John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: May 14, 2024

Scrumptious from Scratch Wet Review

Updated: May 14, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

Scrumptious from Scratch wet cat food includes five recipes each receiving the Cat Food Advisor highest rating, 5 stars.

This range of food lists tuna as the first ingredient and some recipes include further animal protein.  This combination results in  a very high protein level, in addition to almost no carbohydrate.  This food is a very good option to consider.

Pros
  • Very high in protein
  • Tuna main source of protein
  • Almost no carbohydrate
  • Low in fat
  • High in moisture
Cons
  • Contains vegetable fat
  • Plant based proteins are included

The table below shows each recipe in the range including our rating and the AAFCO nutrient profile

Product line Rating AAFCO
Scrumptious from Scratch Simply Tuna - Dinner in Gravy 5 M
Scrumptious from Scratch Tuna with Oceanfish - Dinner in Gravy 5 M
Scrumptious from Scratch Tuna with Pumpkin - Dinner in Gravy 5 M
Scrumptious from Scratch Tuna, Carrot and Green Peas - Dinner in Gravy 5 M
Scrumptious from Scratch Tuna with Chicken - Dinner in Gravy 5 M

Recipe and Label Analysis

Scrumptious from Scratch Simply Tuna – Dinner in Gravy recipe was selected to represent the other products in the line for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.

Scrumptious from Scratch Simply Tuna - Dinner in Gravy recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

83.3%

Protein

11.1%

Fat

0%

CarbsCarbohydrates

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).


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 2%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is tuna. Tuna is an oily marine fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life.

This item is typically sourced from clean, undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings of commercial fish operations. 1

The second ingredient is tuna broth. Broths are of only modest nutritional value. Yet because they add both flavor and moisture to a cat food, they are a common component in many wet products.

The third ingredient is sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is nutritionally similar to safflower oil. Since these oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids and contain no omega-3s, they’re considered less nutritious than canola or flaxseed oils. 

Sunflower oil is notable for its resistance to heat damage during cooking.

There are several different types of sunflower oil, some better than others. Without knowing more, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this ingredient.

The fourth ingredient is modified tapioca starch, a gluten-free, starchy carbohydrate extract made from the root of the cassava plant.

The fifth ingredient is tricalcium phosphate, a beneficial source of calcium and phosphorus. In addition, this additive is used in wet foods as an emulsifier — an agent designed to disperse a food’s fats more evenly in water.

The sixth ingredient is xanthan gum which is a food additive used here as a thickener to create gravy-like consistency. 

The seventh ingredient is magnesium sulfate, likely used here as a dietary magnesium supplement.

The eighth ingredient is taurine, an essential amino acid for cats associated with the healthy function of heart muscle and eye sight, and is crucial for maintaining good health in cats. 

We view the presence of taurine in this recipe as a positive addition.

 

From here the list goes on to include a number of other items. But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of the product.

This recipe also contains menadione which is a controversial form of vitamin K linked to liver toxicity, allergies and the abnormal break-down of red blood cells.

Since vitamin K isn’t required by AAFCO in its nutrient profiles, we question the use of this item in any feline recipe.

Without this controversial ingredient, we may have been compelled to award this line a higher rating.



Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Scrumptious from Scratch Simply Tuna – Dinner in Gravy recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 83.3%, a fat level of 11.1% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 0%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 81.1% and a below-average fat level of 11.1%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 0.3% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 14%.

This means this Scrumptious from Scratch range contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and lower than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This range of food is high in protein and moisture and very low in fat and carbohydrate.  There are some vegetable fats and plant-based proteins, but this food offers a very good diet option.

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.

Has Scrumptious from Scratch Wet cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Scrumptious from Scratch has not had a product recall.

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About

Scrumptious from Scratch was founded in2019. The food is made by a company called Sustainable Pet Products with headquarters in Dallas, Texas. 

The foods are manufactured in a USDA-certified facility in Thailand and the tuna is sustainably wild caught in both the Pacific and Indian oceans.

Sources

1: [1. Adapted by The Cat Food Advisor from the official definition of other fish ingredients as published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials].

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