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      14.07.2012 16:15
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      My cat's love it :)

      Gourmet Perle Connoisseurs Selection is a boxed selection of 12 individual pouches. It's made by Purina which is a well known and respected brand that does a wide range of other products.

      I first chose this selection as my cats had never seen too keen on previous brands of wet food that I've tried and this was on offer in the shops so I thought it was a good time to give it a go.

      This box contains a collection of different choices, Beef, Chicken, Rabbit, Salmon in gravy which adds variety to the cats menu. I feel variety is important in my cats diet as they are indoor cats so I always look for a box with a good selection.
      The pouches are easy to open and empty into the bowl without the need of any other items such as a fork. This is a very handy feature of pouches compared to traditional tins and much more environmentally friendly.

      The look of the product is much like one would expect, however it is of a much higher quality than other brands I have tried. The meat is textured and the sauce thick. There isn't an offputting smell as I have previously experienced with other brands which is an advantage.

      I personally haven't tasted it, being cat food, however it is definitely my cats preferred choice. The bowl is emptied straight away when presented with the food. The only downside is that it is not sold everywhere so if you run out be prepared. I have run out a couple of times and tried another brand and it has not been eaten.

      Being a premium choice of cat food it comes with a price, it isn't the cheapest, however I feel it's certainly worth it. Currently at £4.83 at Sainsburys however if you look around there's often offers on and possibly deals online.

      Overall I have found that this is the best brand of wet cat food and my cats love it which is what counts :)

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        04.07.2010 11:17
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        Good Cat Food

        Purina Gourmet Perle Connisseur's Selection - 12 x 85g pouches for £4.99.

        I have 4 cats and I spotted this Gourmet Perle cat food on a 3 for 2 offer at Pets at Home. One box costs £4.99 or you can get 3 boxes for £9.98. I usually spend about £4 on a box of cat food which usually contains 12 pouches so this Gourmet Perle was within my budget and gave me a £2 saving on the 3 boxes compared to my usual spend.

        The Gourmet Perle comes in a cardboard box, on the front of the box there is a picture of a really lovely white Persian cat, the cat looks very posh and hence I feel the advertising on the box screems at you that this food is for 'posh' cats that expect gourmet food!

        The box is easy to open with a perforated section at the front of the box. Inside the box there are 12 pouches of Gourmet Perle. Each pouch is 85g, this is exactly 15g less per pouch than my usual brand which is 100g per pouch so there goes my £2 saving!

        The box contains a good variety of flavours:

        3 Beef
        3 Chicken
        3 Salmon
        3 Rabbitt

        This is a good varied selection as it contains pouches with meat and fish.

        My 4 cats wait patiently for tea! I open 2 pouches and divide the 2 pouches between 4 cat bowls. I then await the taste test!

        My old cat Mitsie aged 20 yrs has a quick lick of the food and decides he does not like it, he has always been a bit of a Felix boy! My 3 British Shorthair girls all really like the Gourmet Perle, they finish the contents of their cat bowls and await second helpings. It goes down well - as my 3 pedigree cats liked the food and my one old moggie didn't then this must indeed be for 'posh' cats, just like the box says - As if!!!!!!

        Gourmet Perle is described as mini fillets in gravy, each pouch contains a minimum of 4% meat along with vegetables, oil, ash, fibre, moisture, copper sulphate and vitamins. It is described as the ultimate feline dining experience and is a completely balanced meal for adult cats.

        The pack offers a Gaurantee of Satisfaction offering a truly delectable eating experience or a full refund.

        If you can find this on the 3 for 2 offer then it is worth buying.

        I give this cat food 4 Dooyoo stars - 3 out of my 4 cats liked it and there was very little waste.

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          26.03.2010 11:17

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          rubbish quality. expensive cat food, but the main content is watery gravy. i poured out something that looked like lumpy brown soup into my cat's bowl. no positives that i can see. don't waste your money.

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          03.01.2010 21:39
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          cat food

          I adopted my cat a few years ago from the RSPCA, and ever since I have been feeding him with Purina Gourmet Perle Connoisseurs Selection ever since, together with cat biscuits.

          The Purina Gourmet Selection includes several bags / pouches of cat food, consisting of different flavours. As my cat is still in his junior years, I usually feed him with either 1 or 2 bags a day, and for the rest of the day he normally eats biscuits. My cat really loves this cat food and it really is a teat for him. He always eats it up really quick and has a really satisfied look afterwards while he looks at me and licks his face. The cat food comes in flavours such as turkey, duck, salmon, and much more.

          The Purina Gourmet Selection is usually sold at many supermarkets, including Tesco and Asda. A box of Purina Gourmet costs anything from around £3-50 - £4-50, which is quite reasobale in comparison to other cat food on the market.

          I recommend this cat food to anyone whom has a cat. It may be worth a try and your cat may just enjoy it.

