Last month my kids and I received a Gramma In A Box and they had a blast with putting together the treats in the box, so when we went to check the mail earlier this month and found the September box they were beyond excited. Before we get into our review, what is a Gramma In A Box kit? This box was originally created by owner Terry to give her and her grandchildren who lived in another state a chance to work on decorating cookies together over Skype, over time it has turned into a full time business for other parents and grandparents who want to do the same with their children.
The September theme is "Back-to-School Treats" and it features three sweet treat projects to work on with your kids. Everything you need to create the treats is included in the box, there is no baking needed, just decorating!
Next up was creating Teachers apples using marshmallows, vanilla melting chocolate, red sanding sugar, half a pretzel rod and candy leaves. The kids had a lot of fun rolling their marshmallows into the melted chocolate then the sugar, we found it was best to sprinkle it on rather than rolling it in the glitter so I'd do it over a wax paper so you can pour the extra back into the little container. Once it is covered in the red sprinkles you add a pretzel rod to the top, then add a candy leaf or two, and bam! You've made a Teachers apple. I personally love how these turned out! And they were pretty delicious.
Last but not least the box included several different sugar cookies to decorate with frosting and fun sprinkles. We received letter and apple shaped cookies, one of the "C's" was broken but the kids didn't seem to mind and split the cookie as is while decorating the rest. The frosting may need a bit of kneading to make sure it is mixed properly before you use it, we found it is best to knead it or roll it in your hands for a little while to warm the frosting up to give it a better consistency to spread on the cookies.
You can purchase a singular box to try out or you can purchase a 3,6,or 12 month subscription and automatically at the start of each month your box will be shipped out. In total there are enough goodies in the box to create 15 to 20 finished items (each cookie counts as a finished item). A single box is $20 or if you buy a subscription the price lowers a bit depending on which subscription you purchase. If you are a new subscriber you need to place an order before the 3rd of each month in order to receive that month's box. This subscription service is only available in the US. During the holidays there are holiday themed items in the box which adds to the fun of the box.
Disclaimer- The products mentioned above were provided by Gramma In A Box for the review free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.