BarkBox for Large Dogs Box Review + Coupon – May 2016
BarkBox is a subscription box for dogs. It’s the most popular dog subscription box. You’ve seen the small dog version, but since they customize based on dog size, we thought you might like to see what you’d get if you have a large dog, so this is a review of the “Big & Bold” box for a 50+ pound dog. (My dog, Nyx, is a Rottweiler who currently weighs about 84 pounds.)
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: BarkBox
The Cost: $29 per month on a month-to-month plan, save with longer subscriptions!
COUPON: Get a free extra month when you sign up for any length subscription with code FREEBIEBOXMSA
Save 10% off any new BarkBox subscription with code ADDICTION.
The Products: Toys, treats, and grooming products selected for your dog based on size (choose “Small and Cute” for 0-20 pounds, “Just Right” for 20-50 pounds, and “Big & Bold” for dogs 50+ pounds).
Ships to: US and Canada
Good to Know: BarkBox offers a heavy chewer option. After you sign up, you can email them to request this. This box is supposedly the heavy chewer option.
Keep Track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The theme this month was “Country Fair.” The information card no longer lists all the items in the box but you can look them up online.
Nana’s Natural Jerky in Chicken and Sweet Potato (3.25 oz) – Value $8
This is a Barkbox exclusive and is made and sourced in the USA. Sadly, Nyx can’t have chicken due to her inflammatory bowel disease so this will be passed along to a friend or relative with a dog.
6” Krunchie Tube from Butcher’s Block Bones – Value $3 (?)
These have been big hits with Nyx in the past. But I think this is the 3rd Krunchie tube we’ve gotten from Barkbox this year. (There isn’t a 6” trachea listed in the BarkBox shop so this is the value for the 8” tube. Being a natural product, there will be some variation anyway.)
Craft Dog Treatery Grain Free Donut Bites (5.5 oz) – Value $8
These are grain free and made and sourced in the USA. Plus, I think they definitely fit the theme quite well. Every time I have been to a state fair or similar event, there are all sorts of junk foods to sample. (Ever heard of deep fried butter?)
Bella the Prized Pig – Value $10
Nyx thought this was pretty awesome. It didn’t squeak but had a sound like those toys with plastic bottles inside (though this is round). I am surprised, but she didn’t remove the tail or ears.
Pupticipant Ribbon – Value $10
Nyx hasn’t had a chance to play with this one yet (we are sticking to the “ruin one toy per day” rule!). I am not sure how she will destroy it but my bet is on putting a hole in the outer material.
Nyx goes after the pig toy.
Nyx was able to crush the pig toy and fit most of it into her mouth. It was rather difficult to get away from her!
Here is the pig toy after I got it away from Nyx. It was a little deflated looking.
Also, I just had to get a shot of the paper they used for packaging this month. I think the little ants are a fun detail.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $39 for this month’s BarkBox (large dog version). That is $10 above the cost of a month-to-month subscription and even better if you buy a long-term subscription or use a coupon code. I like that all the treats are made and sourced in the USA and that you can get some exclusive treats in your Barkbox. And the pig toy was more durable than I expected! So I’m pretty happy with Barkbox this month, (although I wish they would branch out and send us something other than Krunchie tubes occasionally).
What do you think of the May 2016 BarkBox dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?