Congratulations to our winner, Rachel- who won from her FB wall post! I hope Preston loves them!!
With the fourth of July just around the corner, a man and beast’s thoughts turn to tasty frozen treats. As anyone who saw my pupsicle post is well aware, we are all about tasty frozen treats around here.
And while making such elaborate affairs is fun and rewarding, I’m the first to admit there are two main problems with making homemade Frosty Paws or similar sorts of treats on a regular basis:
- They’re big, which means unless you have a huge dog they represent a large portion of their daily caloric intake.
- They are time-consuming to make, which means I don’t make them all that often.
Which is why I am super excited to have, in my hands as we speak, a tray of Freezy Pups for review. And soon, my friends, one of you will too.
The concept is not unfamiliar: trainer and founder Heather Klemm based the Freezy Pup concept on the age-old trick of giving your pets flavored ice cubes as a treat. What she’s done so elegantly, and so well, is made it exceedingly convenient and easy to do, which of course translates to you actually using it on a regular basis.
The Starter Kit comes with a ice cube tray that makes 14 bone-shaped treats and a sample of each Freezy Pups flavor: White Cheddar Cheese, Juicy Apple, Sweet Potato ‘n Maple, and Chicken Soup. Once you figure out which flavor your dog likes best you can get refill packs in any of the flavors. Today, we decided to try the White Cheddar flavor, because well, everybody loves cheddar.
You mix the packet with 7 ounces of hot water, then fill the tray. Stick it in the freezer. Boom. done. You can do it during the Whale Wars commercial break and still be back in time to see Paul knuckle his mustache with great concern.
And a few hours later, voila! Freezy Pups!
It doesn’t hurt that they are seriously adorable. And did I mention easy to make?
It probably won’t surprise anyone to hear this, but the dogs loved them. Koa, as usual, snarfed hers up in one fell swoop, while Brody took the Tootsie Roll owl approach and gave it a few licks before chomping down.
There’s several features about this that I really like: One, the treats have about 4 calories on average, so despite being a nice mouthful for your dog they aren’t particularly excessive in calories. Two, they’re certified organic, which is a bonus for lots of people.
And lastly, the ingredient list is short and simple, which gives those people with food allergic dogs some great choices (assuming the problem ingredients aren’t on the list.) It’s so hard to find unique treats with an allergic pet.
This is a simple concept improved upon and done well, which is just about as good as it gets. We like it very much.
The starter kit retails for $19.99 and makes 56 treats, while refill packs are $8.99 and make 70 treats.
And now for the really good stuff: the Giveaway!
Giveaway Prize: One Freezy Pups Starter Kit.
How To Enter:
- Leave a comment below saying why your pup should win, or what flavor you think he’ll like, or just that you would like very much to win. You can post an entry once a day until the deadline. (Up to 7 entries total).
- Like Freezy Pups on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall saying hi (one entry).
Contest closes July 6th, 11:59 PM PST (I’m giving it an extra day due to the holiday.)