Monday, March 21, 2011

Muttley Monday - Barkwheats Review and Giveaway

Bailey likes his treats.

He gets one when ever he comes in, whenever he stares at the treat jar, and pretty much whenever he wants, so I thought it was fitting for him to do a review of his favorite treats, Barkwheats

For his review, Bailey is trying the Ginger and Parsley flavor treats.

I let him inspect the packaging (I buy by the 1 lb bag), he almost tore a hole in it.
Oh good, I get the WHOLE bag all to myself!
Maybe that wasn't the best idea.

I could tell he liked how they smelled. So I decided to let him try one.
Give me that Barkwheat!

Crunch, crunch, yummy, crunch, crunch
I gave him another one, to make sure he liked them.
I love product testing!! This is GREAT
My Take
I for one am a huge fan of Barkwheats because they are a Maine company who supports the local economy by using primarily local ingredients in their products.  I also like how they operate - with a triple bottom line - meaning all stakeholders are considered in their business.  You can read more about Barkwheats Mission HERE, but here is some information from their website:
Barkwheats are all-natural, grain-free, wheat-free dog biscuits baked with organic, local & fair trade ingredients, and come in 100% biodegradable packaging. We chose ingredients that are easily produced in our home state of Maine and have great nutritional value, such as parsley, sea vegetables, pumpkin, blueberries, sage, chamomile, lavender & honey.
Our Ginger & Parsley flavor biscuit is the first ever pet product to carry the Fair Trade Certified™ label, empowering farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities.
So, do you want your dog to have a chance to try some Barkwheats?   
Bailey is having his first giveaway.  There will be two winners - each of the two winners will receive two 10oz boxes of Barkwheats in the flavors that they (their dog) choose.  So 2 winners, each get 2 boxes of treats for their best buddy.  Winners will be drawn using Random.org.

There are 4 ways to enter (please leave a separate comment for each entry):
1. Be a follower of this blog, leave a comment.
2. Go to the Barkwheats web page and leave a comment here telling me something interesting you found there.
3. Like Barkwheats on Facebook - Leave me a comment to tell me you did so.
4. Follow Barkwheats on Twitter.  Leave a comment to tell me you did so.

The contest will run from today through Sunday 3/27.  Bailey will announce the winners on Monday 3/28.

Thanks for reading!

Mandy and Bailey

Disclaimer: This review shows Bailey's honest opinion of the product.  And mine I guess.  He likes them. 

57 comments:

She said I need a goal said...

Omg that crunch crunch crunch picture is the best picture ever. Omg!!!!!

Julie said...

I'm a follower - and this giveaway makes my dog happy :-)

Teamarcia said...

Woof woof! TWo followers here!

Teamarcia said...

I learned that chamomile calms inflammation

Jason said...

How cool is Bailey? And by extension you.

I am entering this contest for Ginga and I am a follower.

Jason said...

I like Barkwheats on FB.

Jason said...

I am following Barkwheats on Twitter.

Jason said...

And I found this to be interesting:
Barkwheats is proud to be the first B-Corporation ("B" stands for Benefit) in the pet industry, joining the ranks of King Arthur Flour, Method, Seventh Generation, just to name a few. B-Corporation is a new type of corporation whose mission is to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

What a great concept.

Michael said...

I am a follower and so is my dog Jack. He would really like some of those Barkwheats!

Michael said...

I liked Barkwheats on FB.

Michael said...

I found it very interesting on their website that they are sold out of everything!! They must be good!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Okay, here we go! Long time follower and admirer of Bailey.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

I learned that BarkWHEATS are not actually WHEAT - who knew?

I also learned that their is such a thing as a Holistic Vet!

Ironman By Thirty said...

Count me in (Bailey) in. Vote 1 Comment.

Ironman By Thirty said...

Count me in (Bailey) in. Vote 2 Facebook.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Following on Twitter

Ironman By Thirty said...

Count me in (Bailey) in. Vote 3 Twitter.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Following on FB ...

Ernie would like to know if he could have his BarkWheats covered in Gravy?

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

BTW - this is my favorite review EVER!

Coy Martinez said...

I'm now a follower! First, I've decided that I'm a dogs n' blogs person. I love when people take pics and there's always some dog there. Crazy right! Anyway, i was blogging about this and Chris K told me to find you so here I am! I have two dogs that I'm pretty sure would love some Barkwheats!

Chris K said...

He gets a treat "pretty much whenever he wants". You are a softie Mandy. But, how can you say no to that face!

JenniferLeah said...

.I love Bailey.
so stinking cute!

Now I do not have a dog but I am entering on behalf of Bridget, Belle and my daughter, Lola.

IF I am chosen to win this awesome MAINE giveaway, I will give the Barkwheats to Lola so she can bring them to my in-laws (and also neighbors) for their doggies: Bridget and Belle who are boxers

Lola loves to feed the puppies "cookies" whenever she goes to their house.

If for any reason the cookies cannot be consumed by Bridget and Belle then I will send my cookies off to Texas for Jason and Ginga to enjoy! :)

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

can I win Bailey instead? he's just too cute!

JenniferLeah said...

I love that they are made in Maine and they use local Maine farms!! yay for local :)
-buckwheat is not a wheat, not a grain - it is a berry
The blueberry and lavendar sound quite nice!

Have you tried one Mandy??

Black Knight said...

What a pity, I don't have a dog!
Bailey is a star!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

Hi there!
love the blog header pics;-)

I'm a follower and my 150lb Newfie will love you if I win these;-)

Matty O said...

Follower (1)

Matty O said...

They use buckwheat (2)

Matty O said...

Twitter (3)

Matty O said...

Facebook (4) Frankie and Sophie NEED NEW TREATS!

My Life and Running said...

So fun! My pug has a very discerning palate (riiight) and I'm sure she'd LOVE these!

Laima said...

Love all their natural ingredients - esp the parsley to help with bad breath:)

Christi said...

I love Bailey!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I'm a follower. If Blu knew how to use a computer, he'd follow too!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I like barkwheats on FB. I also voted for them for the Best Maine Made contest they mentioned on their wall

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I follow Barkwheats on Twitter (tracyrunning)

blogdog said...

I like Barkwheats on FB and have just started to follow your blog via Google Friend Connect. (Hey, you could follow mine, too.)

Allison said...

I'm a follower!

Allison said...

Who knew parsley freshened breath! Shakes, Duece and Lyla would LOoooooove to win this giveaway!

Allison said...

I follow barkwheats on twitter @allie0622

Colleen said...

woof woof... this is Buddy. I took over my mom's computer. She's a follower. Hope I win some treats. woof woof

Sara said...

im a follower

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com

Sara said...

i found out that buckwheat is a fruit not a grain

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com

Sara said...

im following barkwheats on fb

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com

Sara said...

im following barkwheats on twitter

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com

cstironkat said...

I follow your blog on GFC as cstironkat

cstironkat said...

I learned that Barkwheats are baked with organic, local & fair trade ingredients, and come in 100% biodegradable packaging

cstironkat said...

I Like Barkwheats on Facebook as Kelly Ann T.

M. Louise Cunningham said...

I think Flint would love these! And next time we are in Caratunk I think Flint and Bailey should have a playdate!

Velma said...

I follow

Velma said...

I like on facebook

Velma said...

I like on twitter

Molly said...

Frank and I are followers : )

Molly said...

I like how they add parsley for fresh breath : )

Kovas said...

Follower

Kovas said...

I can't believe that "Barkwheats is out of stock of everything at the moment! Thanks for the continued support and we'll have our store back up online soon while we bake away!" Your review is really working.

Kyle said...

Chaga wants some barkwheat treats!