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The Honest Kitchen Product Review

Oh Dog! Have you ever heard  of the Honest Kitchen? Well, it’s about time you did!

A variety of products from The Honest Kitchen!

A variety of products from The Honest Kitchen!

I learned about this product when Jen went to BarkWorld and came back with samples. She then wrote the company and they sent more. In fact, all that you see in the photo above!

The Honest Kitchen foods  are fresh, raw meats, vegetables and grains that are dehydrated so to make it simpler to feed your dog or cat a raw diet. You just add water!

What does Jen like about The Honest Kitchen?

  • Their products include foods made from organic, ethically raised or wild-caught animals.
  • The products are human-grade, from farm to bowl.
  • Not genetically modified.
  • The foods are free from chemical preservatives.
  • The company was voted one of America’s best companies to work for in 2011 and 2012.
  • Jen could hide any medicine in this food and we still ate the entire thing.
  • The treats are delicious. Actually, me and DeDe loved everything we tried.
We love The Honest Kitchen!

We love The Honest Kitchen!

What does Jen not like about The Honest Kitchen?

  • It takes awhile to rehydrate, and you can’t always go by the directions.
  • The cats wouldn’t touch the food, not even a taste.
  • While the company does support a variety of admirable non-profits, none that address animal welfare issues.
  • It’s not easy to find from a local supplier (fortunately, there are several places online where you can purchase the Honest Kitchen products).
These treats are delicious!

These treats are delicious!

If you’d like to learn more about the Honest Kitchen, go to their website. They offer a wealth of information about their foods and about companion animal health.



DISCLAIMER: I was sent the products I reviewed. I was not compensated or influenced in my review.


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29 thoughts on “The Honest Kitchen Product Review

  1. Hmmm, interesting that the kitties would have no part of it….

    Posted by Dianna | January 4, 2013, 5:47 AM
  2. Haven’t heard about it across the pond but will look out for it.

    Posted by Animalcouriers | January 4, 2013, 6:06 AM
  3. Never heard of those before, I will check out their web page 🙂 xx00x

    Mollie and Alfie

    Posted by mollieandalfie | January 4, 2013, 6:27 AM
  4. Wow! The Honest Kitchen seems to be a good company as they pay lots of attentions to their ingredients! Besides I found a store that sells their products in Japan on their website! It’s not close to our house but they have their phone number and website, too!
    Hmmm…. weird…why kitties wouldn’t touch? I wonder if our kitties wouldn’t touch either….?
    Their packages look lovely, too! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | January 4, 2013, 6:32 AM
  5. i wonder why moggies was not interested!!!

    Posted by mythreemoggies | January 4, 2013, 6:34 AM
  6. I have 2 comments, if the medicine was hidden in your food and you did not notice, how do you know it was in there? Second, did you really think a cat would eat it? Even if they want to eat it they would not because cats enjoy being difficult 🙂 Overall, a very nice review job.

    Posted by Emmadog | January 4, 2013, 7:04 AM
    • LOL! I have never tried the cat food from The Honest Kitchen, but that’s because my 19 year old cat is difficult. He won’t eat any high-end products at all so we have to buy Friskies for him. At 19 it’s just not worth the battle.

      One note on The Honest Kitchen, a big dog food company tried to buy them, but they refused to sell because the company would not guarantee keeping the ingredients healthy.

      Posted by Mel | January 4, 2013, 9:16 PM
  7. Wow Rumpy that sounds great… I will read about this kitchen immediately – Thanks for this VERY important posts – also in name of my 7 stomachs ;o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | January 4, 2013, 7:16 AM
  8. We have never heard of this company before. VERY interesting.

    Posted by Frankie Furter and Ernie | January 4, 2013, 8:16 AM
  9. I like the idea that the animals the food is made from are ethically raised. Perhaps we will give it a try. How did De De do with it? She has food allergies, right?

    Posted by Dawn | January 4, 2013, 8:22 AM
    • They do have options that are appropriate for DeDe. She loved it, and she had no negative reactions. I can’t afford to solely feed HK, but I do plan to supplement their diets because I, too, like that the animals are ethically raised.

      Posted by rumpydog | January 5, 2013, 7:32 AM
  10. I was *just* looking at their website and thinking of switching over to their Zeal food. This helps a ton – thanks for sharing!

    Posted by Erica | January 4, 2013, 8:48 AM
  11. I’ve read about the Honest Kitchen recently and while intrigues, since it’s not available locally I probably won’t be trying it. The idea of ordering a new food online that might not work out doesn’t work for me…If I did see it locally I might give it a test drive

    Posted by Gizmo | January 4, 2013, 11:24 AM
  12. Well, it sounded really great, and I love the name, but when you said the cats did’nt like it I wondered if its too honest. Still, its heart seems to in the right place

    Posted by countingducks | January 4, 2013, 11:37 AM
  13. You are really chowing down on that Honest Kitchen goodness! Yum!

    Love and licks,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | January 4, 2013, 3:26 PM
  14. Interesting on the “not like” list. I can find Honest Kitchen here easily (my dogs love it!) and they actually do support an animal welfare issue (they are against puppy mills and have publicly written about it under the company name).

    I don’t usually wait for it to hydrate long. I just add hot water and let it sit for two minutes. Daisy jumps up and down for it – something she doesn’t do for kibble.

    So sorry you didn’t like it.

    Posted by Mel | January 4, 2013, 9:13 PM
    • I DO like it. And am going to purchase some today. I do believe that it’s one thing to say you’re against puppy mills; it’s another to put money behind those that are actually taking up that fight. And I did not find on their website where they are doing that. If they are, then I would appreciate their saying so.

      Posted by rumpydog | January 5, 2013, 7:30 AM
  15. Looks promising!

    Posted by Dianda | January 5, 2013, 9:36 AM
  16. Hmm, the part in their website that says that surveys show that pets’ ear infections clear up after trying Honest Kitchen products makes this very interesting to me… 🙂
    Thanks, Rumpy.

    Posted by tita buds | January 6, 2013, 10:24 PM
  17. They sound like pawsome products. Which reminds us, mumma has been very slack in letting you know the outcome with Innova. Sadly, no-one in Australia is going to distribute the products, so the lovely Tammy is sending us a coupon for Eukanuba to try. Will definitely let you know how we go with that!

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | January 7, 2013, 3:53 AM


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