ALDI Cachet Cat Food Review

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ALDI Cachet Cat Food Review
2 Total Score
Country of originThailand
Available fromALDI

Simple fact – cats are carnivores. Meat eaters.

So why is the main ingredient in this product corn meal? If that isn’t ominous enough, the next ingredient is rice, and then tapioca. Does that sound completely wrong to you, because it does to me.

ALDI Cachet Cat Food Review

Cats eat to satiate their need for meat and meat proteins, so they’ll consume hard to digest ingredients to extract what they really need. We find meat ingredients in the 4th and 5th spot, but given ingredients are listed in order of percentage it’s likely a small quantity.

The product contains food colourings. That’s a red flag. It also contains ambiguous “preservatives” which we can assume are cheaper, chemical inclusions.

ALDI Cachet Cat Food Review

Cachet is a French word, suggesting a prestigious product. This product is far from prestigious.

Products such as this are appealing on price tag. They’re not formulated for the health and well being of your cat.

Ingredients

Corn meal, Rice, Tapioca, Chicken Meal, Meat & Bone Meal, Tallow, Digested Animal Protein, Vegetable Oil, Lamb Meal, Salt, Vitamins, Minerals, Choline Chloride, Cheese Powder, Salmon Oil, Potassium Chloride, Dried Green Pea, Methionine, Taurine, Preservatives, Colours, Rosemary Extract.

Made in Thailand.

2 Total Score
Crap in a Posh Bag

CONS
  • 1st ingredient isn't meat.
  • 2nd ingredient isn't meat.
  • 3rd ingredient isn't meat.

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Bryonie Foster
1 month ago

I initially purchased this dry cat food last year but hadn’t been able to access it since I though I was in luck finding Aldi had released a new limited batch. Unfortunately I repurchased tge new limited batch a couple of weeks ago not realising it’s now horrid contents. Please don’t use this toxic dry cat food. The problems it has caused my Devon rex girl would astound you.

I’m so fortunate to be collecting my Devon Rex girl from the vet today minus thousands of dollars later after nearly losing her. Feeding the cachet began with vomiting then diarrhoea. She is an indoor cat, totally healthy prior to feeding cachet dry food that I mixed with her usual raw meat diet. Such a shocking outcome but could have been much worse if I did find a brilliant emergency vet clinic in Lynbrook Victoria who I can say as an equine vet nurse and prior Devon Rex, Burmese and Siamese breeder went beyond the normal in how they treated my beautiful girl, constant text messages from little Gretel sending her mum updates on how she is doing snuggled up to her hot water bottle, on intravenous drip etc. no more Cachet for my cats and I hope other pet owners educate themselves about the wrongful ingredients in this particular product and many others being sold in our unregulated pet food market.

Richard
1 month ago

My cat Molly loves the Cachet Gourmet Cat Food with seafood platter, in preference to any other supermarket available comparable product. Now she is really annoyed that I can no longer locate her favourite dry cat food at Aldi; I do wish Pet Food Reviews would have kept their concerns to themselves with their criticism. Now, myself nor my friends cannot find this product at any Aldi store, I suppose Aldi pulled the product in view of the unjust criticism, which was not based on analyses of proportions. Molly is not the only cat affected, this morning I met another lady looking for the same product.

I hope someone from Aldi sees my email and allows me to buy any surplus product!!

Nina
2 months ago

I just opened a pouch labelled chicken and liver and found lots of clear liquid and a flaky white substance resembling tuna. No trace of chicken or liver. I wonder does this happen often?

Peeved @ Food Fraud
5 months ago

FOOD FRAUD

I agree with the posts above & glad I found that others are disgusted with Aldi’s move to dump a perfectly good product & replace it with absolute ‘sh*te’.

I always bought Catchet minced kangaroo for my Chihuahua…yes a dog. ColesWorth sell similar product which WAS inferior and I always bought Aldi’s, but now they are selling the same cr*p as ColesWorth, which I never bought.

What used to be blood in the bottom of the plastic is now ‘dye’, so it’s very easy to see there is barely ANY meat at all in the product.

They have minced it more finely…so they can disguise and they can through in more offal…then dye it to make it look like meat…this is FOOD FRAUD. It is happening to human food over in Europe everybody…where is Aldi from…Germany/Europe. HELLO.

Check out Food Fraud on ABC iView I think it was. Foreign Correspondent or something.

I would stay away from buying human consumption frozen hamburgers etc, they seemed to target those kinds of products. The authorities over there are having a hard time controlling this Food Fraud.

Pacahawi
9 months ago

What on earth is: “Digested Animal Protein”???
It sounds like POO!!!

Alan
8 months ago
Reply to  Pacahawi

Poo if you’re lucky. All bets are off when you’re talking about a food for carnivores made of corn meal.

Gulsen
8 months ago

My cats used to go crazy for Aldi’s Cachet cat food. I used to buy a box (24 cans) of wet food, a packet of dry food and fresh mince every week. They all looked good, smelled good and my cats used to love eating them. One day I saw that the packaging of ALL Cachet products have changed. I thought maybe it’s just the packaging and didn’t think twice about it. As soon as I opened a can of wet food, my cats took one sniff and walked away. Even by the end of the day when they were starving, they wouldn’t go near it. The biscuits and the fresh mince the same. I ended up returning everything. So disappointed! Why take a perfectly good product and turn it into shit? Is it greed? Well, you’ve lost a lot of customers Aldi. You thought you could fool cats, but they’re smarter than you. Every now and then you take a perfectly good product and turn it into something sub standard whilst keeping the price the same. What’s next? Chocolate? Shame on you Aldi !!!

Tracey
5 months ago
Reply to  Gulsen

I’ve had gastro problems with one of my cats the last few months resulting in a lot of vet visits and examinations as she’s been vomiting a lot so the last two weeks I’ve had her on hypoallergenic diet then thought I’d give her the cachet fresh mince 1/2 hr later vomited it all up and didn’t finish the rest .Definitely giving it a miss now

Carolyne Thompson
2 months ago
Reply to  Gulsen

I had the very same experience with my cat! The Cachet Tuna Slices with Anchovy was her favourite. What happened?

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