Product Review: The Honest Kitchen’s ‘Spruce’

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Disclosure: We received complimentary samples of The Honest Kitchen’s ‘Spruce’ recipe to taste test in exchange for our honest opinion in this review. As always, we only sample items that fit with our lifestyle and from companies that encourage genuine feedback in reviews.

Do you ever think that your pups or kitties eat better than you do? Mine DEFINITELY do! This came to mind again as we were sampling The Honest Kitchen‘s new grain-free recipe “Spruce“.

honest kitchen spruce ingredientsThis new recipe only has SIX human-grade ingredients… dehydrated duck, sweet potatoes, navy beans, flaxseed, egg & parsley.  No grains and no GMO ingredients. No preservatives and no chemicals. The only thing beyond the six ingredients that are added are vitamins and supplements.

Spruce is great for sensitive stomachs too!  Now IF ONLY I could coerce Murphy into giving it a whirl.  Unlike his brother Enzo, he doesn’t like “wet stuff” on his face.  #highmaintenancemuch?

honest kitchen box spruceLiv & Enzo have more adventurous palates however and as such have enjoyed it immensely. I love being able to spice up their meals with some high quality meat & veggies. Sometimes I add more water than called for and mix it thoroughly with their dry food. Other times I mix it per the instructions to form a nice thick soft food topper. Again, variety is always the goal, but I keep it within reason to keep upset bellies at bay.

The only two drawbacks I have are 1) as mentioned, Murphy is simply disinterested. This is less a reflection on the food however than it is on the pure challenge that is “Murphy”. (He often requires ‘company’ in order to eat… #eyeroll.)  And 2) with fluffy pups, the food does tend to get stuck in their beards, requiring a post-meal wipe-down. Not a big deal for us, it happens a lot, but definitely something to be aware of.


Do you think your pup might like Spruce?  Simply comment below! One commenter (randomly selected) will win a 4lb box (makes 16lbs of food) of Spruce compliments of The Honest Kitchen. Contest is open to U.S. residents only and we’ll accept entries through 5pm mst, May 19th. Good luck!

4 Discussion to this post

  1. Iryna says:

    Chilly loves their dehydrated food! And I really like their natural ingredients.

  2. We’ve tried their treats and love them so I bet Gizmo would like their food!

  3. Danielle says:

    My dog Kayden would love to win a box to try! I love that there is only 6 ingredient, perfect for dogs with allergies! Thanks for the chance!

  4. Marcy Shiffer says:

    I use Honest Kitchen all the time as ‘gravy’, my guys love it, even the super-picky eater.

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