Friday, May 22, 2015

Chewy.com Review: Hill's Ideal Balance Crafted Canned Cat Food

Hey everybody, it's Truffles! For the last couple months Mommy and I have been working on a BlogPaws campaign to let our readers know about the new Hill's Ideal Balance Crafted line. Hill's sent us a bag of their kibble which I have been devouring ever since, so when the canned food was one of Chewy.com's offerings for the May's Blogger Outreach Program, I was super excited to have the chance to try that too.

I chose the Savory Chicken Pot Pie with Buckwheat:


From Chewy:

Ideal Balance Crafted canned foods are made in a new form -- shredded natural chicken in mouthwatering gravy. These thoughtfully sourced, authentic ingredients are combined with nutritional expertise and unique slow cooking process so you can give your cat a delicious, perfectly balanced meal. Hill's prepares the food the way you would, one batch at a time, so you can spend more time making memories with your pet. Made in Small Batches.

Key Benefits
* Keeps your cat healthy & active
* Gluten-free source of energy for an active life, and supports healthy digestion
* Helps keep cat’s eyes sharp and maintain healthy vision
* Helps build muscle for healthy play, and provides a great wholesome taste
* Provides a rich taste and builds muscle for your cat to jump & play longer
* Perfectly Balanced Nutrition
* Made in the USA

My thoughts: While I usually love any new kibble that I get to try, I am *extremely* fussy about canned food. Very rarely will I deviate from my favorite *Fancy* brand food. Plus, it has to be pate...I don't do shredded or chunky. I dove into this food quite enthusiastically when Mommy dished it out, but then *gasp* I detected some very small chunks. (Thought I wouldn't find them, huh? Nothing gets by me!!!) I did end up eating the whole can, leaving behind any and all chunks, of course.

I'm going to give the Crafted canned food 3 out of 4 paws up (the Crafted dry food gets 4 paws WAY up!) Thanks to Chewy generously sending me a case of 24 cans, I'm going to keep some and donate some to my friends at the shelter!


We received a case of food for free in exchange for our fair and honest review as part of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program. All opinions are our own.

12 comments:

  1. We're gonna hafta check this food out. Thanks for the good review, Truffles.

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  2. Truffles, my kitties don't care for chunks, either. Maybe it's a "tortie thing". :) Like you, they like pate and the gravy.

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  3. Yum yum yum!!! Looks and sounds delicious!

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  4. We are glad that you liked most of the food, Truffles! We, too, prefer pate over chunks and shreds.

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  5. We're trying this food and we would probably have to give it 3 out of 4 paws, too. Brulee is very finicky with her canned food and she likes the taste, but when it gets down to the morsels, she leaves them.

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  6. That certainly sounds like some tasty stuff, Truffles! Thanks for the helpful review. :)

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  7. I would love the books. Email is ladyvyvian@hotmail.com. I love reading about Truffles.

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  8. send us the chunks! we like chunks better than pate'. with sloppy sauce the best! Ming and Bun (soot point and tort point siamese girls)

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  9. It looks tasty but I hate canned food. My mum is trying to wean me off dry but she is not having any luck. She says it's for my own good but I don't like wet food. Yes, I'm a stubborn kitty!

    Purrs xx
    Athena

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  10. We're a little picky about wet food, but that consistency looks good to us. Thanks for letting us know about it! We're going to try it.

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  11. Whoa! That’s a lot of free food!

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