“ Brand: Asda / Food Type: Cat Food „
Being a convenience shopper rather than a "big-shopper" I usually shop at the local Co-op and so feed my cats Co-op supreme food. I prefer to buy pouches, and I find the chunks in jelly far easier to dish up and serve than the gravy version. Recently when my local Co-op was out of stock, the next nearest store was Asda, so I picked up two 12-packs of these "Tiger" pouches for £5 - saving about 80p on the Co-op cost, which was a bonus!
The only variety they had in jelly was the fish selection, so I bought one of those and one which was assorted poultry pouches, 6 in jelly and 6 in gravy.
The box is a very plain appearance, all blue with "Asda Tiger" in white lettering, the corner revealing an image of the chunks, stating "no artificial colours or flavours", and a picture of a sitting cat. Looking at it now, that cat isn't a great advert for the brand - he looks pretty miserable actually! The back of the box is covered with information: composition, additives, feeding guide, storage, together with their guarantee that they will refund and replace if not 100% happy. There are also recycling notes, stating that the box is recyclable but the pouches are mixed material and not recyclable.
Inside the fish pack are 3 pouches with salmon, 3 with ocean fish & shrimp, 3 with tuna and 3 with trout. The poultry assortment consists of 3 chicken, 3 turkey, 3 poultry (?!) and 3 duck. The individual pouches inside are again very plain - no expense has been wasted on the design budget, that's for sure... Each one is entirely coloured in the same shade with the wording printed in a bold, simple font: Asda, Tiger with-whichever flavour-, Adult. That's it.
On the back of each pouch there is a phone number, website and the weight of the pouch (100g). All nutritional information is on the box - and each variety has 4% of the stated fish, which is small but then my usual one has just 5%, it seems to be about the going rate.
As for the food itself it is very easy to serve up - the pouches are the usual foil type material which rip open easily and the chunks in jelly come out fairly solidly, it's easy to give half to each bowl without things getting messy as they do when gravy is involved! Speaking of the gravy - those six were pretty messy, needing a bit of perseverance to get all the chunks out of the pouch, but that's normal across all brands I've come across. I did think this food was very smelly to the Co-op brand version, but certainly Winnie & Daisy didn't mind that and they seemed to enjoy all of them, but no more so than their usual - they've never been fussy eaters, luckily.
The feeding guidelines did take me aback a bit - the box states an adult cat should have 3-4 pouches a day, and in case you think that this may be overfeeding and be reluctant to buy into such high quantities, they reassure you stating "cats regulate their food intake and seldom overeat." Personally I didn't like this comment - it made me feel like they were urging me to serve up huge quantities whereas I tend to think certainly some cats would actually overeat if the food was there - it seems a bit irresponsible and a guilt trip to make you buy and feed more...? Speaking for mine, I give them one each in the morning and one in the evening, and sometimes even that gets left ... Very occasionally they will ask for more, and I will oblige. I do leave dry food out though but the stated 3-4 pouches still seems a lot. Maybe I've just never thought about it so deeply before writing this review ... Dooyoo has changed my whole outlook on life!!
I will have no problem stocking up on these pouches again if the need arises and at the current offer working out at around 20p a pouch they are easily worth that.
As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat. We have 3 cats living in our house, we just pay the morgage
As the saying goes, there is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. My boys are very vocal but are also just a teeny bit choosy, whilst the whole house is reduced to Smart Price, my boys lowest brand drop is definitely Tiger from Asda. Anything cheaper is definitely verbalised and a protest occurs and Im reduced to using tuna that I've bought for us as its cheaper than corner shop Whiskas. They will eat Felix as well.
Tiger is the Asda Brand of wet cat food, it comes in various forms. Pouches of 100g for 28p (12 for £2.68). There are posh little foil tins of wet food of pate at 100g for 28p, then there is 400g tins costing 50p, or 6 for £2.78, 12 for £5 or 24 for a £10.
I buy 2x 12 400g tins as Im not saving anything by buying the bigger pack but also because they do jelly or gravy only packs for all sizes except 24 which is a "bumper variety" as we (the cat we not royal) definitely prefer the jelly variety to the point now where I try and avoid any gravy food as it just gets wasted. Our old cat was the dead opposite and one of them (aptly named Tiger) will eat the gravy version as well as the jelly.