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          02.01.2010 14:47
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          A nice treat for your feline friend

          Purina Gourmet Perle Connoisseurs Selection

          Description: Brand: Purina / Food Type: Cat Food.

          www.purina.co.uk


          As you might guess from my username, I share my home with 2 Siamese cats (I won't say that I own them as unfortunately, this is not the case, if anything, they own me!).

          I recently saw some boxes of Purina Gourmet Perle Connoisseur's Collection, (one box contains 12 pouches) which were selling for £4.85 in my local Tesco and as I haven't tried them before, bought some for the Siamese. They often eat Purina dried food so I suspected that they would like this brand and wasn't disappointed!

          I like to feed them wet meat once a day and leave dried biscuits for them to access during the rest of the day. Please ensure that you are leaving a plentiful supply of fresh drinking water at all times too.

          The cardboard box has a posh looking white Persian on the cover and is predominantly dark blue. Turkey, Tuna, Duck and Lamb flavours are included and the food comes in those handy plastic sachets that you can squeeze out without needing a tin opener or fork.

          The meat is quite finely chopped and there is plenty of gravy which is good because my cats like to lick all this off first! I usually find that the faster they eat something, the more they like it. Also, if they eat it all in one sitting, it tends to mean that they are enjoying it. On both counts, this cat food was successful, they scoffed the lot very quickly and didn't leave anything on the plate.

          Unfortunately, these sachets are a little more expensive than some of the other brands on the shelf but because my cats only have wet meat once a day, it didn't work out as too expensive.

          In summary, this was a big hit with the Siamese and something that I will certainly be buying again. If you want to treat your feline companion to something a little bit special then you should definitely try this brand, I am sure that they will thank you for it!

          4 Dooyoo stars, simply because of the price.

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            02.01.2010 11:47
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            Get it when it's on offer but be ready for your cat to like this too much...

            This is a review of Gourmet Perle cat food, in particular the Chef's Selection Mini Fillets in Gravy.

            First of all, to explain, I have got two cats. Both are rescue cats and Mia's the oldest from the RSPCA. I think she is 9 years old. Over the past couple of years her bottom incisor teeth have fallen out so I try to give her cat food in gravy to help combat the teeth situation. She manages well though and it doesn't seem to have a problem with biscuits etc, she uses her back teet.

            Our other cat, Paddy is just 1 and a half and eats anything and everything at great volume, we have to feed them separately so Mia gets her fair share - if we don't do this he just wolfs his down then stands and breathes on her to make her leave hers so he can eat it.

            So I have a two tier system, they both get foil sachets as it keeps the food fresh, but we vary the brands for Paddy as he doesn't seem to mind what he gets. For both we also give a few biscuits or treats depending what's on offer at the supermarket. I always look out for nice food for Mia as she is older and so when I saw the Gourmet on offer at Tesco (2 boxes of 12 sachets for £8) I stocked up.

            She loves this food. It is all mushy and so easy for her to eat. It looks quite nice actually although I didn't go as far as to test it for this review!

            The flavours in this box are Turkey, Tuna, Duck and Lamb.

            I'd say it's been a bit too sucessful with Mia actually as we took 'Felix in jelly' with us when we went to stay at the parents this Christmas (with the cats) and she just turned her nose up at it. I don't know if she was holding out for the turkey but she didn't like it now she's had a taste of this good stuff!

            The Gourmet Perle packaging features an adorable long haired white cat and the box promises 'satisfaction guaranteed' I'd say this is true as Mia loves it and when Paddy does get the opportunity to finish off what she's left he leaves the food bowl spotless!

            The box also has a form on the side offering a free trial of Gourmet Gold which looks like a round block of pate to me. It wittly suggests (to the cat) that they ask their 'personal shopper' to return the form!! Very funny!!!

            When Mia knows we have some food in that she likes, I notice she eats more and asks for more food than when she is not bothered about the brand we've got in for her. Gourmet is more expensive than most brands but Mia is worth it so I would buy again for her.

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              20.11.2009 22:44
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              Simbas happy eating this and thats what counts.

              My cat, Simba, recently fractured both his hips due to a genetic condition, we were told that he needed either hip replacements or to have both hips removed. I felt enormously sorry for him as he struggled to walk and instead tended to drag himself across the floor. SO I decided to buy him something to cheer him up, a nice treat. Scanning the cat food shelves for something special I came across "gourmet". The picture on the front showed a nice plate of meaty pieces in gravy. As Simba adores gravy (he hates jelly and Terrine) I thought I would give this a try. I bought a couple of packets of Chicken in gravy, ignoring the extremely ugly cat on the front.

