Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hammock Pack (Tennessee) Review, January 2015

Destination subscription boxes are among my favorites to mini vacations but without the hassle of travel and a lot less expensive!  Hammock Pack sends a monthly getaway box full of products geared towards women that represent a certain U.S. state or city.  The boxes may contain bath and body items, food, housewares, accessories, etc.  Hammock Pack items are unique hard-to-find things that come from small businesses in the featured area.  

Each Hammock Pack costs $32 which includes shipping.  You can sign up for one month, three months or six months but there are no long term discounts.  Boxes are shipped out towards the end of each month.

January's featured destination is Tennessee.  Since this is my first Hammock Pack and I know it will be a new one for some of my readers, I'll include full unboxing photos. Hammock Pack is shipped in a plain cardboard box by USPS Priority mail.  My box weighed about two pounds.

The contents were wrapped in lavender tissue paper with an "Enjoy Your Tennessee Getaway" card on top.

I save every last crinkle shred to use for shipping my own eCommerce orders. Thanks to subscription boxes, I have a considerable supply accumulated!

Inside the box are four products.

The back of the information card gives the name and origin of each product and tells a little about it and the vendor.

This is a box of Willa's Butter Pecan Shortbread from Willa's Shortbread in Madison, TN.  These are very buttery tasting melt-in-your-mouth bites of deliciousness.  Very Southern and very good.  Nice choice Hammock Pack!  (Retail $5.75)

From Nashville, there is a "Take Me Home Country Rose" scented candle from Music City Suds, the unofficial country music soap maker.  This hand-poured 100% soy candle has a lovely rose scent.  (Retail $12.00)

Also from Nashville is a big bar of artisan chocolate with sea salt from Olive and Sinclair. They combine single origin cacao beans with brown sugar for a unique southern flavor.  I haven't tried this yet, but trust me, it won't be long.....  (Retail $6.99)

The last item is a 4.75 oz. bar of Farmstead Milk Soap from Lebanon, TN.  The scent is Rose Bar, which is infused with geranium rose essential oil and finely ground rose petals.  This is a goat milk soap which is gentle, highly moisturizing and good for sensitive skin.  On the Little Seed Farm website, you can "meet the goats" behind this soap!  (Retail $7.00)

All four products in this box are of the best quality and I thought the curation for the Tennessee theme was excellent.  These are all items that I can enjoy or gift with no hesitation.  The retail value of the box is $31.74.  I know that subscriptions featuring small batch artisan goods typically do not have high retail values but I would like to have seen this one a little higher, perhaps with a fifth product.  As it is, subscribers basically paid full retail for these four products.

Overall, I'm happy with my first Hammock Pack.  However, since there are no promotion codes or long term subscription discounts available at the moment, there really is no incentive to subscribe.  From reading reviews of earlier boxes, I see that the quality of products in Hammock Packs is consistently good so I may just purchase a single box whenever I feel like a little luxury.

Of course, I am wondering about Hammock Pack's destination for February....aren't you?


Disclosure:  Views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own.  Product discussed in this post was purchased with my own money. Post does not contain referral or affiliate links.

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