KONG Premium Treats Review & Giveaway

We were contacted a few weeks ago by JAKKS Pacific, Inc. who has partnered with KONG, a recognized brand in the pet industry for thirty-five years, to create their USA Made, All Natural Premium Treat Line. They wanted us to review some of their products and host a giveaway for three winners to receive those same products.  I consider KONG to be a reputable company who has been producing great products, both toys and treats, to satisfied pups everywhere so I happily said yes.

KONG treats never contain wheat, corn or soy, artificial colors or flavors, animal byproducts, and are naturally preserved so I feel comfortable feeding these to Kirby. There are quite a few treats to choose from so it was hard to narrow it down but we finally did.  I saw several Kirby already enjoys but I felt this mission should be to try the new ones.

A few days later a package was delivered that had Kirby’s full attention.  Opening the box we discovered full size packages of the Natural Beef Jerky, the Bacon Meaty Flavor Bites, the Crunchy Lamb Bars, and the Chew Buddies Variety Pack.  Every evening I would lay one of each treat on the small rug in the kitchen allowing Kirby to pick one for that night. The rest went back in their respective bags.


Natural Beef Jerky


The first three nights these soft chews were Kirby’s favorite every time so I stopped offering them so he would try the others.  What I like is that they are 92% US sourced beef.  The other ingredients are Chicory, Lecithin, Salt, Cultured Whey, Mixed Tocopherols, and Garlic.  Kirby very much appreciated the beefy aroma and taste.

Bacon Meaty Flavor Bites 


Kirby took turns choosing between these and the Crunchy Lamb Bars. These soft, chewy treats are shaped like little Kongs which can easily be broken into smaller pieces. They have a pleasant aroma and contain Beef, Oat Flour, Brown Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, Maple Syrup, Vegetable Glycerine, Bacon, Gelatin, Salt, Natural Flavor, Natural Smoke Flavor, Phosphoric Acid, Sorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Mixed Tocopherols, and Rosemary.

Crunchy Lamb Bars


Kirby loves lamb so he enjoyed these. At first he ignored these probably because they don’t have any smell. As long as I broke them in half which is difficult considering how hard they are, he liked them very much.  The ingredients are Oat Flour, Green Pea Flour, Pea Starch, Lamb, Blueberries, Apples, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), and Ginger.

Chew Buddies Variety Pack


Kirby did not like these no matter what I tried.  However, a friend of mine took the bag to her home where her large dogs gobbled them up. The chew buddies are cute animal shapes in three flavors. These easily digestable chews are designed to fight plaque and tarter buildup while inhibiting bacterial growth to reduce chances of gum disease.

The Bacon Chews contain Potato flour, rice flour, gelatin, glycerin, water, ground peas, sunflower oil, rice starch, oat fiber, natural flavors, calcium carbonate, caramel, ground flax, zinc propionate, and iron oxide.  The Chicken Chews contain Potato flour, rice flour, gelatin, glycerin, water, ground peas, chicken, sunflower oil, rice starch, oat fiber, dried cranberry , natural flavor, ground flax, calcium carbonate, caramel, and zinc propionate.  The Fresh Breath Chews contain Potato flour, rice flour, gelatin, glycerin, water, ground peas, sunflower oil, rice starch, oat fiber, natural flavor, calcium carbonate, alfalfa, parsley, and zinc propionate.

Now about that giveaway!

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. wants to share the goodness so they will be sending full sized bags of these same treats to 3 of our readers.

We use the Rafflecopter Widget for FAST and EASY ENTRY! The only required entry is to leave a comment here on this post telling us which treat your dog wants the most and then enter that you did so in the widget. There are many OPTIONAL entry methods to give you additional chances to win so just choose the ones you want. All entry methods are subject to verification so please make sure you provide all required information or your entries won’t count!

Due to shipping restrictions this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only age 18+ and ends September 14, 2013.


Disclosure: We received the Kong Premium Treats to review. We were not compensated in any other way. Our opinion is our own and we recommend these products.  JAKKS Pacific, Inc. is supplying the three Prizes valued at $40.00 each.