This month, Chewy.com offered us chicken breast Halo Liv-a-Littles for review. Knowing that Ashton loves anything chicken, we agreed. These looked really good because they contain real chicken breast, not byproduct or anything. The ingredient list is: Freeze-dried chicken breast, Marinade (sodium phosphate, salt, carrageenan). A lot of us would prefer to avoid carrageenan if we can, so the head peep sent Halo an email asking about what the purpose of carrageenan was in the treats. Olga from Halo responded quickly with a return email that said:
Thank you for your question. Carrageenan in our Liv-a-Littles treats…..this ingredient is a small part of the marinade (sodium phosphate, salt, carrageenan). As a marinade it is used to prepare the meat in the pre-cook process and discarded before freeze-drying.
If you are looking for a completely Carrageenan-free product, our Salmon or Beef flavored Liv-a-Littles are not marinated so do not contain Carrageenan.
So for any label-watchers, there’s the scoop from Halo. We weren’t going to let carrageenan stand between us and chicken treats.
Pierre: Whoa, check this out! You can go ahead and open it any time now.
Pierre: This thing is huge!
The Liv-a-Littles come in really large chunks. Maybe this is because these are treats for both cats and dogs, and cat-sized treats don’t work for dogs. But the big pieces require some breaking up for the cats.That’s not a bad thing, necessarily, but it does generate a lot of chicken dust. (The cats helped clean up the chicken dust later.)
Pierre: Who invited you to this photo shoot, Ashton?
What came next was such a frenzy of grabbing freeze-dried chicken treats from fingers that all of the photos came out blurry. We were all moving fast, trying to score as much of the good stuff as we could.
Then the head peep got the idea to try to get Ashton onto the scale with them. We think she has lost some weight, but she’s afraid of the scale and won’t stand on it so we can find out how much.
Pierre: There’s a scale on the floor. And it’s giving us treats.
Ashton: I think it’s a trick.
Needless to say, Ashton still hasn’t been weighed, but she did steal treats off of the scale.
Newton: I don’t know what your problem is, Ash. You go where the tasty treats are. And these are very tasty!
We give six paws up for Halo Liv-a-Littles treats., and we can’t wait to see that canister come back out next time! (But Ashton would like it to be far away from the scale, please.)
Chewy.com gave us this product for free to review. The opinions in the review are entirely our own.