by Heike Ewing Ott
This humorous pellet-tasting experiment was conducted by a member of the Quaker Parakeets Mailing List a number of years ago. If you’ve ever wondered which brand of pellet tastes the best — at least from a human perspective — then this article will provide you with the answer without actually having to taste the pellets yourself.
Yes, it was the world’s best Quaker Daddy, a legend in his own mind, who insisted on tasting the pellets before he would feed them to his baby Bear. (This is is the same guy who said: “I was snacking on dog biscuits before anyone knew Mel Gibson’s name!”) The results are as follows:
1) ZuPreem – rated 5 head-bobs for nice sweet taste and outstanding crunchiness, although the flavor is still reminiscent of dog biscuits. Good substitute for popcorn according to tester.
2) Roudybush – Highly rated for flavor, the only brand that DOESN’T taste like dog biscuits, and good crunch. They taste mostly of corn, with a slight molasses-like flavor.
3) Hagen – Excellent aroma, pleasant sweet taste, moderately crunchy.
4) Lafeber’s – Mediocre crunch, fairly pleasant flavor that pretty much tastes like dog biscuits.
5) Harrison’s – Taste is ok, not much of a crunch.
5) Exact Rainbow – sweet, faint grape flavor (which John doesn’t like) partially responsible for low rating, and lousy crunch.