I was a bit jealous when I read on some of my favourite American pet blogs that 'ice cream parties' for dogs take place Across The Pond.
When I SAY 'ice cream', of course,we all know that the real stuff the humans eat is not brilliantly healthy for hounds (A lot of that stuff the humans eat isn't healthy actually. I'm not sure how they keep going sometimes).
Anyway, I was excited to hear when the LOTH came back from Crufts that there is a NEW iced treat being released over HERE for dogs.
Now, before I go any further, this isn't a sponsored blog post, in fact we haven't actually tried this product, I just thought it was a nice story and would make an interesting Tasty Tuesday blog post. We certainly WILL try it once it's on sale in the UK next month.
Billy+Margot™ is the name of the company and it's named after the boss's two dogs. Sadly Billy is no longer with us - but he inspired Marie Sawle to come up with some healthy iced dessert recipes for dogs because of how excited he used to get when he heard the tinkly chimes of the ice cream van.
This is Marie with her own little ice cream delivery bike and a couple of hungry customers.
Billy+Margot™ contains no milk, which can be harmful to dogs. It's mostly made of fruit and vegetable purees. The only sugars are the natural fructose naturally found in the fruit. Aloe Vera and flax oil have been added to boost the healthy qualities of the product. Flax oil is very good for dog's joints. Many human ice creams are made with palm oil and there’s real concern about the impact of its production on sensitive habitats. Billy+Margot™ is made with coconut oil, which is easy to source but more expensive.
Once it hits the shops in April there will be two flavours - strawberry and apple and apple, banana and carrot.
Once it's on sale we'll give it a try and report back. It's only intended as an occasional treat and it will sell for £2.99 a tub.