Spot & Tango Unkibble and Fresh Dog Food Reviews

April 24, 2020

For our Spot & Tango Unkibble and Fresh dog food reviews we received a sample. This post contains affiliate links and we may be compensated if you make a purchase. All opinions are our own.

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By Alison Chew

Spot & Tango

Do you know what’s in your dog’s food? We had no real idea until we read the ingredient label on the back of our “premium” dog food.  We were shocked by the sheer number of ingredients, 39 to be exact.  We thought we were feeding our dog food that was good for her, but after experiencing Spot & Tango we were wrong.  (Sorry Daisy!)   Spot & Tango creates personalized meal plans for dogs, based on their dietary needs, makes them fresh every week using locally sourced ingredients with no additives, and ships them directly to your door.  We reviewed Spot & Tango Fresh and UnKibble and share our experience below.

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What’s the difference between Spot & Tango Fresh vs UnKibble dog food?

With Spot & Tango, you have two choices for your pup, Fresh and UnKibble, both are 100% fresh and made with human-grade ingredients with nothing artificial.

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Spot & Tango UnKibble™ Dog Food

  • 100% human-grade fresh ingredients
  • Made with unique Fresh Dry™ process
    • Fresh, whole food ingredients are combined, then chilled so that the water can be extracted in a unique low-pressure environment. This creates a minimally processed, shelf-stable food with only human-grade ingredients and no artificial additives or fillers.
  • Crunchy texture
  • Customized serving scoop
  • Store in pantry
  • 3 flavors (chicken, duck, and beef)

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Spot & Tango Fresh Dog Food

  • 100% human-grade fresh ingredients
  • Cooked in small batches
  • Soft texture
  • Pre-portioned packs
  • Store in fridge and freezer
  • 3 flavors (beef, turkey, and lamb)

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Spot & Tango UnKibble Reviews

After trying Spot & Tango’s Fresh dog food we were super excited to try out their new UnKibble.  Like their Fresh dog food, UnKibble is made with the same human-grade ingredients, but instead of being packaged fresh, they use a unique “Fresh Dry” process to extract out all of the water to create a shelf-stable food with no artificial additives or fillers.  Very cool!  With a 100lb dog, Fresh dog food can be very pricey and UnKibble allows us to feed our pup all of the good stuff at a lower price point.  For our UnKibble review, we tried both the beef and the chicken recipes.

During the first week of eating UnKibble, Daisy was very excited about her new food!  One day she ate all of her UnKibble and didn’t touch her regular kibble.  Of course, when she realized that she wasn’t getting more UnKibble she finished her food.  Haha!

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We also noticed that Daisy’s stool was more firm over the course of the week which makes it much easier for picking up on our walks.  We also love the little scoop that comes with the UnKibble as it makes measuring a breeze and that UnKibble can be stored in our pantry.  Daisy seemed to like both recipes and we didn’t see a noticeable difference in her poops when switching from one recipe to the other.

For a 30 lb, healthy adult dog Spot & Tango UnKibble dog food starts at $2.93/day or $1.47 per meal.  Delivery is always free!

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Spot & Tango Fresh Dog Food Reviews

Our Daisy is an 8 1/2-year-old female St. Berdoodle (St. Bernard Poodle mix) that is at an ideal weight of 100lbs and has been on a higher-end kibble her whole life. For our Spot & Tango review, we selected the fresh Lamb & Brown Rice for our girl. We liked the high protein and fiber percentage in this recipe and Daisy’s kibble has been a lamb mix, so we thought for this Spot & Tango dog food review it made sense.  Check out the ingredients below.  They sound more like a fancy rice bowl than dog food!

Daisy has been on a kibble diet so Week 1 meals, breakfast and dinner, included a portion of Spot & Tango and a portion of kibble.  Transitioning is very important as dogs have sensitive stomachs and new food should always be introduced slowly to avoid issues.  Spot & Tango recommends feeding your pup 25% of Spot & Tango on Days 1 and 2, 50% on days 3 through 5, 75% on days 6 and 7, and then 100% moving forward.  They even give you a super cute package clip for you to use during this time.

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Daisy loved her Spot & Tango and couldn’t wait to gobble it down!  She ate her kibble too, of course, but always ate her Spot & Tango first.  During this first week, we noticed more excitement during mealtime and didn’t find that Daisy had any issues with runny stool during this transition.  One thing we noticed is that you have to cut open the packages with scissors.  It would be great if there was a tear or if you could peel open the package to make it even easier to feed your pup.

During Daisy’s second week eating Spot & Tango, she was clearly getting used to her new dog food and showed no signs of missing her kibble.  We didn’t see a noticeable increase in energy, but her stool was becoming harder making it easier to pick up. Yay!

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For a 30 lb, healthy adult dog Spot & Tango Fresh dog food starts at $5.27/day or $2.64 per meal for full meals.  The fresh meal “topper plan”, which is a half portion, is $2.85/day or $1.43 per meal.  Delivery is always free!

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Spot & Tango Dog Food Reviews:  Bottom Line

Spot & Tango Fresh and UnKibble dog food is made with 100% fresh, human-grade high-quality ingredients, that your pup is sure to enjoy. The personalized meals give your pup exactly what they need and nothing they don’t and will help them live a longer, healthier life.  You can’t go wrong with either type of food, but here are our recommendations.

We love that the Fresh recipes come in pre-portioned containers specific to your pup.  Because of their soft, wet texture, they are especially great for picky eaters or senior dogs with brittle teeth.

