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Title: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Mar 10, 2017, 07:52
Yesterday I heard about Butternut Box (https://butternutbox.com/).  It is a company that prepares and dispatches 'home cooked' food.  I am a bit unsure whether this information ought to be here in the home cooking section or in the dog food one.  I opted for the home cooking forum because if someone was searching for individual cooked food, the information would be easier to find here.

The menus are
here. (https://butternutbox.com/menu)  Here is the recipe for the turkey variety:
Turkey Thighs (60%), Lentils, Carrots, Peas, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Rosemary, Flaxseed, Calcium carbonate, Dicalcium phosphate, Magnesium oxide and Minerals.

The
frequently asked questions (https://butternutbox.com/faq) explains more about their philosophy and products.

As someone who is a hopeless cook but who has had an interest in home cooking for the dogs, I welcome this approach to feeding our beloved pets.  From what I see, the meals look simple but nutritious. 

The food is fresh and packed individually for each dog so requires a weekly delivery. Prices are on the home page.

I am quite excited with this innovation, not least because I can see it been really useful for dogs who have intolerances or other illness.  I would very much like to hear what others think about it.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: DeclanjjWhelan on Apr 17, 2017, 14:31
Thanks Dottie for sharing this post, I just came across it.

I have to agree with everything you are saying. It is great to see a company now doing the home preparation for you. I have used Butternut Box over the past 6 months (whilst alternating with home cooking myself) and I have found the food to be of the highest standard. My dog, absolutely thrives on the food (poo's are great, no farting, no sensitive stomach on it) and I really do feel like I am doing best my dog. It has also been approved by nutritionists so I know he is getting all of the nutrients needed on a daily basis.

I am also very excited by this innovation in the space.

Has anyone else tried them out?
Title: Re: Butternut box
Post by: louwra on Jun 25, 2018, 13:27
Has anyone tried this?  https://butternutbox.com

Bit too  expensive to be able to feed it to mine, although they do like it.  I tried the free trial box.  (Its  a subscription service,)

I found it a bit too greasy, when you defrost it, it feels quite greasy. Lots of peas and carrots I can see ( good job my lot love veg) the rest seems to be very mashed up

Dogs like it, but they are gannets :)  and the fusspot like it, although I cannot hide his tablets in it, he still spits it out lol

Mine all got the runs after it,  even mixing it with their own  food, as you need to do, for the money, not very impressed. 

Just wondred what others thought  of this?
Title: Re: Butternut box
Post by: Dottie on Jun 25, 2018, 13:56
I had a small delivery of this last year. The recipes seem wholesome and the food smells and looks good. However, as you rightly point out, this is an expensive product. Maybe it is more suitable for small dogs, as part of the diet or for those with very deep pockets.

The thing that I don’t understand is the sales method. I would not want to ‘build a box’, preferring to know the sizes, flavours and cost of the pouches. The pet owner can then choose for themselves. I can’t find this information on the website. You have to input personal information before reaching the price.
Title: Re: Butternut box
Post by: Petmum on Jun 25, 2018, 15:09
I feed this to my (large) dog and agree it is very expensive-I can’t afford to feed her solely B.B. and she has one meal a day of cold pressed to supplement it.

I chose Butternut Box as I like the idea of feeding her a “home cooked” diet; I toyed with feeding raw but had some misgivings; this, being cooked at low temperatures, feels like the ideal compromise.

My dog enjoys all of the flavours but she eats her cold pressed food with just as much enthusiasm. She sometimes gets a tray of Forthglade as an alternative (particularly as it’s easier to transport when we’re on holiday as it doesn’t require chilling/thawing) and she seems to enjoy that equally.

Most days her poos are fine though some days a bit soft but that’s the same with whatever I’ve fed her.

I don’t think the food seems greasy, the beef and lamb do seem to be more fatty but it doesn’t appear to be a problem. There are quite a lot of vegetables in the food-particularly the chicken, it does have quite a lot of carrot pieces.

One thing I have found consistently impressive is their customer service, they have even answered email queries on Sundays! The delivery service is excellent and they do make you-and your dog-feel highly valued as customers.

My niggles are that I think the individual packaging could be better (sometimes the plastic packs leak when they thaw out and they can be fiddly to open-they have to be cut with scissors and can be messy).

