My dog is too much like me. Given an option, she would prefer eating her treats all day rather than eating healthy dog food. They say that owners take on the personalities of their pets but I think it is really the other way around.
When it comes to dog treats, there is one that Pepper and other dogs everywhere often prefer above all others. It is Pup-Peroni Original Bacon Recipe. Made with honest to goodness bacon and done with a smoky flavor, my dog would eat the whole bag if I let her.
We buy these treats in the economical 1-lb. bag. It is considerably cheaper than the smaller options available. We pay $7.97 at the commissary. The same bag at Wal-Mart is $10.99. That’s a large difference.
Maybe Pup-Peroni is popular with Pepper because she knows the company celebrates dogs in general. They like to treat them like royalty; giving them just the right combination of treats to make them happy.
Or maybe it’s because they believe that dogs are a part of the family and deserve to be treated like the loyal companions they are. She knows I agree with that.
Perhaps it is because the company blatantly says there is no place that dogs don’t belong! Don’t we all wish that were true?
Pup-Peroni is definitely on to something. They understand that dogs and other pets are important to the people that own them. They also know that owners want what is best for their animals and they try to deliver just that.
Pup-Peroni Original Bacon Recipe is made with real beef that is 90% fat free. It contains the protein, fiber, and moisture that dogs need to make the eating experience healthy as well as delicious.
Ingredients in Pup-Peroni Original Bacon Recipe include bacon, beef, garlic powder, liver, natural smoke flavor, soy grits, salt and sugar. They also contain BHA, caramel color, potassium sorbate, propylene glycol and sodium nitrate.
Pup-Peroni also makes an Oven Roasted Chicken and a Lean Beef Recipe (99% fat free) and the Original Beef flavor. They recently added a new Combo Bite with real beef and cheddar cheese. Additionally they have a Tender Soft Jerky Chicken Flavor and a Tender Soft Jerky Beef Flavor treat as well as the ever popular Pup-Peroni Ribs.
Pup-Peroni is distributed by Del Monte Pet Products out of San Francisco, California. For more information on the company or any Pup-Peroni snack, contact the company at Pup-Peroni (.com).
Here is my summary review:
Nutrition: 4 stars. These snacks contain 24% protein and 2% fiber. Unfortunately, they also contain 12% fat, which means they should be used sparingly.
Taste: 5 stars. That is, if you believe my dog and the others I’ve seen. I’m not about to taste them for myself. Let’s just say I haven’t had a dog turn one down and leave it at that.
Freshness: 4 stars. If you keep these treats sealed within their zip lock bag, they will remain fresh until the date posted on the bag. However, if you leave the bag unsealed or the treats out, exposed to air, they will dry out and be less desirable and difficult for the dog to eat.
Packaging: 5 stars. Pup-Peroni comes in a hard to miss bright red package with the name covering at least the top third of the bag. An orange banner spells out that these are bacon treats so that you can tell them apart from the other available flavors. A picture of the treat stick is included on the front of the bag along with a heart-tugging photo of a dog. This bag should be easy to locate on the store shelf. Additionally, the built-in zip lock closure and cellophane foil lining help keep the treats fresh for as long as possible.
Green value: 4 stars. The packaging is supposedly biodegradable. However, I cannot confirm that 100%.
Storage ease: 4 stars. The 25-oz bag is large. It barely fits in my kitchen cabinet and would not fit well in a drawer. However, it would work easily for those who have a kitchen pantry. Additionally, because of the zip-lock closure, it could be stored on the floor or an open shelf. The bag size is roughly 10″ by 9″ by 3″.
Availability: 4 stars. While Pup-Peroni treats are usually found wherever dog treats are sold, the Original Bacon Recipe is not always available. Many stores only carry the Original Beef and maybe the Lean Beef varieties. Also, up until recently, this flavor was only available in the smaller package size (8-oz). It has been on the market in the larger size for a short time. For the most part, Pup-Peroni can be found in some pet stores, most grocery stores, many discount department stores with a pet section and even many drug stores.
Price: 5 stars. It is far more economical in the 1-lb. bag than the smaller versions. We got ours at the commissary for $7.97. The 8-oz size retails for $2.99 there. Wal-Mart routinely carries the 1-lb size for $10.99. The smaller version is $3.99. K-Mart has both sizes on sale from time to time at $11.97 ($13.97 regularly) for the l-lb bag and $3.59 (regularly $4.29) for the 8-oz size. Pet stores jack up the price considerably. There, the 1-lb bag may retail as high as $19.99 and the 8-oz bag as high as $6.99.
Product purchase probability: 5 stars. My dog would never forgive me if these treats weren’t constantly on hand.
Overall rating: 4.3. These are good treats, used in moderation.
5 stars – outstanding
4 stars – good
3 stars – average
2 stars – below average
1 star – poor