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Brand: Felix / Food Type: Cat Food

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      06.02.2012 21:28
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      A cat food for our little Princess.

      We have a cat and she has become our life over the past year. She is wonderful, such fun to be around, she is fussy at times and while some times she will love a particular dinner for weeks on end she will then decide to stop eating it just as quickly. We tend to chop and change her brands regularly to try and prevent her becoming completely bored of something, this usually works quite well for us as it means we can find out which brands smell horrible, which ones she loves and which ones we love for their low price and quality. We like to try and purchase either individual dinners (i.e pouches and foil trays) or multi-packs of several flavours to keep her provided with lots of variety and also increase our chance of success when serving up a dinner for her.

      One such multi-pack that we purchase probably once every 5 or 6 weeks is the Felix foil pack multi-packs. These contain 12 x 100g trays and cost £2.99. We find this to be a reasonable price and while you can save money by buying the cans we find that our cat is not quite so interested in the meat from the cans, no idea why really. Her favourite selection from Felix is the fish one which contains cod & haddock, tuna & trout and turkey & salmon. Our cat actually loves all three of these flavours and this is the main reason for our repeat custom, as well as frequent special offers and good availability in our local Tesco stores.

      These foil packs are fabulous. We find that we can stack them several high in the cupboard before they would topple over which is always good on space saving. The trays are very uniform in appearance. They are basically a cube kind of shape, with rounded edges, and you have a foil lid that has an overhanging tab that is used to pull off the lid and get to the cat food underneath. The lid is easy enough to remove if a little tough but this just means that it does not just rip off and flick the cat food everywhere. It also means that my cat cannot just get in to these like she once managed with a pouch that I purchased!

      The meat within these pouches looks good enough for my cat. There are chunks of meat in jelly and it is very simple to turn this over and wait for the whole solid block to drop out. This makes it very simple for me to put this in to my cats bowl and then use one of her special forks to mash it up a little bit to the required chunks that she prefers when eating her dinner.

      These do smell quite fishy and as soon as I peel back the lid my cat knows that she is about to get fed and soon walks over to her 'The Boss' mat and waits for me to lay her bowl down. My cat usually eats her pouches about half in the first sitting and then she will come back throughout the afternoon or morning and finish it off completely bar a few pieces. With these Felix ones she tends to eat well over half and then polish off the entire bowl. This is good to see and stops me worrying about the fact that she is slightly underweight at the moment (because of illness).

      As long as our little cat likes eating these we will continue to buy these. The price of them is reasonable and our cat will generally have 1 pouch, dry biscuits and some other bits daily so the price is not prohibitive at all. The fish does not smell overpowering, not like some of the meat ones, and our cat certainly seems to have warmed to them.

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      19.03.2011 13:47
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      A Feline Food in a Foil tray!

      My cat could never be described as being a fussy eater, but even so I like to buy different varieties and brands of cat food to offer her a varied diet and ensure she doesn't get bored from eating the same thing all the time.

      One item that I find convenient to buy and feed my cat is the little square shaped foil trays from the Felix brand. They come in a variety of flavours such as Chicken and Turkey in Jelly and Cod and Haddock in Jelly and cost in the region of 30-40 pence for an individual tray from most major supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda. I have recently seen a few flavours of the Felix foil trays for sale in my local 'Poundland' shop, where they are on sale for four trays for £1 which I think is brilliant value.

      It is possible to buy a multipack selection of the Felix Foil trays from supermarkets such as Tesco and Sainsbury's and this will cost you in the region of £3 - £3.80 for the pack containing 12 individual trays. There are two selections to choose from, a 'Meat Selection' (containing choices such as Rabbit & Lamb) or a 'Fish Selection' (containing choices such as Tuna & Trout).

      The foil trays are easy to store, each is a square shape as I mentioned and I find that they can sit on top of each other neatly in a kitchen cupboard, and are slightly less cumbersome than large tins of cat food as they take up much less space! I have also found another major convenience for me personally when it comes to buying these little trays as they are very light to carry when compared to the weight of multiple tins of cat food or even one of the boxes of individual sachets. The little foil trays are much easier for me to buy and carry home as I have mobility problems and do not own a car.

