ALDI Cachet Cat Food Review

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.

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2 Total Score
Crap in a Posh Bag

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

19 Comments
  1. My cat was vomiting every two three days on this dry food and lost a lot of weight as a result. This cat food needs to be reported and taken off shelves. Didn’t realise it was the food that was doing this to him and thought it was something more serious. As soon as we changed his food to a more expensive brand he has stopped vomiting and is gaining weight again. Do not buy this product

  2. This cat food made my cat vomit – do not buy it for your cat!!

  3. My cats nearly died after eating Cachit Dry food for 7 months, they started loosing their fur and then looking really skinny and sick

  4. My cat doesn’t like the cachet dry food at all

  5. Reply
    Jerry & Hanna Neho July 30, 2023 at 4:18 am

    We used to go to many Aldi stores on the Sunshine Coast looking for the Cachet (Beef in Gravy) purple cans and purchase whatever we could find until they disappeared from the shelves completely. Our cat will not eat the rubbish Aldi have on their shelves now!!! Suffice to say that we are now looking elsewhere.

  6. I’m just wondering what the wet food at aldi is like? The cachet tins ingredients didnt look too bad to me or am i wrong?

  7. Well definitely a few negative reviews here.
    where trying the limited time only cachet gourmet selection with basically
    fish and chicken and tuna.
    our cat is a fussy eater and she goes bonkers for it,and as a bonus does not throw it up.:)

  8. 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.

  9. 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!!

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) March 28, 2022 at 5:36 pm

      Richard, I’m sorry you feel that way, but I don’t consider corn meal, rice, and tapioca species appropriate for an animal which is factually a carnivore.

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) November 29, 2021 at 11:03 pm

      “Food Fraud” is very apt, especially with nearly all pet foods being advertised as meat yet being mostly fillers. I totally agree they shouldn’t be allowed to dye fillers to make them look like meat when they’re not.

  12. 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 !!!

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

    • 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

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

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