BarkBox Super Chewer Box Review + Coupon – December 2017
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 87 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.
About BarkBox Super Chewer
The Subscription Box: Super Chewer BarkBox
The Cost: $39 per month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions!
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Get your first BarkBox Super Chewer Box for $5 when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription! No coupon code necessary, just use this link!
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
BarkBox Super Chewer December 2017 “Dogsmas in the City” Review
BarkBox custom produces most of their treats and toys, so everything always nicely revolves around a theme:
The information card varies month-to-month in terms of style but I definitely appreciate the creativity that goes into it.
There was also a general introductory card relating to the super chewer version of Barkbox.
Orbee-Tuff Snowball – Retail Value $13
This is a treat-dispensing toy (so it has holes in both ends for safety). It is best for smaller treats. It is rubber, but the surface has a different texture from some of the other rubber toys you see in this box (in fact, it’s a little bit sticky). Nyx thought this was pretty fun, once she started to figure it out.
Six Treats a’Clucking (chicken and cheese treats, 5 oz) – Retail Value $12
These are free of wheat, corn, and soy and are made in the USA. They are not grain-free, though, as they contain brown rice, pearled barley, and oatmeal (these are fine for dogs without food sensitivities). I don’t think the BarkBox shop has been indexed properly because I had to find these via Google search, but I am kind of wondering if they did all 12 days of Christmas or just a couple (see below).
Seven Snacks a’Quacking (duck, bacon, and apple treats, 5 oz) – Retail Value $12
These are pretty similar to the chicken treats above – free of wheat, corn, and soy, but containing oatmeal, brown rice, and pearled barley. These are also made in the USA.
Max the Marching Penguin – Estimated Value $12
This is a Barkbox exclusive and is sold out, but I remembered this toy from a past Barkbox Super Chewer box, so I’ve used the value from that review. Like last time, this toy had a strong smell so I’ve had to let it air out for a few days before giving it to Nyx. Like a KONG, it has holes on both ends so you can put peanut butter or wet food or something in there and your dog can work it out without getting his or her tongue stuck.
Butcher’s Block Bones 100% Natural Roasted Beef Steak – Estimated Value $4?
This brand doesn’t do e-commerce and other places that sell it don’t have the full product line, so the value is an estimate based on prices of what I believe to be similar sizes of treats from the same brand (see some of their items for sale here). This is 100% steak and apparently can stain carpets. (Unfortunately, Nyx can’t have beef, so we’ll be passing this along to another dog to enjoy.) I have seen this brand at Publix supermarkets so if you live in the Southeast and have a Publix nearby, you may be able to get more of these there.
Etta Says Select Liver Chews (beef, 10”) – Retail Value $6.99
These are made from beef ligament and beef liver and are supposed to be crunchy (see above re: Nyx and beef). I like that we got the “mega” size for a box meant for large dogs. It seems simple, but some subscription boxes for dogs don’t always send size-appropriate items for large breeds.
Here are some shots of Nyx with the snowball toy. I put some Nyx-safe treats in there, which made her happy!
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $60 for this month’s BarkBox Super Chewer Box. That is over the cost of the subscription on a month-to-month basis by quite a lot! I found there to be a pretty good mix of treats, toys, and chews. Nyx’s dietary needs are unusual so she wasn’t really able to enjoy the treats and chews, but if you’ll remember back to the booklet pictured above, it is possible to personalize this subscription based on your dog’s allergies, etc., so definitely keep that in mind if your dog has allergies or food sensitivities. The toys were definitely durable (she hasn’t had *this* penguin yet, but the one we got before lasted a long time) and overall, everything seemed to be of good quality.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box would be January’s.
Coupon – For a limited time, get your first BarkBox Super Chewer Box for $5 when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription! No coupon code necessary, just use this link!
Value Breakdown: At $39 for the box, you’d be paying approximately the following per item:
- Orbee-Tuff Snowball $8.45
- Six Treats a’Clucking $7.80
- Seven Snacks a’Quacking $7.80
- Max the Marching Penguin $7.80
- Butcher’s Block Bones 100% Natural Roasted Beef Steak $2.60
- Etta Says Select Liver Chews $4.54
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What do you think of the December 2017 BarkBox Super Chewer Box dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?