      The Felix foil trays contain a lot of jelly inside, and this is a sort of moulded square shape, due to the shape of the foil tray the food is contained in. The jelly is very thick and not at all runny. Inside the jelly I can see the chunks of meat, which are small and slightly square in shape.

      The Felix foil trays are easy to serve to your cat, as all you really need to do is peel off the foil lid from the tray. The meat chunks can then be scooped out using a spoon and I like to chop the jelly and meat chunks mixture a little using a spoon to give it to my cat in smaller pieces.

      I cannot tell you how the Felix foil trays actually taste for obvious reasons (!!) but I can tell you that my cat loves them. She never leaves any of the food and I am always left with an empty bowl when this has been served to her. I have to be honest and say that these Felix trays are not the nicest-smelling thing I have ever had in my kitchen, but then again what cat food DOES smell good to us mere humans?

      The only real downside I can think of when it comes to these little Felix foil trays is that they do not work out to be the most affordable option when other options are considered. For example, if one of these trays is costing 35 pence, and will feed my cat for one meal only, it is easy to see how some cat owners may struggle to buy these trays when you consider that six full sized tins of supermarket-own brand cat food will usually cost under £2, and one tin of catfood will feed a cat for 3-4 meals. I think for this reason, it is beneficial that some of the major supermarkets have some varieties of the Felix foil trays on sale individually, so that cat owners have the option of buying only one or two of the trays rather than having to shell out for a multi-pack.

      I have found that a lot of the more competitive supermarkets such as Tesco often have special offers on the multipack selections of Felix individual sachets and trays, and so if you find that your cat enjoys food like this it can be very advantageous to stock up while such an offer is running. One recent offer that I remember seeing was that any two multipack selections would only cost £5 so there is the opportunity to make a reasonable saving if you would have been buying it anyway.

      All in all I would give the Felix foil trays four Dooyoo Stars out of five, with one star knocked off as they are not the most affordable cat food I have come across. I find that they are convenient for me to buy and then store. I also think that they are appetising and palatable for my cat to eat and she seems to really enjoy eating them. I will buy them again and recommend them highly on behalf of my cat!

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      04.10.2010 12:12
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      I bought a few of these for my cats a while back as a treat. You can find them in most supermarkets; a multipack of 12 will cost around £3.50, or you can buy them individually for about 30-40p. I've had a quick look online and you can buy them for about the same price from seapets.co.uk. (I recommend searching for 'foil tray' rather than 'pack' as DooYoo's listed them under, or you'll get results for the foil pouches).

      Each tray contains one serving of Felix wet cat food, which is basically meat in jelly. The following flavours are available: Tuna and Trout, Turkey and Smoked Salmon, Cod and Haddock, Chicken and Turkey, Duck and Beef, and Rabbit and Lamb - all of which have different flavour jellies. Typically, each tray contains: Protein 8.5%, Oil 4.5%, Ash 2%, Fibre 0.5%, Moisture 83% and they all include 'various sugars', which sounds a bit ominous! Felix cat food trays are made in the EU by Nestle.

      My cats absolutely love them, although they aren't the healthiest food and I do tend to keep them as a treat. To be honest, I'm not convinced that there is any difference between these trays and the foil pouches that are made by Felix (except obviously the packaging). My cats will gulp any flavour of these down.

      However, after I bought these the first time, I've not bought them again. If you've ever seen a pet food advert for foil trays then you'll appreciate why. They often show the owner spooning the food out, or even using a fork to make it look tastier - but you actually do need a spoon or a fork to get the food out. At first I tried peeling back the foil lid, and squeezing the corners to loosen the food and drop it into their bowls. However, a good chunk of it gets left behind in the corners and it's impossible to get out cleanly in my experience - unless you use a fork or spoon. Call me lazy, but this is far too much effort for me and I'm not convinced that it's the most hygienic thing to do. I live in a shared house as well, and having separate cat cutlery would quickly get confusing (not to mention the raise eyebrows and laughter!).

