“ Brand: Bakers / Food Type: Dog Food „
A Bakers treat again so I did worry about the sugar content. However these were funny looking treats so I had to try them.
To be honest the dogs really liked these! They are little treats in the shape of chops and have a soft spongy middle with a harder outer shell on them. The middle is bright red and I did wonder what they added to make it so bright. I guessed it would be artificial colours in this to make it so bright. With this in mind I only fed the dogs one treat occassionally!!
They are very soft and so easy to pull into smaller bits for the dogs and making a bag last longer! Thye are £1.50 a bag and you do not get many in a bag so breaking them up is a cheaper option!
They do not really smell of anything so not sure what ingrediants they have in them, they are a little plain. These are definitely for the humans and not the dogs!
If left in your pocket though they do break apart and make a horrible mess so make sure they stay in a bag if you are taking them out.
The dogs did seem to like these treats. I'm not sure I would buy these reguarly as they do look so bright red I get concerned as to what is in them! But for what they are the dogs liked them but think they preferred other meatier treats to these.
Bakers Choice Chops are great little treats for any dog. Bakers, who produce a large range of treats and snacks for dogs so they are really reliable, make them. These treats are one that my dog seems to love. They are slightly bigger than the smallest treats you can get so one treat should be enough to fill a gap and you can give your dog one a day and they will last a long time.
They come in a blue and purple packet and you can see an image of the treats on the front too. The Bakers logo is at the top and it says Choice Chops just below. The packet is very simple and comprises of bright colours. The packet is 125g in weight and costs around £1.30, which isn't bad at all. It contains a good deal of treats but bare in mind that they are quite large too so you shouldn't give them to your dog all the time.
In opposition to treats as a reward, I'd give these to your dog purely to keep them full and satisfied, as they are not that small. They look like chops, hence the name. They have a white bit on the outside and centre with a purple bit in the middle signifying the meat and fat. Obviously, it doesn't consist of much fat but the design is quite attractive for both humans and dogs. I'd recommend them as my dog seems to love them and they keep him going through the day!
Thanks for reading,
Bakers choice chops are an absolutley fantastic treat for any dog, however big or small, old or young they will love these meaty little treats.
I buy these as a treat for my rotty from morrisons for £1.19p, they come in a plastic type bag which has a resealable strip on the top to keep the freshness in and are ideal as a treat as they are low in fat.
The first thing you will notice when you open the bag is the very strong meaty smell from these treats, not something i would like to be carrying around in my pocket wholst out on walks, can you imagine it, every dog in the neighbourhood would be following you.
They smell absolutley delicious and my dog salivates every time he sees a pack of these.
Inside the pack you get lots of little treats, just the right size for my gready dog to swallow hole if he isnt warned, they are shaped like a pork chop and are red in colour. They are squidgy to the touch and chewy if my dog actually slows down enough to chew that is,
My dog absolutley loves these and as they are low in fat you dont have to limit the number of treats you give them.
I own a King Charles Cavalier and he absolutely adores these treats. They are of a good size and he finds them very tasty. They have quite a cool look as they look like some kind of steak. Made by Bakers, they are experts in dog products.
They come in a plastic packet. You can open it with some scissors, and it is resealable, which is great to keep them fresh. The packet itself is rather attractive. It is mainly red and blue and has a picture of a dog on it like most Bakers products do. There is also a picture of a few of the treats on the front to give you a good idea of what they are. They are coloured red and white. The middle bit is a white triangle with rounded edges and then the main part is red. Surrounding the treat, it is also white. I guess the white is meant to be fat and the red is the meat. Don't worry, these treats don't actually have pure fat like that - it's only the look to resemble a chop!
These treats are rather chewy too and of a good size. Therefore, I would recommend them not only to small dogs but to large ones too as they make a good size treat. At around an inch in length, they are a good size and quite thick too. However, it takes my dog around 5 seconds to eat one anyway. They are bigger than most other treats.
The smell is very intense. They smell of nothing other than dog treats, which isn't so nice. They are also pretty mucky and I always have to wash my hands after giving my dog one, which is really annoying. They have some rough texture and the treat rubs off onto your hand easily to make it smell!
My dog loves these treats and I am sure he would approve of them. It's like chocolate really - something a lot of us love. My dog hasn't gone off these treats and he has been having them for ages. They are rather filling treats because of their good size. He chews them really quick and enjoys them. However, not always has he chosen these over a Friskies Alsort or some other treat. Depends on what he feels like really...
For around £1.30, I buy a 125g packet. This isn't bad but they can disappear pretty quickly with my dog! Each packet must contain around 15 treats or so, which is quite a good amount. If your dog has one a day, then it will last around 2 weeks, which is good going.
Overall, I would recommend you try them out and see what your dog makes of them! They are suitable for all dogs - small and big. The treats themselves look very tasty and are of reasonable size. For £1.19, the price isn't bad and they are available at Tesco or any good pet shops.
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- Recon -
*What are Bakers Choice Chops?*
These chewy treats are part of Bakers Meaty Treats range, they are produced by Purina which also makes other well known pet brands such as Go-Cat, Winalot, Bonio and Felix.
*The product itself*
As the name may suggest, these treats are made to resemble pork chops- a red coloured treat with a white centre and rim, to look like the meat, bone and fat on a chop. They are around an inch long and quite thick at around 2cm, they have a soft chewy texture and not likely to last any dog very long. They have an awful, overpowering smell to them which lingers on your hands, making them unsuitable to take as a reward on dog walks- that is unless you want every other dog in the park knowing you have a treat in your pocket.
