With having these days a man in life comes baggage. I am lucky he has no kids, no ex wives or anything like that (things i dont want lol) but he does have a dog....luckily we love eachother (me and the dog that is lol!) and so when my boyfriend is here so is the pooch, known as Oliver the Jack Russell.
I go shopping weekly and often buy treats for my hamsters and my beloved cat Myrtle (my cat!) so when I was browsing the pet section in my local Pets At Home store I decided to treat Oliver to some things to have at mine.......I even bought him his own box to store his things in whilst I was at it as it seemed only fair I have one for Myrty!
Now dog treats is a different world to me. I've bought them in the past for my family pets which were Yorkshire Terriers though it was simple. Back then I didn't have so much to choose from and they only liked a couple of treats on the market as they were fussy little devils and at the time I was looking no boyfriend was on hand to help me choose anything so I simply went for a brand that I feel that I can trust to be good quality and I liked the look of them and at £1.75 a bag that they represented value for money to me as the bag felt really packed with treats.
These come in a light blue plastic bag mainly with a big picture shown of the treats and we are clearly told what they are and who they by and that they are low in fat and contain Omega 3 + 6 and contain Vitamins and Antioxidants and that this particular variety are Bacon & Cheese flavoured then on the back of the bag other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how they can help maintain a healthy life, the ingredients are listed, feeding advice is clearly given, the size is stated (which in this case is 175g) and contact details for Purina (the manufacturer of the product) are clearly given. The bag is informative enough and I do like the press to seal 'zipper' idea to keep them fresh and from falling about everywhere!
I didn't count them but you get about 16 of these whirlers in a bag the size I bought, I haven't thus far seen any different sized bags or anything.
They look rubbery and basically they are twisted in their shapes and being predominantly a yellow colour with dark red eges to each so I assume the yellow is meant to be cheese flavoured and the reddish edging the bacon and at first light sniff I think of Walkers bacon crisps but after a while they stink, really....of fake bacon that is a bit overwhelming to me to be honest!
Oliver hadn't had these before according to my boyfriend and he wolfed them down like there was no tomorrow! He appeared to find them tasty if the drooling was anything to go by and didn't seem to struggle with managing them at all. Hes a smallish boy though quite tough and these were the perfect size for him to handle and gobble up and my boyfriend had to hold him back cos for a dog his size he is only meant to have 2 of them (feeding advice as I stated earlier is given on the back of the pack). Knowing that they aren't fatty and contain good things I will buy these for him time and time again in the future I'm sure, as will my boyfriend cos it sure is nice to treat your pet (or someone elses!).
Widely available and thumbs up from us...Oliver seems impressed anyway even if my nose isn't keen on their aroma!
Since I have had my dog back home living with me I have gone back to purchasing treats which I give her every now and then and one of the treats that I have in currently is the Bakers Whirlers. I trust the Bakers brand and sometimes feed Jess their food so I was happy to purchase their treats too.
The treats come packaged in a foil lined pack which is quite colourful so it really stands out on the shelf along with the other Bakers treats. The Bakers logo as well as the shaggy dog that promotes their products is featured on the pack as well as the product name and a large picture of the whirlers which I think is a good idea as you can get a rough idea of what you are buying before you buy it. We are also told that the product is low in fat and contains omega 3 and 6 as well as vitamins and antioxidants so it would seem it isn't a bad choice of treat for your dog really.
What I really like about these particular treats is that there is a pull off part at the top of the packet to open it but then the pack also features a resealable zip which allows you to keep the remaining treats nice and fresh for your dog. As there are 175g of the whirlers in the pouch you do get quite a lot and so it is good that you can keep them fresh.
When you open the pouch you get an immediate whiff of what smells much like smoky bacon crisps to me but much stronger! The whirler's are bacon and cheese flavour and they really do stink as far as I am concerned but of course it is not what I think that matters really! As soon as Jess sees the packet come out of the cupboard she is either around my feet or sitting down with her paw at the ready begging for a treat!
The actual whirler's are about ten centimetres long and relatively thin. They are orange with red edges and are twisted around if that makes sense. They are just the right sort of consistency as they are not rock solid but they aren't floppy either so Jess manages to eat these without making any mess on the floor at all. She really wolfs these down and seems to really enjoy them. She has had no ill effects after having these treats either so I don't think they are too rich or anything like that for her either.
You can buy a pack of these treats from pets at home for £1.59 which I think is a pretty reasonable price to pay for a pack of dog treats. The pack does advise that for a small dog the maximum daily intake is two treats and for medium dogs it is three treats and large dogs six treats per day but to be honest I tend to give Jess one every couple of days rather than daily so a pack does last me a decent amount of time as I alternate with other treats.
I would recommend these treats for your dog as they seem to be enjoyed by Jess and they are reasonably priced from a reputable manufacturer and also have added vitamins which can only be a good thing.
Thank you for reading my review!
Bakers treats are nutoriously full of sugar so I am dubious about buying.
However these looked fun and so I had to get then for the dogs. They are treats swirled of different colours and apparently cheese and ham flavour! Their ingrediants is mainly cereals so not the most healthy thing for the dogs.
