Your cat will go crazy for this toy-packed Goody Box from Chewy
My cat had the best day of his life
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If you’ve read any of my past articles, chances are you know I have a Golden Retriever who I live to dote upon—she’s spoiled rotten, and she knows it. However, little Miss Addy isn’t my only pet! I also have a cat, Nugget, who’s been my faithful companion for more than six years now.
I’ll admit that Nugget doesn’t get nearly as much “stuff” as Addy does (mostly because he’s not nearly as high-maintenance). So I thought it would be nice to treat him to a fun surprise, and what better way than with a Goody Box from Chewy? Addy had a blast with her dog Goody Box, but there are also boxes full of cat toys and treats that I thought Nugget would like—and boy, was I right!
What is a Goody Box?
Goody Boxes are curated packages for your pets, sold by the popular pet retailer Chewy. Similar to BarkBox, Goody Boxes contain a surprise variety of toys and treats, but it’s not a subscription box—you simply buy one-off boxes whenever you want them. The boxes typically cost between $24 and $30, and most contain five or six items.
Chewy offers a variety of Goody Boxes, including versions for both cats and dogs. There are special birthday- and holiday-themed boxes, as well as options tailored toward pets of a particular age (ie. puppies) or size. They also update the contents of the Goody boxes periodically, so you can buy new ones without getting repeat items.
Here’s what we found inside our cat Goody Box
I expected that Nugget would be less-than-interested in opening the Goody Box with me, but to my surprise, he was very intrigued by its contents. (I’m guessing because the box smelled like catnip.)
Together, we opened up the “Kitty Purr-adise” Box and sorted through the contents, and here’s what it contained:
- Frisco Pouncin’ Produce Catnip Cat Toy
- Frisco Refillable Catnip Squirrel Cat Toy
- Frisco Cat Chute Toy
- Hartz Delectables Bisque Chicken & Tuna Lickable Cat Treat, Pack of 5
- Greenies Feline SmartBites Healthy Skin & Fur Salmon Flavor Cat Treats
- Purina Beyond Chicken & Egg Recipe Grain-Free Cat Treats
Of course, if your cat is anything like mine, they’ll also enjoy sitting inside the box itself—Nugget had a grand old time ripping up the paper inside and making a mess for me to clean up.
My cat genuinely couldn’t get enough of the toys
One of the reasons I don’t usually buy cat toys is that they can be really hit-or-miss. A running joke in the cat community is that if you buy your kitty an expensive toy, they'll end up playing with a twist tie from the packaging instead.
For this reason, I didn’t have high expectations for the cat toys in the Goody Box—but I was quickly proven wrong. The catnip in the toys must have been F-R-E-S-H, because Nugget just about lost his mind for them.
First, he ran around with the carrot, flinging it across the floor, and when it got lost under the couch, he attacked the pineapple. Finally, he took the squirrel and hid it upstairs in his dedicated cat area, where he knew it would be safe from the dog. (Addy did get a hold of the carrot and promptly ripped its stem off. RIP, carrot.) He even was excited to run through the tunnel and attack my fingers from inside it.
A few things worth noting:
- The pineapple and carrot aren’t the highest quality, and they may get torn apart if your cat plays too rough.
- I love that the squirrel comes with a tube of catnip for refilling, but the catnip tends to wiggle its way through the velcro closure, making a mess on the floor.
All in all, I was happy that Nugget actually used the toys, and he still plays with them when he gets the post-dinner zoomies.
And he’ll never say no to treats, either
On the other hand, my cat’s one true love is food, so it was really no surprise that he was extremely enthusiastic when it was time to try all his new treats. Each and every one earned his seal of approval, and he happily comes running any time he hears the bag open.
As a pet parent, I was happy to find that all the treats included in the Goody Box were top-rated options on the Chewy site—a lot of subscription boxes are filled with excess inventory that companies are simply looking to get rid of, so it was nice to see that Chewy is actually dedicated to sending good treats! They’re not just measly sample-size bags, either. The Purina treats came in a 6-ounce bag that will probably last us for months.
Our final thoughts on the Goody Box for cats
Being a moderately frugal person, I wanted to know if I was actually saving money by buying a Goody Box, instead of just purchasing each item on its own. I sat there and did the math, and all the items cost around $31 on Chewy’s website, while the Goody Box was $23.99. So you do save quite a bit buying the box.
Overall, it was a really fun purchase, and I'd definitely buy Nugget another Goody Box—maybe for his birthday or Christmas! Everything in the box was high-quality, and it was worth it to see Nugget playing like he was a kitten again.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.