Who Doesn't enjoy homemade cookies and treats?! If one thing is for sure, it is nothing can beat grandmas homemade goodies! Unfortunately, not everyone can get that luxury. That's where Gramma in a Box
Here's the story behind Gramma in a Box:
Gramma in a Box is an idea I developed when three of my grandchildren moved to Seattle. I was always boxing up cookies and treats that we could make together when we Skyped. Once I shared this idea with other friends and family, the concept for Gramma in a Box was born! If you are lucky enough to live near your grandchildren, or as a parent you want to have a fun, creative project without all the work, then Gramma in a Box may be right for you. Or, if you are like me, and your grandchildren do not live nearby, then shipping Gramma in a Box may just be the fun, monthly activity for you send.
How Gramma in a Box Works:
Each month you will receive a fun-filled box of treats to make. Your box includes almost everything you need to make and decorate up to 20 cookie and candy treats, including fresh homemade cookies, a variety of sprinkles and colored frosting, two easy candy crafts, a detailed instruction sheet with photos, as well as decorating ideas. Some months will also include holiday theme candy and cookies, such as Valentine's and St. Patrick's Day photos below. This will be a fun memory maker for children who do not live near their Gramma, or as a great activity for when Gramma visits!
I had the pleasure of trying a Valentine's themed Gramma in a Box and I was not disappointed!
First, the box as a whole was nicely presented. I love that there was an expiration date marked on the outside of the box. The ingredients are fresh so note that that the expiration/best by date is to ensure you enjoy your treats while they're at their best quality. The kids and I worked on our box the same day it arrived.
Inside the box, I found all the ingredients I needed to make the treats. Also, there are 3 suggested recipe cards to make your treats. Of course, you are free to make your own treats, but we followed the cards. For us, our snack recipes included: Valentine Cookies, Crispy Caramel Bites, and Valentine Candy Cane Hearts. The only one we didn't do was the candy cane hearts since we're not big fans of peppermint in this house. So we did the cookie and caramel bites.
The ingredients were fresh and the recipes were easy to follow. I particularly like that on the recipe cards they tips were written as Gramma says rather than simply writing 'tip' - it just makes it a bit more of personalized experience rather than a standard recipe experience, to me. Also, on the back of the cards, the ingredients are listed for each recipe. For instance, the Valentine Theme Cookies have sugar cookies listed as one of the ingredients and next to it it states what is in the cookies (flour, butter, cream cheese, etc). I love this so you can ensure it is okay for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
Since I homeschool, I used this as a fun little exercise. The kids really LOVED getting to make their own treats, especially decorating the cookies! My 12-year-old daughter made her cookie look the best out of us. Mine showed I simply do not have that great of creativity skills as I once had. My 6-year-old son, on the other hand, his cookie looked like Valentine's just threw up on his cookie with all the icing and sprinkles he added to it. Regardless of how they came out, they were fun to make but super delicious to enjoy. The only complaint is that we wanted more of those delicious cookies!!
Seriously, though, Gramma in a Box is a fun and unique experience. Everything definitely tastes homemade. Everything is fresh. Best of all, it was a good excuse to spend a little time together doing something fun as a family. They are definitely worth trying!
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