Friday, May 22, 2015 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'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 Blogger Outreach Program. All opinions are our own.


The Island Cats said...

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

pilch92 said...

That does look like a good food.

Anonymous said...

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

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

Yum yum yum!!! Looks and sounds delicious!

Fur Everywhere said...

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

Sweet Purrfections said...

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.

meowmeowmans said...

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

Unknown said...

I would love the books. Email is I love reading about Truffles.

Malka E said...

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)

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

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

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

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.

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! That’s a lot of free food!