Founded in 2014, Nom Nom is a leading brand supplying fresh-made, custom-portioned, and vet-formulated meals for canine companions in the U.S.A. With facilities based in Nashville, TN the San Francisco Bay Area —Nom Nom delivers right to the doors of dogs and their humans throughout the 48 contiguous states, with over 3 million boxes delivered to date (and counting!).
Embodying its company values of doggedness, stamina, innovation, balance, integrity, and collaboration, Nom Nom makes freshly made, premium meals. Each recipe is veterinarian-approved and contains quality proteins and vegetables with targeted vitamins and minerals and no artificial ingredients, giving dogs the utmost nutrition they deserve.
While dog parents can choose between the tasty recipes of Beef Mash, Chicken Cuisine, Pork Potluck, and Turkey Fare, Nom Nom’s Sampler Pack gives them the option to treat their precious pups to all four! It’s a perfect complete assortment for either the picky eater or the easily bored eater that craves variety in every bowl.
At a Glance: What We Reviewed
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Nom Nom Sampler Pack Reviewed
Who Makes Nom Nom and Where Is It Produced?
Nom Nom is an American brand based in the U.S.A. Freshly made dog food is produced and shipped frozen throughout the 48 contiguous states—from coast to coast, out of the company’s Nashville and San Francisco kitchens.
Which Types of Dogs Is Nom Nom Best Suited For?
Nom Nom is ideal for any dog parents wanting to give their dog(s) the best chance at a healthy, happy life by feeding them quality, natural, fresh food. All Nom Nom recipes are formulated with the guidance and approval of board-certified veterinary nutrtionists and contain nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Food Nutrient Profiles.
With Nom Nom, dog owners can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing they’re feeding their fur babies top-notch nutrition meant to help optimize their health and prevent chronic disease.
Discussion of the Primary Ingredients (Good and Bad)
Each of the Nom Nom Sampler Pack’s four recipes features a quality protein as the main ingredient. As protein plays such a vital role in promoting good health in dogs—such as maintaining a balanced diet, building and repairing muscles, increasing energy, promoting healthy immunity and functioning, and supporting the growth of skin cells, hair, body tissues, and more—this is a definite perk for any lucky pups that get to enjoy Nom Nom’s various recipes.
Based on their preference (and their dog’s taste buds), dog parents can choose between ground beef (Beef Mash), chicken (Chicken Cuisine), ground pork (Pork Potluck), and ground turkey (Turkey Fare). Additionally, both the Beef Mash and Turkey Fare recipes contain eggs as an added source of protein.
As facultative carnivores, dogs eat both meat and vegetables. Vegetables are loaded with nutrients that keep dogs healthy. For example, carrots, green beans, peas, and sweet potatoes all contain important vitamins that are good for a dog’s muscles, nerves, and eyes, along with fiber to help promote a healthy microbiome and regulated digestion.
Targeted Vitamins and Minerals
To top off the quality protein and vegetables in each recipe, each of Nom Nom’s Sampler Pack meals is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals to optimize the nutritional value and health benefits, like a strong immune system and overall health.
Such vitamins and minerals include iron, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12, vitamin D3, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil), folic acid, potassium, copper, manganese, and zinc.
A Quick Look at Nom Nom’s Sampler Pack
Reviews of the Nom Nom Recipes We Tried
Let’s take a look at each of the four recipes in the Sampler Pack: Pork Potluck, Turkey Fare, Beef Mash, and Chicken Cuisine.
1. Pork Potluck – Our Favorite
With a mix of ground pork, russet potatoes, green beans, squash, kale, and cremini mushrooms as the main ingredients, the Pork Potluck recipe is filled with natural, real food to nourish your pup while pleasing their taste buds as well. Loaded with other essential vitamins and minerals in the ingredients like fish oil, vitamin E supplement, and B Vitamins, your dog is sure to get a full-balanced meal in every pre-portioned pack, tailored to their specific nutritional needs.
Like all of Nom Nom’s recipes, the Pork Potluck is cooked fresh and comes frozen to preserve as much of its nutritional value and benefits as possible, delivered right to your dog’s food bowl. Not to mention, its tasty flavor seems to be a favorite among many canine companions—it certainly was for mine!
2. Turkey Fare
Whether served as a Thanksgiving treat or as an everyday meal, the Turkey Fare is another hit with canines and their owners alike. Consisting of ground turkey meat, brown rice, eggs, carrots, and spinach and infused with vitamin A, vitamin B12, and vitamin E supplements and other essential vitamins and minerals, the Turkey Fare provides another flavor of full-balanced nutritional goodness your pup is sure to love!
