Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Wellybix | Bake A Bone Review

Now if you are anything like me, you just love when the Great British Bake Off starts on the TV again. So when Wellybix said about reviewing their Bake a Bone range we just had to say yes. 

Who are Wellybix? 

Wellybix are a UK company based in Teeside. The company, who is run by Alison, and of course chief taste tester Welly the Jack Russell. They sell a range of handmade dog biscuits, their Bake A Bone boxes as well as a range of accessories all dogs need. All of her biscuits are homemade, and some of the ingredients even come from her own garden. All the ingredients contain no artificial colours, preservatives or flavour enhancers and have been approved by a veterinary laboratory. 

What did we receive? 

To tie in with the Bake Off, we really wanted to try out their Bake A Bone range. I always find it really fun baking for Lottie, as I'm not a keen baker having all the dry ingredients needed, really made things easier. 

The idea is that by having the dry ingredients (flour, oats etc) all you have to do is add the wet ingredients which in this case is egg (and water if needed). 

We received their Bake A Bone box, in the Cranberry with Oat and Thyme variety. They also two other varieties which you can check out here

In each box you receive two bags of the dry ingredients and a bone shaped cutter, along with full instructions. 

The instructions are as follows - 
  • Take 1 pack of dry ingredients and stir in 2 whisked eggs - add a little water if needed
  • Mix together to form a dough and roll out onto a floured surface to around 5mm thickness
  • Cut out with cutter provided and place on a lined baking tray
  • Bake in the oven at (160c/140c fan) or gas mark 3 for around 20 minutes, turn carefully over and bake for a further 10 minutes. 
  • Take out of the oven and allow to cool before storing in an airtight container. 
As you can see from the instructions they are really easy to follow and carry out. We managed them with very little problem (apart from adding a little too much water, but that was soon rectified by adding some flour). See our video below, for the full process.

What did we think? 

If you have watched the video above, you will know we loved them! They were super easy to make, and made our kitchen smell divine. Its great to be able to see the ingredients list in the dough. I was also really impressed by the amount of biscuits the dough made, I managed to get around 54 which is great value for the price. Ok, they may be a little more expensive than shop brought biscuits, but at least you know what is in them and we had great fun making them, much better than driving to the shop. 

Lottie defintely gives them a 5 paw rating in her taste test. She just kept begging for more! Ive made her biscuits in the past and she just wouldn't touch them, so clearly these must be very tasty. 

Wellybix are also on social media so be sure to check them out below: 

Wellybix Facebook Page

Wellybix Twitter Page

Wellybix Website 
Love Jessica and Lottie xx

We received a Bake A Bone from Wellybix at no charge in exchange for our honest and fair review of their product. All opinions expressed here are our own and truthful!


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Cuffleberry and Co Gourmet Dog Food - Review

We first came across Cuffleberry and Co whilst on Twitter and took interest in their range of gourmet dog food, so when they sent us a hamper to review, we could not wait to see what was inside. 

Who are Cuffleberry and Co? 

At Cuffleberry and Co, they are all cat and dog lovers so recognise and understand that special bond you have with your pet. They want to created the best food they could possibly make, to have make meal times a delight. 

They came up with the recipes in their rural kitchen in the heart of England, and to ensure its the best it can be for your dog, they worked with a team of nutritionists and chefs to help carefully source and select superior ingredients. 

They also feel its important that they not only sell their products, but make them too, so all their own products are made by themselves. 

To create such good quality pet food, they use only the finest meat and fish, and enhance them with the vitamins and minerals that come from vegetable and fruit. They also intensify the flavour of their range with aromatic herbs which also really give that mouth watering flavour, which your dog is bound to enjoy. 

What did they send us? 

In the Cuffleberry and Co range, they offer a can or a foil tray. The cans come in four different varieties containing Chicken, version, pork, ham, duck, vension and beef all with added vegetables and herbs. The foil trays are available in duck, vension, beef, white fish, pork, ham, so there is sure to be a flavour to suit your dogs palate. To see the whole range simply click here. 

In our hamper, we received two foil trays in white fish and beef vension, along with two cans in pork ham and vension duck. 

Our Verdict 
In a simple sentence we love it. No seriously, I know a lot of people say this when they are sent products to review but I will definitely be buying this from now on. I currently use another brand of wet food for Lottie's Kongs and then freeze for those hot summer days, but I will now be using this instead. Not only does it look great from the packaging but the quality is just as good once you open, you can actually see the ingredients stated on the packet in the food. I worry when the food is non descriptive as I think what is actually in here, but not with this. Lottie also loved it which you may think is obvious as she's a dog, but she is the most fussy Westie I know and funnily enough if it isn't good quality she won't eat. 
Obviously this gourmet dog food does come at a higher price than some of the big brand, but personally I would prefer to pay a higher price for better quality. 
The only thing I would like to see if the feeding guide on the back to include kilos as for somebody like myself who doesn't feed a wet food diet daily it can be a little confusing as to how much to feed, but I am sure if you were to contact Cuffleberry and Co they would be more than happy to help. 
Can I try it yet mum?

For our video review and to see Lottie taste testing. Be sure to check out our video posted below. 

Cuffleberry and Co are also on social media so be sure to check them out. 
Love Jessica and Lottie xx 
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