Friday, March 25, 2016

Freshpet® Select Dinner Date & Giveaway

WAFFLES:  Check it out, Boss. I have arrived. 


KATIE:  I was sort of hoping for different kind of Freshpet® actually.

WAFFLES:  What? I can be fresh.

KATIE:  Yeah, that's what scares me. 


A Special Freshpet® Select Dinner Date
WAFFLES:  So the Boss and I are having a dinner date tonight. Glogirly says I have to treat her like a lady. You know, let her order anything she wants. Be romantic and stuff. Not lock her in the powder room.

The nice people at Freshpet sent me everything I need for our dinner date. They have these new food cups I think the Boss is really going to like. 


GARÇON:  Chicken and Pumpkin, for the lady and gentleman.


KATIE:  Waffles, you're eating off my plate again. Don't you know anything about date etiquette?


WAFFLES:  I'm just trying to be romantic and stuff.

KATIE:  Well go be romantic with your own plate.



Fresh From the Fridge
Recently we had a chance to taste test Freshpet Select. We're always on the lookout for food we think our friends and readers might be interested in, so of course we told them to bring it on!

You may have seen the Freshpet refrigerator in your local market or even at some of the big box superstores. We did a quick store locate on their website and found 25 spots within just a 10 mile radius of our Minneapolis townhouse that carry it. They shipped ours to us in a nifty zippered cooler inside an even niftier box. ...hence today's lead photo.


We received an assortment of their new resealable food cups as well as a slice-and-serve pate loaf.


This is the Chicken and Pumpkin Recipe, with small morsels served in a light gravy. Glogirly wanted to add a fresh herb garnish for the photo, but that probably would have been a little too over the top. 


Though dinnertime is often heated here, what with all the pre-meal wrestling sessions, Katie and Waffles called a truce and actually shared a plate. Or rather, raced to see who could finish faster. Looks like the chicken and pumpkin was a hit. 


The Chicken and Beef Recipe Pate Roll is super easy to slice and serve. The package comes pre marked so you know just how much to slice for a serving. Once sliced, the wrapper slides right off. 


Waffles was particularly enamored with the pate slice. So much so that moments after this photo was taken, he launched into the whole piece, grabbed it and ran. Apparently he wasn't in the mood for sharing.

...So What's the Verdict?
TASTE
Katie and Waffles can be pretty finicky when it comes to new food. And Katie has special dietary needs due to her IBD. Despite all that, they both loved the food and gobbled it up.

We enjoy trying out different foods like these and using the ones Katie & Waffles like as special treats. As you can probably guess, we take a lot of photos here and having a small plate of something tasty can be a photographer's best friend.

PACKAGING
The convenient packaging makes it easy to serve and to reseal if necessary. Because the food is refrigerated, it's important to be aware of expiration dates. Each of the cups we received had a July/2016 sell-by date. They probably won't last a week around here, but we bring it up because it's different than the usual canned food you may have in your cupboards.

INGREDIENTS
The Chicken and Pumpkin and the Chicken and Beef individual cup recipes do contain whitefish. Though we don't suffer from any food allergies that we're aware of, some cats have sensitivities to fish and would therefore not be able to eat any of the cup recipes.

The Chicken and Beef pate loaf contains carrageenan, which can also be problematic for cats with allergies or sensitivities. It's a very common ingredient that's most often used for thickening and gelling. Many foods contain it, even human foods. But we feel it's important to point this out in case it's something you are trying to avoid.

IT'S A GIFT PACK GIVEAWAY!
Three lucky GLOGIRLY readers will receive a Freshpet Select Gift Pack including,

  • New Cat Cup Recipes 2 of each recipe (6 total)
  • Sampling of Freshpet’s Cat Offerings
  • Freshpet Select Chicken & Beef Cat Roll
  • Freshpet Select Tender Chicken & Beef Roasted Meals
  • Freshpet Select Tender Chicken Roasted Meals
  • Freshpet Vital Chicken, Ocean Whitefish & Egg Complete Meals
  • Freshpet bandana, apron, cooler tote and t-shirt

Just enter via Rafflecopter below. Though prizes only ship to US addresses, readers worldwide are invited to enter. Should any winner reside outside the US, they may gift their prize to a US friend or shelter. Good luck, everyone! And thank you for entering.

