Product Type: Tesco dog food
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Misfits Scruffy Bites
Misfits Scruffy Bites
Author Name: daisylee3
Misfits Scruffy Bites
Date: 17/10/12, updated on 17/10/12 (32 review reads)
Advantages: Dogs liked them
Disadvantages: Made by Mars, quite a small packet, not great value for money, packet not resealable
Like 99.9% of the dog population, my four dogs are absolutely food mad. They will eat almost anything which is why I am forever picking up new treats for them to try - they're spoilt! I came across these particular treats a few weeks ago now and I decided to pick a packet up as they were cheap and they seemed like something my dogs would enjoy. The bright packaging also attracted me to them as I've found that most brands of dog treats have quite basic colour schemes and branding.
These treats are vailable from quite a few different places including a range of supermarkets and pet shops as well as a few online retailers including Amazon. I actually got mine from B&M and at 89 pence they seemed like a bargain - I've just had a quick look online to see what the retail price is for the purpose of this review and I was suprised to see that they usually retail at around £1.30 per 180 gram packet. This isn't very good value in my opinion considering that I can easily get a 500 gram box of similar treats from Tesco, and a packet of these only lasts for a few days. All of my dogs are medium-large though and if you have a small dog a packet will obviously last for longer.
The treats come in a packet which kind of resembles a bag of crisps; it's the same around the size and shape and it's bright green. The packet needs cutting open and it is not re-sealable, which I found was a disadvantage because these do smell quite strongly and they are also quite small so if they spill out of the packet it can be time consuming picking them back up again. The branding is good and the photographs of the three different breeds of dogs is a nice touch and there's also a photo of the treats meaning that you can see what you get before making a purchase decision. The front of the packet has the product name on it in large writing over a red background and it also states in smaller writing that the treats are 'mouth waterring morsels' which are free of artificial colours or flavours.
The treats themselves are quite small biscuit type treats which are quite flaky and they have quite a meaty texture to them rather than a hard, biscuit texture if that makes sense. All of my dogs worked hard for these treats so they obviously smelt good to them and they all gobbled them down as soon as I gave them one, licking their lips and begging around for more afterwards. The treats are the type that is gone within a second of giving it to your dog(s) so if you want a treat that will keep your dog occupied eg a chewy or hard treat, these aren't at all appropiate due to the small size as well as the easy to chew texture.
These treats are made by Mars, which I didn't realise until right this very second while looking at the back of the packet while writing this review. Unfortunately, this has totally put me off of these and I will not be re-purchasing them due to the cruel experiments that Mars conduct on a range of animals. If animal testing does not bother you though then I'd recommend these - my dogs loved them and although they're not great value for money, as long as you use them as training rewards rather than giving your dog handfuls of them at a time a packet should last for around a week.
Overall, I give these treats four out of five stars - I've knocked one star off because of the price and also because the manufacturers test on animals.
Summary: My dogs liked them but due to who the manufacturer's are, I will not be re-purchasing.
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