UnKibble dog food, though, is our hands-down winner for our large breed dog.  We love the crunchy texture, the customized serving scoop, and that it can be stored in the pantry (vs the freezer and fridge). UnKibble dog food is great for those who have limited freezer space, have a dog that prefers a crunchy texture, have a very large dog with a limited budget, or want to scoop and serve vs. going into the fridge for the Fresh food.

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Read on for more details on Fresh vs Unkibble, cost, ordering process, packaging, and storage.

How much does Spot & Tango Fresh dog food cost?

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The price of Spot & Tango is based on each pet’s breed, age, weight, activity level, unique health goals, and the recipe(s) selected.

  • Fresh Price: For a 30 lb, healthy adult dog Spot & Tango Fresh dog food starts at $5.27/day or $2.64 per meal for full meals.  The fresh meal “topper plan”, which is a half portion, is $2.85/day or $1.43 per meal.
  • Delivery is always free and if you are not happy with your 2-week trial period you can get a full refund.

How much does Spot & Tango UnKibble dog food cost?

The price of Spot & Tango is based on each pet’s breed, age, weight, activity level, unique health goals, and the recipe(s) selected.

  • UnKibble Price: For a 30 lb, healthy adult dog Spot & Tango UnKibble starts at $2.93/day or $1.47 per meal
  • Delivery is always free and if you are not happy with your 2-week trial period you can get a full refund.

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Spot & Tango Dog Food:  What to Expect

Spot & Tango says you should expect:

  • Starting Out:  More excitement around mealtime; loose or runny stool is normal and will resolve itself through the transition period
  • First 7 Days:  Fresher breath and higher energy levels; stool should be firmer and less frequent
  • First 30 Days:  Improved energy, shinier coat, better digestion, weight loss, and/or allergy relief

 

Spot & Tango Fresh Ingredients

Fresh Lamb & Brown Rice: lamb, brown rice, spinach, carrots, peas, blueberries, eggs, parsley, apple cider vinegar, safflower oil, vegetable stock, vitamins and minerals (calcium phosphate, salt, calcium carbonate, magnesium, kelp, potassium, vitamin E, zinc, iron, manganese, vitamin D3, copper, selenium, folic acid, iodine, vitamin B12)

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UnKibble Ingredients

UnKibble Beef Recipe Ingredients: Beef, Barley, Flax, Carrot, Green Beans, Beef Liver, Beef Heart, Beets, Cranberries, Rosemary, Kelp, Salt

Vitamins and Minerals: Cellulose powder, Fish oil, L-Tryptophan, Choline Chloride, Organic Zinc proteinate, Potassium Chloride, Rosemary extract and Mixed tocopherols, Iron amino acid chelate, Vitamin E supplement, organic selenium yeast, calcium carbonate, Natural blend of vitamins (Beet, Tomato, Broccoli, Carrot, Spinach, Orange, Cherry, Cranberry, Strawberry, Apple, Blueberry, Pumpkin), Riboflavin, Pyridoxin hydrochloride, Folic Acid

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UnKibble Chicken Recipe Ingredients: Chicken, Brown Rice, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Apples, Kale, Chicken Liver, Chicken Gizzards, Sunflower Seeds, Ginger Root, Kelp, Salt

Vitamins and Minerals:  Cellulose powder, Fish oil, L-Tryptophan, Choline Chloride, Organic Zinc proteinate, Potassium Chloride, Rosemary extract and Mixed tocopherols, Iron amino acid chelate, Vitamin E supplement, organic selenium yeast, calcium carbonate, Natural blend of vitamins (Beet, Tomato, Broccoli, Carrot, Spinach, Orange, Cherry, Cranberry, Strawberry, Apple, Blueberry, Pumpkin), Riboflavin, Pyridoxin hydrochloride, Folic Acid

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Spot & Tango Dog Food: Quality and Safety

Spot & Tango’s customized dog meals are formulated by a team of leading vets and ACVN Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionists to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.  Recipes include a minimal number of ingredients and contain only real, fresh, human-grade foods like lean meats, high-quality carbohydrates, fresh fruits and veggies. All ingredients are locally sourced from farms and suppliers in the US, are all-natural, and human-grade.  You won’t find any artificial additives, preservatives, fillers, or antibiotics, and meals are also free of soy, gluten, and wheat.  Best of all, every product from Spot & Tango has a “clean label” with the ingredient list on the front of the package, so you know exactly what’s in your dog’s bowl.

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Spot & Tango Dog Food: Packaging

UnKibble comes in a regular cardboard box with no other packaging.  It also includes a paper with instructions and ingredients.

Spot & Tango Fresh dog food comes in two boxes with a green foam layer to keep food cold and safe during transit.  Both the inner and outer box can be curbside recycled.  The green foam is 100% biodegradable corn starch and can be dissolved in your sink. (What?  Why doesn’t every company that ships cold items use this?)

Spot & Tango Dog Food: Storage

Storing your UnKibble is easy and takes up no space in your fridge or freezer!  UnKibble even comes in a resealable bag to lock in freshness.

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When your Fresh order arrives open and unpack the box. You should put 2 packs in the fridge to defrost and the rest in the freezer.   You can store your Fresh meals in the freezer for up to 6 months and in the fridge for up to 4 days.  Spot & Tango recommends putting all meals in the freezer except 2 or 3 when your order arrives.  We moved meals from the freezer to the fridge 1-2 days before we needed them to give them a chance to thaw. If you forget, no worries, just put the frozen packs in warm water or the microwave on 50% power for 2 min to thaw before serving.  For our Daisy, the meals took up a large portion of our freezer and this may be an issue for some.  We recommend that you plan ahead and be sure that you have ample space in your freezer prior to ordering.

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Enjoy!

 

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