The Woolcool insulation they ship the food in works a treat, I just wish they offered a returns service for it (other companies do this with financial incentives, ie: credit off your next order). This would be a nice touch.

I would also like to see a wider variety of flavours-a fish variety would be a welcome addition!
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Djsquires on Jun 26, 2018, 20:49
My old English sheepdog is very fussy....she started on James Wellbeloved had Arden grange for a while....lost interest in that....tried Origen.....added gravy hot water, tried it dry, tried it soaked. Moved to gentle....won’t eat it dry, tried for a while with it moistened......lost interest in that. Recently tried butternut...won’t eat any flavoirs other than the lamb and then only if warmed and only once a day when she is very hungry. She’s 9 months old now and losing a bit of weight as she’s not getting enough......how can I gradually introduce a new food when I cant find anything she likes!
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Houndog on Jul 02, 2018, 22:08
I was at three counties show in June when I came across Butternut selling their product from a trailer. I have three hounds so to feed them this on a regular basis would be impossible due to the cost. I was quoted 49 pounds for a three week supply for one of my lurched\beddie cross so not a large dog. After some negotiation I managed to get two weeks trial pack for 16 pounds, delivered free. The meat quality was good but there are far too many vegetables in the packs for my liking. Plus the packaging seems to be a bit elaborate plus there is a fancy card wallet with leaflets in it which I felt were not necessary, this sort of thing is what pushes the price up. My dogs are it happily but they are a greedy bunch and don't turn their noses up at anything, however I won't be buying anymore.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Dec 17, 2018, 10:12
Butternut Box is increasing its range early 2019 by introducing two new flavours - fish and pork. That brings the choice to six - beef, chicken, fish, lamb, pork and turkey.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Marg67 on Dec 26, 2018, 14:41
I am thinking of changing to butternut box but want to substitute with some dry food. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Dec 26, 2018, 16:14
Please can you let us know why you wish to add kibble to the wet food? It would seem that your dog doesn’t care for it. Dogs don’t need kibble if they are having complete wet food.

There are reviews of Butternut Box on the Internet so have a look at those before you make up your mind. Many owners have tried mixing kibble with it and report that their dog spits it out. BB is high quality and there is no need to add anything. However, if you are wanting to add dry food to make BB go a bit further, perhaps cold pressed food would be acceptable to your dog. Cannot guarantee it though so ask for a trial sample if you want to go down this route.

Regarding dental hygiene, AFAIK there is no evidence that eating kibble prevents plaque/tartar. In fact it could be the opposite because dry food tends to be high in carbohydrates. The best way of keeping teeth clean is to brush them using canine toothpaste.

Edit 28.12.18:
Your Pet’s Bad Breath is no Laughing Matter. (http://www.healthnewsdigest.com/news/Pet_Care_490/Your_Pet_s_Bad_Breath_is_No_Laughing_Matter.shtml)
Dog Breath is no Laughing Matter[video) (https://atwork.avma.org/2013/01/28/dog-breath-is-no-laughing-matter-even-for-a-cat/)
Nick Thompson discussing dental hygiene in relation to kibble. (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VCHXE8D9dng) Jump to 27 minutes for the discussion. He dispels the myth that kibble is necessary for cleaning teeth.

Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Petmum on Dec 26, 2018, 16:35
I feed Butternut Box but partly to keep costs down and partly for convenience my dog also has one meal per day of kibble. She is a large breed and I feed her three meals a day; Butternut for breakfast and dinner and cold pressed (Tribal TLC) kibble for lunch.
She is not a fussy eater though and loves her kibble as much as her Butternut Box food.
Butternut say it is absolutely fine to mix their food with another food.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Rebecca Forrest on Dec 26, 2018, 20:17
I have fed butternut for about 6 months or more , my dog copper was on 700gs per day, but as he was thin I got them to up it to 800g and then 900g. I found that it was costing me £60 per 2 weeks so when back to raw and the as it was too costly and then found out that at the yearly health check he had lost weight. He is now on raw and slowly putting on weight.A good food but sadly not for my dog. :)
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Dec 28, 2018, 12:58
Your findings are interesting Rebecca and goes to show how different dogs can be in their requirements. I am currently trialling BB and am finding that the dogs are holding their weight ok more or less with the amounts suggested by their algorithm on the website. I have small dogs and the cost is higher than before but probably not by much because I was topping up to give more variety. With BB I don’t have to do this because there are currently four types with two more to come in the new year. The dogs aren’t fussy but really enjoy the fresh food. I sometimes warm it up for a few seconds in the microwave.

