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Hammock Pack Subscription Box Review – October 2014

Hammock Pack Subscription Box Review – October 2014 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 – October 2014 Info

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 – October 2014 Info

This month the Destination is Boston! (They also revamped their info cards).

Hammock Pack Subscription Box Review – October 2014 Zesty

Zesty Cookie Co Hot Cocoa Cookie – Value $7

Fixx Chocolates Lulu’s Caramel with Coconut and Pretzels – Value $8.50

This cookie is described as “brownie-esque” and these chocolates sound amazing too! I wish I could eat them! (I can’t complain too much though, because last month’s Hammock Pack had the best gluten-free/dairy-free cookie I’ve ever tasted).

Hammock Pack Subscription Box Review – October 2014 Tea

Equal Exchange Organic Chai Black Tea – Value $4.50

This tea is a mix of some of my favorite ingredients: cinnamon, ginger and clove. I love it and I will be ordering more!

Hammock Pack Subscription Box Review – October 2014 Thank Yous

Smudge Ink Thank You Cards (Set of 8) – Value $20?

One of these cards retails for $4.50, and I can’t find a box set on the site so I’m estimating the value for this item. I always need thank you notes and these are adorable – they may be my favorite item in the box!

Verdict: Aside from the torture of delicious food I can’t eat, I think this is a good box. The value is about $40 – which is pretty high for Hammock Pack. (Again I’m not sure what the value of these cards are, so I could be a little off with total value). And I feel like every item is a good selection – aka nothing feels like a filler item.

What do you think of the Boston 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!

Posted in Hammock Pack Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. Lived in the area all my life. There is absolutely nothing in this box that screams Boston or is unique to Boston. Such a waste of opportunity.

    • I have to agree with you. This was an interesting post to help me decide about getting this sub, but I don’t feel like this represents the area at all.

  2. Because nothing says Boston like coconut pretzel caramel? Lived in Boston 40 yrs and don’t recognize a single brand. There are great cookie companies here like Dancing Deer, and Harbor Sweets is known for their great chocolate. Nothing about history, or sports or the colleges that make Boston unique.

  3. Yeah, I’m from Boston and none of this looks familiar. I’ve heard that about this box before — I wonder what they’re using as their standard for cu ration.

  4. Boston is said to be a city of neighborhoods, which continue far outside the city limits. There is a rich history in this area, some admirable and some not so much. The subway is expanding, and neighborhoods changing, but strong community pride remains.

    Was that explained on the information card? These neighborhoods each have a history and a personality that may have changed over the years. Charlestown is fascinating, as is Cohasset — but the two have little in common.

    This could have been interesting and more inviting. None of these items would bring me or welcome me to a city or remind me of being here. There is this overwhelming sense of cheapness. Hey, here are some samples from new businesses in Boston (area). We got them for almost nothing.

    These is a unifying theme — but they missed it. A copy of a local book or magazine focusing on the neighborhoods would have been nice. Or a book written by a local author that is set in Boston — Robert Parker, Dennis Lehane are two possibilities.

    This is not a mini-vacation. It is a snack.

  5. This stuff all looks pretty cool, but none of it says “Boston” to me. It’s not like I expected them to send clam chowder, but the chai seems totally random and un-Boston-y. If none of this seems like Boston, then why even bother with the theme?

    (I get that this stuff comes from Boston, but sub boxes that celebrate local businesses, like the Batch subs, is different from vacation subs like Escape, imo.)

  6. Hmmm Fixx chocolates is just up the street, never heard of them but I’m new to this area. Must do some chocolate research asap!

  7. Cards don’t seem like a vacation or relaxation item. There is such a need for a good travel box!

  8. I spent 4 years in Cambridge, MA, in college and I don’t remember any of this stuff. Granted, I graduated a little over 14 years ago so maybe these are newer companies. I should really go back for a visit someday. I like Boston (though not in the winter so much).

    P.S. Now I am hungry for chocolate. Great.

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