Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Chewy.com review: Tiki cat food variety pack

This month's item is a variety pack of Tiki Cat food, the King Kamehameha Luau mix. It contains:

2 Hawaiian Grill (ahi tuna)
3 Lanaii Grill (tuna with crab)
2 Tahitian Grill (sardines)
1 Hana Grill (ahi tuna with crab)
2 Bora Bora Grill (sardines with lobster)
2 Makaha Luau (mackerel and sardines)

We've had Tiki Cat food before, but not this variety pack. Most of the cats really like this brand, but since it's pretty much all fish based and more expensive, we buy it less often than other brands.

The good: Grain free, no artificial colors or flavors, low or no carbohydrate, meat or fish is the first ingredients

The not-so-good: Most flavors are fish based. I know some folks don't feed fish as often (or at all).

It appears that Tiki Cat is renaming/remarketing their packaging. Chewy's website had the full name of the King on the package, while mine just said "King Kam" pack. The flavor assortment is also different online. If you aren't sure what flavors are in the assortment, Chewy has them all listed, along with the ingredients.

All of the versions of this food are flake/chunk style. Some cats prefer pate, so I thought I'd mention it. I also noted that the container has 2.8 ounces instead of the usual 3 for a can this size. It's not a lot of difference, but if you're feeding based on weight it could make a difference.

I like that you can tell what the food is. This is the sardine cutlets. There are nice size sardine pieces in there.

This is the ahi tuna with crab.

Lucy, our new and very enthusiastic tester, loved this food. She gulped it down so fast. Sardine cutlets is one of Sadie's very favorites, too (but she wasn't in the kitchen to test this).

Benny liked the sardines too.
I get couch-side service.
Ringo wasn't interested in most of the flavors. He's not a food motivated cat, overall.

Three out of four is pretty good, though! It's a good food to mix in the rotation.

Disclaimer: We were given some food in exchange for an honest review. The opinions given are are own.


Eastside Cats said...

Our holistic vet heartily recommended Tiki Cat, and I've been considering it, but if they aren't pate-style, then it's a no-go around here. I appreciate the info!

Laila and Minchie said...

Now that's some gourmet food! Great review!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...


Photo Cache said...

Whoa, gourmet food.

Emma and Buster

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

We've had some of Tiki's Gourmet Carnivore line, since we don't eat food with fish as the main ingredient - it's good!

Anonymous said...

Well dat's pawsum dat it was a hit. We don't eat fishhardly ever, lessen it's mixed in with chicken or duck. We do luv da Tiki Cat chicken and duck, which by da way comes in more of a shredded texture with a kinda gravy. 'Course, you purrobably already know dat. MOL Big hugs to all.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am glad your kitties enjoyed it and they didn't get upset tummies like my cats did.

The Island Cats said...

We like Tiki cat food, though we don't eat a lot of fish. We do like the chicken ones a lot.

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