With 10% minimum crude protein, this recipe contains the highest protein content of the four Sampler Pack flavors, making it the best choice for dogs needing to up their protein intake for maximum energy or for any other reason (e.g., energetic dogs, work dogs, etc.). The higher protein content is from both ground turkey and eggs being main ingredients.
The Turkey Fare also contains the lowest moisture content of the four recipes, which I considered a plus, as it was much less messy to handle than the others.
3. Beef Mash
Comparable to a hearty meatloaf meal, the Beef Mash is a tasty blend of ground beef, russet potatoes, eggs, carrots, and peas. Other important ingredients help optimize the nutritional benefits your dog reaps with every bowl, such as taurine and other amino acids for proper body functioning overall. It is also loaded with essential vitamins, like all the B’s (B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12), vitamin D3, and vitamin A, to name a few.
While beef is packed with protein that most dogs also find to be tasty, beef is one of the most common proteins that dogs can be allergic to. So, it’s a good idea to check with your vet if your dog may be allergic to beef, as well as eggs (another known allergen) to avoid any possible allergic reactions.
4. Chicken Cuisine
Serving a delicious blend of chicken, sweet potatoes, squash, spinach, sunflower oil, and other natural flavoring, the Chicken Cuisine is sure to be a hit with your dog(s). With the second highest protein content of the four recipes, it is sure to help keep your dog fit, their body functional, and their immunity high while also developing healthy skin, coat, muscles, and joints.
Like beef, chicken is another protein that dogs are commonly allergic to, which is something to be mindful and cautious of to get ahead of any possible allergic reactions.
With added water for sufficient processing of all ingredients, this recipe is a bit “wetter” and messier to handle and may involve more clean up—a small price to pay for the nutritious deliciousness your dog gets to enjoy!
Our Experience With Nom Nom’s Sampler Pack
I have been feeding my 5-year-old Chihuahua-Terrier mix fur baby, Coco, fresh food from Nom Nom for several months now. Once I made the switch from her old store-bought kibble and canned wet foods, it was hard to go back after seeing all the benefits Coco was reaping from freshly cooked food made with quality ingredients and actual food. Being able to clearly see the protein and vegetables contained within each recipe was such a nice change from the crunchy pellets and questionable mush I was feeding her before.
Before trying out Nom Nom’s Sampler Pack, I had mainly stuck with feeding Coco the recipes with white meat—Turkey Fare and Chicken Cuisine—to stay on the safe side with regard to her allergies. She can be an itchy baby sometimes, and until pinpointing exactly what she’s allergic to, I wanted to avoid red meat if possible. With Nom Nom’s Sampler Pack, which contains one of each recipe, I was able to test out the other two flavors—Pork Potluck and Beef Mash—without having to commit to buying them in bulk and possibly wasting them if it turned out she was allergic to either.
Luckily, she wasn’t! The itchiness is not related to a food allergy, and she seemed to thoroughly enjoy both these other flavors—particularly the Pork Potluck, which is clearly her new favorite. After trying out the Sampler Pack and seeing that Coco’s not allergic to the other two flavors (and that she’s actually quite fond of them), I’ll be mixing them into her bulk orders moving forward to treat her to her new fave and give her a bit more variety of food.
Since switching Coco over to Nom Nom, I’ve seen improvement in several aspects of her health and overall wellbeing. Her energy is noticeably higher, her coat is shinier, her skin is less dry and flaky than before, her poops are more regular, and best of all, she is always excited at meal time now! The benefits of feeding dogs fresh, quality, natural food are evident, and it’s exciting to see Nom Nom heading this movement to ensure more healthy, happy pups everywhere!
Since 2014, Nom Nom has grown to be one of the most recognized dog food brands, offering freshly cooked dog food made of only real, natural ingredients and giving our favorite canines the proper balanced nutrition needed to live their happiest, healthiest lives.
Nom Nom gives doting dog parents the option to customize their dogs’ meal plans, taking into account the different recipes and ingredients available, as well as recommended portions—all tailored to the individual dog’s nutritional needs. Each recipe is approved by board-certified veterinary nutritionists and contains quality proteins and vegetables, along with targeted vitamins and minerals and no artificial ingredients, giving dogs the highest nutritional value they deserve in every bite.
While choosing between the four delicious recipes may be a challenge, Nom Nom’s Sampler Pack gives dog owners the option to treat their beloved pups to all four—Pork Potluck, Beef Mash, Chicken Cuisine, and Turkey Fare. After all, our dogs deserve only the best from us!