Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mr Chewy

We got an offer from Mr Chewy online sales a week ago.  We were thrilled!  FREE FOOD!

You can trust us that we won't lie about anything.  Someone offers us free stuff, we'll take it.  Marketing can be wunnerful.  But we won't say annything nice about a supplier iffen we don't like the products or service.

We have ordered canned food from a couple online sites before and we were VERY disappointed.  Many of the cans arrived dented so badly that The Big Thing judged them "unsafe to eat".  Of course, we dont wanna eat unsafe foods.  Yakking is bad enough, botulism is worse.

So naturally, the important thing ta us was that the cans of stinkey goodness arrive undamaged.

Well, guess what?  The cans from Mr Chewy arrived undented in the least degree!!!  Not the LEAST tiny dent.

Here is the box as it arrived. 
The packing...
The1st case of food wrapped up really tight...
The layer of cardboard inbetween.
The 2nd layer below.  Note that it had no protective packing around it.
The bottom of the box.  No packing material under it.
But See?  No dents annywhere.
 New flavors to us, by the way.  TBT decided to try new brands of foods.  Castor and Pollux chicken (we are poultry fanatics)...
 Halo (which we like) but Lamb flavor (which we dont know).
 A higher view...
OK, so the Mr Chewy cans arrived well.  But we  think they could use better packing.  The cases WERE loose in the box (SEE ABOVE 3rRD PICTURE) and with other online suppliers that resulted in seriously dented cans even in shrink-wrapped cases.  Dented cans = BAD...  We suspect Mr Chewy might have just been lucky in this shipment.  It was NOT packed well.  We would like to see a 2nd shipping experiment with Mr Chewy.

But that also  depends on the selection.  We hate to say this, but the local Petco has more of what WE want than Mr Chewy does.  

We like (for stinky goodness canned stuff) Soulistic Chicken; Halo Chicken, Turkey, and Lamb (separate flavors); Eukanuba Lamb with Rice and Gourmet Chicken; and Science Diet Culinary Creations Chicken.  We will sometimes eat Castor and Pollux chicken or Evo 95% chicken/turkey but they aren't favrits. And the Eukanuba chicken kibble is WAY cheaper at the local PetSmart.

Mr Chewy offered only Halo Chicken and Turkey today of all the brands/flavors that we wanted (only 2 of 7 brands/flavors).  We can get all the others (but Castor and Pollux Chicken which is kinna neutral fer us) at the local Petco and at better prices than at Mr Chewy (even with free shipping).

We thank Mr Chewy for the great coupon, but until he has a better selection, packing, and better prices than the local Petco, we will have The Big Thing hunt locally fer us.

Sorry Mr, Chewy.  We SAID we would be honest...




10 comments:

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We LOVE to see a well stocked larder! xx

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We were thrilled that Mr. Chewy had our favorite foods and our favorite flavors too. None of our cans were dented either so I don't think that was an issue. On the premium foods we eat, they were about the same price as our local natural pet food store and our food isn't available at Petco and Petsmart so perhaps they are trying for the more natural pet food shoppers?

Brian said...

We order one of our hard to find (locally) favs but they didn't have one of our must haves that is very common.

The Island Cats said...

We eat the Halo Spots Stew too and when we ordered from Mr. Chewy, they had all the flavors we wanted. We even got the lamb which we never tried before and we really like it! None of our cans were dented either. We were pleased with everything we got and the packing. We're sorry it wasn't the same for you. But we think Mr. Chewy would want to hear if they had short-comings. Let's hope they improve.

Natalie said...

Yay for trying new foods! Scarlett and Melly are lamb fans, although they mostly like chicken, I think. That's great that your local pet store has good prices--Mr Chewy's prices beat the ones at my local stores for the foods I normally get.

Oui Oui said...

We had a good experience with Mr Chewy. The prices the mom checked out were good from Mr. Chewy too, so maybe it depends on what you are getting. We loved the box and packing paper which we made the mom adopt. Its sort of like the Occupy Wall Street - if someone 's always in the box, she won't throw it out.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Mmmmmmm, so many shiny cans of gooshy goodness! I was scared about your crunchies when I read the post below, but very relieved at the end! Whew!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Gotta take the good with the bad when you're in business. Some places just aren't for every one. That is a dazzling array of foods you 2 enjoy!

Katie Isabella said...

Is it all pate?

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We love lamb here.