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Hammock Pack Subscription Box Review – February 2015

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Hammock Pack Subscription Box Review - February 2015 Box

Hammock Pack is a monthly mini vacation-in-a-box subscription. Each month they send you full-size items from a different location or themed vacation like “beach house.”

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Hammock Pack Subscription Box Review - February 2015 Items

The Subscription Box: Hammock Pack

The Cost: $25 a month plus $5 shipping

The Products: Every month, you’ll receive a surprise pack filled with everything you need to take a much-needed getaway without even leaving your home.

Ships to: US

Delivered via: USPS

Check out all of my Hammock Pack reviews and the Vacation Subscription Box Directory!

Hammock Pack Subscription Box Review - February 2015 Info

Each box includes a card detailing the items included. This month’s destination is Chicago! (I was pretty excited about this destination since my friends and I would take trips to Chicago back in our college days!)

Hammock Pack Subscription Box Review - February 2015 Best

You’re the Best Card from Steel Petal Press – Value $5

This is one of those cards that has so many possible uses – I love it.

Hammock Pack Subscription Box Review - February 2015 Toffee

Salted Caramel Pretzel Grahams Toffee – Value $9

Whimsical Candy La-Dee-Dahs – Value $6.49

I couldn’t enjoy either of these because of food intolerances, but my husband was happy to help with this review! Toffee is favorite treat, so this Pretzel Grahams Toffee was his favorite, but he liked the La-Dee-Dahs as well!

Hammock Pack Subscription Box Review - February 2015 Lime

Bees Knees Chipotle and Lime Peanuts – Value $4

Jo Snow Syrup in Tangerine Lavender Honey – Value $8

These Bees Knees Peanuts are sweet, spicy, and you can really taste the lime too! I liked them a lot – and they were spicy enough to keep me from eating the whole bag at once!

I like that this Jo Snow syrup is made with all natural ingredients, and I like the sound of pretty much all the flavors options they make. This is going straight to our bar.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $32.50. It’s close to what I paid ($30), and that’s what I’ve come to expect from Hammock Pack. (I recommend this box if you are interested in the curation, but not if you are looking to get a high-value box).

This wasn’t my favorite box from them since 4 out of the 5 items were food items. Past boxes usually have a variety of items, and that’s my preference (especially since there are so many foods I have to avoid!)

What do you think of the February Hammock Pack?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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13 Comments

  1. I was really looking forward to this box, but was very dissapointed. I read the reviews for the other boxes and it looked like there was usually a varity of items. This box contained only food. I don’t think this will be a box I get again.

  2. Wow. Very disappointing. I grew up in Chicago, and, like everyone that commented before me, I fail to see the Chitown connection with these inclusions.

    It seems to me that these boxes need to be fairly “stereotypical” in terms of representation. Those that are from that area need to feel nostalgia or recognition. And those unfamiliar needs to know that they are getting an accurate representation of the city in question.

    Yes, these items are “from” Chicago, but, for me, they don’t “represent” Chicago.

  3. Another Chicago resident here – if I didn’t know the “theme” of the box I would have never in a million guesses (well maybe in a million) that it was for the city I live in!

  4. I can understand some people not being happy with this box. For a Chicago sub box; pizza, hotdogs, ball games, Al Capone and Mayor Daley related items might be hard to ship… I will say that every one of these items are small batch produced and are in every coffee shop in Wicker Park, Logan Square and a few cheese shops downtown (Pastoral, French MRket, etc). The makers behind these products got their start selling at farmers markets. So, when I think of Chicago, for me this is right on the money.

  5. Wow I do not understand the curation of these boxes. What does any of this have to do with Chicago. Remember the Seattle box with no coffee?

  6. I live in Chicago, and the only item I recognize (and was excited to see!) is the bag of pretzel toffee grahams from Salted Caramel – a great company I’ve purchased from at local farmers’ markets and at the Galleria boutique in Andersonville. Locals – you HAVE to try her frozen treats! The pickled peach popsicle is life changing.

    • I am also from Chicago, and discovered the Jo Snow syrups at the farmers market last summer. They are awesome for cocktails!

  7. Hum, I’ve lived in Chicago my whole life, I’m interested to know where they came up with what they decided to include and why.

  8. I was really disappointed with the box this time. I didn’t get the greeting card or the card detailing the items in my box. Very disappointed and I don’t feel like I got my money’s worth this time with the greeting card missing. Not sure I’ll spend the money on this box again, unfortunately.

  9. Agree with prior comments. I’ve lived in the suburbs of Chicago my whole life and I have never heard of any of these products or brands. I realize that subs are in part designed to expose us to new things, but if it is going to be city-specific I would think that it should have some of the city classics.

  10. This is the first I’ve heard of this box. If it were just a snack box with a different theme each month, it would probably be fine, but I’m just not getting a “Chicago vibe” from the contents. In fact, it looks like one of the items was inspired by a trip to Australia. ??? It’s not like you can put a pizza in a subscription box, or a hot dog, but pizza sauce or hot dog relish would have been a little closer to what people might recognize as “Chicago” food items. I’ll be watching to see what future boxes offer before deciding on this one.

  11. As a resident of Chicago this box really disappoints. There are so many other ways to take someone on a mini trip to this amazing city. I don’t subscribe to this box, but I am disappointed in it anyway, ha ha.

  12. This was only my 2nd box, but I wasn’t thrilled with it either. I wish it had more than food items in it. I already subscribe to a couple food boxes and don’t need more.

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