Kids would love this!
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Picking this Create A Treat Pre-Built Gingerbread House from Costco was my husband’s idea. We’ve been pretty busy so I wasn’t 100% sold on the idea of sitting down and creating a Gingerbread House but I have to say, it was actually pretty fun.
The Costco Create A Treat Pre Built Gingerbread House Kit comes with everything you need to create a pretty cute looking Gingerbread House. You get the icing, candy and the house is already built and wrapped so all you have to do is decorate it. Our Gingerbread House had a tiny dent and had come off the board it stands on and needed to be reattached with some icing. I didn’t think of this as a big deal but my husband pointed out while thinking about himself as a kid that if there were two houses, two kids and one damaged house, he could see some serious arguing over who got the more damaged house. He’s a tiny bit of a perfectionist though. This kit wins in the convenience department, there’s no baking or constructing required. Just decorating and that’s the fun part right?
Taste wise, it’s what you would expect. A hard, not very tasty, artificial/processed tasting attempt at a gingerbread cookie. The icing is pure sugar so you may as well just grab a teaspoon of sugar and eat that. The most edible candy would be the jelly/gummy candies with sugar but even those aren’t great. I definitely wouldn’t recommend eating this expecting to enjoy it.
Nutritionally, the Gingerbread House in its entirety is about 6000 calories. Although the house smells amazing I think I would stick to eating the Costco Kirkland Signature Ginger Cookies and use the house as decoration. Kids will definitely try bits and pieces of the candy but that’s what being a kid is about! I miss being unaware of the fact that the candy I’m eating is actually super cheap and not worth the calories.
The cost of the kit was $9.99 Canadian. I think this price is pretty awesome. You get a kit full of everything you possibly could need to decorate and the house is already baked and built. This could probably occupy a child for a few hours and it was super fun to do with my husband even though there were a few curse words dropped when icing got smeared or we had to crawl around the kitchen floor looking for candy that had fallen and disappeared.
This kit is a must buy for the holiday season, for adults and kids. I made hot chocolate to have while decorating it and we both had fun but I think it would be fun to do as a couple with a glass of wine and some snacks! At the price if you have more than one kid you wouldn’t be breaking the bank to get them each their own to decorate. I don’t recommend eating it based on taste or nutrition but it sure does make the room it’s sitting in smell nice!
Nutrition: 0/10 Gingerbread Smell: 10/10
Fun For Kids: 10/10
Have you ever made a gingerbread house from scratch? Would you eat this or just use it as decoration?'