Purina Alpo Chop House Originals Ribeye Flavor Cooked in Savory Juices

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  • Purina Alpo Chop House Originals Ribeye Flavor Cooked in Savory Juices
  • Published on: February 18, 2015
  • Last modified: April 20, 2015
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Review Summary:

As the first non-water ingredient, this recipe contains generic source “Meat By-Products”, which is questionable and considered a lower grade meat source. The food coloring is not a great addition either. Then there is Brewers rice, which is also a cheap carb filler. The only thing has going for it is it offers two good meat sources near the top of the ingredient list, namely chicken and beef, but again they could be higher on the list. Overall, this recipe is below average.


  • Generic animal type ingredient source is first ingredient after water
  • Contains unnecessary food coloring
  • Editor’s Taste Rating


    The taste is very pleasing for this one. It has a good medium meaty taste, with some liver flavor coming through, and lots of bone and  marrow flavor. The texture is lumpy and there are soft gritty particles, probably due to milled down bones.

    Nutritional Breakdown:

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    8% (min) 5% (min) 1.5% (max) 80% (max) 3.7% (est.)

    Dry Matter Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Dry Matter Carbs
    40% (min) 25% (min) 7.5% (max) 20% (max) 19% (est.)

    *Estimated Carbs do not include fiber


    Calories NA

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Water
    2. meat by-products
    3. chicken
    4. beef
    5. soy flour


    Meat by-products are non- rendered parts from parts that are not considered fit for human consumption. Typical parts may include spleen, lungs, brains, blood, underdeveloped eggs, intestine, etc.. Some people consider this ingredient to be inferior quality to other meat sources and prefer to avoid it. Please note the animal type is not specified, it just says “Meat”, which leaves an open door to where they may have procure the generic “Meat” from. This may allow for higher odds of a bad source such as a sick, euthanized, or road kill, which are just a few examples among many other possibilities.

    Chicken and Beef are a good ingredients with protein to offer, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it  factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water. Disappointingly they are not the first ingredient after water.

    Soy flour is a good source of protein. It is also good source of dietary fiber, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus.  The down side is there are other carbs including sugars.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Brewers rice is milled & processed rice. This processing strips valuable nutrients oum; leaving the residual grain fragment, resulting in a carbohydrate biased focused filler.

    Food coloring is purely added for aesthetics. Despite being FDA approved, there is always risk they may do harm over time without much or any value in return. Food coloring is unnecessary and should be avoided. Example of food coloring in the ingredients are blue1, “food coloring”, yellow 5, red 40, etc..

    All Ingredients

    Water sufficient for processing, meat by-products, chicken, beef, soy flour, brewers rice, added color, calcium phosphate, natural ribeye flavor, salt, guar gum, sodium tripolyphosphate, potassium chloride, carrageenan, calcium carbonate, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, natural flavor, ferrous sulfate, choline chloride, Red 3, calcium chloride, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin A supplement, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, potassium iodide, biotin, sodium selenite.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
    Location(s): USA


    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture, parent, or parent subsidiaries from 2013.

    Date Brand Reason
    8/30/2013 Purina One Beyond Salmonella

    *Recall information from FDA website.


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