BarkBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2016
BarkBox is a monthly subscription box for dogs. It’s one of our favorite subscription boxes – our dog loves it, and we’ve gifted it to dogs in our extended family as well!
BarkBox customizes your box to your dog’s size. For reference, this review is for the small size (our dog weighs 14 pounds). Check out Ragan’s review of this month’s box for large dogs!
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 a month, or $19 a month with a 12-month subscription.
COUPON: Get a free extra month when you sign up for any length subscription (MSABONUSBOX) or 10% off (ADDICTION) any new BarkBox Subscription with coupon code MSABONUSBOX or ADDICTION
The Products: Toys, treats, and grooming products perfect for your dog based on their size.
Ships to: US and Canada
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I thought their packing insert sheet was pretty cool this month. It really reminds me of a Where’s Waldo page!
This month’s info sheet cracked me up. It’s made to look like US Weekly to play off of their California Droolin’ theme – referencing celebrities like Brad Pittbull, Maltese Cyrus, and Bark Ruff-alo on the inside.
The inside also showed off their featured product of the month.
Buckles says, enough writing – it’s time to taste test!
Fish Taco Treats – Value $6
The first treat of the month was a fish flavored treat. Here’s a bit more information from the BarkShop:
Dive into a bag of these fish taco treats for a nibble del mar! Full of fish (and flavor!), these snacks are made in the USA by House of Pups with delicious whitefish. Along with a school’s worth of nutritious fish, these treats blend hearty flaxseed, peas, tomato, and cheddar cheese into a chickpea batter. Finally, a way to include your dog in Taco Tuesday (and Taco Wednesday… and Taco Thursday)!
Both treats this month were soft and suitable for Buckles – that’s essentially his criteria, is it soft? Then, he’ll love it.
California Style Seaside Snacks – Value $6
The next treat turned out to be his favorite of the month. These are soft lamb and honey bites.
Refuel after your pup’s ocean commotion with these soft-n-chewy Seaside Snacks. Made in the USA with lamb and honey, they’re a tasty after-swimmer treat. The folks at Honest Love bake these grain-free biscuits from a chickpea flour batter, blended with tapioca, flaxseed, and potatoes. The US-sourced lamb is lip-smackin’ good; exactly what your dog will crave after a day in the waves!
These are also smaller than the fish treats – which I like. He’s a smaller dog, so I like to give him smaller treats each day instead of breaking up something bigger.
Chompin’ Charlie – Value $9
The first toy of the month was a squeaky shark biting a surfboard. This turned out to be the perfect size for him and is his current go-to toy that he’s been playing with since opening the box.
He absolutely loves this toy. I get excited when he finds a new toy that he loves because he maintains a favorite toy for quite a bit – and they can get pretty torn up!
Tito’s Taco – Value $14
I thought this soft taco toy was a fun! Buckles didn’t agree.
Its tortilla layer is attached with velcro – so it’s easy to pull it off and play with the pieces. These are also stuff full of crinkly paper – which is usually a favorite of Buckles.
He almost looks disappointed that it wasn’t an actual taco.
This was about as much as he played with it. Luckily, we were able to gift this immediately to another dog!
Beef Knee Cap – Value $3-4?
The final item is a beef rawhide chew. Our dog can’t eat these without having stomach issues later – so we always pass these off as well. I’d love to be able to request these to not be sent, at this point, it’s always just lost value.
Verdict: This box came to around a $39 value, which is good for the $29 monthly cost. I love getting BarkBox because our dog loves getting BarkBox! It’s usually timed well with the need for new treat selection and/or a new toy – so it’s also practical for our needs. Beware, though, your dog will start assuming that every box is for them once you start a subscription!
What did you think of the August BarkBox? What did you get this month?