Hopefully there will be more companies producing fresh food but perhaps it won’t happen as quickly as raw.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Reggie on Jan 11, 2019, 15:34
Can I ask what your dogs were on originally? I posted a while back; my golden retriever (almost 9) is on raw complete and whilst a lot of her yeasty issues have just about disappeared, she has put weight on with raw, and it is hard to keep down - we are feeding just under 2% of her ideal weight, so don't like to reduce even more. Her weight has crept up; so any snacks are now veg or Fish jerky.  We have thought about going on to cold pressed or wet (eg forth glade, Lily's kitchen, Millies), but then I saw your post about Butternut Box which sounds more appealing than dry, albeit quite pricey for a 35kg retriever! Is it better than the wet varieties I've mentioned? She will eat anything so fussiness is not an issue.  How have you found weight issues with fresh compared to raw - I think you once said yours had been on raw before? I know, talking to someone about the raw completes they said the fat content can be quite high, this could be her issue.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Jan 11, 2019, 16:46
Hello Reggie. I don’t like to appraise a food until they have been having it for a while. My two have been using BB only for about two months but I had some other food in stock so for much of that time I have been mixing. It’s all used up now so I am beginning to monitor response more accurately.

I have two speyed bitches, one with a tendency to put weight on. A few years ago when I had three dogs I tried raw and found exactly the same as you. The weight gain on two of them was rapid and visible, despite giving less than the lower RDA of 2% of ideal body weight.

What I am finding so far with BB is that their weight is holding very well. They are not gaining and both are getting more food in the bowl so their appetites appear to be sated.

You asked about cold pressed food and from my experience of using it for a long time is that it worked well in terms of weight control. My dogs did well on the food and their poo was (IMO) better than on BB presumably because of the fibre in the brown rice. Currently their poo is small and firm so I am not complaining about that. It is just getting used to the difference. I only changed food because I was topping up to give variety. Now I don’t have to so it is much easier for me.

Based on my own experience I think you would be helped by either cold pressed in the right quantity or Butternut Box. If you go for the latter their algorithm will tell you how much to give or you could contact the staff. It is based on calories and the dog’s age, activity level etc. For me, their suggested amounts seem accurate at the moment but as I said, I am still assessing.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Reggie on Jan 11, 2019, 17:03
It's a minefield isn't it?!
I've been avoiding changing but there's no escaping the fact that Ive exchanged one set of health issues (nibbling paw, ear issues) for another (weight gain); with her age I have to make another move to something which suits her and doesn't leave her hungry after meals. She will seriously eat anything - not a chewer, an inhaler! The other possibility is the wet/canned food - any experience of these? I'm not overly keen on returning to dry, more to do with her just swallowing whole! In the meantime I'll have a good look at the food directory and also give Butternut a ring. Thanks
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Jan 11, 2019, 17:41
Yes, it is a minefield. BB is pricey, but high quality food. At the moment there are four flavours with more to come. Lamb and beef are higher in fat, chicken and turkey are lower. You can choose.

Regarding wet food, there are some good ones these days. The quality ones tend to be high in fat but as long as the right amount is given they should be ok. Portion size is key. Some have a range of flavours so the dog gets variety. As your dog is a speed eater, wet food might be useful because you could spread it out into a slow feeder.

Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Reggie on Jan 11, 2019, 17:50
Thanks. I shall have a good read of the different options this weekend; I do think high fat content is probably her issue, so I need to be wary of that.  I assume going from raw to wet or fresh I could just switch rather than wean on to? I know with cold pressed I can mix the two initially if needed.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Jan 11, 2019, 20:15
You are probably right about the fat and it may be why you are having problems. Companies usually advise gradual transition to their products but raw to wet or fresh shouldn't be an issue - much depends on the dog's digestive system.  Butternut Box have information on their website but you can telephone for further advice. If you try cold pressed food there are good transition instructions on the Guru website. In view of your dog's problems I would advise gradual transition so you can accurately monitor condition. 
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: stringz on Jan 16, 2019, 12:41
If anyone would like to give Butternut Box a try , I 'd be happy to supply them with a  75% discount voucher code for their first order.  Pm me.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Jan 16, 2019, 14:04
I would be interested to know how your dog does on Butternut Box. If it helps, the cost could possibly by deferred by fewer visits to the vet. I certainly hope so. The referral system is a good thing for trying their products out.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: stringz on Jan 20, 2019, 11:47
I would be interested to know how your dog does on Butternut Box. If it helps, the cost could possibly by deferred by fewer visits to the vet. I certainly hope so. The referral system is a good thing for trying their products out.


So far my dog is doing very well. About 50% of his bowl is made up of the Turkey recipe, along with a little bit of Simpsons kibble and some home chopped veg (celery, sweet potato) whilst I transition him over. I hope to get him up to about 75% BB this week. He is not a fussy eater in the slightest but seems to be tucking into his food with real vigour since i started using BB.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Jan 20, 2019, 16:12
Thank you very much for the feedback re your BB trial. The turkey recipe looks, and smells delicious so I am not at all surprised that your dog is tucking in. All his Christmases have come at once!  :)
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: stringz on Jan 23, 2019, 13:14
i've also now  got him on the lamb recipe (about 50% of his bowl). Again he seems to be doing very well on it and meal times can't come quick enough. His poos are back to normal and seem to be a lot less smelly than when he was having Millies Wolfheart kibble. Even better he has put back on the weight he lost when going through the problems that led me to try BB. He seems extremely happy atm and  he  looks really well too.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Tinyplanets on Jan 23, 2019, 18:08
I got some pouches for my dog and will probably feed BB at weekends and holidays. She definitely loves them. I have to remove her bowl as she wont leave it for long after it is licked clean.  I didn't transition because she doesn't seem to be bothered by a change of diet at all. I like to mix it up a bit.  She did have four bowel movements today after one pouch but I think I over fed her. The recommended amount was 200g daily and I thought each pouch was 200g so weighed out half in the morning and gave her the rest in the evening. When I did the same tonight, the evening meal looked big so I checked the weight and it was almost 170gs. I weighed a full pouch and it was 292gs . Not sure if that is because the two week trial packs are bigger and her usual packs will be the recommended 200gs.  I am not complaining but will remember to weigh it. If I switched completely I think I would have one happy dog. Sadly It is a little pricey for me but understandably so.  Downside is she has already become more pesky at meal times and is trying to hide her bowl so I don't take it away to stop her chasing around the room for an hour.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: stringz on Jan 24, 2019, 09:11
yup there's a lot more movement with the bowl with BB for sure! i also wash the bowl after each meal which wasn't the case when he was solely on dry.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Rebecca Forrest on Jan 24, 2019, 14:39
I also found that when my dog was on BB he did a lot more poo, and quite a lot of it., now he is back on raw he is much better and less poo.
I think that there is more fibre in it as it has lentils in it, may be that is why more poo. :-\
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Tinyplanets on Jan 24, 2019, 17:17
Well they seemed to be back to the usual two today but larger than when on raw. Nice and firm but not too hard. I think the extra portion was mostly to blame for the previous day.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Jan 25, 2019, 09:38
As long as their poo is of a firm consistency with no mucous then it’s ok by me. I think that fibre is a good thing for intestinal health but of course it will lead to larger poos. When I fed my dogs raw, and more recently a high meat content wet food I wasn’t happy with their stools because they were very small and hard. I could see the dogs were taking a while to push it out, as if they were constipated.  On BB their stools are larger than the aforementioned wet food but I class them as good because they are firm and the dogs aren’t struggling to defaecate.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Tinyplanets on Jan 26, 2019, 18:57
Yes I agree. I add vegetables to raw food for  exactly that reason. Constipation is a problem without them.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: stringz on Feb 02, 2019, 08:42
As long as their poo is of a firm consistency with no mucous then it’s ok by me. I think that fibre is a good thing for intestinal health but of course it will lead to larger poos. When I fed my dogs raw, and more recently a high meat content wet food I wasn’t happy with their stools because they were very small and hard. I could see the dogs were taking a while to push it out, as if they were constipated.  On BB their stools are larger than the aforementioned wet food but I class them as good because they are firm and the dogs aren’t struggling to defaecate.

