Customer Reviews Of:
Himalayan Dog Chew Yaky Nuggets - 4 oz.
Closeouts. Created to be puffed in the microwave, the Himalayan Dog Chew Yaky Nuggets take pooch rewards to a whole new level. The popcorn-like smoked cheese treats are made of both yak and cow milk for tasty, blissful moments that your dog will crave.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Philly Hiker from Philadelphia on Thursday, February 9, 2017These are small chunks that you then microwave to puff up. I use them as a special treat since they are usually so expensive, but these are quite economical.
Reviewed by Senior Dog Mom from Arizona on Tuesday, January 24, 2017The pieces vary in size and remain pretty hard even after microwaving. "Puffed in the microwave" is a bit misleading as is popcorn-like/"a popcorn treat". You expect them to have a softer, more pork rind-like texture but they remain pretty hard. Haven't tried soaking them in water prior to microwaving as suggested by some in other reviews. That seems like a lot of trouble for what should be a simple treat.
Consumers should know that these are not made in the USA but instead are packaged here. Please see below for a note from the Himalayan Dog Chew website.
"We do not have a manufacturing facility to make our Himalayan Dog Chews. Instead we collect the finished product from rural community co-ops in the Himalayas (currently Eastern Nepal and the mountains of West Bengal in India), which use traditional methods in making it for human consumption as well. They are then shipped to our facility in Mukilteo, WA where we inspect them for quality and packaging. We do have facilities for manufacturing our USA made products such as yakySTICKS, yakyCHEW, yakyCHURRO, and much more."
Note: the company freely offers this information on their site and in their You Tube videos and appears to be very sincere and animal loving. However, it's bothersome when a product is labeled "Handmade in the USA" when in truth, it's made elsewhere and only minimally processed and packaged in the USA.
I found them to be just ok. Took forever to microwave, more like 4 minutes than 40 seconds in a 1000W microwave. Worried I would burn them but they were fine. Product doesn't smell when you cook it and it didn't smoke as another reviewer mentioned happened when they extended the microwave time. Both of my dogs liked the treats or I would have given 2 stars for being more trouble than they are worth.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by CeeCee from Wisconsin on Tuesday, January 10, 2017But be cautious with microwave time. First one took the 40-sec time, no problem, second one didn't puff out completely, so I added the extra time, but it started smoking in the microwave and it was still smoking/burning once I took it out. I had to pitch that one. Probably my mistake to expect more puff-out. However, I believe in the goodness of the product, based on the ingredients and my dog's eager reaction to it. 'Course my dog pretty much eats everything... Regardless, it was fun to see her eat it, looked like a giant popcorn kernel!