Amazon Fine Food Reviews


IDIdProductIdUserIdProfileNameHelpfulnessNumeratorHelpfulnessDenominatorScoreTimeSummaryText
399061399061B000FFPXKMA3MZEDF6CJ05YIE. Fender0321232236800just alrightThis product was ok, but due to it's size (each feeds two) it does not really work for me. It tastes fine and I will use up what I have for on the go times.
399062399062B000FFPXKMA2E3WMF9RWW2X2K. Duvall0531243123200Good flavor, but too many servings.This stuff tastes great, maybe because it has too much sugar! Plus each cup has two servings. Smaller cups and not so much sweetnessis needed. Kids liked it at first, but they each wanted their own cup. I wasted 1 cups worth of oatmeal each day since they did not eat all of their own cups. Won't buy again simply because of the waste.
399063399063B002TKCFCKA17XZGC1T1Z4Z4Davs0051344988800SO good!I don't buy this too often because it's pretty high in calories. But it's the best! Smoothest, tastiest, creamiest shake ever. I just made one today and added strawberries. Oh yeah!
399064399064B001TKA1AEAKYQ59VS0B38QDrSusan "DrSusan"1251341619200Cake like snack rollsVery fresh product from the first to the last one. None of the boxes or the rolls inside were smashed. Absolutely..delicious!!!
399065399065B001225K5UA189YSBDTG134LRe0031349395200MissingInteresting, my case only has 88 dressing packets in it. Just got it today. I wouldn't have counted them, but the box with the dressing in it was open (tape broken on one side) and it looked suspicious based on the previous review. Someone at the packing plant must like this product!?
399066399066B001225K5UA1F4ENPFWKOUMC"0031276646400heinz creamy italian
399067399067B0029XKVAUA20YZVLMUG93EDDavid R. Freeman "Vertigo, Inc."0051340928000My New Favorite CheeseI've tried many different cheeses, and I have to say Gorgonzola is my most favorite.

The texture, aroma and flavor is both bold and pleasant yet not overbearing.

A highly recommended cheese for novice cheese enthusiasts.
399068399068B003SBXIIYA1XFTCY4VJ3GZ5mgirl1151328054400yumthese hansens' natural cane soda beverages are so delicious. I had to try the mango soda, due to my love of mango, and it did not disappoint! would recommend
399069399069B003SBXIIYAR3J44KGZHXG7L. Teal1151313625600Thank you Amazon.comI have looked in vain locally for Hansen Orange Mango soda and found it on Amazon. I really appreciate being able to enjoy this soda on a regular basis and would recommend it to anyone. It has natural ingredients and is sweetened with sugar, plain, ordinary sugar.
399070399070B003SBXIIYA34057DJGD2E9AMr. STEPHENN J. HARLE0051350345600No stupid corn sweetenerI am sick and tired of manufacturers using high fructose corn sweetener instead of real sugar. Hanson's has actual cane sugar and the flavor of citrus is yummy good. All their sodas are tasty.
399071399071B003SBXIIYA284VLV4QOXOA3L. Kalman "Dog Lover"0051348272000Delicious!My kids love this soda, it's non caffeinated and is really tasty. It's a great alternative to other drinks on the market.
399072399072B003SBXIIYA1Q96G4VRVKGWGVal "Val"0051333756800GOOD MISTAKE!I ordered this item by mistake, but discovered it to be a really enjoyable and refreshing drink. It has a mild orange flavor and I would recommend this product.
399073399073B003SBXIIYA4O2R6ZDU6HQ6E. M. Scheer0051303344000Great product, well worth the little extra costHansen's sodas are great - flavorful and crisp tasting, especially when you take your time and drink it slowly. It'd be great if Amazon let you mix and match six-packs in a case.
399074399074B000H156CYA1D9HV6GDETD9RA. Campbell1151218585600hot and authenticThis has become my favorite salsa. It's very authentic... like a salsa you would be served in a little mexican restaurant in California. You can definitely add it to mexican dishes to give them some good heat and flavor, but I prefer to just eat it with chips.
399075399075B000H156CYAF51KJB3W1YI6Ellay "light"1141212537600Some Like It Hot ...This is pretty hot stuff, so a little goes a long way. However, it is great as a base when added with other, milder sauces or salsa. It works with any Mexican recipe and Herdez is a very reputable brand.

