Scrumptious From Scratch Cat Food Review

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Scrumptious from Scratch cat food is a fairly new premium food that promises gourmet food made with human grade ingredients. Find out if Scrumptious from Scratch delivers on its promise in our unbiased review.

The We’re All About Cats Standard – Rating Scrumptious From Scratch On What Matters

We have analyzed Scrumptious from Scratch and rated it according to our standards here at We’re All About Cats. Our grades are based on the species-appropriateness of the food, the quality of the ingredients, product variety, price, customer experience, and recall history. You can read more about our ratings here.

Here are our ratings for Scrumptious from Scratch in these key areas:

Ratings

  • Species-Appropriateness – 9/10
  • Ingredient Quality – 9/10
  • Product Variety – 7/10
  • Price – 7/10
  • Customer Experience – 7/10
  • Recall History – 9/10

Overall Score: 8/10

We give Scrumptious from Scratch cat food a 51 out of 60 rating or an A grade.

About Scrumptious From Scratch

Scrumptious from Scratch was introduced in late 2019. The food is made by a company called Sustainable Pet Products – the same company that makes Bionic Dog Toys made from non-toxic rubber.

Scrumptious from Scratch cat foods are wet foods. They are grain-free, gluten-free, and made using human-grade meats. They are carrageenan-free. They feature shredded/flaked meats like chicken, turkey, and tuna in gravy in multiple versions. There is also a pumpkin formula. Meat is the first ingredient in the formulas and they have zero mechanically deboned meat or MDM. The foods contain no animal by-products and they contain no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. The packaging is BPA-NI compliant. The foods meet AAFCO guidelines.

Sourcing And Manufacturing

Scrumptious from Scratch has headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The foods are manufactured in a USDA-certified facility in Thailand.

We don’t have a lot of information about where ingredients are sourced but the pumpkin used by Scrumptious from Scratch is sourced in Thailand. The tuna is sustainably wild caught in both the Pacific and Indian oceans.

Has Scrumptious From Scratch Cat Food Been Recalled?

No, Scrumptious from Scratch foods have never been recalled.

What Kinds Of Cat Food Does Scrumptious From Scratch Offer?

Scrumptious from Scratch currently offers six wet tuna recipes, five wet chicken recipes, a sardine & mackerel formula, and a pumpkin formula. These recipes can be purchased individually. The company also offers variety packs featuring tuna or chicken or a combination of both.

Scrumptious from Scratch compares itself to Tiki Cat, Weruva, and other premium brands on its web site.

Scrumptious From Scratch Cat Food Reviews

#1 Scrumptious From Scratch Chicken – Dinner in Gravy

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The primary protein source in this food appears to be chicken.

Chicken and chicken broth are the first ingredients in this food. Scrumptious from Scratch makes a point of saying that their meats, such as chicken, are not mechanically deboned meat (MDM).

This has been an issue in the European Union where meat scraped from the bone has been called “white slime.” It has been likened to the “pink slime” from beef that became a story in the U.S. several years ago. Scrumptious from Scratch uses chicken and tuna that is flaked or shredded instead.

The third ingredient in this food is sunflower oil followed by tapioca starch and later guar gum. Sunflower oil is rich in omega-6 fatty acids. Tapioca starch is likely added to help make the gravy. Most cat lovers will recognize guar gum since it is used in many cat foods.

It is a binder and fiber fiber but some cats have problems with it. Although it is widely used, many cat lovers don’t like to see it in their cat’s food. To be fair, it can be very hard to find wet cat foods that don’t contain some kind of thickener or gel such as guar gum.

The remainder of the ingredients in this food are mostly vitamins and minerals.

Each can is 2.8 ounces. Scrumptious from Scratch Simply Chicken – Dinner in Gravy contains about 26.4 calories per ounce.

High standards, good meat protein content and low in fat, Scrumptious from Scratch Simply Chicken – Dinner in Gravy also appears to be low in carbohydrates.

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Broth, Sunflower Oil, Tapioca Starch, Taurine, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Calcium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Sodium EDTA, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Niacin Supplement, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Glycine Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K).

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 12%
Crude Fat: 2%
Crude Fiber: 2%
Moisture: 82%
Ash: 3%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 66.67%
Fat: 11.11%
Fiber: 11.11%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 71.19%
Fat: 28.81%

Ingredients We Liked: Chicken

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Guar Gum, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K)

Common Allergens: Chicken

Pros

  • No corn, wheat, or soy
  • No animal by-products
  • No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
  • Meat first
  • No Carrageenan

Cons

  • Guar gum will bother some people
  • Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K) will bother some
  • Some people might not like sunflower oil and prefer a different oil in the food

#2 Scrumptious From Scratch Simply Tuna – Dinner in Gravy

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The primary protein source in this food appears to be tuna.