They do not smell of cheese and ham either, they dont really smell of anything!
As for how much the dogs liked these, they seemed to like them but did not go mad over them. They are nice and flexible and easy to rip in little bits to be able to feed the dogs.
Like the rest of the treats I give my Lab they dont touch the sides and arent even chewed! My Malinois was a bit dubious about them and did her usual one chew then spit it out before picking it up again.
These were not the best treat for dogs as they did not go mad over them and did not seem to really sniff the air when the packet was opened.
They are about £1.50 for the pack but there are not many twislers int he pack to justify the price. I have only bought these once and dont think I'll be buying them again as they are not that healthy and are quite expensive for the amount you get.
Bakers Allsorts Whirlers are one of the products that I bought whilst in Tesco one weekend as part of a three for two offer on the Bakers treats. They aren't the type of product that I buy regularly as I tend to stick to the Pedigree range instead however I do like to vary them up occasionally.
Allsorts Whirlers are soft and twisty tasty treats bursting with ham and cheese flavours.
*About the Product*
Soft, chewy, tasty and twirly, Bakers Whirlers will have him whirling with delight. Bursting with double ham and cheese flavours, they're double the taste and double the delicious mouth-watering treat.
*Price and Availability*
Bakers Allsorts Whirlers can be purchased for £1.52 for a pack. This is a little on the expensive side as I think that there are just eight treats in a packet but as I don't buy them on a regular basis, it isn't such a problem.
You can buy Bakers Allsorts Whirlers from various different shops as this is a popular brand and is widely available to buy. These include some of the larger supermarkets like Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda as well as Pets at Home. You can also find these treats on a number of online websites that sell pet treats for example www.petsupermarket.co.uk.
The packaging: As with most Bakers treats, Bakers Alsorts Whirlers are packaged in its standard bright blue colours. It is a bright and appealing packet which on the front also has pictures of the whirlers.
I am a huge fan of the packaging of this product as it is easy to open via the tear-off plastic at the top. It also is re-sealable so that the treats stay fresh and don't go hard which I think is a fantastic thing to have and be able to use although it isn't essential with my two pooches as they are usually gone within a three or four days. On the back of the packaging you can see a list of ingredients as well as any important details that Bakers obviously feel are important and that you should know about.
Flavours: As far as I am aware, Bakers Allsorts Whirlers are are only available in one flavour: ham and cheese. Sounds like a human treat doesn't it? I think that Bakers would probably benefit from having a wider selection of flavours available.
Appearance: Bakers Allsorts Whirlers are about 10 centimetres and 1 centimetre wide. They are made up of two chewy sticks that are twisted together to make the whirler. One of the sticks is a reddy brown in colour and the other is a beige/yellow. I think they are funky looking in appearance.
The texture of these whirlers are dry, smooth and soft which makes them easy to break into pieces should you wish to break them up into smaller bite size treats.
Smell: There is absolutely no smell with Bakers Allsorts Whirlers which makes me exceedingly happy as I don't particularly like strong smelling dog treats. It also means that you won't find any horrible and lingering smell on your fingers when feeding these to your dogs therefore it is the perfect treat to have in your pocket whilst on a walk as you won't want to rush immediately to the sink to wash your hands.
What is in them? Cereals, Vegetable Protein Extracts, Various Sugars, Oil and Fats, Meat and Animal Derivatives (min 1% Pork), Minerals, Milk and Milk Derivatives (0.4% Cheese), with Antioxidants, Coloured with and Preserved with EC Additives.
How long does the packet last last? A packet of Bakers Allsorts Whirlers lasts approximately four days if I give Poppy and Coco one of these treats a day. Sometimes, if I had given them other treats throughout the day, I would give them half of a whirler each as they are extremely easy to break into two.
Feeding Allowance: On the packet of Bakers Allsorts Whirlers, there is a guide to the number of chews that your dog can have per day. They can be fed as a treat at any time during the day in addition to your dog's main meal.
Small dog (i.e. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel): 2 pieces per day
Medium dog (i.e. Cocker Spaniel or Beagle): 4 pieces per day
Large dog (i.e. Golden Retriever or Labrador): 6 pieces per day
How long does the Bakers Whirler last? They genuinely don't last much longer than 10-15 seconds. I'm not even sure that they touch the sides with my two, just gulped straight down. My two Labradors are typical in that they eat everything in sight... and quickly.
*Would I Recommend This Product?*
I don't know if they have always been there or it's just that I have recently notice but there are numerous different treats available to buy. One of them that I would recommend is Bakers Allsorts Whirlers. I'm not so sure that they have any added benefits for your dogs but if the speed in which they are gulped down is anything to go by, my dogs clearly think that they are delicious and like them and for that reason I would recommend them to other dog owners.
I also recommend them if you are looking for a treat that can be given whole or broken into pieces depending on how much you want to give them.
Bakers Allsorts Whirlers are an expensive but great treat for your dogs. Poppy and Coco are quite a fan of these funky looking treats. They are a rather on the pricey side although there are a number of positives like the lack of smell, the size of the treats and the fact that they create little to no mess. I think that it is likely that I will buy them again in the future but only when they are on some sort of an offer.