A good value and a staple to keep on hand.
399076399076B000H156CYA2V92EB92ECYC8Christopher Weakley "SojournerVA"0051313971200One of the best commercial salsas aroundThe Salsa Ranchera is one of the best commercial salsas around. I use it all the time when cooking chicken or pork to flavor the dishes and even mix it with cream cheese to make a dip. It is smokey and rich flavored.
399077399077B000B6FLHKA19123D9G66E0OTim0041325203200High price but good qualitySure you can get them cheaper if you buy them in bulk, but in my house we don't use them a lot. Actually only for spice wine. If we bought a pound of this stuff, we would be throwing out 3/4 of it, if not more. Yes it is expensive, but I got 3 for $29 vice the price at a grocery store of ~$15 a piece (that is if you can even find them)
The quality is great, but I give it four stars because even at ~$10 a piece it is still overpriced.
399078399078B002XGLR9CA2VUD4SPJO4V33Theo1141291939200Yummers!Although bearing only a fairly marginal resemblance to the sweet traditionally known as Turkish delight, these are pretty good. The inside is a semi-reasonable facsimile of traditional Turkish delight (although far softer and less chewey in texture) which is then coated in a very think outer layer of milk chocolate.

As chocolate bars go... uh... well, they're low-fat, I suppose! I think the innards are pure gelatin and sugar.

Do be aware that these come in a variety of packs containing different numbers of bars. At least as of the time of writing, these do not all work out at the same cost on a per bar basis. So it may well be worth your while doing your homework before deciding which deal is right for you.

Enjoy in Moderation!

Theo.
399079399079B002XGLR9CA2Y695A1DXMT1JDrew Samson0021332115200It's OkayIt's a small bar of jelly, which is rose flavored, covered in milk chocolate. It's very soft and goes down easy. I don't think it's that great. Maybe if you don't have teeth.
399080399080B002XGLR9CA3CRVBVSLHJA5Vadrisala0121320624000old chocolatesThe exp date was in the same month I bought them, and unfortunately I ordered 12. so I had to eat them fast
399081399081B0002RI7JCA28XLUPZ9VGVCMThomas Hertweck9951158883200Kitties go crazy for veggie cat food!The two little darlings at my home have been eating this particular cat food since we got them from the local shelter at the ripe young age of 6 months. We chose to switch them over to vegetarian cat food for two reasons: 1) both of us are ethical vegetarians, and 2) we could!

We switched them using the same methods vets have recommended when undergoing any change in diet for felines--slowly mixing them together in differing proportions until all that they eat is the new kind of food. In this way the cats do not undergo any kind of indigestion that might cause them to throw up (those with cats already will understand completely).

But what was the surest sign that we were doing the right thing for our cats? Even on the first day, and for everyday it was given to them after, they ignored the meat-based cat food, eating only the vegetable-based pieces from their bowl! Everyday when I went to feed them in the morning, they would be waiting next to a bowl with meat-food detritus, staring impatiently for the vegetable goodness.

As for their level of health, I have literally never known two cats to be sweeter or more active than these. And I don't mean chaotic, but playful, pouncy, and sweet. Is it all because of the food? I can't say to 100% certainty. But know this: when we got the kittens they were shy and scared, seemingly because both only have vision in their left eyes. Now they are more daring than even the most normal of cats.

All this and we don't have to participate in the inhumane practice of feeding waste animals to our companion friends!
399082399082B0002RI7JCA3F9DLB6ZLL13BDan Robinson111211156636800Some Education About Vegan CatsUnfortunately most people are ill informed about vegan cats, including most veterinarians.

Wild cats are in fact obligate carnivores. However, in domesticating the house cat and bringing it into our homes we have effectively removed the cat from its natural prey of mice, insects, birds, lizards, and other small creatures. During the past 100 years or so, as the human food industry was searching for a way to salvage and use all the waste materials from its processing lines, it came upon a wonderful solution. Lets boil it all up and dry it out and add it to the food we make for cats and dogs. As a result, the vast majority of commercial pet foods contain what are euphemistically referred to as the four D's, dead, dying, disabled, and diseased animals, along with other quite undesirable materials. Quite frankly, if you are feeding this junk to your pets, you are effectively poisoning them. We are seeing diseases in pets today that we have never seen before because of the wide variety of contaminated ingredients that are finding their way into the food we feed our companion animals. You know "garbage in, garbage out!"

Now the issue here is not meat; it is about providing all the essential and non-essential amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) and vitamins and minerals that are bio-available to the particularly unique physiology of felids (cats). The quality, quantity, and availability of these nutrients can come from any source, and for those of us who are vegan, the best source is vegetable based.

Tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, of cats around the world live quite well on one of the several available vegan cat foods that are recognized as nutritionally complete. I personally have had 3 1/2 years of experience in feeding the Evolution kibble product that this review is addressing. It is a high quality product that is AAFCO certified as nutritionally complete for all life stages in cats. Not only is this product safe to feed your cat, but if you follow the recommended feeding procedures, you will find many benefits to both your cat's health and your wallet.

If you desire more detailed information, I invite you to do a google search on vegan cats. I would put my web page information about this issue on this review, but it is against the policy for writing reviews on Amazon.

Just for everyone's edification, I have researched this issue for well over 500 hours, read hundreds of technical papers, visited hundreds of web sites, and have made a commitment to specialize in feline nutrition as part of my Veterinary Technician studies. I probably know more about feline nutrition than 95% of all the vets in the world.

My feline son is a vegan and will remain so because I am absolutely certain that his quality of life will be enhanced by his diet and that this choice will not be a detriment to his health.

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Since writing this review in 2006 I have had a change in position about this particular product after 4 years of personal experience. The manufacturer of the Evolution foods was changing the formulation of the food on a regular basis and during that time I found that the Feline Kibble was not able to maintain the pH level in the urine of cats that was promised on the label and in their literature. At least that wasn't the case with my former feline son and my current feline son. As a result I can no longer recommend the use of Evolution Feline Kibble for male cats. Since urinary issues are different between male and female cats the Evolution Kibble MAY be satisfactory for feeding to female cats. Nutritionally the Evolution foods seem to be fine for nutrients but not necessarily adequate for maintaining the proper pH levels to avoid urinary issues for male cats.

Consequently I am now recommending male cats use the Vegecat pH diet provided by Harbingers of a New Age. My son has been eating this food supplement in a specially prepared gluten formulation I created called a vegan feline roast. It is 62% protein, 33% fat, and 5% carbs and has a moisture content of about 60%. Almost a perfect combination of ingredients to mimic natural prey. My son finds this product to be very palatable and his urinary pH has been consistently at 6.4 for the three years that we have been producing and consuming this food. The drawback is that it takes about a half hour every 3 days to make the food and the cost is equivalent to a premium cat food. But on the other hand my son is trim, full of energy at 6 1/2 years, enjoys great health, no longer has urinary tract issues, and no other animal had to die in order to provide my son with life-giving nutrition.

UPDATE: 4/17/11

For those of you who are still considering feeding the Evolution kibble, please heed this warning. Kibble is only 10% moisture content. If you follow the directions given by the manufacturer to soak the kibble prior to feeding, you will end up with a mushy material that your cats may or may not like. The danger in feeding the dry kibble is that your cat will eventually become so dehydrated that no amount of drinking will be sufficient to avoid hydration related illnesses. Cats do not naturally drink water, they almost exclusively obtain all of their hydration from the food that they consume. If they are eating something that only has 10% moisture, upon consumption the moisture that is contained within the digestive tract of the cat will be sucked into the food in order to give it enough fluidity to pass through the intestines. This will often lead to gastro-intestinal diseases. Your cat will be constantly drinking water to make up for that deficiency, but no amount of drinking is enough to avoid the dehydration problem. So please remember that the best source of moisture for your cat's health, comes from a wet food diet that is around 70% moisture.

In October 2008 I wrote an article about vegan cats published in VegFamily magazine. This information and more will help those who are interested in a vegan diet for cats understand more of the issues.

UPDATE: 8/27/12

My vegan feline son is now 8 years old and still maintains an extremely healthy life with absolutely no issues of any kind. He has been using our Vegan Feline Roast product for the past 5 and 1/2 years and his lab tests indicate that his nutritional needs are being adequately met by his vegan diet.

For those who are sceptical about a vegan diet for house cats, there is ample evidence that several vegan products are available to satisfy the nutritional needs of cats. I am still not convinced that Evolution is a good product to feed based on my past history. There are thousands of customers that seem to successfully feed the Evolution product; however, I believe that our Vegan Feline Roast Mix is a superior product that will yield far better results over the lifetime of feeding any house cat. Our product is based on the Vegecat phi supplement offered by HOANA, which I have found to be an excellent product for hitting all of the missing nutritional elements that would otherwise come from meat. The Vegecat product line has been successfully feeding thousands of cats over a 27 year period and we highly recommend the use of Vegecat for those people who wish to formulate their own vegan cat food. The only difference between our food product and the HOANA vegecat product is that our product is a ready-to-make mix that has been specifically formulated for a high protein/high fat food that is easy to make and highly palatable to the vast majority of cats.