Tuna and tuna broth are the first ingredients in this food. As with their other recipes, the tuna in this food is not mechanically deboned meat (MDM). It is flaked red meat tuna so it should be a higher quality meat than meat that is scraped off the bone.

The third ingredient in the food is sunflower oil along with modified tapioca starch. Sunflower oil is high in omega 6 fatty acids – an essential fatty acids. Omega 6 is important to your cat’s health but it is best when used in the proper ratio with omega 3 fatty acid. Some people will probably point out that there are better oils for use in cat foods, which is true, but sunflower oil is not a bad oil.

This food also uses xanthum gum. Xanthum gum is similar to guar gum. It’s a “functional carbohydrate” which in this case means it helps to stabilize a food. It’s used in salad dressings, toothpastes, and many other human foods today. When you mix things together, xamthum gum is good at stabilizing them and keeping them mixed. It is probably used to keep the gravy in the food mixed.

The rest of the ingredients in this food are mostly vitamins and minerals. But the food does contain Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity) which upsets some pet owners because this is a synthetic source of vitamin K.

Cats and other animals only need a very small amount of vitamin K in their diet. Some companies don’t include any kind of vitamin K in food at all because pets may get all the vitamin K they need from eating a few greens. Other foods add a few greens or trace elements to their recipes to supply the vitamin K.

It’s doubtful that this minute amount of synthetic vitamin K will harm your cat but we are pointing it out in case this is an issue for you.

Each can is 2.8 ounces. Scrumptious from Scratch Simply Tuna – Dinner in Gravy contains about 27 calories per ounce.

High standards, high meat protein content and low in fat, Scrumptious from Scratch Simply Tuna – Dinner in Gravy also appears to be low in carbohydrates.

Ingredients

Tuna, Tuna Broth, Sunflower oil, Modified Tapioca Starch, Tricalcium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Magnesium Sulfate, Taurine, Zinc Oxide, Reduced Iron, Vitamin E Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity).

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 15%
Crude Fat: 2%
Crude Fiber: 2%
Moisture: 82%
Ash: 3%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 83.33%
Fat: 11.11%
Fiber: 11.11%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 75.54%
Fat: 24.46%

Ingredients We Liked: Tuna

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Xanthum gum, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K)

Common Allergens: Some cats can be allergic to fish such as tuna

Pros

  • No corn, wheat, or soy
  • No animal by-products
  • No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
  • Meat first
  • No Carrageenan

Cons

  • Xanthum gum will bother some people
  • Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K) is a source of contention for some cat lovers

#3 Scrumptious From Scratch Sardine And Mackerel – Dinner  In Gravy

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As we mentioned earlier, Scrumptious from Scratch features lots of tuna and chicken recipes. They also have some pumpkin formulas. And then there is this sardine and mackerel dinner in gravy which sounds delicious.

If your cat is a real fan of fish, this sounds like a wet food that might appeal to his taste buds. Sardines are the first ingredient and mackerel is the third ingredient.

All of the Scrumptious from Scratch formulas are grain free, gluten free, and feature human grade meats.

The food also contains sunflower oil and tapioca starch. Sunflower oil is high in omega 6 fatty acids – an essential fatty acids. Omega 6 is important to your cat’s health but it is best when used in the proper ratio with omega 3 fatty acid. Some people will probably point out that there are better oils for use in cat foods, which is true, but sunflower oil is not a bad oil.

Tapioca starch doesn’t provide much in the way of nutrition but it’s also not a harmful ingredient. Even wet cat foods generally require some kind of starch for bulk, texture, and shape.

It can also act a little like fiber in the food. It’s not unusual to find this starch in a wet food with gravy. The only reason you might want to avoid it is if your cat is obese or diabetic. In those cases, the carbs in the tapioca starch might be too high for your cat.

This recipe also contains guar gum. Guar gum is a binder and fiber but some cats can have problems with it. Many cat lovers dislike its presence in cat foods. However, it can be difficult to find cat foods that don’t contain thickeners and gels such as guar gum.

The food does contain Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity) which upsets some pet owners because this is a synthetic source of vitamin K. Cats and other animals only need a very small amount of vitamin K in their diet.

Some companies don’t include any kind of vitamin K in food at all because pets may get all the vitamin K they need from eating a little grass or a few greens. Other foods add a few greens or trace elements to their recipes to supply the vitamin K.

