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.)
What a fun idea! Bandit, Cree and Bradshaw would totally love this. They are excited if I just give them plain ice cubes, so this would make them SOOOOO happy!!
Jeanne Theisen says
Hi! My name is Lady. I am a long haired chihuahua. I live near Palm Springs. It is at least 100 degrees every day in the summer – up to 120 degrees. I would really enjoy some yummy cold treats!
Lisa W says
What a great idea! I bet even Mr. Picky himself would like these…
I would LOVE to win this kit – my girls think ice cubes are the best treat – FLAVORED ice would make them love me even more!
I would LOVE to win this kit – my girls think ice cubes are the best treat – FLAVORED ice would make them love me even more!
How cute! I checked the ingredients on all four flavors and even Kaylee, my allergic-to-everything dog, could have the apple and sweet potato flavors!
I think my pups would like White Cheddar cheese the best!
Georgia Jewel says
Very cute! Shorty adores ice cubes!
I would LOVE to win one of these! Here’s why I think Dahlia should win: She’s a thick-coated black dog and so she gets really hot in the summer. I’m also constantly worried about how much she drinks because I don’t think she drinks enough and something like this would give her more water. She also loves the Frosty Paws, but I like the smaller size, less calories, and organicness (is that a word?) of these. Also, she would sit pretty for them. 😉 I know she’d like the chicken ones the best.
Steph B says
I would love to win one of these! Riker loves ice of all varieties – he comes running anytime you put a glass in the fridge dispenser, just in case one pops out! I suspect these also would make excellent “middles” for his kongs – extra fun trying to get the melty tasty cube out.
I think Clyde would love the sweet potato/maple flavor. (Not that he would turn his nose up at ANY of the flavors!) I used your recipe from last week and made him some frozen treats. I used petite CET chews for the sticks. They were a hit, but you are right when you say they make a huge treat, and I don’t have room in my freezer to store many at a time. These little frozen treats would solve my storage problem too!
My two girls would love this, they love playing with and eating ice cubes, anything cheese flavored would be a bonus. That’s how I pill the girls, wrap it in cheese and it’s the biggest treat ever…
This would save me SO much time. I’ve been making my own treats in a flexible muffin tin and it is very time consuming. I love this idea and I think Gibbs would love them even more!
Kelly Maloney says
My girl Jayda would love the Chicken Soup flavor I think, she loves chicken! Jayda loves Frosty Paws, and I am sure she would love these. She deserves to win this because she currently is an only dog, due to losing her doggy best friend of cancer, and has to put up with 3 evil cats, and she does so with great patience. LOL. Thanks!
I would love to win these for my dogs because I know they would love them. Im sure the would love all the flavors but I would try peanut butter first!
I posted on their fb wall https://www.facebook.com/saraniff/posts/233358716682649
Mattie (my bull mastiff) loves ice cubes and she would like to win this. Of course I would have to make them for her. She also loves frozen mini carrots and most other frozen vegetables.
Megan Haskins says
I think my puppies (who eat anything that doesn’t bite them first and some things that do) would LOVE THESE!! They all like plain ice cubes but the shape of the ones my freezer makes makes me nervous. I don’t relish the thought of the hineylick maneuver on a choking pug. The shape of these would make it easier to hold on to for them, although I’m sure not for long. LOL.
Susan Montgomery says
Finn would love the cheese flavor, and I would love to make him treats his sensitive tummy can handle!
My dogs would love those treats 🙂
Jess @InStyleDog says
Nice!! Freezy treats that you can make yourself are definitely a great idea. And how affordable! Plus, I hate missing Whale Wars … :-p
Michelle Brosnan says
Lola would love love love these pops! As a frenchie she’s not too fond of the heat. These pips would help her keep cool this summer. I’m sure her favorite flavor would be the cheddar cheese- she loves any kind of cheese! Pick Lola!!
This is awesome! My two pups would totally enjoy this, since we live in the HOT south! LOL Our lab does have some food allergies, so it is nice to hear that there are quite a few selections to choose from. Hope we are chosen to try this out!!
Hiero would love this! I have bought the doggy ice cream from safeway or the pet store for Hiero and he starts to drool even before I set it down. I think this is a great idea, especially when my brother and our friends bring their dogs over. Hiero would love all flavors, but I think he would love the apple flavor and the sweet potatoe and maple flavor the most.
My pup,Oscar, would love these because he’s on a diet, and these would make a great low calorie snack for him:)
Dex is teething so he’s been crunching on ice cubes nonstop. I’m sure he’d love some that have a flavor other than water. =)
Kima, my beautiful brachycephalic boxer, would absolutely love to try Freezy Pups. She gets really excited over new things to eat and it sure would keep her cool during the dog days of summer her in San Diego!
Dexter is teething and for the sake of our furniture, my beautiful wife and I need to procure him Freezy Pups. It’s the right thing to do. Do it.
Miranda E says
My boys would love these! We can’t get ice cubes out without giving them one…
I have two pups, one (Sasha, Pemmie) who loves plain ice cubes and one (Brody, Cairn) who could care less about ice. If I had this, I could give them BOTH something frozen and not feel like I’m short-changing Brody! Sasha chews on ANYTHING she can get her teeth on, and thise would be a great alternative to milkbones.
My pup would love to try the Chicken soup flavor! He loves chicken! 🙂 Thanks Dr. V.
My pitbull boy named Sue would absolutely love these! He’s on house arrest right now due to his second ACL surgery, so these would be a nice low-cal treat for him. We’ve been trying to reduce his food since he’s getting no exercise, but he’s still a little chub-chub.