This blog post is sponsored by Freshpet®. We are being compensated for creating and featuring this content. Regardless of the payment received, we only feature products and services on GLOGIRLY that we use or feel our readers would enjoy using. All sponsored posts on GLOGIRLY will always reflect our honest and unbiased opinions.


70 comments:

  1. Always hoping to find a fresh food both of my cats will like! Would love to try these. Waffles appears to be enjoying them immensely!

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  2. We've really learned that better food does make for healthier cats. We would love to be able to give them something like Freshpet.

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  3. That looks yummy! I got hungry just reading the blog post! Also, Binga wants the box. Even though she's fresh in all the wrong ways.

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  4. I'm looking at some different feeding options for the Farm cats as Sherpa has been giving me challenges lately. I've got Wellness coming in on my next Chewy. If that doesn't work maybe I'll look to this.

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  5. My two are super finicky. I have been curious about Freshpet. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. Their website shows my Safeway and Lucky's sell their products.

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  7. We would love to find fresh food like this around us ! Good luck to our US friends, that food looks yummy ! Purrs

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  8. (entered as Joy)
    The food cup meals look so delicious. My dogs have tried Freshpet and love it :) Now I am going to have to pick some up for the cats.

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  9. Whew, looks like a peacefully shared dinner. The food sounds delicious, we have pate and 'stew' style lovers here. We're definitely going to have to do the search for it because I haven't seen it, but I also don't check the refrigerator at the pet store because it's on the dog side so I assumed it was all dog. (Happy belated Birthday!) Raine buzzyngabe at yahoo dot com

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  10. If this could get my Very Finicky black girl to eat, I'd probably keel over from shock. She's so incredibly picky.

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  11. Wow! It looks delicious! We've seen Freshpet in the store too. Since Katie and Waffles approve, we'll have to check it out!

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  12. All 5 of my cats would love to try this!

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  13. We have seen FreshPet in the stores. In the big box stores, it's always in the dog section. :( Glad to know they have cat food, too.

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  14. It looks like it really must be yummy from how you two attacked it! Would love to try it: I am sick of what my humans have been giving me for so long. We didn't know about FreshPet so your post and giveaway have taught us something important.

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  15. We would love to try this. Thanks for the chance.
    Sue B

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  16. That looks delicious! We know it has to be good if Waffles and Katie shared a plate!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  17. I have 3 finicky felines at home. I've tried lots of other foods, this may do the trick!

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  18. The mom has seen FreshPet in the store but she was unsure if it was any good. She's definitely gonna buy some to see if we like it. Did the fact that it was cold affect whether Waffles or Katie liked it? Some cats don't like eating cold food.

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  19. The kittens WOULD LOVE to try that, especially the chicken and pumpkin. We are still MOL at Waffles stealing the entire pate slice, that sounds like something Yang would do.

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  20. Wow! This is so awesome. Food, cooler, and a gift box. What a deal. That loaf looks yummy. Good question above, can the food be warmed-up? Great post today. Love the pics. Happy Furiday everyone! Purrs

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  21. I would love to try this. With 5 always seeming to change their taste of what they like new foods are always a welcome change.

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  22. After losing our senior Maine Coon, Koneko, last month, we're being especially attentive of our other two cats - Moko and Arata. I want to keep them healthy and happy, including finding the best food for them. I have a feeling they'd love to win this giveaway and have a chance to try this food.

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  23. mom has seen this in coolers in pet stores but we've never tried it.

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  24. That was a pretty nice date guys, and Waffles seemed to be on good behavior. What more can a girlcat ask for? The food sounds good. M says we can enter.

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  25. That looks like very tasty food! Dragonheart has a very finicky stomach - we wonder if he would like this food!

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  26. Jo, Missy, Ellie, Patience, Sarah, and Madeleine are very eager to try this new food.

