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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

First Chewy.com Review for 2017!

We were recently given an opportunity to review Stella & Chewy's SuperBlends Grass-Fed Beef Recipe Meal Mixers Freeze-Dried Dog Food from chewy.com.  We've tried other Stella & Chewy products and our pups have always loved them, so I was interested in seeing how all three pups would react to the Meal Mixers.
Noms?
The pups were all intrigued from the minute the bag was opened - via an extremely easy open pull strip!  A scoop was provided to make measuring easier as well as different options on feeding. 
LOTS of fine print!
We tried the first option with the first feeding - mixing a scoop dry in with our pups kibble.  Unfortunately, Monty and Harlow saw through this and carefully picked out the mixer and ignored their kibble.  They are used to having a spoon full of Merrick's mixed into their kibble each night to help convince them to eat everything.  For our next try, I mixed it with a little warm water and let it soak for a few minutes.  I found that one scoop (1/4 cup) mixed with water was the equivalent of how much canned food our pups get divided among them.  Success!  Meals were scarfed in a record amount of time, bowls licked  clean, and pups were asking for more!
Da Princess approves!

A couple of notes on using this product:

Product settles in shipping - the photo above is towards the end of the bag.  Definitely needs to be shaken/stirred to mix the fruit/blueberries better.  As it was, Harlow carefully picked all the fruit out of her kibble and deposited it on the floor. 

Cost - if we were feeding this per directions, the cost would be prohibitive.  For our three over 40lb dogs, we would go through one 16oz bag every three days - at $36 per bag at chewy.com - fed as I described above.  Normal price is $50 per bag - and this is using it just as a topper.  If it was a total meal, we would be looking at that daily.

Taste - we have amazingly picky eaters and this mixer was a plus for all of them.  Monty especially has been known to walk away from food he has no interest in.  He was more than happy to dive in and eat his kibble with this added in.

Ingredients - there is a long list of ingredients that make up this mixer, but the list starts with quality ingredients such as beef, beef liver, fruit and veggies.  While not a limited ingredient meal, it's definitely a higher quality product.

Made in the USA? - I think....  The bag proclaims "Crafted in the USA with the world's finest ingredients".  Not quite sure how to interpret that....
Strawberries, banana, blueberries, meat - what's not to love?
I think all in all, we give this product 5 out of 6 paws.  It's mainly the cost that would prohibit us from considering this in the future.  Thank you, chewy.com for letting us review this product!

Disclaimer:  How Sam Sees It has not been compensated for this product review. We received a product to review.  We have no connection with the brand and were not influenced in our opinions. Our opinions are strictly our own.

8 comments:

  1. All three of us are drooling ;-)

    Of khourse we khan see TPH kharefully pawing out all the TASTY/ikhky fruit pieces!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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    1. She did! She carefully picked out every little bit and deposited it on the floor next to her dish.

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  2. We had the Stella & Chewy chicken patties last year, and they were really good. But like you, with more than one big dog in the family, the cost is a bit steep. Nice review. Tell Harlow to send us the blueberries and fruit, we love them:)

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  3. "crafted in the USA," that is concerning, we missed that when we did our review...

    And we agree, the collies also enjoyed this food, but with our gang there is no way we could afford to feed this food alone. But it really does make a great topper...but we need to research where the ingredients are sourced!

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    1. They do have a disclaimer on their website stating quality ingredients from countries like Australia and New Zealand - https://www.stellaandchewys.com/how-were-made/

      I feel better after having found this. :)

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  4. Wow - this sounds really yummy! You are too funny about eating fruitables, Harlow☺

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  5. Oh I love it... and I count the days till I can eat real food and not only that boring puppy kibble stuff :o)

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