Whenever me and my mom go shopping we always end up popping into the 99p store for some toys for my 1 year old chocolate labrador George - hes goign to savage them to pieces anyway so why pay more?! Anyway I felt bad that we hadnt been getting my other dog Bartanything but at 14 years old he isnt really interesrted in chasing a tennis ball around so we decided to get him an assortment of treats to have instead - Im sure he'd prefer it that way :). These "Bakers Allsorts Whirlers" were on of the products we bought him in the Ham & Cheese flavour - which does sound a pretty weird flavour for a dog treat I grant you but as long as Bart likes them I dont care.
Ingredients: Cereals, Vegetable Protein Extracts, Various Sugars, Oil and Fats, Meat and Animal Derivatives (min 1% Pork), Minerals, Milk and Milk Derivatives (0.4% Cheese), with Antioxidants, Coloured with and Preserved with EC Additives.
These cost me 99p from the 99p Store but I think they arent much more than that from proper supermarkets so keep your eye out for a bargain. You get enough in one packet to last ages ours lasted at least 2 weeks and my dog is very greedy!
These treats are contained in a bright blue bag that is re-sealable for people who have a few packets of treats open at once. Even better if you want to take them out and about with you as they will stay fresh for as long as you have them - which wont be very long if your dog likes them as much as mine does.
These "Whirlers" look to me exactly like a two colour liqurice. The two sticks are yellow and red in colour (you be the judge of which one is which flavour!) and then twisted together so your dog can get the most out of both flavours. They are totally soft and dry which means if you take treats out on the walks with your dog you can put them in your pocket without any mess. The fact that they are soft is even better for me because my dog is quite old and his teeth arent what they once were so he can eat these with ease and still enjoy the taste - which I guess is yummy. These smell like bacon to em more than anything pretty rank but hey Im not eating them!
I fully recommend these because they are cheap and Bart loves them - they definately get 5 stars from me and I will be buying them again in the future. Treat your dog to some yummy treats!
Thanks For Reading
x0 Salz 0x
I am always looking for different treats to give my one year old border collie, Murphy. I am not really sure why, as I'm sure he doesn't mind what I give him. In fact he swallows his goodies down so quickly, I don't think he even tastes them!
No matter, though, I do take pleasure in finding a nice, new treat to tempt him with and one I have been buying lately is, Bakers Allsorts Whirlers.
Bakers Allsort Whirlers are packaged in Bakers distinctive blue bag. The bag is made of strong plastic and is resealable. This is really important, as I usually have a couple of different bags open at one time and being able to reseal them means that they stay fresh.
Whirlers are made up of two soft, chewy sticks, one of which is cheese flavoured and the other is ham flavoured. These sticks are then twisted together, to give a colourful and tasty looking snack. I always try to buy snacks that I can pop into my pocket and this one fits the bill, it is dry to the touch and doesn't smell very strong.
I like to carry some treats when we are out on a walk, to give Murphy a reward when he behaves well. As these are soft, they can be eaten while on the move and that makes them ideal for this purpose.
Cereals, Vegetable Protein Extracts, Various Sugars, Oil and Fats, Meat and Animal Derivatives (min 1% Pork), Minerals, Milk and Milk Derivatives (0.4% Cheese), with Antioxidants, Coloured with and Preserved with EC Additives.
Bakers Allsorts Whirlers cost £1.02 in Asda. At the moment, my usual store, Tesco, does not have them available.
You do get quite a few in the packet and I find they last a while if you use one a day, as I do. I like to break them up and feed them that way, but Murphy is especially happy when he gets a whole one and likes to sneak off to eat it.
I would say that Bakers Allsorts Whirlers deserve 5 stars. I believe they are good value for money, they make a great reward and my Murphy loves them.
What more could I want?
All dogs enjoy a treat - or ten! And what better way to reward them than one of these tasty Bakers Allsorts Whirlers? Bakers is part of the Purina group which is well known for producing quality pet food.
These treats are available from supermarkets, pet shops and various high street stores such as Wilkinsons and Poundland. A 150g bag costs between £1.00 - £1.50 and contains quite a good amount of treats for the price. The packet is plastic and has a tear off piece at the top which can be resealed so the treats don't go hard and yucky. This is really handy if you don't give the treats regularly.
The Whirlers measure around 10cm long by 1cm round and are twisted ham and cheese flavours which are low in fat so great for anyone trying to watch the weight of their dog. The recommended daily intake is:
Small Dogs (Chihuahua, Westie and others up to 15kg) - 4 treats per day
Medium Dogs (Border Collie, Springer Spaniel, Labrador and others 15kg - 30kg) - 6 per day
Large Dogs (Great Dane, Rottweiler and others over 30kg) - 7 per day
The treats are quite soft so they don't take the dog long to eat at all, about five seconds for my Cocker Spaniel! But this means older dogs can chew them easily and not be left out. Benji loves them and is always ready for more, when out on walks I tear a few of these treats up into smaller pieces to give to him, that way he's not eating too much at a time. This is also a good tip for training use.
It is recommended on the packet to reduce the amount of your dogs main meal if you are feeding them treats and to always provide clean drinking water.