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              As always Simba got excited to see he was being treated to wet food rather than dry as I showed him the pouch. It was easy to open, just tear across the top. I then went to squeeze the food at as I couldn't be bothered to use a spoon to scoop it out, but found this was completely unnecessary as it just slid out extremely fast and easy. I was a little concerned at the amount of gravy in comparison to meat but decided to try it anyway.

              I put the bowl down and Simba dived straight in. I could hear lots of lapping sounds as he tried to eat all the gravy first and I left him quite satisfied eating his special meal. It got a great big thumbs up from Simba. The meat is in tiny slivers, which is good for Simba as he doesn't like big chunks of meat like in Felix. (I think its because he is too lazy to chew). The meat also looks less artificial than the square chunks you get in Whiskas or Felix for example. I've bought quite a few packs now to keep Simba happy after his operations. He was even happy to eat up the Ocean Delicacies flavour which I was amazed at as he doesn't really like fish. However at 57p per pouch they will stay as a treat.

              Nutritional Information
              Typical Analysis: Protein 14.0%, Oil 2.5%, Ash 2.2%, Fibre0.5%, Moisture79%, Copper (as copper sulphate)3 mg/kg.
              Vitamins A: 1110 IU/kg, Vitamin D3: 140 IU/kg, Vitamin E: 10mg/kg
              Some varieties coloured with EC additives
              Taken from http://www.purina.co.uk/Gourmet/Perle.aspx

              I was a little concerned that the lack of fibre was causing Simba to not go to the toilet, as after his operation he didn't go for a couple of days, but this could have been due to the anaesthetic he had. Its not the best cat food nutrionally, but as Simba only gets them as treats I'm not too concerned.

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                06.06.2009 08:57
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                I won't be buying this one again

                As most of you know we have a cat named Mew who adopted us this time last year. We usually feed him with Whiskas Complete dry food together with a few treats but we do also give him wet food occasionally for a bit of variety. Since he doesn't get wet food too often I am happy to buy something a bit special for him.

                Whilst shopping in Tesco's recently I noticed a box of Purina Gourmet Perle Connoisseur's Collection, which contained 12 pouches for £4.89 and I decided to try them out. We have used the Gourmet Solitaire individual tins of food and Mew liked them so we thought we were onto a winner with this.

                The idea is that an adult cat should have three of these pouches each day, which would work out at £1.20 per day, but since Mew would only have an occasional pouch to supplement his dry food I thought the price was OK and he is a good cat so he deserves a treat.

                The box contained 3 each of beef, chicken, rabbit and salmon flavours all of which Mew loves and the picture on the front of the box showing a meal of lovely moist, meaty chunks looked really appetising even though the white cat next to the food looked rather grumpy!

                The writing on the side of the box tells us that 'Gourmet Perle Mini Fillets make every day special' and that this food 'offers the ultimate feline dining experience'. The food is 'foil packed to seal in the fresh flavours of every tender, meaty morsel and served in a delicate gravy - but your cat will simply think of it as gourmet cooking at every mealtime'.

                So this was going to be a real treat for Mew - he would really enjoy these meals right? Wrong!

                I opened the box to find the foil packs inside. They looked very smart although they did all have that grumpy looking white cat on the front. I tore open a pack and the contents did smell very nice, which is always a good start for me as I find some of the old fashioned tinned cat food smells vile!

                Mew was immediately alerted by this nice smell and appeared at my feet, twisting round my legs in anticipation.

                I turned the foil packet upside down and prepared to squeeze the contents into Mew's bowl. This was the point at which everything went wrong.

                The contents of the packet can only be described as mush! The pieces of meat were tiny slivers and were certainly nothing like the meaty chunks shown on the front of the box. I had to get Mew's spoon to scrape a lot of the bits out of the packet because they were so small. There was a lot of gravy here too.

                Mew took a look at it and tried a bit but he was not impressed at all! He soon disappeared out through his cat flap to go hunting on the hill where we live to find himself a juicy mouse.

                I have tried seven of the packets in all, some were marginally better than others, but all of them were very sloppy and wet and Mew didn't finish any of them so they were a waste of money.

                I have since looked up the nutritional information and find that each pack contains 'meat (or fish) and animal derivatives' only 4% of which is the meat (or fish) pertaining to the flavour of the food. An even worse statistic in my opinion is that 79% of each packet is water and only 0.5% is fibre! Obviously I should read the nutritional information before buying the food in future.

                Obviously I am not recommending this food to anyone and will definitely not be buying it for Mew again. At least we now know why the cat on the front of the box looks grumpy!

                I have now written to Purina to complain about this product and will come back and update the review once I have received a reply.

                On a different note I must just tell you that Mew is now officially famous! He has had his portrait painted and it has been accepted for the Stafford Open Exhibition. If you want to see his portrait just follow this link http://www.jankeenandesigns.co.uk/page627.html the portrait is titled 'Cat with Indian chintz'. I just thought you might like to see this as I know a lot of you enjoy hearing about Mew.

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