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  27. Wow, you two seem to love that stuff. Did Waffles get to keep the whole pate slice?

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    1. He sure did! Nothing was going to come between him and his pate!

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  28. I can't believe you're sharing a plate! So is this packaged RAW food? TW says she thinks I'd like the stews, especially with the pumpkin, but she's still squimish about raw especially since I'm a biter.

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    1. Katie & Waffles must have been blinded by all the excitement of new food. ; )
      We checked with Freshpet and they do have a couple of raw food choices for dogs, but none for cats. The Freshpet Select that we tried out was fully cooked.

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  29. I may have seen this in stores, but not all of the variety or the rolls.

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  30. We think you both loved the romantic dinner!

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  31. We haven't tried the fresh pet food but would sure like to. Looks yummy.

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  32. Can't wait to look for this in the store - I think Ana will love it! Maybe. Ok, it took her a few years to even like treats. Still I do think she would enjoy this.

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  33. I tried some of this a little over a year ago. It wasn't like these the Waffles and Katie are eating.
    I haven't gotten them since because all four of my cats refused them.
    I might have better luck with those awesome cups!

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  34. Dat is so cool. Our Walmart only carries da little bags fur kitties. Sis Lexi used to eat this food, and mommy wuld luv it ifin me wuld so we sure purreciate da chance to give it a try. You both look adowable. Glad you liked your new noms.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  35. I think my cat would love to try this food!

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  36. The food looks delicious!! It must be good stuff if Katie is willing to eat off the same plate as Waffles. :)

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  37. I've been wanting to try these

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  38. That looks wonderful! Did you get to play in the box?!?!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  39. Seeing the way Katie and Waffles went at it I'm betting my 6 would love it too!!!

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  40. We have a US buddy who would LOVE this!!

    Your post made us laugh, thank you.

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  41. That stuff looks interesting, dunno if my cats would like it though.

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  42. Those look like yummy treats!
    Have a wonderful weekend...

    Noodle and crew

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  43. That looks like a nice and healthy food. Great giveaway.

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  44. Always wondered what that pate looked like. Oh how we wish you'd captured video of that grab-n-dash!!

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  45. It must be good if you two are eating out of the same plate! YUM!

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  46. I've seen their products at a few smaller, local pet shops near us too - have to try some of the flavors!

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  47. I've been wondering about this brand. I seem to see only dog food in my area, so I'm going to have to look harder for the cat foods!

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  48. These look good. My kitties have decided to be finicky lately. But they love gravy!

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  49. I can't wait to give some to my kitties to try!

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  50. Nice job on the review- we're sold. But then we haven't encountered much we won't eat. Including some things we really really shouldn't have eaten...
    xxoo
    Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red

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  51. I'd like to try this brand for my boys. They're older and have vomiting issues.

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  52. My cat would be happy, thanks for the chance.

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  53. We LOVE Freshpet here, especially the Freshpet Select Chicken & Beef Cat Roll that's a treat for the household once a week. Feeding seven to ten cats at a time including my fosters it's more affordable than the other varieties of Freshpet, and costs about as much as premium grain-free canned, though the other varieties are gobbled up at the same rate. I've used and recommended this food for rescues who need extra nutrition and who develop digestive issues from canned or dry food.

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  54. This sounds really tasty. Thunder is quite picky, but I bet he will like this.

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  55. Always nice to try new foods and see what the girls think...

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  56. My cats love everything food , toys treats so they would love to win

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  57. I admit I have been curious about Freshpet, especially with two kitties that have IBD issues!

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    1. Hi Katje,
      I'm not a vet or nutritionist, but I've done a lot of research and trial & error finding the best diet for Katie, who has IBD. In my opinion, the best diet for a cat with IBD is a whole food diet. Preferably raw, but cooked is good too. That's what Katie eats everyday. We give her things like Freshpet as special treats. If you'd like more info, please just send me an email. You'll find my email address by clicking CONTACT at the top of the page.
      Thank you!
      Glogirly

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  58. Our cat would love this, this would really spoil her for sure.

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  59. Our cat would love this, this would really spoil her for sure.

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