Although not as finicky as she once was about the texture of her canned food, Kitty still demonstrates “champagne tastes”: she definitely turns up her nose at grocery-store food. Since she only gets a couple of ounces a day to go with her dry food (Blue Buffalo Basics), it’s not as expensive as it could be. More to the point, she also gets better-quality food, mostly grain-free for our little carnivore and as few unpronounceable ingredients as possible. The latest find is an unfamiliar brand, B. F. F. (Best Feline Friends), which comes in little pouches – that lets the company (a division of Weruva) boast that their packaging is BPA-free. That’s so 2011… nowadays, they need to boast that it’s gluten-free.
Advertising buzz aside, B. F. F. Tuna & Beef Baby Cakes meets her grain-free standard, as the only plant products are sunflower oil, guar gum and ground tapioca. The primary ingredients are tuna (though tuna broth outweighs tuna meat) and beef, along with a complement of vitamins and minerals typical of the more expensive pet foods: you got your As, your Bs, your zinc and selenium – all the stuff to keep kitty healthy; yet no “digest,” “by-products,” corn or other grain.
The 3.5-ounce package is a foil pouch with a tear-off top – rather inconvenient packaging, since Kitty gets this food spread out over a couple of days. We ended up clamping the top closed with a couple of binder clips before sticking it in the fridge. You have to make certain it closes, since the contents are very runny. Weruva says it’s “in gravy,” but I’d say it’s more like gravy with occasional lumps.
Though we weren’t all that fond of the packaging and texture, Kitty definitely liked what we found in the package. She’s a bit of a licker, and this texture is right up our cat’s alley, so to speak.
B. F. F. comes in multiple flavors and in both cans (3.5 and 5-ounce) and pouches. The canned flavors are different from the pouch flavors, though all are based on tuna. Some. Like Tuna & Beef Baby Cakes, are gravy based and others are in aspic. The official ingredient lists all start with tuna instead of broth, so maybe they’re not so soupy. Whatever the case, the next time I’m at the store where I got this one, I hope to find some of the cans to see if Kitty likes them as much. Ad-babble about BPA notwithstanding, I like that the formula is grain-free and – most importantly – my little feline friend really likes it.