We went to a Petco in Jacksonville, Florida about a week ago. I saw their treat bar thing and was a little weary of it because it was just out in the open, but my sister talked me into getting some treats anyways.
I forgot about the bag and found it about 2 nights ago, so I was going to give Laredo and Dakota some treats. I pulled out a carob cookie and smelled it before giving it to them.
It smelled exactly like a real chocolate chip cookie, so I took a bite out of it.. It was REAL CHOCOLATE!
How can Petco do that!? Do they not know chocolate can kill dogs! Think of the other dogs that did eat, it just makes me sick Petco is that careless!
LOL, like I said, I know exactly what carob is, exactly what it taste, smells, and looks like.. this was not carob. It was chocolate.
I don't know if someone that works there thought it would be funny or if a customer put the cookies in there, but I am 100% sure it was a chocolate chip cookie. It was too sugary, too chocolatey to have been carob.
I can't possibly imagine that a company, especially them, would knowingly put anything out that had chocolate in it. It's such common knowledge that even PetCo has to know how dangerous it can be, and I just don't think that they would risk the lawsuits that would come by putting chocolate items out.
Did you call them? To ask them what the ingredients were or to verify that there was indeed chocolate in the item?
Maybe they have that particular treat up on their website, with the ingredients listed?
The treats weren't labeled as Petco treats, they were just random treats. They had milkbones in there with the milkbone brand, so I don't think the company has certain treats they put out. They just buy different ones.. I don't know that for sure, but that's how it looked.
OT slightly, but since we're talking about tasting our dogs' treats..LOL When I was a kid we had these cookies for our dog that looked just like sugar cookies. I dared my brother to taste one and he did. He said it was good, so I ate one too! It tasted just like a sugar cookie!
Pebbies, I tasted the milkbone ones as well and they are gross. In fact, I don't even give them to my dogs anymore partially because they were so disgusting--I tried one of the ones from the box with the 4 or 5 flavors! The Iams ones are o.k., and the pupcorn is just really bland. Their food even tastes all right. Yes, I have tasted their food/treats, but I draw the line at rawhides!! What can I say, I am a very curious person!!
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Wow, I haven't tried any dog treats yet. lol We get those too but ours didn't smell like chocolate.. hmm.. I can't really see them putting out real chocolate either but you never know. Those cookies sure do look real though! ;)
I have tasted SEVERAL dog treats!! Of course I check the ingrediants before I actually ingest it (you won't find me putting any of the milkbones in my mouth!! ;-)) However, I have tasted quite a few that taste like real chocolate. There are also a few that don't. It all really depends. I am curious though what the situation was!
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Food manufacturers are required by law to state all the ingredients they've used in their product. No matter how much the food tastes like chocolate, if it is stated that they used carob, then it is highly unlikely that they actually used chocolate. Not only this, wouldn't you think at least someone's dog would have gotten sick by now from eating all the chocolate? I doubt a company would blatantly deceive the public only to get sued up the wazoo. Furthermore, there's no substantial reason why they would replace carob chips for chocolate because they bake and taste about the same and are roughly about the same price, pound for pound.
edit - I realize now you said that it was from the treat bar but regardless they should have an ingredient list on hand so they can show it to you upon request.