Moses and I would like very much to win! My ice-maker conked out a few months ago, and we have been without ice cubes here since that time 🙁 And to be able to make flavored ice cubes? Especially for Moses? Would be fantastic! I think I’ll buy one even if we don’t win!
Rose D. says
My sister has two dogs, one of which has some rather severe allergies. These would be great for them!
i have a small dog and between calorie issues and my desire not to feed him treats loaded with junk ingredients we haven’t found many options so these would be great to give him variety.
I would love to win this for Gilbert – I’ve made chicken broth ice cubes for him before, but haven’t lately. This would be great!
Milo would LOVE these treats! He comes asking for an ice cube whenever I get a few for my drink (and if we come inside from a hot day!) He would prob like chicken soup the best! Is it bad if the white cheddar almost sounds good to me? haha I’m crossing my fingers! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Milo says mmmm… I can’t wait to get those freezy pups in my tummy and cool me off on a hot hot day!
Prestons says please, please pick me..they look so good!
I liked them and said HI 🙂
Nancy Santos says
Wow, I have to say I NEVER thought to give ice cubes to my little ones! I bet they’d love them, especially on a hot summers day!
Rhett is happy with any flavor since food is his #1 desire awake or asleep…but The cheese flavor would be a HUGE hit here. Rhett is the handsome Black Lab in the back of the room jumping up and down waving his paws…do you see him? he is saying “pick me pick me …over here I am over here!!!!!”
My puppy would love this!
Katrina Ryefield says
Hi I think my girls (Karma and Bella) would LOVE these freezy pups! Between being organic and having fruit options the 3 of us are loving the idea 🙂 though out of White Cheddar Cheese, Juicy Apple, Sweet Potato ‘n Maple I have no idea what they would chow on most! Though Karma is an easy pick – she’d love the white cheddar cheese for sure! First time to the site – so glad it introduced me to a great product!
Debbie Rich says
My dogs would love the Freezy Pup Treats as a way to keep cool in the hot AZ sun. They’d be thrilled with any flavor. I love the product, because it’s organic, has few ingredients, and the cute doggy bone shapes.
My pups would love a greyt summer treat! Any flavor!!!
Well, I asked Xena which flavor she’d like most and got similar responses from all, so I think she reserves her choice until she’s tasted them! As her mom, I think she should win because it’d be a GREAT birthday present (her birthday is July 15th and this is the first year we’re having a party with all her buddies!)
Susan Blande says
I’m in Australia sharing a coastal life with an amazing 8yr old Golden Retriver , Hana. We saw the Freezy Pups and knew they would make a terrific Summer treat for when her brother comes for doggy daycare, but they don’t ship to Down Under. Sad puppy faces allround. Hana took a shine to the sweet potato and maple, being an organic girl with a sweet tooth. Cheers
This looks pretty awesome! I wonder if they ship to Canada.. Hmm. In any event my puppers would just Loooooove this!
Our pup would very much appreciate some flavorful frosty treats! She loves plain ice cubes as it, so I imagine she’d flip (possibly literally) over these!
Emily K says
My pup would love this. Especially the chicken soup flavor! Great idea for these hot summer days when nothing seems to cool her down enough.
hi, i actually would love to win this for my friend who has 4 rescue dogs and delights in giving them exciting treats. this would be something really different. 🙂
Entering again for the day because these look so cute and perfect for my mutt! I also posted a comment on their facebook page yesterday!
I think Lucy and Logan should win these because their mom is too lazy to make homemade frosty paws :).
My pug, Ptolemy LOVES to eat ice and he’s a short faced boy so he does tend to get hot if the temperatures go over 70! (This Seattle “summer” might not get too much above that!) We would love to win some Freezy Pups!
Our Crispin would love to have a frozen treat: he has never had one.
Micah Pearson says
We have two maltipoo’s who love to go for walks and would love to have a freezy pup after a walk on a hot day!
Micah Pearson says
I liked freezy pups on FB!
My dog would love this because we live in a small area and don’t really have many options for cold dog treats, and she doesn’t like plain ice cubes.
liked on fb (amandasue hurray)
My bullie Lilly overheats if it’s over 70. (Yes, we live in sweaters with the AC on high for her!) So she loves, loves, loves her frozen treats. We’d love to try these out!
Cheese Please! I know that is what my Coton would be asking if he had a choice of freezy pops.
I can’t believe I forgot to enter again the last two days :-/ haha well I’m entering again today…these looks so awesome!
What a great treat idea!!! My pups would absolutely love this… Especially after a crazy play session where both get pretty warm. I agree with you… Who doesn’t like cheddar cheese? I know they would love it 🙂
Elizabeth & The Lab Crew says
My guys would love any flavor, but white cheddar would be a big hit I am sure.
Kolchak & Jodi says
Oh wow! Those look fabulous. Kolchak is a real gfound house, so he’d love every flavour, but Felix is my little Cheesedog and he is licking his lips and panting in anticipation of the white cheddar! Plus, that bone tray is dog gone adorable!
We (Kol’s Notes) also “liked” Freezy Pups on Facebook!
tina reynolds says
I think are pup would most love Sweet Potato ‘n Maple thanks for the chance firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel R. says
My dog loves treats, but doesn’t need a lot of extra calories. This would be a great way to reward her without being too fattening.
Great giveaway Jessica! Our Sheltie pack would love the white cheddar cheese flavor…perfect way to beat the heat!