The food does look very nice, with big chunks of meat in the jelly, flavours include rabbit & chicken, chicken & turkey, salmon, tuna, sardines.
I put a whole tin down (divided into 3 bowls) and it gets wolfed down. I tend to feed on demand and have cat dry biscuits down at all times.
The packets are in blue, the tins blue, all with a grey cat on the label and Tiger in white wording. The cans are all the easy open ring pulls.
Anyway Tiger gets a 5 doo yoo from me, as my boys think its tigeriffic.
Dogs believe they are human, cats believe they are god.
Cats are smarter than dogs, you'd never get eight cats to drag a sledge through snow
I have had cats for a good many years now and my parents also own a cat, along with a couple of my friends. I originally only had one cat (McFluff), then ended up with his brother (Hiss) as he wasn't settling in anywhere. This wasn't too much of a problem, although money was a little tight I still managed. At the time I was buying branded cat food such as Whiskas and Felix in the sachets, and dried food occasionally. This was fine until I got a phone call; the brothers mom (Domino) had started attacking her owner! Could I possibly take her in for a bit while they found her another home...of course I ended up with her full time!
I loved all my cats but started panicking a little bit about how I was going to afford insurance, cat food and litter for all three. I tried to just bulk buy the food when it was on offer but I was still struggling (the boys can eat for England). So I started to look at cheaper options. Previously I had been buying 12 pouches for £3.50 a time which were lasting little more than a day, so I decided to try them on tins.
The Whiskas tins worked out at £1.39 per KG, which was cheaper than the pouches but still a bit pricier than I could comfortably afford. I tried to look around but without compromising on the quality of the cat food. That's when someone recommended Asda's own brand cat food to me, Tiger. The tins worked out at £1.01 per KG which is quite a considerable saving when they get through as much as mine do! Their dry cat food is also very cheap, working out at 99p per KG. The cats are all very happy with the food and haven't turned their noses up at any of the varieties yet. There is a good selection of flavours and you can buy a mixed selection of 24 cans for under £10.00. The dry food is also a 'total' food so can be given to them without wet food, although I personally prefer to give them a mix. The only downside I have found is the fish flavour tins have a very strong fishy smell - it doesn't seem to bother the cats but I could do without it!
Since eating Tiger cat food, my lads and little girl have shiny coats, are full of energy (sometimes too much!) and the litter tray is slightly less smelly which is always a bonus! I have since recommended to various friends and all of them and their furry friends are impressed with Asda's own brand.
Having had my cat from 7 months he started on kitten food. As a kitten there is not a huge variety of brands on the market so he always had Whiskers or Felix. As he progressed to Adult hood we stuck with these 2 brands for 2 reasons a. they are normally on offer and b. we know he likes them.
I have heard many cat owners tell me that cats are fussy when it comes to food and if you change them to a different brand they might 'snub' this and refuse to eat. So I have always been wary about changing him, though he has never seemed a fussy eater. So when in Asda we decided to look into this further as they are cheaper (tho as stated before Felix/Whiskers often have offers so sometimes the saving might only be 50p).
Being an own brand i wanted to 1st check that my kitty ket would still be getting the same nutrients etc. I was amazed to discover that Asda own brand actually had more vitamins and protein, and in fact more of most things listed in nutritional information than the branded names (based on their basic foods, not the fancy products they offer). I always trust brand names but just goes to show not always the right choice.
So the food ticked two of our boxes - cheaper and better for him. Next was the cat test himself. Well, he loved it and just wolfed it down so no problems what so ever about that. He has been licking his bowl dry!
My only critism is that Asda do not have the range and variety that the brand names have so perhaps over time he may get bored. But I def think that Asda food will now be forming a main part of his diet.