I would caution people feeding the Evolution kibble to reconsider doing so. The problem with kibble in general, not just the Evolution product, is the 10% moisture content of the food. Cats that eat kibble exclusively will invariably become dehydrated and will not be able to consume enough water by drinking to avoid the condition. Evolution kibble that is soaked with water prior to feeding, as recommended by the manufacturer, is an attempt to avoid this issue. However, by soaking the product you will reduce the palatability quality to most cats and will make it harder for them to continue to want to eat the product. This is a strategy to fix a problem that is inherent to the product itself.

As time goes on, I become more convinced that using our Vegan Feline Roast product may in fact be a cure for diseases in cats like FLUTD and diabetes. At some point in time I would like to perform a long term double blind scientifically significant study to support my empirical observations. When my son started out 7 years ago eating Evolution kibble, he quickly developed a FLUTD condition, after 18 months of use, that cost $1500 at the vet to fix. The last 5 1/2 years of eating nothing but our Vegan Feline Roast he has remained FLUTD free and maintains excellent health. Just the savings alone from avoiding annual teeth cleaning has more than paid for itself in the use of our product.

So my bottom line is to recommend not using Evolution Kibble in favor of either the HOANA vegecat supplement or our Vegan Feline Roast Mix.
399083399083B0002RI7JCAFHNNJFCQB4RMPaul S. Fratianni3441209686400Works So FarI've been mixing this vegan food with my girlfriend old meat based cat food. So far she has been eating everything and has gotten better from her previous skin condition.

I am wanting to feed her full time vegan but hear there can be issues with the PH balance of this food. I may try the vegecat brand next time. In any case it smells good and not foul like the meat based foods. It is something I would feel comfortable trying myself which I usually do for all my pets whom I feed vegan.
399084399084B0002RI7JCA2J1M7NA5OHAE6OliverOL0031338249600garlicI thought garlic was bad for cats. I've read. It says it's bad for their tummys . But I'm looking for vegan cat food products because I'm switching to it so I think I want it for my cat.

This cat food is made by the same company and looks really good; it's the one I'm buying. So don't go against the company because I think they are doing the right thing I'm just questioning the ingredient, however aside from that the product looked good, I'm just not sure>>>>>>

Gourmet Entree Moist Cat Food Half Case 12 Cans

I'm going to try and buy this one. I looked up all the ingredients and it is all natural, including one compound for feline health (Taurine).. otherwise Filtered Water Sufficient for processing, Peas, Potatoes, Brown Rice, Avocado, Carrots, Wheat Germ, Oat Groats, Dicalcium Phosphate, Soybean Oil, Brewers Dried Yeast . Looks awesome! I may have to eat some. Kidding! THere's also a compound in it that is given to dogs to lower their PH acidity in their urine. It looks ok though. But aside from that look at those ingredients... and vitamin E.
399085399085B0002RI7JCA1N9QB1U0JXHW8Panther "The White"0051336867200My Cat loves it!My cat loves this food ! I do not want nasty things: (euthanized or sick animals) in her food anymore. Try it :)
399086399086B003MQQPGMA2ZA00HQZGDW33gossa0011313452800where's my stuff?I love this seasoning but I haven't received by shipment yet? The company has not provided a tracking number and now I sit and wait for a response as of why I haven't received my shipment after I placed the order on 7/31/11. Two weeks later and nothing!
399087399087B003MQQPGMA1067QY9OY7SG9sct0051297728000flavourI enjoy this product because it add so much flavour to your food. you can use it on just about everything when it comes to food of course and it makes it.........lets just say you would have to have seconds. My sister recommend this to me one day and I have been using it for years now and never choose anything else but this.
399088399088B003MQQPGMA4FI2K80DFE9SMelanie Markham0051281657600Badia the Complete SeasoningI have used this seasoning for the past year. It adds zip, lots of flavor to baby back ribs, chicken, Jambalaya, eggs, etc. You will enjoy a wonderful balance of herbs to inspire your tastebuds to...experience robust titillating wonderful flavors unleashed in anything you like!
399089399089B000S89GGIA2QWNAQVM0CQX8B. Petereson3351181692800Dog's FavoriteMy Lab is a very picky eater. He turns his nose up at peanut butter, cheese, and deli meat. It took a year to find a food that he would eat with a little excitement. If food drops on the kitchen floor he will not touch it.

A friend gave my dog one of these treats and he begged for more. I could not believe it. He would pass up filet mignon for these treats. I like them because they have one ingredient, chicken.
399090399090B000S89GGIA135XHGMBR0OWFFrances R. Dickman "Duchess of Westbury"1151196467200Great Healthy Dog TreatMy dogs love this treat and can't get enough. I have had to limit them to one a day as they will eat these and not their food. Very healthy treat and they even smell good.

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