I and Love and You Nice U.S.A. Made Jerky Dog Treats.
Wow, sorry we have been absent so much lately! Maui’s typist (i.e. me) has just had a lot on her mind lately and on top of that, computer problems and a summer cold. It feels like we are getting back in the groove and back to business now, though!
Maui has been anxious to get back to writing because during our absence she received her next items from Chewy.com for participating in their Influencer Program. Maui said it’s like Christmas and she must tell everyone about what she got!
We will start out by telling you about the delicious, chewy USA made dog jerky she received. She just can’t stop drooling about them (excuse me while I go get a towel)!
I and Love and You Nice Jerky Bites
The Nice Jerky Bites come in a variety pack! This one was totally a celebration for Maui! She thought it was just one bag of treats but to her surprise, after opening the outside bag three smaller bags spilled out! She didn’t know which one to sniff first!
This variety pack of super tender, chewy grain-free dog treats contains three delicious flavors of jerky:
- Chicken & salmon
- Beef & lamb
- Chicken & duck
Have you ever had your favorite bag of snacks out and you feel like you could eat the whole thing? Yeah, that’s how Maui feels about these!
By the way, you can buy each jerky flavor recipe individually as well, instead of the variety pack!
Super Barktabulous Ingredients
Each flavor recipe of the Nice Jerky Bites has real meat as the first ingredient! No wait, they have real meat (or salmon) as the first two ingredients!
Actually, all of the I and Love and You dog foods, cat foods, and treats have real meat as the first ingredient!
Calories Per Treat
Have to do some work and math for this one. The image shown above tells us how many kcal/oz, not per treat. We gotta figure it out…
The three different recipes average out to about 108 kcal/oz.
Maui’s three bags average 22.5 treats/bag …. doing the math …
That’s about 19 calories per treat.
Thanks for the math refresher I and Love and You. Maui skirted the math task over to me since she couldn’t get the buttons with her paw.
Ingredients, Ingredients, Ingredients
I’m liking this company! They are upfront and honest about whatever you want to know (even their pets’ favorite music).
When it comes to sourcing ingredients for their products, they are upfront about where things come from.
All of their products are manufactured in the USA but some of the high-quality ingredients are sourced from other countries such as Canada, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.
None of their high-quality ingredients such as proteins, fruits, and vegetables are sourced from China but they do indicate some of the added vitamins, amino acids, and minerals are sourced from China.
While these supplements are sourced from China, they are “formulated, sourced, and blended in the United States by a US company”. These ingredients are thoroughly tested and quality checked to ensure they are safe for our pets to eat.
Size and Shape
This USA dog jerky honestly looks good enough for us to eat!
When we opened the bags we were not met with an overwhelming ‘jerky’ smell like you get when you open a pack of human beef jerky. To be honest I don’t consider this a bad thing because I can’t stand the smell of beef jerky.
The Jerky Bites are thick, super tender, and deliciously chewy (Maui said so).
The pieces are rectangle or square in shape and range in size from about 1 to 1-½ inches.
Maui just flat out loved these, but I love the fact that they are real meat protein and can be very easily ripped or cut into smaller pieces.
More Variety Than a Variety Pack
You can purchase the three different flavors as a variety pack which contains one 4 ounce bag each of the chicken & salmon; chicken & duck, and beef & lamb flavor recipes.
You can also purchase each flavor recipe individually in a 4 ounce bag; as a 3 pack (3 4-oz bags); or as a 1 pound bag!
What People Think
Maui got lucky when we were doing the video for these. I was recording her first experience eating the treats so we could share with you … but I didn’t push the record button. Maui got to do it all over again, getting to eat a second round of these pawlicious jerky treats! I heard no arguments coming from her!
I and Love and You is a smaller, employee-owned company in Colorado. The reviews for the different flavored Nice Jerky Bites are not huge in number but they are huge in love! People (well, hopefully their dogs) love these jerky treats!
The average rating for each flavor recipe individually as well as the variety pack range from 4.7 – 4.9 stars out of 5!
Where to Find Nice Jerky Bites
You can find I and Love and You products at major online retailers, large brick-and-mortar retailers, and surprisingly a lot of smaller co-op and market type of retailers. You can easily look up local retailers on their website by clicking HERE.
Current prices for the variety pack are:
IandLoveandYou.com – $16.99
Chewy.com – $16.99 ($16.14 with Autoship)
Amazon.com – $31.99 (that’s crazy!)
Individual 4 ounce bag prices are:
IandLoveandYou.com – $5.99
Chewy.com -$4.08 – $5.99 ($3.08 – $5.69 with Autoship)
Amazon.com – $4.09 – $5.99
Jet.com – $4.08 – $6.19
Target – $4.39
Pros & Cons
Incorporating the pros and cons we found online along with ours:
- Dogs LOVE them
- Limited ingredient treat
- Easy to break apart
- Enjoyed getting the three different flavors in the variety pack
- Great for dogs with few teeth
As can be expected, Maui had none!
- A couple of reviewers said the easy open bags did not tear very easily
- One reviewer on Chewy.com felt the price for the variety pack was too high (others felt the price was reasonable)
The End Result
These I and Love and You Nice Jerky Bites are definitely tail wag worthy! Not only does Maui love them but nearly everyone else who tried them LOVES them, too!
Going to deduct a fraction of a point for not listing the source of the glycerin on the bag, so these treats get 9.5/10 paws!
Drool on my frens, drool on!
Have you tried these jerky dog treats?
Tell us what you think of them!