Wednesday, October 21, 2015

GreekPack October 2015 Snack Subscription Box Review

GreekPack sends snacks and treats directly from Greece each month. I think that's awesome! The October box, sadly, was somewhat of a disappointment.  I don't know if it has to do with the issues Greece is currently facing or what but I didn't feel the value was there for this particular box.

I've been willing to overlook a value issue because of my own bias. It's been really nice to get some Greek foods I haven't had in years and to just get a peek at my food heritage. I do have to admit that the snacks don't meet the value threshold.

The Cost: $19.99/month

What You Get: You will receive six to eight carefully selected Greek treats and snacks.

Krokos Kozanis Beverage- This is an herbal tea with honey, orange and saffron. The honey is very pronounced (I love it) and the saffron gives it a rich color and depth of flavor. It's very, very good. I just wish there was more than one teabag.
Value: $1
Ion ChocoFreta- This is a wafer bar covered in milk chocolate. It's reasonably tasty and the chocolate inner filling is creamy.
Value: $1
Fedon Apple Pie- This is a soft cake with apple filling. It's not super flavorful. It sort of reminds me of those soft NutriGrain bars.
Value: $1
Papasopoulos Digestive Bar- This is an orange and dark chocolate digestive bar which must be similar to what we call a granola bar. Except it has crunched up cookies (biscuits) in it. It's actually really pretty tasty with a really orangey flavor.
Value: $1

Energy Bar- This bar has oat flakes, dried strawberries, chocolate, peanut butter, tahini, honey and sunflower seeds in it. I haven't tried it yet because it's just not my style. I'm a texture eater and this... well, just the thought of what the texture might possibly be makes me not want to eat it. :D
Value: $2
Lays Oregano- These were actually really tasty! I wasn't expecting them to be as flavorful as they were. I didn't think they really tasted like oregano but then, the only time I use oregano is when I'm cooking and it's either super subtle in the food or super strong when sniffed from the spice jar. These went quick.
Value: $2

VERDICT: As you can see, there's about $8 worth of product in this box. That's my calculations based on prices across the internet and not official. And not including shipping or anything. For a box that's $20 that is unacceptable.

At this point, I can't recommend this box unless you really want a taste of Greece and don't care about the lack of value in what's inside.

If you'd like to sign up, you can do so here. There does appear to be some issues with their website, though, so I don't know if you'll be able to subscribe even if you wanted to. Which probably means they're closing down. Not sure. There's been no recent updates on their Facebook page. Sooo... I wouldn't subscribe if I were you.

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  1. wow, super disappointed. The last box was great but this month...what happened?

    1. I have no idea! They've been awfully quiet on social media... I don't think it's good news.