      Furthermore, my cats are extremely impatient when it comes to wet food, and when I tried to give them this there were lots of plaintive mews and complaints about the amount of time it took for the food to get into the bowl. Another disadvantage is that, as this food isn't good for cats, I tend to split one pouch between the three of them; however, it's almost impossible to divide one of these trays up, particularly as it's small and square. So it could get more expensive and unhealthy if you have multiple cats as you'll end up giving them one each.

      The final nail in the coffin is that these trays are more expensive than the equivalent pouches. The pouches can also be bought in bigger multiples, for example 48, which results in less packaging and even cheaper prices.
      After buying these foil trays in the past, I'm definitely sticking to the pouches now, because the packaging is so much more convenient and they are cheaper. Even if you only want to buy one or two trays for your cat as a treat, the foil pouches are more hygienic, there's less wasted food, and they will keep for a really long time as well.

      I will give these 3 stars as my cats enjoy the food itself, but if I were reviewing the packaging alone they would get 1 star.

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        18.08.2008 13:05
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        I prefer using this type of cat food as it's fresh and it doesn't make a mess like the sachets do.

        There's nothing like a Happy cat, you get all the cuddles you want and they just sit and purr.
        I found from very early on that my two cats prefer Felix to any other brand and I started them off on the kitten food and then moved them onto the sachets and even though I introduced a change of food every now and again to prevent them getting too fussy they always seemed to prefer Felix.
        So recently I was in the supermarket and I had seen an offer on the foil trays so I grabbed them for a change and boy did they go down well. I managed to split the foil into two portions and feed my pair very happily. Somehow it seemed to go further than the sachets and I didn't get any of the horrible jelly stuff on me hands either.
        The foil pouches content must be the same as the sachets but my two cats are far happier with the foil trays and they always eat it all up.
        I have been buying the foil pouches ever since and though I still reccommend varying a cats food at least I know what they like.

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          11.12.2002 01:21
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          When my sister came to live with me a year ago, she brought with her one small boy and two cats. When we divided chores between us, I took on the role of shopper, whereby she informed me that the cats - Ruby and Razor - would eat Felix Foil Trays and NOTHING ELSE. Fair enough. Or that's what I thought until I got to the supermarket and found that this was just about the most expensive cat food they sold. So began my attempts to surreptitiously introduce the hitherto spoiled pets to cheaper, less extravagant meals. Alas, they had been used to the finer things in life and all other cat foods remained in their bowls to go rancid while the cats constantly pestered and scratched at the cupboard containing the Felix Foil Trays. Now my sister and son have departed but, for reasons too boring and complex to write about, the cats remain in my charge and I am resigned to buying Felix Foil Trays for ever more. So what's so special about them? First, the packaging. This cat food is not in tins but, as its name suggests, is in little gold-coloured foil trays with peel-off lids. Each contains 100g of food which according to the blurb on the tray is enough for the average cat for one day. Not for mine, however, who each eat one and a half trays per day. The food comes in two derivatives: meat or fish. Each derivative then comes in several different flavours, each of which is a combo. So we have, for instance, cod and haddock, chicken and turkey, rabbit and lamb, trout and tuna, and many more. The meat/fish is presented in a thick jelly. A word of warning, here. When peeling off the lid, do not hold foil tray at all tightly or you will be hit with fishy/meaty jelly in the eye/cheek/mouth. Not pleasant. Nutrition-wise, the food contains everything your cat needs for a healthy life, including extra vitamins and minerals, so you can be sure you're feeding a quality product. The
          test of food is generally in its smell and, most of all, taste, but nothing on earth would get me to stick my nose in this stuff, never mind take a mouthful. Especially when you consider that it contains not the meat or fish that we are used to eating, but their 'derivatives', and it is also 2% ash! I can say that the smell is quite strong when you open the tray, and that on a hot day the stuff stinks to high heaven if its not all eaten within half an hour. Taste-wise, my cats quite clearly prefer it to any cheaper food on the market, so it must be good stuff. Which it should be at around 29-33 pence per can depending where you buy it. To save money I get it in multipacks where you get 12 trays for £2.95 at Tesco. As my cats get through 21 packs per week this amounts to getting on for six quid which is outrageous but nothing compared to the amount I spend on nosh for myself. Recommended as a quality product for people who like to spoil their cats and cats with delusions of grandeur who expect to be spoiled. Five stars for quality but four overall because the packaging is ridiculously over the top and the price is extortionate.

