For our Spot & Tango reviews Unkibble and Fresh dog food we received a sample. This post contains affiliate links and we may be compensated if you make a purchase. All opinions are our own.
By Alison Chew
Spot & Tango Dog Food
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 dog food and UnKibble dog food and share our experience below.
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, and 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. Get 50% OFF with code MEALFINDS50 >>
Spot & Tango UnKibble™ Dog Food
100% human-grade fresh ingredients
Made with a 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.
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 (about 40% less!).
For our Spot & Tango reviews, we tried the chicken, beef, and cod UnKibble dog food.
With all of our dog food reviews, we feed our Daisy about 25% new food and 75% current food over a one- to two-week period of time. During this time we look to see if she is excited about the new food and how her stomach (and stool) reacts to the new food.
We fed our Daisy Spot & Tango Unkibble as a topper so as to not upset her stomach. During the first week of eating UnKibble, Daisy was very excited about her new food which is a really good sign that she likes it!
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! Get 50% OFF with code MEALFINDS50 >>
We also noticed that Daisy’s stool was more firm over the course of the week which makes it much easier to pick up on our walks. We also love the little scoop that comes with the UnKibble dog food as it makes measuring a breeze and we also like that UnKibble can be stored in our pantry.
Daisy seemed to like all three recipes, but based on her excitement to eat the Cod & Salmon Unkibble, we think that this is her favorite recipe.
We also didn’t see a noticeable difference in her poops when switching from one recipe to the other causing us to believe that our Daisy is tolerating this food very well.
For a 30 lb, healthy adult dog Spot & Tango UnKibble dog food starts at $2.93/day or $1.47 per meal.
Our Daisy is an 8 1/2-year-old female St. Berdoodle (St. Bernard Poodle mix) that is at an ideal weight of 95lbs 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.
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. Get 50% OFF with code MEALFINDS50 >>
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.
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. Get 50% OFF with code MEALFINDS50 >>
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!
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! Get 50% OFF with code MEALFINDS50 >>
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
Spot & Tango Fresh and UnKibble dog food are 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.
We love that the Fresh dog food 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.
And while our Daisy loved her Spot & Tango dog food, we find it frustrating that you have to take the online quiz to see pricing and that they offer a subscription only.
Compared to other premium dog foods that we have reviewed, Spot & Tango UnKibble and Fresh dog food are the most expensive. This means Spot & Tango is out of our budget, but if you have a smaller dog the incremental cost over other brands may not be as large. You can see how they stack up in our Premium Dog Food Comparison post.