to the lemon drizzle on top, but I think that would have made them even better! I loved how easy the recipe was for my daughter to follow!

Value - Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $22.95 + free shipping

This month our approach to the box was a little different; we dove into the experiment and activity first and it provided such a great introduction before getting to our recipes. We learned a lot through the processes and we already got two days of activities by splitting up the recipes. This definitely felt like a great value this month with everything they included and all that we were able to accomplish!

Key Takeaways

My daughter really looks forward to this box now and so do I! I love that we aren't just learning about cooking, but we are also learning about the processes that foods undergo. It turns this into a science box, but with a delicious result! I have to say this is quickly becoming a favorite box of ours!

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To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? It is possible you might get this crate, but it is not a guarantee. From KiwiCo:

Crates are assigned each month based on availability and your crate history - not all subscribers receive the same theme each month.

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Brandi D.
Brandi D.

I am a homeschooling mother of four. I am a former educator and have taught both elementary art and Special Education.

I have been reviewing boxes for MSA since January 2018 and have reviewed everything from activity and clothing boxes for kids to clothing, beauty, and pampering boxes for women. I have also reviewed boxes focused on home goods and even some men's boxes with the help of my husband! 

I love to discover new brands and try new things!


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2 comments

Wendy

So glad there are educational and fun options for kids that teach them cooking/baking/meal preparation. Getting kids interested in cooking or just making their own drink or simple meal is a valuable life long skill. I am in my 40s and just surprised at how many people even in my generation do not know or have an interest in making even the most basic things. They spend tons of money on take out or just eat microwave meals all the time

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Brandi D.

It is such a valuable skill and having it presented in a fun and unique way for kids is great! Thanks for commenting, Wendy! 🙂

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