Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ziwi Peak: Cat Food That Can Become a Hobbit, er, Habit #ChewyInfluencer

Ziwi Peak: Cat Food That Can Become a Hobbit, er, Habit #ChewyInfluencer

Welcome to New Zealand—the land of The Hobbit and Hobbiton! I was sent here on a very secret mission by My assignment was to find out what the locals eat but what would that be? Pop told me New Zealand was known to have the best lamb in the world. Should I look for a sheep farm? Chewy pointed me in the direction of Ziwi Peak. At first I thought it was a mountain but soon found out what I was missing.

Ziwi Peak was what the native cats ate so I was game. As luck would have it, sent me a care package and guess what it contained? Cat food from New Zealand! Is this getting too corny? It was 12 cans of Ziwi Peak Mackerel & Lamb Canned Cat Food, which by the way, contains no corn. Heh heh! I slay myself.

Ziwi Peak: Cat Food That Can Become a Hobbit, er, Habit #ChewyInfluencer

I'd never really heard of them so let's learn about this kiwi Ziwi food together.

Key Benefits
  • New Zealand grass-fed, free range lamb and fresh, whole, blue mackerel is 100% sourced from human-grade, ethical farms.
  • Includes 3% New Zealand Green Mussels, a natural source of chondroitin and glucosamine which supports joint health.
  • Complete and balanced, limited ingredient formula includes 93% fresh meat, organs, bones and green mussels.
  • No grains, rice, corn, soy, potatoes, wheat, fillers, sugars, glycerins, rendered meals, preservatives, TSPP, BPA, guar gum, agar agar or carrageenan.
It's basically just protein—93% meat from free-range, grass-fed animals—like I'd eat out in the wild.
Ziwi Peak: Cat Food That Can Become a Hobbit, er, Habit #ChewyInfluencer

Without thumbs, it was hard to open the cans so I had to enlist some help. For some reason even though the food contains 78% moisture, TW added a spoonful of water like she does to all pâté.

Ziwi Peak comes in both 6.5- and 3-oz cans, although I was sent the big cans which meant I had to eat refrigerator food for two meals. How did I do?

Ziwi Peak: Cat Food That Can Become a Hobbit, er, Habit #ChewyInfluencer
The flashy box didn't bother me. Once I started eating, I didn't stop until there was a bald spot in the middle of the bowl and a little bit of food on the edge. I even ate it after it was refrigerated!

The one problem TW has with some of these cat foods is that the cans are weird sizes, which don't fit the lids we have. Also, even though this can is 6 1/2-oz, you can't leave it out for the feral cats cos the can is too narrow—not that I'd let her feed this to any cats besides me.

The other Ziwi Peak flavors are Lamb, Rabbit & Lamb, Venison and Beef. Except for the mussels and kelp, there are no other fishy ingredients in these flavors.

Well, I never found the mountain peak or any Hobbits in New Zealand, but I found a food that I'll eat and that's good for me thanks to Don't forget that Chewy has great prices and the best customer service. You get free one- or two-day shipping on orders over $49. Tell 'em CK sent you. Word.

So long Bilbo Baggins and beautiful, magic New Zealand.


Summer at said...

Binga and my human's dad's cat, Smokey, get a small can of Ziwi Peak divided between the two of them for their lunch snack sometimes.

Rene said...

Great review! We found that the girls liked this food a lot, but not the boys. Odd, huh?

Brian said...

It does sound good CK, we may have to try that one!

Eastside Cats said...

We may add this as a treat food!

CATachresis said...

You do a very good review CK!! My mouth is watering!! I don't think we get the Kiwi food here! I will have to send the Staff Person on a looksee! xxx

Valentine said...

Kiwi Peak? I haven't heard of that brand of kitty food before. But if it has something to do with hobbits then it must be great! Mom & I are LOR fans! The only thing better than a movie with hobbits, dragons, & elves is a movie starring kitties with lost of kitty treats, hobbits, dragons & elves! Tee hee hee! -Valentine (& Mom)

Sweet Purrfections said...

We noticed the can was a weird size, too, and we wasted the food the first time it was fed to us. We're glad to hear you liked this food. We enjoyed the lamb and rabbit recipe.

pilch92 said...

Great review CK! Glad you liked it.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

ck.....uh.....frank lee we dunno bout de lamb .... mackerull....ewe betcha but....may bee itz de one given uz all de sad face in de above fotoz..... !!!!!! ☺☺☺ ♥♥

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Oh, how I wish Mudpie would go for food like that. And that is the cutest little hobbit house ever!

The Island Cats said...

Ziwi is good food. We're glad you liked it, CK. said...

I haven't seen that brand in Canada where I live--will look into it!

The Indulged Furries said...

Some day I might try this for Raven. She can't have any fish products but the mussels might be ok.
And you are one mighty predator to be taking down lambs in the wild!

Tamago said...

Sounds like it was a really yummy meal. Glad you liked it! I find many good things come from New Zealand :-)

Collie222 said...

Very cute! My guys really love this food! We will have to get more when the finish what Chewy sent us.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Sounds like a winner...a food that you'll eat!