Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Purrz for Pure NZ and Ascent

Marcus:  I've been patiently ... okay, impatiently waiting for this day.  Jan hoped the weather would clear up and we could get some sunlight in the house so we don't look jaundiced in photos, but this is the day she promised Buddy, Merci and I we would all get to talk about food, so let's get to it!

Buddy:  Zuke's asked if we would like to review their new Pure NZ lineup.  We have liked the Zuke's products we've tried to date, so we couldn't wait.  They sent us a bunch of little sample bags of such interesting Pure NZ treat combinations as -

  Grass-fed beef Steak treats.  (Beef, carrots, apples.)
  Meaty jerky Cords.  (Beef, turkey, apples.)
  Meaty jerky Bites.  (Beef, venison, apples, rosemary.)
  Meaty jerky Cuts (Beef, green-lipped mussel, apples, peas.)

Each has three recipes to choose from.  They are made in small batches from real NZ product with limited ingredients, without GMOs, grain and gluten free.  And they are delicious!  We loved them.  Unfortunately, Miss Missing Memory handed them out but forgot to take pictures until they were gone. There are no photos of us salivating over them.

Scroll down on Zuke's treat page for the Pure NZ treats and more information on them.

Merci:  Included in the above photo are some samples of Ascent Natural dog food.  Check out these recipes -

    Duck & Chickpea.
    Trout & Sweet Potato.
    Grain free Chicken & Lentil.
    Grain free Lamb & Pea.

A list of the natural ingredients with vitamins and minerals can be found with each recipe on Zuke's dog food page.

Marcus:  Here we are taste testing a bag of Ascent Adventure Wild Boar & Pea recipe dog food.  Jan split the small bag between the three of us.  I am such a good boy I ran into my Private Dining Car without even being asked to.  I really do love eating in my Private Dining Car when pictures are being taken.

Buddy:  In between showers yesterday, Jan took us for a short walk, but first she stopped to let us taste test some Ascent Grain free Crunch Blend Pollock & Chickpea recipe dog food.  The kibble is very small.  She thought it would be fun to take some along instead of treats.  She dropped a few at a time for us and before she could get a picture, we'd scarfed them up. 

Rusty:  Don't worry, Zuke's didn't forget us kitties.  They sent a couple of sample bags of Natural Purrz - perfectly sublime soft treats for cats.

Micah:  We got the Tender Chicken recipe.  There are also Savory Salmon and Tasty Tuna recipes.

Taylor:  Don't you dare steal my treats, Marcus!  You had your own.

Cyndi:  Jan gave me mine on top of my mountain of storage boxes.  I don't have to worry about Marcus stealing from me.

Percy:  I'd just bop him over the head if he tried to steal mine.

Taylor:  Well, I didn't bop him.  Jan did so I can eat my treats in peace. 

Rusty:  They were a hit with all of us.  Click on the photos to enlarge.

The samples were provided by Zuke's.  We were not paid for this review and Zuke's is not responsible for the content.


  1. Apparently, all treats and all food was happily consumed by all! That's certainly a recommendation.

  2. Wow it's a good day when you get to review all that good stuff
    Lily & Edward

  3. We love Zuke's treats but haven't tried these. Going to add them to my Santa list! ♥

  4. Wow that looks like a huge hit in your house Marcus!

  5. Holy Gwalk A Moley... we just about FAINTED when we saw you gotted to sample Zuke's WILD BOAR with Peas... NOT PEEs.. of course..
    OMD We have had SEVERAL Zuke's thingys and they have always been GOOD... butt You all make THESE sound OUTTA THIS WORLD Delicious and equally nutritious. The Double Whammy. WOW WOW WOW
    Love Zuke's and CHEWY.COM

  6. Saphera simply hates her diet and not being able to review this sort of yummy stuff.

  7. JACKPOT! Y'all sure hit a good one!

  8. Glad you had some yummy food.

  9. We just found your blog. Wow! Looks like you've got quite a crew there! Oh, and the yum yum doggie and kitty food looks extra delicious. Thanks for visiting me at The Daily Bone.

  10. Pity we cannot get any of those where we are. All I get is spaghetti alla carbonara...with bacon and eggs. Sigh.....


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