2 lb sample boxes

2 lb Starter Box

 (18 reviews) 
The 2 lb starter box is the perfect size for an extended trial of our most popular foods!
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Embark - 2 lb box

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Force - 2 lb box

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Keen - 2 lb box

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Love - 2 lb box

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Revel - 2 lb box

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Prowl - 2 lb box

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Grace - 2 lb box

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FREE Little Book of Proper Food

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The Honest Kitchen 2 lb Starter Boxes

Want to try a couple meals of The Honest Kitchen before committing to a full size box? Our 2 lb starter boxes are the perfect way to do an extended trial of our foods! Each box makes 8 lbs of real, delicious food when mixed with water. Make sure to add some FREE literature to your shopping cart including our Little Book of Honesty and Product Flier!

The 2 lb starter boxes are available for in most popular diets:

Grain-free dog food recipes
Free range chicken – Force
Cage free turkey – Embark
Midwestern beef – Love

Whole grain dog food recipe
Cage free turkey – Keen
Free range chicken – Revel

Grain free cat food recipe
Free range chicken – Prowl
Cage free turkey – Grace

Contains NO corn, wheat, soy or GMO ingredients.


Please see individual product pages for full list of ingredients and analysis: Force, Embark, Love, Keen, RevelProwl, Grace

how much to feed each day

Dehydrated dog food feeding recommendations

We suggest dividing daily amount into two servings, one in the AM and one in the PM. Our foods must be hydrated with water before serving, but you can add slightly more or less water than we suggest, according to your pet's taste. Refrigerate or discard any leftovers. Learn more about how to make our foods >

Some pups like our food immediately and some need a slower introduction. Click here to learn how to transition your dog to our food and also find some tips for those especially picky pups!

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Written by R. A. | 6/30/15

I only feed my dogs whole food, and believe in variety to cover all the bases, nutritionally, as well as to keep their palettes entertained. I trust Honest Kitchen to provide safe, nutritious and tasty foods for my dogs, and they do. I am grateful to this company for the care and quality foods they provide. I appreciate having grain-free and healthy grain options as I like to mix it up, literally & figuratively!

Written by Lauren | 6/14/15

I did an earlier review explaining how we adopted an Akita / German Shepherd mix a couple of months ago with "digestive sensitivity". After trying other foods with no improvement, someone recommended Verge from the Honest Kitchen. I wanted to try a grain free option, and I started with Embark (which worked wonders). Now, I'm trying Love. He likes it, but not quite as much as Embark. With Embark, he would keep going back to the empty bowl and lick it. With Love, he leaves just a small amount still in the bowl. I'm sure all dogs differ on their personal tastes! I'm trying Revel next (about 1/2 the price, and, although not grain free, they use healthy grains, and I have a feeling his tummy will be okay with that!)

Written by Lauren | 6/14/15

I adopted an Akita / German Shepherd mix a couple of months ago. He had digestive issues (intermittent loose stools, etc). I tried 2-3 foods (including recommendations from my vet) with no improvement. Then, someone highly recommended The Honest Kitchen foods. He loved Verge, for his dog, but I wanted to try a grain free option, and I started with Embark. Within 24 hrs, he had his first normal bowel movement since we got him! My brother uses Blue Wilderness, so I checked into that, also, but, pound for pound, The Honest Kitchen is actually a little less expensive!

Written by LD | 4/13/15

I switched to the Honest Kitchen (THK) from a prescription blend for gastrointestinal health. My Mini Goldendoodle has been on a prescription diet for over 8 months, ever since she was diagnosed with gastroenteritis. She has always been a fuzzy eater; however, she seems to eat this food with no problem. She tends to prefer it when it's more liquid rather than chunky so I add a little extra water. After being put on a prescription diet she started to develop reddish/dark spots around her eyes and huge gunks. Ever since I started feeding her THK I have noticed the eye discharge decreased significantly. She also didn't get diarrhea or an upset stomach like most dogs do when you initially change their diet. So far so good I just hope THK actually makes human grade dog food and it's not just a label scam. I wish they would somehow get certified USDA Organic!

Written by Lauren | 3/30/15

My 4 year old chocolate lab used to NEVER eat dry food, i would have to add real food in order to get her to even think about touching it. She gobbles The Honest Kitchen up in minutes!!! And her bowel movements have been much more normal. Thank you!!! 5 stars and definitely would recommend! (ALSO I am a vegan, and this isn't gross or smelly so I never get sick from mixing it up-just in case anyone else is in the same boat as me haha)

Written by Ann | 1/17/15

I decided to try out Force based on a girlfriend's recommendation for my 14 year old Lhasa Apso, Emma. She has been on a dry dental dog kibble for older dogs, but she always seems to be hungry. She is constantly grazing on deer poop or other equally disgusting tidbits she finds on the trail. I hoped adding Force into her diet with the dry kibble would replace nutrients her diet must be lacking. It seems to have worked! She loves, and I mean LOVES the taste of the food, and she doesn't seem constantly hungry. I still use some dry kibble to keep her teeth clean, but I think she would prefer if I fed her entirely Honest Kitchen's Force.

Written by Kimberly | 1/14/15

Our 5lb chihuahua LOVES this food! We looked all over for a good quality food for him, as close to RAW as we could but with a protein level that wouldn't cause Bailey anymore seizures. This seems to be the one and the best part is that HE LOVES IT and gets so excited about eating again! We are very pleased!

Written by Bentley | 12/10/14

My maltese is an extremely picky eater, I think we went through 4 different brands/flavors of dog food before finding one she would even get near. I bought the samples of "embark" and "love" (which btw, thank you THK for offering the sample packs and quick shipping!!) thinking she would probably turn her nose up but what the heck, it was worth a try for the price and good reviews. Boy was I completely wrong! I think she may have broken the world record for fastest eater and was begging for more. Can't wait for my big box of food to come in and I know my pup can't wait either. Thank you SO much THK!

Written by eugenia | 9/25/14

My two Australian Shepherds absolutely love this food! They can't wait for the 3minutes to be up and for me to set their bowls out for them :)
I was looking for a healthy, cost effective food that I could use as a substitute for home-made food I give them. Now they eat Honest Kitchen everyday for lunch, and they seem to enjoy it just as much as the food I prepare! As we all know, the true test of a dogs digestion is their poop, and with HonestKitchen, it's a perfect poop everytime!

Written by Felicia | 8/24/14

My 2 babies both have sensitive stomachs we have tried different ones and so I decided to try this one my girl is a picky eater usually I have to feed her not with this one she will eat by herself and finish it their poop is normal again they love it and will wait for me to cook it thank you so much

Written by Anita | 8/12/14

My fluffy white little Bicon Frise, Coconut, is a picky eater and she suffers from allergies. So I wanted to find the best quality, grain-free food for her. From the very first meal, she has absolutely loved her Embark. And I feel so good about giving it to her. Thank you for providing a product that is loaded with quality ingredients--and love--from The Honest Kitchen!

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