Chewing the Fat: Gettin' Friskie(s)
When you're pouring out Fluffy's daily ration of Meow Mix, have you ever been tempted to try a bite?
If the fancy does strike you, you'll be happy to know that Popular Science declares cat food safe for human consumption, though not exactly the basis for a nutritious diet. The ingredients--meat by-products, chicken by-product meal, turkey by-product meal, ash, and taurine--pretty much sound like hot dogs. Some people even pay top dollar for ash in their own food.
|Back away from my bowl!|
The crowd paying for ashes in their cheese might be the same one buying cat food from British chain Marks & Spencer. We previously mentioned the trend toward gourmet pet foods, but now we've learned that someone with two legs actually gets paid to sample the products. Here's what he looks for: "Crushed carrots in the topping, a red, livery, pâté-style flavour underneath."
Sounds good, right? A couple decades ago, John Candy (playing Johnny Larue on an SCTV "Cooking with Larue" segment) demonstrated a recipe for tough economic times. It included cat food, cheap gin, grass and--incidentally--cigarette ash.
There's nothing new in the food industry.