Thursday, June 25, 2015 Review: Wellness TruFood CocoChia Bakes

Hey everybody, it's Truffles! Lately Mommy has been reading a lot about the benefits of coconut oil for both people and pets and decided to buy a jar for us. She was delighted to discover that I absolutely LOVE it! The only trouble is, it's so darn messy! She puts it on her fingers or a plate for me to lick off, and it ends up everywhere. She mixes it in with my food and it globs up in the corner.

Then one night a couple months ago we were participating in a BlogPaws chat with Wellness, and we heard about a new treat with coconut oil inside! We were SO excited and could hardly wait for these treats to hit our store shelves.

We waited, and we waited, and we couldn't find them anywhere. Then asked us to review them as part of their Blogger Outreach Program!

Wellness believes in giving pets a colorful palette of the best nutrition possible, so they made TruFood with whole foods from farm, field and sea. TruFood has more of what pets need to be vibrant and happy - that's how love becomes Wellness. When you spoil them with chia seeds and whole-prey protein, your cat gets more than just a tasty treat. These TruFood CocoChia Bakes are packed with coconut oil and probiotics to support skin and coat and digestive health.

Guess what? I didn't like them. At all. I hesitantly sniffed them but wouldn't even give them a lick, much less put one in my mouth! I asked my neighbor kitty Pumpkin to give them a try, and he felt the exact same way. (Mommy did a little research and found less than stellar reviews from other kitties on Amazon and Chewy too, so it wasn't just us left underwhelmed.)

Just when we thought all hope was lost for these treats, Mommy decided to try them on one more kitty...our neighbor T-Two, who she's cat sitting this week. And finally we hit the jackpot. She loved them.

So out of three cats, only one liked these treats. In theory they're a really good idea, but there's just something about them that doesn't appeal to many cats.

Do your cats like coconut oil? 
How do you give it to them without making a mess?

We received one free package of treats in exchange for our fair and honest review as part of the Blogger Outreach Program. All opinions are our own.


Sweet Purrfections said...

We're reviewing these treats this week, too. Guess what? We didn't like them either. Truffle actually sniffed and walked away and she never does that with treats!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Well we're enjoying hearing about the tastings anyway...glad the neighbor's cat had an unexpected feast. You guys have a good Thursday.

The Island Cats said...

That's too bad that you didn't like these treats. Usually Wellness gets paws up from everybuddy.

Fur Everywhere said...

Uh-oh......we have some of the chicken ones to try this weekend. We expect that Lita will not like them because she is so picky - she likes very few treats. After reading this, I wonder if Carmine will try one or not. It will be interesting to see what he thinks!

pilch92 said...

That is too bad, I was excited when I saw coconut oil treats because I know it is good for them. I have tried to just put some on my finger and the kitties back away like I am squeezing a lemon :)

Anonymous said...

Back to the "drawing board" on those treats! :)

Nancy said...

This is so interesting because a friend was just telling me about the various uses of coconut oil last night. She said that swishing some in your mouth can even whiten your teeth!

These treats look yummy, and I'm sure my kitties will love them! Thanks for the trip Truffles! (I wonder if "truffles" can be made with coconut oil?)

Cathy Keisha said...

I hate coconut oil. I never had these treats but usually I’ll eat any kibble but I wouldn’t eat the TruFood kibble.

Anonymous said...

Oh Truffles, gweat weview. Weez not weal happy wiff Wellness's whole Tru Food line. Seems they totally missed da mawk wiff this one. Oh well they do make good stuffs we do all like, so guess weez'll be stickin' wiff those till they come up wiff sumfin' new. MOL

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We're reviewing treats this week but we chose different ones. Mommy hopes we like them! Too bad you didn't like yours. Mommy thought about giving us coconut oil, but isn't sure what the best way to do it is. If you figure something out we'd love to hear about it.