When it comes to treats for my cats, I'll buy whatever I can pick up for the £1 mark, and I picked a few Felix Goody Bags up from Asda recently when they were the ones on offer. In terms of wet food, my cats prefer meat varieties to fish, but in the treats department, anything goes, so I picked up this "Seaside mix" which promised salmon, pollock and trout flavoured pieces, as well as stating that the treats contained vitamins, protieins and omega 6 - so these are hopefully going to have benefits as well as pleasure for the cats.
The bags contain 60g which lasted us around a week, and I tend to give them a small handful each, which is probably around 15 pieces - nothing like the feeding guide of up to 40 pieces each per day, which my cats would be delighted to know... if only they could read! The treats are kept fresh by means of a plastic zipper fastening, which is easy to use, and the packs themselves are made from fairly strong plastic which adds to the freshness.
The pieces are a variety of shapes, sizes and colours, some are fish shaped which is quite amusing, and they have different edges, some are star shaped, so there is -quite literally- something for the cats to get their teeth into. This variety does have quite a strong aroma of fish when the seal to the pack is opened which is also clearly very attractive to the cats. I do find it's pleasing to feed the cats a variety of shaped pieces and different flavours even though it's irrelevant to them - you do feel like you're giving them a mix of treats.
The texture of the treats is hard - they are all eaten with loud crunching, the cats do seem to savour and enjoy eating them rather than just swallowing them whole, which does happen with some.
I will be happy to buy these again but the pack really doesn't seem to go as far or last as long as a tub of Whiskas temptations or a bag of Dreamies which are available for the same price.
As I have said in previous reviews I have 2 cats who are treated as part of the family and spoilt rotton, they always have a stocking at Christmas and its usually filled with edible treats, their favourites are ones with soft centres like Whiskers Temptations but my older girl Daisy, she's nearly 8, does get a bit of an upset tummy and is very windy if she has too many. My younger cat Layla who is nearly 4 can eat anything but its hard giving one cat something and not the other. In their stocking last Christmas they had several packets of Felix Goody Bags, they are not soft centred but are still described as treats.
One of the flavours they received was the Seaside Mix Goody Bag, this is basically a foil pouch, similar to meat pouches. The front of the packet shows a picture of the cute little black and white Felix cat along with the Felix logo. The front of the packet also informs the customer that the seaside mix is flavoured with salmon, pollock and trout, the treats also contain vitamins, proteins and omega 6. The pouch shows pictures of the treats which are done in various shapes, squares, stars and fish shapes, not that this makes any difference to the cats!
The back of the pouch gives a small paragraph about the goody bag, a feeding guide and a long list of ingredients and nutritional values. There is also a token on the back for those who collect them, these can be redeemed for products showing the Felix cat at www.worldoffelix.com.
The feeding guide states that no more than 40 pieces should be given to your cat in one day, my girls get nowhere near that amount, they have about 6 pieces at a time and not every day.
When I first opened the goody bag and saw the plainish looking treats inside I didn't think my girls were going to be very impressed, I was totally wrong, they love them. They can be asleep upstairs and as soon as I pick the packet up they are awake and sitting at my feet looking up expectantly.
Obviously I cant describe the taste of these but if Daisy and Layla could they would say they are delicious, they are eaten up in seconds and if I let them they would get through the whole packet in one sitting. Of course these are a treat so I do restrict them a bit but shaking the packet out of the back door ensures they come straight home when I want them in.
All in all I definitely recommend Felix Goody Bags, they cost £1.19 in Tesco for a 60g pouch, my little fur buckets love them and best of all they don't give Daisy wind!
Over the last twelve months or so money has been tight in our house to say the least. As such the food that we have been buying for Mew has changed to a slightly cheaper version and the same applies to his treats.
Bearing this in mind I was in our local Poundland a few weeks ago and saw the Felix Goody Bags for sale at a cost of - you guessed it - £1 each.
There were three varieties available each containing 60g of treats:
Original - chicken, liver and turkey
Seaside - salmon, Pollock and trout
Mixed Grill - beef, chicken and salmon
I chose the Seaside pack, not because we live by the sea in Llandudno, but because Mew tends to favour food and treats flavoured with fish, particularly salmon and trout.
