Trader Joe’s Grain Free Cat Treats with Turkey

Trader Joe’s — Aldi’s cousin — sells a small selection of pet food and treats. I recently tried feeding my cat the Bench & Field brand of dry cat food from TJ’s, and she strongly approved. So I decided to try some Trader Joe’s branded cat treats as well.

Trader Joe's Cat Treats

Trader Joe’s Grain Free Cat Treats with Turkey cost $1.99 for a 3-oz. bag at the time of publication. That’s almost twice the cost of the Heart to Tail Cat Treats that sell for $1.09 at Aldi, but you may be paying a higher price for the Trader Joe’s product because it’s grain free.

Ingredients for the Trader Joe’s Cat Treats are: potato flour, potato starch, turkey, vegetable glycerin, chicken fat, pork gelatin, citric acid (preservative), sunflower lecithin, natural flavors, brewers dried yeast, and mixed tocopherols (preservative).

Of note: while the package says these treats are grain free, they do contain other fillers or ingredients that help them maintain their shape, such as potato flour and potato starch.

Trader Joe's Cat Treats

Ingredients and nutrition information. (Click to enlarge.)

Guaranteed analysis is as follows:

  • crude protein: (min.) 15%
  • crude fat: (min.) 8%
  • crude fiber: (max.) 2%
  • moisture: (max.) 18%

Calorie content is 3463 kcal/kg or 3.5 kcal per treat.

These treats should be stored in a cool, dry place. The bag instructs to feed these as a between-meal snack, a treat, or a training reward. Give treats whole or break them into pieces. These treats are intended for intermittent feeding only.

The bag also reminds cat owners to always provide fresh drinking water for their pets.

Trader Joe's Cat Treats

When I first opened the bag, I noticed these have a strong smell compared to other cat treats I’ve given to my cat, especially the Aldi brand cat treats.

So, what did my cat think of these treats? She ate them happily and begged for more.

Because I only feed treats occasionally, I’ll probably stick with a cheaper brand such as the Aldi treats, but these are a good option if you’re looking for treats for your cat.

The Verdict:

Trader Joe’s Grain Free Cat Treats with Turkey are cat approved. While they don’t contain grain, they do have other fillers or ingredients to help them maintain shape, such as potato flour and potato starch. They’re a decent option if you want to feed your cat an occasional treat.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Senior Editor for Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and collecting house plants. You can learn more about her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

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