Monday, February 15, 2016
A review of #Chewycom and Tiki Cat Gourmet Carnivore Variety Pack
This month Chewy.com through their blogger outreach program sent me a Tiki Cat Gourmet Carnivore Variety Pack to review for them.
I chose the variety pack because of that face. That 'unimpressed with every canned food offering given' face. She is eating dry food well enough, but I so want to get her and her kittens on a better nutritional road and canned food is far superior to dry in that respect. She is a lover of gravy, licking it off of the foods that I give her and then moving on to the dry, so I was hoping that these foods, known for their high moisture content, would tempt her into getting something into her, and when her kittens saw her eating them might partake as well.
I was less than pleased with the packaging this month, mostly because my cats love both the box and the brown paper that Chewy sends. I understand the attempt to save money on packaging and shipping by using a padded envelope, but my abhorrence of an over-use of tape made me long for the box and paper.
I was surprised that the variety pack showed up in pretty good shape. There were a few dents in the cans but they were pretty minor and didn't effect the contents within. You can see the tiny dent on the Seabass Luau can below.
As you can see there were nine flavors in the variety pack. Beef & Liver (1), Beef Liver & Chicken (2), Beef Liver & Lamb (1), Bonito Tuna (1), Chicken & Liver (2), Chicken with Duck (2), Chicken with Turkey (2), Seabass (1) and Tilapia (1). This gives you a good selection to choose from. The cans are only 2.8 oz, so for me they aren't a full meal on their own, so I ended up putting down two of them for Lemonade to try. First up, Beef Liver and Chicken.
Lemonade gave it a sniff and a lick but she wasn't all that interested, so I offered her a second can. This time, I opened the Bonito Tuna Luau. Not being a fan of seafood in the least, I knew I was not going to enjoy opening this up and serving it, and I wasn't. Seriously, look at it..
But what matters is not if I like it, but if the cats do, and she ate about half of it while we were in the room, and because she spent time eating it, the kittens came over and tried it too. When I went down the next morning all of the food was gone but a few strands of the liver/chicken food. I was highly impressed since this was the first time she's given me a clean plate.
I like that Tiki Cat offers this variety pack as it gives you a way to try a variety of their foods without that large of an investment. I like that it was offered to me so I could find something that this kitty would eat.
Thank you Chewy for another great month of products and getting my foster kitty to eat something!