When I think about summer, one thing that always comes to mind is parfaits. Growing up, we used to walk down to TCBY and I loved getting frozen yogurt parfaits. I also tend to think about blueberries when I think about summer, even though I don't actually like them. We used to spend a lot of time picking blueberries when I was little and I always hated that I didn't even get the added benefit of getting to pop a few in my mouth while we worked!
Thankfully, anytime I end up with a salad that has blueberries in it or a bowl of mixed berries, Barley has been more than happy to gobble them up so I don't have to waste them. Every now and then, I even make the pups their own parfaits with a little yogurt, whipped cream, and some berries so they can get a special summer snack.
But a girl can't eat a parfait every day and still make it over an agility jump gracefully, so what's a pup to do when she's craving berries and nobody will make her a parfait?
Our friends at Chewy.com had just the answer for us: Nutro Crunchy Treats in mixed berry. These are smallish, triangular treats that break apart very easily into even smaller crunchy bites.
Barley has had Nutro treats on many occasions, but since I usually don't buy many crunchy treats--and when I do, it tends to be holiday-themed treats--Rye has never had them and both dogs were excited to test these out.
The mixed berry treats are blueberry, cranberry, and cherry flavored. The first thing I noticed about these treats is how good they smell. I used to buy the banana ones and they smell just like banana laffy taffy (full disclosure: I once tried them because they smelled so good and they do not taste like banana laffy taffy--I learned from that mistake and just enjoyed the scent of the mixed berry ones!). These mixed berry ones smell just like blueberries.
These treats have about 5 calories/treat, so I don't have to feel guilty about giving the girls two each when I put them in their crates, which is what we use crunchy treats for around here. Since they also break up easily, I can stretch the bag out for a long time by breaking each one in half and letting the girls think they're getting two treats. They also made the perfect topper for Barley and Rye's mixed berry parfaits!
I was a little surprised to see that chicken meal comes before any berries in the list of ingredients, but from the research I've done on chicken meal, I'm not bothered by that being an ingredient in their treats and there are no weird by-products in the ingredients list.
The girls love these snacks and I'm thrilled to have a snack that smells like summer instead of the stinky fish treats we usually have!
Disclaimer: We were given a package of Nutro Crunchy Treats in Mixed Berry in exchange for our honest review as part of the #ChewyInfluencer program.