Hammock Pack Subscription Box Review – September 2016
Hammock Pack is a subscription that sends a mix of local items from a featured region each month.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Hammock Pack
The Cost: $32.00 a month, which includes shipping
The Products: “Products include food, accessories, beauty, or housewares from small, local businesses.”
Ships to: United States
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This month the destination was Texas! The back of the info card lists the products I received, along with additional information about each company.
Moon Rivers Naturals – Lavender Soap Bar – Value $7.00
This soap bar smells exactly like lavender and has little lavender flowers sprinkled on the top of the bar. Since I don’t use lavender bath products, I gave this to my sister to try out for me. She really liked it and said that it was very moisturizing. The size of the bar is definitely going to last for a while too!
Z & Co. – The Fragrance Market – Pumpkin Spice Latte Candle – Value $25.00
This candle is quite big and heavy. It is a soy candle and smells like a pumpkin spice latte. I think this is a perfect item to throw into a box for Fall. These candles are “non-toxic, recyclable, and derived from completely renewable resources. We start with a natural vegetable wax as our base and blend in our fragrances (essential oils and phthalate-free perfumes).” This would be a great item to gift or just to burn all autumn long!
EPIC Artisanal Texas BBQ Pork Rinds – Value $4.00
These pork skins are made from a company that has committed to using more of the whole animal after butchering. I appreciate the dedication to less waste. These particular pork rinds are made with a BBQ seasoning and come from hogs that are raised without antibiotics. Since I am a vegetarian, I passed these to a friend to try for me. This friend absolutely adores pork skins and thought these were fabulous.
Bearded Brothers Mega Maca Chocolate Energy Bar – Value $2.99
This energy bar is vegan, raw, natural, non-gmo, and soy & gluten free. It is made with Mexican cocoa, raw cacao nibs, and maca powder. I was hoping that the texture of this bar would be different from most energy bars but it’s very similar. I need some new go-to snacks because of some health issues and these would be perfect if I could tolerate the texture: the flavor is great and they’re packed full of nutritious ingredients. If you don’t mind the texture of energy/protein bars, you should definitely give these a try!
Verdict: I was a little disappointed with this month’s Hammock Pack. I just felt like it was missing an item or could have benefitted from something else thrown in. For me, two of the items were immediate misses: the lavender soap and the pork rinds. The candle was great, but if you’re not a candle person or you don’t enjoy the scent, that was the highest value of the box. So while the value of this month’s box is higher than last month at $38.99, it still would have been nice to have a 5th item or even another high dollar item in case the candle wasn’t your cup of tea!
What do you think of Hammock Pack this month?