That caller's warning was not too far off actually - and with all of the horing of this product going on, the call was a good one. This is definitely some scheme now that we find out the cost will be like doubled. You could also just say they are free and then charge $50 shipping too. Who is going to pay upwards of $35 for a box of some strawberries and that you can't even see first? Buying overpriced food thru the mail is never a good idea.
But I guess it's better to rip a few people off than have to ship out a load of product at a fair price huh.