We have a cat called Morris - he's a black and white numpty with a passion for bringing semi-dead/alive things into the house - yuck! I'm not much of a cat person - I've always been a doggy type of girl but my husband always had cats as a child and now we have a cat too. Our first cat, Molly was a tortoiseshell pussy cat - very sweet and lovely. She gave me a false impression of cats and did nothing to prepare me for evil Morris! So Morris and me, we agree to disagree and keep ourselves to ourselves lol
Anyway, point being, despite him trying to find his own food in ours and our neighbours' gardens, he does need fed! We started off on the name brands (Whiskas, Felix, etc) but soon turned to Asda's own Tiger brand as it's just so much cheaper!
So, good points? Well, I obviously haven't tasted the cat food so really couldn't comment on how nice or otherwise it is BUT I can assure you that Morris seems to love it. He gives it a full 4 paws up and frequently finishes a whole bowl full in one sitting. It certainly looks the same as the big brands and has the same sort of consistency. There seems to be as much meat in each pouch as you would expect to find in Whiskas, etc and it has the same (revolting) smell too! The best point from my point of view has to be the price though... In Asda you would be paying around £3.20 - £3.60 for a pack of 12 of the name brand pouches whereas Asda Tiger is only £2.46. This is quite a lot when you think that a cat like Morris who gets through 2 pouches a day will eat his way through a full box in less than a week! So the savings really mount up. You can also economise even more by going for a 48 pouch box for around £7.50.
And the bad points? None! Morris loves Tiger food and we're happy that it's good value - win, win!
If you haven't already tried Asda Tiger catfood with your moggie then you really should give it a go! I really can't see any difference between this and the big brands and it does work out a lot cheaper :o)
Folowing my review on the Asda Tiger biscuits I thought I'd add a review on behalf of my cats for the food also in case people miss the Biscuits one.
We usually buy a pack of 40 pouches for approximately £6.50 which comes with 4 different flavours;
10 x chicken and turkey in jelly
10 x beef and liver in gravy
10 x salmon and tune in jelly
10 x rabbit and game in gravy
Our cats love each flavour and I feel its a good idea to have a mixture in a 40 pack so that your cats do not get bored of eating the same flavour morning and night, we all know how picky cats can be!!
The price of this pack I feel is fantastic and can save you a lot of money over the year compared to some of the bigger brands which retail around £2.50 for just 12 pouches.
I would recommend trying this food on your cat, if they don't use it already, you may be quietly surprised how much they like it and also how much money you will save!!
I know that it states that you have to actually try the product yourself, but forgive me, I can honestly say I have not myself ate this cat food, instead my two cats Mylo and Malachi have tried and tested probably every brand of cat food there is.
As you can guess this is a slightly cheaper brand of cat food, ASDA's own brand which they have names Tiger. A box of twelve sachets usually costs around £2.09. It comes in the forms of Tins, Sachets and foil tins. However I have never seen the foil tins, unless they are scooped up in an instant at my local ASDA. They also do this in Kitten and senior cat food. You can also get a 48 pack which costs around £10 which is a great saving if your cats eat it.
The flavours are pretty standard, chicken in jelly, Beef in Gray etc. You can get a box of jelly, gravy or a mixture with Jelly and Gravy as well as Fish, poultry and also a mixture of all different flavours. You usually find that the standard is three sachets of the same flavour in the 12 pack, so it's four different flavours in each mixed 12 pack of Tiger cat food.
The Sachet packs are usually quite easy to open although you do get the odd one that takes some force to open. The Box that it comes in is easy to open as well, no need to be fighting with the box or get the kitchen scissors out to actually get into the sachets.
The quality of the cat food it's self is apparent instantly of being slightly cheaper in value. The cat food in Jelly comes out in one big clump, and the cat food in gravy is swimming in gravy, and it seems to have less chunks of meat in it compared to the jelly cat food.
The only thing that puts me off this cat food is the smell. It has got to be the most fowl smelling cat food there is and it lingers around the house for ages. The fowl smell is instant as soon as you open the sachets. I thought that this may die down but it never seems to go away. Even the empty packets that you place in the dust bin smell disgusting and linger around the kitchen. It has now gotten that bad that my cat Malachi refuses to even eat the cat food, so it turns out to be a waste of money for us in the end.
