Monday, June 1, 2015

Carrots On Top

If given the choice, would I choose REAL CARROTS over Nutro Carrot Treats? That is the question I set out to answer and one at which I hope to succeed. Let's face it - how can I lose? Either way I get to eat something.

First Off - real CARROTS

The CARROT, Daucus Carota, is a root vegetable generally identified by it's ORANGE color. This despite carrots actually being available in many colors from purple to white. They are CRISP, SWEET, JUICY, CRUNCHY. . . I am getting hungry just thinking of their goodness. Admittedly, I love almost anything EATIBLE. . . I am a pug, after all.

Carrots NATURALLY contain Beta Carotene, Lutein and Zeaxanthin. That sounds healthy - right? They also contain Vitamins A, B, C, E and K and are high in fiber (cellulose). You CANNOT go wrong with a real carrot. They are portable and have a really good shelf life if kept in a cool place/

Second Off - Nutro Crunchy Treats WITH Real Carrots

I won't lie. . . these are YUMMY treats! I will beg for them, do TRICKS for them, and generally be obnoxious for them. They are so close to a real carrot only lacking the JUICINESS. Full of good carrot FLAVOR, these treats are made from Whole Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Dried Carrots, Chicken Meal, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Molasses, Natural Carrot Cake Flavor, Cinnamon, Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract. I am not sure WHY Nutro felt they needed to add the CARROT CAKE flavor, cinnamon and Rosemary Extract.

It's as if they decided REAL DOGS don't DO carrots. No matter, because in spite of this technicality, these treats are pretty good for PUGS and pooches, are 100 PERCENT natural products and American Made (which only matters to Americans, I guess).

What we all want to know is - 

She found a way to eat both

* sent us a bag of treats for the sole purpose of reviewing them. Any opinions and observations made are ours and ours alone. We do not get paid by or Nutro at all.


MilitaryPugWife said...

Oh that's awesome!! Haha noodles loves carrots! We like them too. Xoxo MaddiethePug

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We just LOVE Carrots Also.... we have never tired the Treat kind... just the little ones that we get every evening.... guess these would be JUST as Good... We Trust your judgement... and GOOD TASTE... hehehehe

Two French Bulldogs said...

We love those things
Lily & Edward

stellaroselong said... hates carrots..........stella rose

Idaho PugRanch said...

We love cooked carrots!
Mr bailey, hazel & mabel

The Daily Pip said...

These look super yummy! I like carrots and treats

Amber DaWeenie said...

I love REAL carrots. Mom gives me those when she wants me to stop bothering her because it takes me longer to eat one. {Sneaky}

Anonymous said...

HEY...move over...we do both!

The Mad Scots

Pug Slope said...

Glad you enjoyed BOTH the carrots and the carrot treats, Noodles! As you probably know, I, too, have a weakness for carrots (especially the baby carrot variety). I probably would have eaten both, too!