As I'm sure you all know, I am a total crazy cat lady. We go through cat food in this house like most people go through... um.. what do normal people go through quickly? I have no idea.
We got to try out some Newman's Own Organics cat food, which I was SUPER excited about because I spend approximately the GNP of a small country on cat food each month. If you have cats, you know how picky they can be, so I'm always curious to see how cat food reviews will go!
First up, we got a bag of their dry cat food.
I know that what I think looks appetizing and what a cat finds appealing are two totally different things, but to me, this stuff looked pretty good!
Luckily, most of my cats agreed! My house has a mix of picky eaters, cats that will eat anything, and those that fall in between, so we're probably a pretty accurate sample. Given that cat taste preferences are so subjective, I was happy to see that this is available in a 1 lb bag, so it's easy to see if your cats are going to enjoy it without having to invest in a larger bag. I wish all cat food companies offered 1 lb. bags, it would make life so much easier! (The dry food is also available in 3 lb. and 4.75 lb bags). If you have cats that love to chase pieces of dry food across the kitchen floor like mine do (cats love to "hunt" their food!), you'll find these round pieces roll especially well!
Next, we got to try 6 of the 11 varieties of canned cat food that Newman's Own Organics makes. I decided that the can pictured at the top left had to be just for Tallulah, because the cat on it looked just like she did when she was younger!
Still pretty close.
As you can imagine, the small (3 oz.) cans were gone in a flash, and the larger (5.5 oz) ones didn't last much longer! There was one small can where the pate formula seemed... squishier? (for lack of a better word) than most, and some of the cats turned up their nose at that one, but the rest seemed to be enjoyed by everyone.
My cats are always happy to taste test new foods!
Given that the term "organic" is thrown around so much these days, you might be wondering about the ingredients in these foods. There's a handy "What's In It?" section on the official site, but I'll do my best to sum up a few of the points here! Basically, the chicken used for the food is fed an all natural diet and raised without growth hormones or antibiotics. The vegetables and grains are grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, and are certified organic by USDA-National Organics Program. You won't find any artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors, and there are no poultry by-products or GMOs in there.
The only challenge I've encountered so far is trying to find these products in the store. I am currently living in Southwest MO, and the closest store to carry them is in NW Arkansas. There was a moment of false hope when I discovered my local PetCo carried Newman's Own Organics dog treats, but they didn't have any cat food at all. I used their store locator to see if they'd be easier to find near where I usually live in Orlando, and found that one Wal-Mart in Kissimmee does carry them. I'm hoping that they'll become easier to find soon! I was really sad because they were nice enough to send me a stack of coupons to use on future purchases, but I wasn't able to use them before they expired.
For more info, check out Newman's Own Organics on Facebook!
Newman's Own Organics has been generous enough to offer up a prize package (similar to the variety of products I got) to one lucky reader! I know that as a cat nerd, I get more excited about cat food giveaways than just about anything else, so I'm hoping you guys do, too! This giveaway is open to US residents. Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!
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Disclosure: I was provided with the aforementioned products for free to facilitate my review, but all opinions are my own and I received no monetary compensation.