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            26.04.2001 19:40
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            Purrrrs all, this is Scribble, after watching my Mummy KathrynPenguin spending hours on this computer I've finally fathomed out how the damned thing works. This is my first opinion so please be nice to me after all I am cute and cuddly. Now last weekend our "Aunty Poppy" is staying with us, she is lovely Grannies cat and its granny that’s lovely not Poppy. Poppy is a big fat bully who likes to hiss at me! I find her very scary. The only thing I like about here her staying here is that Granny brings a load of Felix foil packs for her to eat. Mummy says they are too expensive for us to eat. Mummy says that Poppy is very spoiled and gets whatever she likes. I like to eat out of Poppy's bowl, in fact I like to eat out of any bowl. Mummy calls me guzzle guts or fat rat because I eat a lot more than my sister, Honey. As far as food goes we normally get tins of Felix and some dry food but if Mummy wants to treat us she gives us a tin of Tuna which is super yummy. Oh excuse me for a moment thinking of all this food has made me want to eat a bit. Munch ….Munch ……Munch Lick ……Lick….Lick……Lick Now I’ve filled up again and given my whiskers a good lick, so I'll tell you about the Felix foils. They are very little really with only 100g in the pack as opposed to the 400g which you get in a tin. Mummy feeds us one tin of Felix each day, half for breakfast and half for dinner, that’s between two of us but we don't often eat it all. We get exactly the same amount if we get the foil packs only it works out as one pack each per meal. This is why Mummy says its expensive because the foil packs cost 25p each and a tin is only 46p. I'm not very good at maths, I'm more into eating and sleeping but Honey tells me that this means eating the foil packs costs £1 per day which is more than double the price of the tins. Now because I
            9;m writing this I've been reading the packets and I've found out that Mummy is not feeding us enough! The tin of Felix says that an average adult cat should have 1 tin per day and I have to share that tin with Honey. The foil pack says that I should get 3 to 4 packs per day. Honey has just done some more maths and worked out that at 4 packs per day each this would cost Mummy £28 per week to feed us. I reckon if she loves us the money shouldn't be important. Although to be fair we hardly ever eat all of the food which is left out for us as we get our dry food as well. YOOOOOWWWW. Sorry about the noise but I just read the ingredients on the foil pack and I'm quite disturbed now about what my Mummy is feeding me. Heres a list of what the pack says Ingredients Meat and animal derivatives, fish and fish derivatives (tuna min 4%, trout min 4%), minerals, various sugars. Vitamins Vitamin A 2000 IU/kg, Vitamin D3 2000 IU/kg, Vitamin E (@ tocopherol) 16mg/kg Typical Analysis Protein 8.5%, Oil 4.5%, Ash 2.0%, Fibre 0.5%, Moisture 83.5% Now I'm only a cat so I don't really understand very much about the list, except that there doesn't seem to be very much fish in a tuna and trout pack. As for those vitamins, why do they tell you how much per kg when they sell them in 100g packs? Honey just told me that if you divide it by 10 you'll get the right amounts but then they suddenly look very small. I thought that these foods were supposed to be good for us and full of nutrients, now I can se that there is more ash in a pack than vitamin E. Remember I'm telling you here about the expensive packs there is more ash still in the tinned variety. In fact sometimes the tinned Felix smells "ashy", Mummy even notices it. When it smells like that I don't really eat it I just eat the hard dry food instead. Anyway, my paws are hurting from tapping on the keyboard and I t
            hink Mummy may be about to feed us. Its better eating it than talking about it. Also when I'm just eating it I don't have to worry about how much it costs or what the ingredients are. Let me just remind you that it tastes yummy and we get it as a treat. So Meows for now, I can hear Mummy singing the "feeding song" and she's out of tune again …. Yummy Yummy, Lovely Mummy She Fills Up Our Kitten Tummy's Wooo Woo Yum Yum, Here it comes Filling up your kitten tums (Song Copywrited to KathrynPenguin 1995)

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