All in all, this is a slightly cheaper version of a cat food, you may find this to be a great value if you cat's can stomach it and you can stick with the fowl smell. It has actually taken me a while to realise why we do not buy this cat food any more because the price tends to lure us in every time, I can not stress how disgusting the smell is, hopefully ASDA will improve this product ,or at least it's smell, soon
As most of you know we have recently moved into a cottage in the Great Orme Country Park in Llandudno. You may guess from the description that there is plenty of grass, trees, shrubs etc - in fact an ideal place for a cat to live!
We had decided that, once we were settled we would get ourselves a cat, but fate took over and last week a stray cat decided to adopt us! I'm told by my sister that it is very lucky if a cat adopts you so let's hope that's the case!
Anyway we organised a trip to the vet to get him checked over and make sure that all was well as he had been living rough for a while and of course we needed to get food for him.
I have heard friends say that their cats turn their noses up at cheap cat food but I decided that, if we started with the cheap cat food (which I am sure is pretty much the same as the expensive stuff really) he would hopefully take to that and we would be able to continue with it.
It was with this in mind that we visited Asda to find out what sort of cat food they had - it isn't the sort of thing you really notice when you don't have a cat is it?
The Asda own brand range is called Tiger and is available in tins, trays and pouches. We purchased a couple of pouches and a couple of trays as they were both in 100g individual portions. I didn't want to have to give him half a tin and keep the other half in the fridge until the next meal as I don't like the smell of cat food.
We also purchased a packet of Tiger dry mix as well which I shall review at a later date.
We tried both the trays and the pouches and Mew (as we have christened the cat) was very happy with both so we have decided to stick to the pouches for reasons which I shall explain later.
The pouches are available individually for 19p each, in packs of 12 for £2.07 (17.25p each) or packs of 40 for £6.48 (16.2p each). We started with a couple of individual pouches and when we found out how much Mew enjoyed them we bought a pack of 40.
The flavours available are beef & liver in gravy, rabbit & game in gravy, chicken & turkey in jelly and salmon & trout in jelly and there are ten pouches of each flavour in the box of 40. Notice that these are what I would call normal flavours for cat food rather than flavours designed to appeal to us humans! I saw one brand that offered salmon and dill for example. Now in the wild can you imagine a cat catching a salmon and then thinking I must find some dill? I think not!
Anyway back to the review - so we have a selection of sensible flavours at a good price.
To use the pouches is simplicity itself. You just rip open the top and squeeze the contents into the cat's bowl. We mix in a bit of the dry food as well. This is where the reason for me preferring the pouches comes in. I find the extraction of the cat food and disposal of the pouch in the bin very easy, whereas the tray needs to be opened, the contents scooped out and then the tray needs to be washed for recycling (otherwise the recycling box will smell awful).
The first time we offered the food to Mew he gave his approval straight away! He wolfed down the lot. Now I know he had been living rough prior to him adopting us but even so he really seemed to enjoy the food.
We have given him the same food each time we have fed him for about a week now and each time he really enjoys it.
The other thing we have noticed which may or may not be linked to the food is that, when he arrived his coat was in poor condition - it seemed to be coated with something, leaving your hands feeling almost sticky when you stroked him but now his coat is in much better condition. As I say that might just be to do with him changing his lifestyle from rough to being looked after but it may have something to do with his diet.
A typical analysis of a pouch is as follows:
Oils and fats 5.0%
It also contains Vitamin A. Vitamin D3, Vitamin E and Copper as copper sulphate.
It is recommended that you give your cat four of the pouches each day but Mew seems quite happy with just three. When we gave him four we found he was leaving some so it was getting wasted. It does actually say on the box in which the pouches came that cats regulate their food intake and will seldom overeat.
The food must be given at room temperature and a supply of drinking water must also be made available to your cat.
The use by date on the pouches that we bought at the weekend is April 2010 so they don't need to be used straight away, although they will be finished long before the use by date.
So all in all we are very happy with Tiger pouches - and at 16.2p per pouch and Mew eating 3 pouches per day that adds up to about 50p per day to feed him including a bit of the dry mix.
There we have it - we are happy, Mew is happy so what more do we want?
By the way I do realise that the rules of Dooyoo are that you should only write a review if you have actually tried the product that you are reviewing but I hope you'll forgive me for not trying thsi myself! LOL!