Sunday, April 5, 2015

Product Review: All Living Things Yummy Drop Treats

Last year, we did a review of All Living Things Cookie Treats where the humans just took pictures of the product at the store, but didn't bring it home because of suspected bad ingredients. If the ingredients had turned out to be okay, we would have had our humans go back to the store and buy them. As it turned out, those cookie treats were full of junk ingredients, so we felt confident giving a 1-star review without eating it.

Today, we're going to continue that trend with a new product: All Living Things Yummy Drop Treats.

Those things don't look natural.
Let's take a look at what's in this stuff:
That's a lot of ingredients...
Wow, the ingredient list is still going on the other side!
I bet many of our long-time readers are already shaking their heads at this point, but let's review a few of the ingredients they list here anyway. Here are four ingredients that jumped out at us:

  • Sugar - Guinea pigs should not have too much sugar.
  • Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil - "Partially hydrogenated" means that it contains trans fat. According to the Mayo Clinic, "Trans fat is considered by many doctors to be the worst type of fat you can eat." They also point out that: "The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made a preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated vegetable oil is no longer 'generally recognized as safe' and should eventually be phased out of the production of food." This stuff is obviously bad news, and shouldn't be in our treats.
  • Partially Hydrogenated Palm Oil - Not only is this more trans fat, but palm oil has negative environmental impacts
  • Dried Nonfat Yogurt Powder - Guinea pigs should not be fed dairy products.
Another 1/5 star product! Glad the humans left that junk at the store.


  1. Can I just say thanks for this great service you provide? I always google for safety before giving my piggie, Kenny, something new (today: leftover watercress from a work function), and your blog is almost always the first result! :)

    1. Thanks, Janna! We're happy to hear that our blog helps you figure out what to feed Kenny! :-)

  2. Ugh! Sounds bad! A guinea pig should never eat something that's not naturally pink!!

  3. Gross, I don't think I would eat that myself!