The pack has a bright blue top with a turquoise bottom part so it does look sort of sea coloured. At the top is the picture of Felix himself - he is a black and white cat with very manic looking eyes! If Mew looked like that I would be very worried! Along the bottom of the packet there are pictures of the various shapes that are contained in the bag - fish, stars, squares etc.
The only other thing on the front of the pack is a description of the contents together with three tick boxes advising us that the treats contain vitamins, proteins and omega 6.
On the back of the packet there is a full list of ingredients and some information about the treats promising 'enticing aromas, delicious flavours and appealing textures'.
The feeding guidelines are also given - you can give an adult cat up to 15g (about 40 pieces) per day providing that you adjust the main feeding appropriately and always have fresh water available for the cat.
Right that's all the information and the theory but the main question was - what would Mew think of them?
I opened the bag and put a few of the treats on the floor next to his feeding bowl and he was in there like a shot busily crunching his way through his new goodies. I wondered if it was because he was particularly hungry but, not so, he loves the treats from Felix Goody Bags!
I usually give him about a dozen of these at bedtime so he has something nice for supper and I must admit I don't really think about adjusting his other food at all. I don't measure it out anyway so adjusting it wouldn't really be an option.
Since buying the first packet of these treats I have bought a few more packets and Mew has now tried, and enjoyed, all three flavours.
For the price I think these are excellent value and I keep telling Mew that he is helping with the family finances by eating these cheaper treats! He is a good boy like that!
We would recommend them so, if you have a cat, give them a try - they have the Mew approval rating!!
Treats for my lovely kitten Myrtle have been hard to find in the past believe me. I try to spoil her and buy her allsorts no matter the cost most of the time but most treats she just won't and never has looked at.
Until recently! I had a breakthrough that delighted me! My mates kitten Maizie loves these and Dreamies and one day out on our shared balcony outside our flats my mate was giving her kitten some of these when my Myrtle came out and my mate gave her some. I said to her straight away I wouldn't bother but Myrtle tucked right in and stuffed half a bag down in seconds so I decided that I would get her a bag and see how we went!
Well the very first flavour of these she tried is the ones I'm reviewing here as I thought that was the safest bet to start with. They come in dark blue and light blue plastic, oblong pouch which is silver foil inside and the bag is resealable due to a long press to secure strip at the top of the pouch. On the front of the pouch there is a cat shown and we are told that they are Purina, Felix Goody Bag 'Seaside Mix', Flavoured with Salmon, Pollock & Trout and that they are enriched with Vitamins, Minerals & Omega 6 and there's a picture of the biscuits. On the back of the pouch other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients and additives are listed, feeding advice is given, the size of the bag is stated which is 60g and contact details for Purina are given. This is a nice, colourful and well thought out pouch with lots of information on it too and I love the resealable aspect of these.
What you get in a bag is lots and lots of very small biscuits in a variety of small shapes such as stars, fishes, squares and in different colours too like dark red and dark and light brown. They feel slightly powdery to my touch and smell meaty more than fishy to me, though looking at the ingredient list they do contain meat derivatives to.
The feeding guide on the back of the pouch tells me to give no more 40 pieces a day, that's quite alot and that's to an adult cat weighing up to 4kg so I tend to give Myrty about 20 pieces (if I can get away with it lol).
Not only do they contain fish and meat derivatives they contain cereals which isn't listed. They sound crunchy, Myrtle can deal with the small dainty size of them and believe me she'd sell her soul for these when she's in the mood but like most kittens/cats she isn't greedy and will let me know when she's had enough of them and walk away.
Full of vitamins, minerals and protein Myrtle really enjoys these and at a £1.29 a bag in all good supermarkets, pet shops and so on if you want to treat your cat but also give them something healthy at the same time I advise these very highly indeed to try out. Before I found these new Felix Goody Bags I had nothing to give her which upset me a lot, now I'm thrilled that I have found these and I am sure she is too!
Totally top marks for a quality, value for money item that my baby loves!