gramma in a box review

Gramma in a Box Subscription Review + Unboxing + First Box $10 | September 2019

gramma in a box review

Gramma in a Box is a monthly candy and cookie craft subscription box designed by a gramma for her grandkids. Each package is themed and includes everything you need to create 15-20 finished cookie and candy crafts. Boxes are $20 and there are one time boxes available. If you subscribe to an autorenewing package you’ll receive your first box for just $10! NAT received this package at no cost for review purposes.

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The first glimpse inside the Gramma in a Box for September. It was at about this point I realized some of our red crystal sprinkles had leaked out.

It was a bit of a mess… also important to note that each package from Gramma in a Box contains two pieces of parchment paper. This month’s was rendered unusable unfortunately (no worries though, I’ll make it work)!

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Everything that I received in my September Back to School themed Gramma in a Box. I managed to salvage as many red sprinkles as I could since they were used in two of our three crafts for the month.


So what is all this stuff?

Our box inserts. The first tells us about this month’s theme and goes through the items that are included in our box. The other three are instructions on how to create each of the three projects for the month.


We received four of these wafer cookies to use in our Wafer Pencils project.


Each package from Gramma in a Box contains a colored melting chocolate. This month we received white which will be used in both our Teacher’s Apples craft and our Wafer Pencil craft.


These six marshmallows will be used in our Teacher’s Pencils craft. They will be dipped in the chocolate and dipped in red crystals to create an apple!


The infamous red sprinkles. These will be used in the Teacher’s Apples and the Wafer Pencil projects.


Every package from Gramma in a Box comes with eight cookies. Typically these are sugar cookies but last Christmas we did get gingerbread which was fun! This month we received letter cookies as well as apple cookies to round out this Back to School themed box!


We’ll be using this stick in our Teacher’s Apples craft. The red sprinkles from the box made it a bit messy but it’s still usable.


These multi-colored pareils will be used in our cookie decorating craft for the month.


As will these multi-colored sprinkles.


Our cookies come in two packages of four – this is our second package.


These chocolate chips will be used as the tips of our pencils in our Wafer Pencil project.


These blue crystal sprinkles will be used in our final project, the cookie decorating craft.


This container contains both pretzel sticks and small leaf sprinkles that will be used to top our Teacher’s Apples craft.


Every package from Gramma in a Box contains three bags of different colored frosting that matches the theme of the box. This month we are taking it back to the primary days with some primary colors. We received blue, red and yellow. These will be used in our final cookie decorating craft!


Okay so now what? 

Now we have fun!

First up we gather everything that we’ll need for our Wafter pencil project. We need the wafer cookies, melting chocolate, red crystals, chocolate chips and the instructions of course.

First thing’s first, we melt our chocolate.

Then working quickly we’ll dip the tip of the pencil in the chocolate and dip it in the red crystals to create our eraser.

And then to complete our craft we will take the pointed end and dip that in the chocolate also. Once we’ve done that we quickly add a chocolate chip to the end to create our pencil point. Here they are setting.

Now we gather together everything that we’ll need for our Teacher’s Apples project. For this one you’ll need the container with the stems and leaves, the stick, the red crystal sprinkles, the package of marshmallows, the melting chocolate (you may have to reheat it) and the instructions.

This craft is performed similarly to the pencil project. We insert the stick into the marshmallow and coat it in chocolate. Once that’s done we will then also coat it in the red sugar crystals. Finally we’ll top each apple with a stem and a leaf.

I thought these were really cute and so did the kiddos!

The final craft is the kid’s favorite. For it we gather all of our cookies, the pariels, the multi-colored sprinkles, the blue crystal sprinkles, our three bags of frosting and our instructions. We don’t typically use those because I just let the kids have fun and be creative with their cookies, after all that is the premise of this box.

Oliver really wanted to decorate an apple cookie.

Vivienne didn’t have a preference (unless you call sneaking icing into her mouth a preference.)

And Belle definitely wanted to decorate those B’s for Belle!

Because she is the oldest of the children involved she tried the most ambitious creation, tie dye. It started off great.

However it ended up looking a little bit muddy looking (she said it tasted great though).

Despite that muddy looking one above, the other B turned our great and I was pretty impressed with her creativity.

All in all this was a really fun time for the kids.

Here are all of our completed projects for this month. There are 18 in total!


So in summary

Presentation: I’d like to see a better way to hold the sprinkles so that we can avoid messes in the future, even if it’s just a little bit of tape.

Quality: I love all the sprinkles that are included in this box each month! There’s always such a great assortment.

Curation: For a back to school themed box this was a great assortment of crafts and projects. What’s more school-esque than apples and pencils and ABC’s! Totally fun month from Gramma in a Box once again!


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Gramma in a Box is a monthly subscription box for children. This month the theme was “Back to School” themed and included 3 fun crafts.

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