It’s doubtful that this minute amount of synthetic vitamin K will harm your cat but we are pointing it out in case this is an issue for you.

Scrumptious From Scratch Sardine and Mackerel – Dinner in Gravy only contains a few ingredients other than the vitamins and minerals. Those ingredients generally look good though some people may not like the tapioca starch, the guar gum, or the synthetic vitamin K. This appears to be a good quality cat food that cats should enjoy.

Each can is 2.8 ounces. Sardine and Mackerel – Dinner in Gravy contains 74 Kcal per can or approximately 94 Kcal per 100 grams.

Ingredients

Sardine, Fish Broth, Mackerel, Sunflower oil, Tapioca Starch, Guar Gum, Calcium Sulfate, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Sodium EDTA, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin A Supplement, Reduced Iron, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin Supplement, Copper Glycine Complex, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K), Potassium Iodide.

Ingredients We Liked: Sardine, mackerel

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K)

Common Allergens: Sardine and mackerel – any fish – can be an allergen for some cats

Pros

  • No corn, wheat, or soy
  • No animal by-products
  • No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
  • Meat first
  • No Carrageenan

Cons

  • Guar gum will bother some people
  • Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K) is a source of contention for some cat lovers

What Do Customers Think Of Scrumptious From Scratch Cat Food?

Scrumptious from Scratch is a relatively new brand but it is sold on Chewy.com. We found a few reviews for it there.

Positive Reviews

“This looks and smells human good. They lick the gravy up, as usual, but also eat the pieces of chicken & turkey.” – CrazyCatLady

“Our cats are finicky. We’ve tried a few brands and flavors over the years and this is one they have no problem eating and it doesn’t make them sick.” – Loyda

Negative Reviews

“My cats seemed to like this food the first time I purchased it, but not this time.” – KimS

“I regret buying a 12pack of this before trying just 1 can. Turns out my cat will not eat it and I now have 11 cans that I can’t use.” – Sasha

How Much Does Scrumptious From Scratch Cat Food Cost?

It appears that the tuna recipes cost slightly less than the chicken recipes, at least where we looked. We found cases of the chicken recipes for $17.88 on Chewy.com (slightly less on autoship). Cases of the tuna recipes were $11.88. These are all cases of 12 cans/2.8 ounces each.

The cost breaks down to $1.49 per 2.8 ounce can for the chicken varieties; and $0.99 per can for the tuna varieties. (Prices subject to change.)

Scrumptious from Scratch only has about 26-27 calories per ounce, which is a little less than some other popular cat foods, so you might have to feed your cat a little extra. You should figure this into your budget.

Overall, Is Scrumptious From Scratch A Good Choice?

Yes, we think that Scrumptious from Scratch is a good cat food. It appears to contain good quality meat without artificial flavors, preservatives, or colors. It is grain-free and gluten-free. Meat is the first ingredient and it does not contain animal by-products. And, it does not use carrageenan.

If mechanically deboned meat is an issue for you, Scrumptious from Scratch does not use meat from this process.

The brand offers tuna and chicken in several varieties, as well as pumpkin and a few seafood options. The number of recipes may grow in the future since the brand is new.

There is some range in the price. The high end of the price might make it a little pricey for some people, especially considering the 2.8 ounce cans and low calories. Other cat lovers will appreciate the less expensive recipes.

Where Can You Buy Scrumptious From Scratch Cat Food?

We found Scrumptious from Scratch cat food on Chewy.com. It’s also available at independent pet supply stores.

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About Carlotta Cooper

Carlotta Cooper is a long-time contributing editor for the weekly dog show magazine DN Dog News. She's the author of The Dog Adoption Bible, a Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) award winner. In addition, she is an American Kennel Club Gazette breed columnist and the author of several books about dogs and other animals. She has been reviewing pet foods and writing about dog food for more than 10 years.

2 thoughts on “Scrumptious From Scratch Cat Food Review

  1. Fred Mastrippolito

    We have been trying to wean our two cats “we inherited” off of Fancy Feast to something more nutritious but it’s difficult because they really like Fancy Feast Wild Salmon Florentine. They will eat Scrumptious Tuna with Ocean-fish but not their favorite. I might have to mix the two together to keep them happy.

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  2. Lisa

    Scrumptious from Scratch seems to have gone under – everything on Chewy is listed as Out of Stock, with no option to be notified when it comes back in, and my local pet food store has not had any of it shipped to them in many moons. Shame, because my cat was insane for the Simply Tuna…

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