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BarkBox Super Chewer Subscription Box Review – April 2017

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BarkBox is the most popular dog subscription box. They now offer a Super Chewer Box version for dogs who are destructive. If you have read any of my dog subscription reviews, you will know that my Rottweiler, Nyx, is an expert at finding the weak points in toys and tearing them apart, so this seemed perfect for her. (For reference, Nyx weighs about 86 pounds right now.)


This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Large Super Chewer, $39 a month, box. 


The Subscription Box: Super Chewer BarkBox

The Cost: $39 per month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions!

The Products: Toys, treats, and grooming products selected for your dog based on size (choose “Small but Mighty” for 0-20 pounds, “Middle Weight” for 20-50 pounds, and “Large and in Charge” for dogs 50+ pounds).

Ships to: U.S. and Canada

Check out all of our BarkBox Super Chewer reviews and lots of great boxes for dogs in the Pet Subscription Box Directory!  And see our past reviews of the small and large dog versions of BarkBox here!

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There was an information card detailing some of the items in the box. This month’s theme is “Throwbark Thursday” and you get these stickers instead of a regular information card.


Sawmill Creek Smokehouse Pig Ear Chew – Value $5

This is made in the USA and it is pretty much the ultimate single-ingredient, minimally-processed, dog chew. I think these things are gross (no one is asking me to chew on them, though), but dogs love them, and that is the main thing.

Smart n’ Tasty Chicky Twizzies (9”) – Value $3

These are grain, dairy, and soy free and are supposed to be non-stinky (to humans, anyway). Actually, almost all of the ingredients are chicken based, except for a bit of gelatin, natural flavoring, lactic acid, and vitamin E and rosemary (as preservatives). Nyx can’t have chicken due to her IBD but I know a lot of people with dogs that would love these so it will be easy to find a new home for it. (BarkBox’s price for the 9” size is better than some other retailers, too.)


Sodapup Crazy Bounce – Value $12

Nyx only gets to play on the carpet right now (we are having some other parts of the house, with wood floors, painted) so this didn’t bounce much, but she did seem to enjoy just holding it in her mouth. Whatever works, I guess. We are seeing Sodapup toys in a lot of boxes lately and they are pretty durable.

Bark & Co. Cassette Tape – Value $14?

This one is sold out from the BarkBox shop so I had to estimate the value based on what I think is a similar toy. There are a lot of possibilities for this one – Nyx eats canned food I can stuff in here, and the way it opens will allow for her to get all the little bits out. If your dog can have treats or chews, those would be easy to stuff in here as well. Nyx tested this out by chewing on it some last night and it seemed pretty sturdy.


Barkbox Duck Treats (5.5 oz) – Value $6

These are soft treats and a different size was sent to smaller dogs. The main protein here is duck and these also include potatoes, barley, and oats (but they are free of wheat, corn, and soy). These should be good for a lot of dogs with allergies and food sensitivities. Plus they are made in the USA!

Uptown Pup B’nana & Coco (5.5 oz) – Value $6?

These are a BarkBox exclusive treat but I can’t find them in the BarkBox shop, so I’ve just given them the same value as the other treats since the weight was the same. These have peanut butter and banana in them (and they ACTUALLY do have the banana, as opposed to some other dog treats we received in a different subscription box recently that said “banana” on the label but didn’t actually contain banana…). Like all BarkBox treats, they’re made in the USA.




Here are a few shots of Nyx with the toys from this box. She just wanted to hold the Sodapup toy in her mouth (she does that with tennis balls, too). I am going to try putting some of her food in the cassette tape tonight (although she was interested in chewing it without the food in there, as well).

Verdict: I calculated a value of $46 for this month’s BarkBox Super Chewer Box. That is over the cost of the subscription on a month-to-month basis by more than a few dollars, and keep in mind that I did have to estimate some values, so the total could actually be a bit higher. Once again, I feel that the box contents were a nicely curated mix of toys, treats, and chews. The toys were durable and the treats will work for a lot of dogs with allergies and food sensitivities.

What do you think of the April 2017 BarkBox Super Chewer Box dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Howloo Ragan and Nyx! Thanks so much for sharing your review on April’s Super Chewer BarkBox – it sounds like the toys and the treats are a hit! Sodapup is an amazing vendor to work with – they are located in Colorado and all their toys are made in the USA, recyclable, and biodegradable! And of course, DURABLE. How pawsome is that?!

    You mentioned that Nyx has canned food. Now that it’s starting to get warmer, you should try freezing some of her food in the Mix Breed Tape! This would be a perfect way to cool her down and keep her entertained during the summer heat! 🙂

    Thanks again for taking the time to review this month’s Super Chewer box! Give Nyx an extra belly rub fur us today, we ruv her so much!

  2. I just have to say how awesome barkbox is. We signed up in November for the year plan which is the cheapest. I actually didn’t know at the time we were locked in for a year and couldn’t cancel. I just lost my job and tried to cancel and found out it’s a year commitment thing, I emailed them to ask if it was possible to please cancel early as I lost my job unexpectently. They emailed me back so quickly and said it was no problem at all and they canceled it early. My dog absolutely LOVED getting barkbox and as soon as I can afford it again I will absolutely sign up again. I wrote back telling them that and thanking them for letting us out of the year commitment early. She said again it was no problem and that when we do sign back up to let her know and she’ll help give us a discount. Seriously they’re amazing. Absolutely the best customer service I’ve had from anywhere in a long time and their boxes are fabulous. High quality treats and toys. Can’t say enough good things about them. I’ve already told this story to my mom and sister and two friends and my mom has already signed her dog up for one too. Amazing company and absolutely superior customer service. We will absolutely re join when I can afford it again. 🙂

    • Howloo Sarah! Thank you so much for the sweet words. We know that life happens and things come up unexpectedly. We hope that you and your sweet pupper are doing well and we hope to see you in the pack soon! <3 <3 <3

  3. There is a reorder section on the barkbox website for accurate pricing. It contains ​the products from your box, their price, and the option to reorder them with free shipping.

  4. I would love to have the paper wrap that it came in!

  5. We received the April small dog box yesterday, with a NYC theme! The favorite item from it is a plush covered squeaky ball shaped like the Statue of Liberty’s head, that has a quiet, high-pitched squeak. The treats are always a hit too, and I love that they were both grain-free and made with healthy ingredients.

    • Heather, we are so yappy that your throwbark Poo York theme was a hit! We always want to make your pup happy and healthy, and would never send anything that we wouldn’t give our own pups. We are so glad the treats were a hit – give your pup an extra one fur us!!

  6. Nyx looks so happy especially in the first photo. Maybe the pet boxes should include picture frames to put ones pets portraits in. Seriously she seems like such a sweetheart!❤️

  7. Do you know if there is a “toy only” option for this box like there is for Bullymake?

    • I subscribed a few months ago and the only option I remember seeing is for the size of your dog. There definitely wasn’t an obvious choice for “toy only” or even add-on toy per month.

      • Thank you!!

      • There is an add on toy option now.

    • I would message them and ask. They are super nice so they might make a special box for you.

    • Howloo Andrea! We do not have a toy only option, apawlogies! But email us at [email protected] and let’s chat about how we can make your BarkBox the best for your pooch! 🙂

  8. Ours should be delivered today! My fiancé & I LOVE the ’90s, so excited :-p We get the medium sized box; my Dad gets the small. Can’t wait to see the differences.

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