Thursday, April 17, 2014

April 2014 BarkBox Review

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

April 2014 BarkBox

The Goods

Barkworthies Junior Bully Stick. Approximate retail value $7.57.  A bully stick is always good. This is actually made of bladder as opposed to the "traditional" bully stick material, but I know it will be a success.  Bully sticks are always well loved and appreciated around here.

dogs LOVE Kale Peanutty Treats. Approximate retail value $9.20.  I have never heard of these treats, but am pleased to have received them.  Five simple ingredients: rice flour, whole oats, kale, peanut butter, and flax seed.  I like that.  These are cute heart shaped biscuit treats, with a faint peanut butter smell.  Neeko and Bruce gobbled theirs right up when offered, whereas picky brat Faolan dropped his and walked away.  I was slightly surprised, as he tends to love anything peanut butter.  These are made in the US, and seem to be of excellent quality.

 Mrs. Barksmith's Carrot Cake Smoothie.  Approximate retail value $1.27.  We received one of these (of a different flavor) in our July 2013 BarkBox, and Bruce readily ate it.  Cute concept for an occasional treat.  Freeze it and offer to the dog.  With warmer weather approaching, I am sure this will go over well.  Though I have yet to see these at an actual store, this is something I would probably purchase on occasion.

Loopies Specter Tough Toy. Approximate retail value $14.39.  This thing is cute, and the multiple legs will make it easy for my dogs to enjoy a game of tug with it.  The head feels like it has a tennis ball within it, and the material feels pretty durable.  I will allow my dogs to play with this, supervised only, but I can already envision Neeko picking at the seams in an attempt to dissect it.

Bocce's Bakery Beef Bourguinon. Approximate retail value $10.56.  We have received products from this company twice in the past, most recently in our November 2013 BarkBox.  This is yet another company that I can get behind, using simple ingredients to make high quality dog treats.  These consist of organic rye flour, hormone-free beef, carrots, and parsley.  That's it!  The are cute, bone-shaped biscuit treats.  Once again, Neeko and Bruce readily enjoyed their samples when offered, and Faolan dropped his and walked away.  Weirdo.

As usual, I am pleased with this month's BarkBox.  A durable toy, a bully stick, and two packages of high quality treats along with a fun little bonus smoothie/treat.

To try BarkBox for yourself, and receive $5 off the first box, click HERE.

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. Looks like lots of yummy stuff! Shiner FINALLY got a beef pizzle to try out. I'm sure she's going to love it.

  2. LOL at the Loopies Specter Tough Toy.Enjoy. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. We just got our barkbox yesterday! It seems like we got different items. Hope your dogs enjoy the box as much as mine did!

  4. It really sounds like they send you awesome, healthy treats. Enjoy!


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