Black Hawk were an Australian success story. They hit the market at a time when people were crying out for a “proper Australian pet food”, and they rode the success until being bought out by New Zealand’s Masterpet. By then they’d established a remarkable reputation, and still do today.
This review is for the grain-based Chicken formula, but given the choice you’re better off with the grain-free formula. Let’s take a look anyway…
Chicken Meal is the first ingredient. Yay! That sits right for a meat-eating kitty. But hold on, the next few ingredients could be in relatively equal proportions – Rice, Vegetable Protein, and Oats. None of these scream “carnivore” to me, do they to you? Truth is they’re cheaper ingredients than meat, and another truth is these are actually better “filler” ingredients than in many other cat foods. But, still…
The food is preserved naturally with Rosemary Extract, so that’s a box ticked in favour of chemical preservatives and antioxidants. They also use Coconut Oil which is really nice to see, but it’s a few stops down the ingredients list from the cheaper Canola Oil.
It really is a mixed bag. It’s not a great food, but it’s not a bad food either. You decide.
Chicken Meal, Rice, Vegetable Protein, Oats, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols [source of Vitamin E], Rosemary Extract, Vitamin C), Beet Pulp, Canola Oil, Salt, Egg Powder, Chicory Root, Flaxseed, Fish Oil, Pumpkin Seed Powder, Alfalfa, Probiotic (Bacillus Coagulant), Natural Antioxidants, Coconut Oil, Yoghurt Powder, Emu Oil, Blueberries, Cranberries, Rosemary, Essential Vitamins & Minerals.
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- A few nice inclusions
- Not as much meat as you would expect