Often times when it’s time to choose a new item to review for Chewy.com I choose something that is totally new or innovative. In this case, I was intrigued by Blue Buffalo Kitchen Creations Savory Sizzlers because they looked so familiar.
We all know a certain popular bacon treat on the market. It’s one of the few “junk food” treats I allow my dogs to occasionally indulge in. The Savory Sizzlers had a similar bacon look, with a much better ingredient list – no byproducts, corn, wheat or soy.
Here’s the full ingredient list:
Deboned Pork, Pearled Barley, Rye, Pea Protein, Potato Protein, Tapioca Starch, Vegetable Glycerin, Cane Molasses, Brown Rice, Brown Sugar, Oatmeal, Gelatin, Canola Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Dried Cultured Skim Milk, Cheese Powder, Bacon Fat, Natural Flavor, Salt, Sunflower Lecithin, Paprika, Potassium Chloride, Carrot, preserved with Citric Acid, Mixed Tocopherols & Oil of Rosemary
The question was, would my dogs still go crazy for the healthier alternative?
Lucky for them, the healthier alternatives of dog treats are just as tasty as the real thing. If only the same could be true of my favorite foods! They had a strong smell (kind of like beef jerky) and each treat was a pretty big. They were soft enough to tear easily for smaller dogs or to break them up for training treats.
Molly as always was the true test and she snatched hers out of my hand so fast I barely got a photo, even on burst mode.
Needless to say the Savory Sizzlers were a hit. I think these are a great all-around treat but especially if you’re looking for an alternative to those other bacon treats. They are not the most limited-ingredient treats out there since they do contain some dairy and whole grains, so if your dog is especially sensitive you’ll need to check the ingredient list closely.
That said, since they’re free of the most common allergens they will work for most dogs. And for a treat that has a look of something “processed” they did a great job paring these down to a healthy ingredient list.
Based on the flavor, size and reaction from my dogs the Savory Sizzlers will be a high-value, extra special treat for my dogs!
Disclaimer: This package of Blue Buffalo Savory Sizzlers was sent to me for free by Chewy.com in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I never recommend any products I don’t truly love!