BarkBox Super Chewer Box Review + Coupon – June 2018
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!
Coupon: Use code SUBADDICTION to get a free extra month when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription or use code ADDICTION for a $10 Barkshop credit on any new BarkBox Subscription. Barkshop credit code emailed 3-5 business days after purchase.
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 June 2018 “Who’s Coming to Prom?” 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. This month, the safety information about toy types and supervising your dog was in the main information booklet. Nyx is still working on the whole “toys are not for eating” thing.
Baaallroom Dance Treats (4.5 oz)
BarkBox always sends out a few bags of treats with this subscription. They’re exclusive to the box (Barkbox contracts with someone to make them, anyway) and these particular ones are not yet in the Barkbox Shop. At first, I did not realize what was going on with the name (Baaallroom); it took me a day to realize these have lamb in them and the treat name reflects the sound sheep make. (In my defense, I am heavily medicated and very sleepy this week due to a bad case of bronchitis.)
Anyhow, these have duck and lamb as the main sources of protein. Like all Barkbox treats, they’re made in the USA. These should work for dogs with food allergies (at least to more common proteins like chicken or beef, etc.).
Piggin’ Out Pizza Treats (5 oz)
And here is the second bag of treats. These have pork, bacon (isn’t that also pork?), and cheese proteins and are made in the USA. I don’t know of too many people who got pizza before or after prom, in their prom clothes, but then I didn’t go to mine so maybe I am just unaware! At any rate, I will pass these along to a dog in my extended family to enjoy.
Super Fetch Limo
There are also usually two toys in the BarkBox Super Chewer Box, and they are different from the toys in the regular Barkbox (I think the theme is also often different). A limo is appropriate for prom, though! This has some depressions/hollows where you can spread a little peanut butter or something, which is something Nyx very much enjoys. (I may try freezing water in this although I suspect the ice would just fall out rather than Nyx having to work for it.) This is a softer-textured rubberlike material.
Royally Ruff Prom Crown
This here is a complicated toy. There’s a spiky squeaky ball inside a red plush-type covering, which is then shoved into the yellow crown. As I suspected, Nyx’s primary interest was getting at the red covering on the ball and she managed to push this all over the living room in her quest. You can see some photos below.
Etta Says! Crunchy Pork + Apple Chew Bar – Buy a Box of 12 for $25.40
The last things you’ll get in the BarkBox Super Chewer Box are a couple of chews of various sorts. They do make an effort to vary the types. A lot of them come from Etta Says!, but this brand makes quite a lot of different products, so that’s OK. These are quite simple, having only rawhide, pork, apple, and natural caramel color. Please watch your dog when you give this to him or her as, in my experience, anything with rawhide gets consumed rapidly.
Etta Says! 7” Deluxe Lamb Chew
For some reason, Chewy.com carries the chew bars and various other protein varieties for this item, but not the lamb one (rabbit goes for around $2, which I am going to assume is the same or similar for the lamb). Please note this one also contains rawhide. These are super high in protein and are also grain free, so these may work for dogs with allergies and food sensitivities.
Here are some pictures of Nyx with the crown toy. They’re not the best pictures from a “making her look goofy” standpoint, but hopefully, they illustrate how this toy kept her occupied. She is DETERMINED to get the ball out of the crown, but her strategy thus far has been ineffective.
Verdict: I couldn’t calculate a value for this month’s BarkBox Super Chewer Box since none of the main treats or toys were available in the BarkBox shop. But there are still some conclusions that can be drawn (these are basically the same as last month): (1) The contents of this box are pretty representative of what you would get if you were to sign up in a given month (two different types of toys, two treats, two chews);(2) Most items are custom-made for BarkBox; (3) The toys have, so far, been pretty durable. Also, the prom theme was another fun one. Barkbox is doing great with the themes lately.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box would be July’s.
Coupon – Use code SUBADDICTION to get a free extra month when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription or use code ADDICTION for a $10 Barkshop credit on any new BarkBox Subscription. Barkshop credit code emailed 3-5 business days after purchase.
Value Breakdown: At $39 for the box, you are paying about $6.50 per item. Although some of the chew prices are below that, the toy prices are almost certainly well above that. (When I am able to calculate values, I usually get $50-55+ for this subscription.)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think of the June 2018 BarkBox Super Chewer Box dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?