One of the more entertaining things about cooking is the fact that one can try to match and surpass other people’s creations. It’s a chance to work hard and create something that tastes, smells and looks amazing. But competition in the kitchen might be coming from an unexpected source. Because according to a story which ran in the Daily Herald, the family dog may well be eating surprisingly high quality gourmet dog food. Dog food which might even surpass the taste and texture of meals made for the rest of the family.
The quality of these gourmet dog foods was highlighted as the reporter took advantage of an opportunity to take a guided tour of one facility. The dog food manufacturing process was open for viewing. The Chunky Chicken and Turkey Recipe proved so tempting that the men took a brief break to sample it for themselves. And one even exclaimed that the turkey tasted just like Thanksgiving.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that this isn’t as new a trend as it might seem. One of the first companies to really place emphasis on use of high quality organic ingredients was Purina store’s Beneful. And that was all the way back in 2001. However, it’s important to note one fact that really shows how ahead of the curve Beneful was. They were making healthy dog food with high quality organic ingredients before people really started placing an emphasis on that within their own meals.
Beneful by Purina knew that to really open up the full nutritional benefits of food that they’d need to work with the highest quality ingredients. This dedication to high quality ingredients led to new methods of keeping in the freshness, new recipes, and a vast number of other positive things. And of course it also had the benefit of creating a dog food brand that wasn’t simply healthy, but delicious as well. The joy a dog experiences is obvious when he or she bites down on the juicy chunks of real meat and healthy vegetables. And this also makes another strength of Beneful’s recipies fully apparent. It allows dogs a chance to fully enjoy the feeling of real food beneath their teeth, the way nature intended.