Choice Chops come in a handy resealable plastic packet with the Bakers logo, mascot and product name & picture on the front. The bright blue and red background really makes these treats stand out from others on the shelves, the resealable packet is also very useful as it keeps the treats fresh and moist even after opening. On the back is all the usual nutritional information, ingredients and feeding guide you would expect to find.
*Price & Availabilty*
I purchased these treats from Pets At Home for the price of £1.19 for a 125g packet which is around 15 treats, they were on a 3 for 2 deal so really these were the 'free' treats on the offer. They are also available in larger supermarkets and most online pet shops.
*What my dogs think of them*
Many of you already now about Benson, he will anything whether it is edible or not so it was no surprise that he gobbled down his treat in a matter of milliseconds. Ruby, being the snob that she is, took the treat off to her bed and spent a good 10 minutes sniffing and licking it before decieding she'd quite like a taste.. however the look on her face after one nibble said it all and wandered off leaving Benson to hoover up the remainder. Grace is only 14 weeks old, so shouldn't really be having this kind of treat but I figured a tiny corner of one wouldn't do her any harm and she wolfed it down with the same enthusiasm as Benson. After all I couldn't leave her out when the others were having a treat could I? :)
*Pro's & Con's*
+ Resealable packet
+ Low in fat
+ Ideal training aids as they can easily be broken into small pieces
+ Nice sized treat for the average sized dog
+ Available in most supermarkets and pet stores
- 125g packets don't go far with a Bernese Mountain Dog, a Rottweiler & a Cavailer King Charles Spaniel!
- Very, very smelly!
I think these may be fairly new treats from the Bakers company as I only saw them for the first time in Pets At Home. They were on a 3 for 2 deal so I got some packets for my West Highland Terrier, Max. The treats come in a resealable pack to keep them moist even after opening, on the front is the Bakers logo, picture of the treats, product name and the Bakers dog 'mascot'.
When I opened to pack the smell was very strong, and me being a vegetarian found it rather unpleasant. However Max certainly disagreed and waited patiently (kind of!) for one of his new treats. I don't think he got much of a taste of it as he seemed to swallow it without chewing, so they must have been pretty good and he kept 'asking' for more. As they are low in fat I gave him another couple..
The treats are made to resemble pork chops, they are kinda triangle shaped but with rounded corners and have little white bits to look like the fat and bone on a chop. They are very soft and easy to break in half to squash into Kong toys. They are not the sort of treat I would recommend for taking on dog walks as like I mentioned before they do smell strongly and every dog in the park would bother you for a treat and they would make your hands smell too!
A packet of these treats cost £1.19 but they were on a 3 for 2 deal. You can get them in pet shops and most supermarkets.
BAKERS CHOICE CHOPS Meaty Treats
What a treat for my Border Collie, Chloe. A delicious looking, gorgeous smelling juicy pork chop!
Nope, it is not left-overs from my Sunday dinner plate, its the latest packet of treats my daughter picked up off the shelf in Sainsburys for our dog. I know why she picked them, namely due to the sweet little dog which adorns all the Bakers products. He is a spitting image of Pippin from Cbeebies Come Outside, so these treats found their way into our pet food cupboard at the nifty little price of £1.19 for a 125g packet.
The packet itself is one of those sachet style packets and when you cut off the top it has a strip across to re-seal the packet and keep them fresh. As the treats themselves are quite moist, they would dry out easily if you did not seal it back up properly.
On opening the packet the smell is pretty strong and hits your nostrils with a wham. They really smell like Frazzles crisps actually. It is very strong and very reminiscent of bacon pieces on a pizza or something along those lines. It is not a nasty smell but I would not want to whiff it for too long.
The treats themselves are shaped like little chops, surprisingly, and are even coloured with white round the edges to represent the fat and pink inside for the meat. There is even a small knob of white in the centre to represent the bone. They are very soft actually and if you squeeze the edges together it is easy to squash the chop at the sides. They are very easy to break in half and this is where they get that meaty feel.
Chloe is doing the taste test on these and it is very positive. Her mouth was salivating while she smelt the packet and she wolfed them down the first few times. Telling her to slow down she actually chewed the next one and you could see her munching on them so they were not squishy but meaty and soft. They certainly went down a treat with her.
Being low in fat these are the ideal snack for your little companion, and the guidelines on the back suggest for a Border Collie, they should have a maximum of 4 per day as a snack or reward. To be honest she only gets one a day of these as you get somewhere in the region of 10-12 chops in a 125g packet and this would last 2 weeks on one a day. For £1.19 a packet this would be good value but if you fed them 4 a day you would pay £4.76 for the same two week period, which would be too much in my opinion for a dog treat.
There are other varietys of these treats, namely Drummers (chicken tasting pieces) and Sizzlers (bacon tasting pieces) although the ones I am reviewing on chops smell more like bacon than chops to me.
Overall, I am happy with these if you go easy on them. The smell is pretty strong but as the packet can be re-sealed easily this is enclosed pretty well and does not linger round the kitchen. I would however advise you to wash your hands after getting them out as it does stay on your fingers and every time you lift your hands to your face you get a whiff of frazzles. Not the best thing in the world!
Chloe loves these and gets excited when her pet food cupboard is opened, although there could be a loaf of mouldy bread in there and she would still be excited, gannet that she is!