Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Best Bully Sticks: Cinnamon experiences a new treat and learns a naughty word

Here I am chomping down on the Bully Stick

I'm on day 3 of reviewing products from Best Bully Sticks. They sent me a big box of things I'd never seen before. I have to tell you that they are habit forming. This afternoon after our walk I just stared at the Best Bully Sticks box until my owner got the message. It was time to try another treat! 

But first, I promised to tell you what I learned about the Bully Sticks. The day I got my box I saw the plastic bag with the sticks. I really didn't know what they were. They looked like pretzel sticks or maybe rawhide. But they weren't.  I tried one and loved it. I was so in to chomping down on it I didn't even read about the sticks until yesterday.

Maybe I shouldn't have read about them but that's part of doing a professional review, right? Ok houndies, here's the scoop!

It seems like bully sticks are named that because they come from bulls. Here I just thought it was a cute name. I read further and found out they are made from a certain part of the bull. What part, you may ask? Well... er... the boy part! I, being a cultured urban coonhound girl, am not even sure I should be writing about this! Ok, here it is... the sticks are made from a bull's penis. Yikes! I said IT. And I learned a new naughty word... pizzle (it's an old English word). It is the same thing! 

Here's what they say about it on the website: "Bully Sticks are 100% Beef Sticks Dog Treats and dog chews that are made from the pizzle or penis of the bull. Pizzles have historically been used for different purposes from walking canes to medicinal powders, and even eaten in their raw or cooked form by humans in parts of the world today."

So does this bother me? Yeah it does but I certainly don't want any of these treats to go to waste, do I? So I'll just forget what I read and continue to enjoy the stick.. No matter what they are made from. So if you want to know more... here's a video. You'll notice Avrum skirts the issue of what the stick is really made from. But he's reassuring. It's good stuff and it's safe for me.

Now on to today's treat. This was round and kinda chewy. The label said it was a Pork Scroll Puff. I ripped it up and downed it in no time. So what the heck is a puff? Pork Scroll Puffs are simply made from the pig's inner ear and contain no preservatives or artificial flavoring. You know, I didn't need to know that (at least it isn't made from pork boy parts!.)  I just like to eat them.

This was really good. The only downside is that I ate it fast.
Suffice to say everything in my gift box was excellent. The only thing I would recommend is that you talk to the people at Best Bully Sticks before ordering. Let them know if you have a strong chewer like me so they send you tougher products. They have about everything including antlers.

I hear they have an auto ship program and I can tell why. I'd love to have one every afternoon. It would give me something to look forward to on those boring rainy days.

Note: As is common in the pet blogging industry, the writer was provided with complimentary products for the purpose of review. While it has not influenced this review, Cinnamon believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest.


  1. A difficult discussion well written, Cinnamon.

    1. Cinnamon says: "You don't think I'll get into trouble with the censors?"


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