So Barney has been on BB for 4  weeks now. The past week has seen the majority of his bowl made up of BB Turkey recipe. I have noticed an increasingly large amount of mucous in his stools and wondering why this could be happening?
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Feb 03, 2019, 13:11
This is strange and as there are a number of conditions that can cause mucous, it is impossible to say whether it is due to food. Intolerance, infection, colitis, scavenging, foreign bodies are just a few things that can lead to mucous in the stool. I can’t think of anything in BB Turkey recipe that should cause problems but it isn’t impossible that there is one ingredient that might not suit. The only thing I can suggest is to a) see your vet and take a sample of the stool, b) contact Butternut Box, c) try a pre/probiotic such as Lintbells YuDigest.

Please can you let us know how you get on? It is most strange and I am puzzled and would like to know the outcome.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: stringz on Feb 03, 2019, 21:33
I reduced the BB  a little over the weekend, Increasing the amount of small diced raw celery, red pepper and cooked sweet potato. It seems to have settled, so going to keep an eye on it this week.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Feb 04, 2019, 10:30
It’s good that the mucous has abated.  Very odd though -  wonder what caused it. ???
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: stringz on Feb 22, 2019, 10:14
Barney, is still doing extremely well on BB and no more mucous in his stool. I accidentally ordered a lot of the beef recipe which being too lazy to send send back, decided to see how he managed on it. It's quite high fat compared to their other recipes, but he took to it really well and with no noticeable side effects. For my next order I will skew in favour of the Lamb and Turkey recipes like before but include a few beef for variation.

His bowl is now made up of 75% BB, and the rest is small chopped veg (red bell pepper, celery, sweet potato) and a small amount of Simpsons sensitive kibble. After I have finished the kibble, ideally I would like to get a cold pressed food to add into his BB and veg.  I want to do this because I'm fairly off the idea of kibble generally now,but I'm not sure how silly this is given that there is so little going into each of his meals and he's not having any issues with the Simpsons, it seems.

Anyway, If anyone would like to try the Butternut box then I am able to provide a discount code (75% off the first order of 3 weeks supply). PM me if you're interested. This works in my favour too, as I get 75% off my next order if I recommend people. So don't be shy!


 
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Feb 22, 2019, 11:21
Thank you for the update. I am pleased that your dog is improving with his new food. I would think that cold pressed food would go well with BB.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Petmum on Feb 25, 2019, 07:05
I feed cold pressed alongside Butternut Box.
My dog has three meals a day so she has Butternut morning and evening and Tribal TLC cold pressed for lunch.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Mar 16, 2019, 08:32
Butternut Box has new and improved packaging. The names of the four types have changed but not the recipes. More information here. (https://butternutbox.com/blog/real-good-times/unveiling-our-new-pouches) Still no word on the planned fish and pork varieties.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Seaweed on Apr 11, 2019, 12:13
Butternut Box, https://www.asa.org.uk/rulings/dogmates-ltd-a18-467238.html
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Tinyplanets on Apr 13, 2019, 19:36
I can't find any information on what material the new pouches are made of, or the old ones for that matter.  I wasn't really aware that the food was cooked after it was in the pouches either. That worries me a bit and makes me think of all the warnings about drinking water from a plastic bottle that has been in the sun as heating the bottle can cause chemicals to leach into the water.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: chloeg04 on Apr 13, 2019, 22:40
Hiya, I’m new here, does anyone know about the planned fish and pork recipes? My dog loves butternut box but I would love to incorporate fish into his diet. Also, I heard on Facebook that the fish was tuna, which isn’t very good as tuna contains high levels of mercury! Hopefully it will be salmon or something a little better  :)
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Apr 14, 2019, 08:32
Hello chloeg04 - welcome to the forum. My understanding is that the new fish variety was due in February but was not sure about the pork one. I enquired about both new varieties earlier this year but the spokesperson just said that they would announce them on social media and their website. 

