A few weeks ago, I reviewed the home gyros package from Chicago manufacturer Devanco; today I checked out a competing brand, Opaa! from another Chicago company called Grecian Delight.
Opaa is priced about 30 % less than Devanco, but the contents reflect that as well. Both kits have claims on the box of the contents making six sandwiches. The difference is Opaa contains a third less meat, fifty percent less sauce and pitas (3 split instead of 6 whole).
I don’t recall looking at the meat content on the Devanco box; usually this stuff is beef and lamb with seasonings, and while the Opaa box states those ingredients, the lamb is waaaaaaaaaaaaay down the list, so – maybe – less than two percent by weight.
But what matters is taste, right? I called the Devanco “just like you get in a gyro shop,” and I stick to that claim.
The Opaa? I like it. Good value. Meat might be a little spicier than Devanco, but the sauce is tamer. It’s all gonna come down to you deciding do you want a full size folded over gyro, or a half size split?
If the latter, then the Devanco kit will make 12, and becomes a better value.
Oh, where are they made? According to the USDA stamp, in Elk Grove Village, IL, about a mile west of the O’hare runway (pic below).
At the bottom of the page is a YouTube video I found of a couple of guys demonstrating assembly of this product.