Saturday, November 16, 2013

November 2013 BarkBox Review

We received our November BarkBox today!  Reviews of the current and/or previous months can be read HERE.

I managed to forget to snap a pic of just the box, or the goodies tucked inside the box.

The Goods

Bocce's Bakery Truffle Mac and Cheese dog biscuits.  Approximate retail value $7.40.  We received a product from this company in our May BarkBox, and it was well received.  Based on the ingredients, I want to eat these!  Barley flour, cheese, turkey bacon, and truffle oil.  That's it!  Wonderful quality, simple ingredient treats that I am happy to offer my dogs.  I am sure these will go over well.

PetSafe Pogo Plush Slap Happy Dog Toy Approximate retail value $12.52.  A large toy, with a wooly covering.  It has three "legs" coming from either end.  When compressed, it squeaks, but the inside also provides some resistance, and bounces back.  It is a cute, fun toy, but I do not think it is safe to give to my particular dogs, as I know of their play habits with toys.  I feel the "arms" would quickly come off, and if ingested pose an obstruction risk.  This is going in to the bag for the shelter pups.

Twistix Vanilla Mint Flavor Dental Chews Approximate retail value $7.52.  A doggy dental chew, along the lines of Greenies or Zuke's Z-Bones. These are wheat and corn free, but do contain soy.  As a rule, I try to avoid treats with soy.  These smell pretty good, a nice vanilla-mint scent.  I offered all three one each, and all were eaten.  Faolan did an obligatory 5 minute scent-roll on his prior to eating it.  These lasted longer than either a large Greenie or Z-bone, even for Bruce.  I didn't think to smell their breath afterwards, but none of my dogs have "dog breath" to begin with.

Nootie Yumzies Duck Jerky Chews We have received Yumzies products in the past, most recently in our May Spoiled Rotten Box. The ingredients in these are okay, and they are grain and yeast-free.  Bruce and Neeko ate these excitedly when offered, while Faolan rolled on his and then walked away from it.  These are good sized treats, but designed to be peeled/broken into smaller pieces, which I like. 

This month's BarkBox was just okay.  There is nothing wrong with it, it is just not as stellar as the last few months have been. 

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Disclaimer-I am a BarkBox subscriber.  I am not affiliated with BarkBox, nor was I asked to do these reviews.  All opinions are strictly my own. 


  1. Thanks for the great review - it's good to see what really comes in these.

  2. I think those monthly boxes are so much fun!

  3. Arf hi! Danielle R. here from BarkBox! Thank you for doing a review of this month's BarkBox! Glad to hear majority of the treats and goodies went over well with your pup! We appreciate and ruv all customer feedback! Two paws up!


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