I agree with you about fish being absent from the range. For now, perhaps consider adding some steamed white fish or sardines sometimes? Another option would be to mix as Petmum describes earlier.  The new Forthglade sardines and sweet potato might be worth looking at. They also have fish and brown rice and salmon and potato. I have previously mixed BB with Forthglade with no problems. From what I read on the Internet mixing BB is not uncommon and perhaps makes it more affordable for some pet owners.

Regarding packaging, I too was not aware that cooking took place within the pouches but I understand that low temperatures are used so perhaps that is less problematic? Not sure tbh.

On the subject of the home cooked claim, I agree with BB in that it is difficult to describe their product accurately. I had the same dilemma myself when I started this thread. I wasn't sure whether it should be in the Home Cooking section of the forum.  In the end I  viewed it as another commercial dog food product and used the Dog Food section. I have seen, and wondered about this 'home cooked' claim many times in relation to human food. It's often made in eating establishments, particularly public houses who offer meals.  Clearly it is not home cooked because the food is prepared in a commercial kitchen and may even be brought in from a factory. Should this judgement by the Advertising Standards Authority have wider ramifications?
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Petmum on Apr 15, 2019, 10:18
As a BB customer my dog was lucky enough to trial the new pork and fish recipes back in December and I can confirm that the fish was not tuna but also not salmon-it was white fish and my understanding is that they will use different varieties of white fish in the recipes depending upon what is more readily available throughout the seasons.

Pork is due to be released at he same time I believe but so far there is still no date-Butternut keep saying soon.

I am also attaching the founders' response to the ASA ruling.

https://butternutbox.com/blog/real-good-food/a-word-about-home-cooked

As for the food being cooked in the pouches you may wish to contact Butternut direct about this. They are usually very helpful and informative in resolving any queries. Personally I would prefer if it wasn't cooked in the pouch but I also take into account the size of the operation they're running and that this is the most practical method. As I understand it their food is cooked at low temperatures and many human foods are also cooked in this way-microwave meals are often designed to be reheated in plastic trays at much higher temperatures.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Apr 15, 2019, 12:09
Thank you Petmum. I agree with them about their products not fitting into established pet food categories. Hopefully the staff will come up with a satisfactory description of their food. Different Dog use the description ‘hand-made’.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Petmum on Apr 16, 2019, 19:35
I asked Butternut Box for a little more clarity regarding the plastic pouches and here is their response:

'It's absolutely safe to cook and freeze our food in the pouches. We use a multilayer film which is designed especially for cooking human foods and is completely BPA (bisphenol A) free. It's the same type of film that you might find on fresh or cooked meats, cheese, fish, ready meals, pasta and bakery products.

The film has been tested and validated and it fully complies with EU regulations for materials intended to come into contact with foods.'
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on Apr 17, 2019, 10:41
Thank you Petmum. Useful information.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on May 02, 2019, 13:24
New fish and pork varieties due this spring - hopefully by the end of May.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Seaweed on May 07, 2019, 13:46
Butternut Box, Fresh dog food delivery innovator scores US$19m investment.  https://fif.cnsmedia.com/a/6JEs7uTVeLY=
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Dottie on May 07, 2019, 16:44
That’s amazing news. The two men certainly knew what they were doing when they set BB up. It was/is a very innovative company.
This is the link:
The humanization of pets: Fresh dog food delivery innovator scores US$19m investment. (https://m.foodingredientsfirst.com/news/the-humanization-of-pets-fresh-dog-food-delivery-innovator-scores-us19m-investment.html) 
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Petmum on Jun 05, 2019, 15:57
Just thought it may be helpful to let you know that Butternut Box are currently not taking new customer orders until July.
The reason for this is due to difficulties they are experiencing with stock levels-at the moment they are unable to provide all of the ordered recipes to meet the demands of current customers so boxes have recently seen some substitutions.

 This blog post explains more:-
https://butternutbox.com/blog/real-good-times/the-butternut-customer-experience-recently

This does also mean that there is no sign of the long-awaited fish and pork recipes as yet. They have said they plan to reassess the situation in July when they hope to have stock levels back to where they should be.

They have also confirmed that fish will be the first of the two new recipes to be released.
Title: Re: Butternut Box
Post by: Rebecca Forrest on Jul 12, 2019, 16:02
Can you tell me what additives are in this food, my dog has been on this food in the past and it all looked good to me, may be I am missing something.