This is what we received in our August Mini Box:
Scout and Zoe's - Sweet Potato Treats:
Sliced, dehydrated sweet potatoes. I was happy to see something like this in the box! Both the girls seem to really like these. They retail for $9.99 on Pawalla (on sale right now for $6.99) and for $9.99 at Scout and Zoe's.
Locomotion Pet Treats - Honey Apple flavor:
These smell amazing, but they are hard as a rock. Venus just licked them and looked at me. I had to set up a knife on top of them and slam it down to break them into smaller pieces, and it still took her a few minutes to finish the small cookie portions. These were a no-go for Ocean. These are for sale on Pawalla for $7.99 for a 4oz box (on sale now for $5.50) and you can also find them at Locomotion Pet Treats for $5.99 for a 1 pound package.
Beaudacious Bubbles - Herbal formula Shampoo Bar
We actually haven't tried this yet. Unfortunately the smell is so strong it severely burns my sinuses. I had to seal it in a box and put it under my sink. I honestly don't know if I'll be able to ever use it =( Pawalla sells these 2oz bars for $3.50 and Michaels Magical Garden (maker of Beaudacious Bubbles Canine Shampoo) also sells the 2oz bars for $3.50.
Doggles plush mini toys - Slipper & Bone
These are super cute toys, and both Venus and Ocean loved them. Unfortunately Venus was able to puncture the squeaker in both toys within two minutes, so they didn't last long. Neither pup will play with a once-squeaky toy once it's squeaker is gone... So these were a bust. I wish they had sent toys with more durable squeakers. Pawalla doesn't sell these toys on their site as of yet, but you can buy 6 for $18 on Doggles.com (making them $3 a piece).
Overall, I just wasn't impressed with this box. I cancelled my subscription for now. I just feel that a monthly subscription of treats and toys would be of better value if I set $20 aside and forced myself to pick out my own new treats and toys that we've never tried before. Maybe I'll subscribe again in the future, or perhaps just try the deluxe box again, as that seemed like a better value. Hopefully this months' BarkBox is less disappointing.
Did you receive a Pawalla box this month? Do you have any comments or concerns regarding the issues I've stated above? I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below!
DISCLAIMER: I purchased the product(s) mentioned in this post with my own personal money. We were not offered monetary compensation for review, and our opinion is 100% our own.