Has your pooch embraced the plant-based life?
If you’re on the lookout for a dog treat that doesn’t involve fatty bacon flavouring or chicken chunks, a number of city cafés and delis are stocking just the thing.
Vegan Peanut Doggie Nibbles are now available at Alchemy on Barrack Street, Foxglove pop-up shop on Lancaster Quay, and My Goodness at their English Market stall.
Heather Murray of Vegan is the New Black came up with the idea during the lockdown when she was on the hunt for dog treats for her own two canine companions:
“I have two dogs, Nibbles and Fudge,” she told Yay Cork.
“While everyone else was busy making banana bread during the pandemic, I was busy making treats for my two. Dogs really are part of the family and you can tell people really care what they give their dogs.”
Baked fresh each week using all natural ingredients, Heather’s recipe is wheat-free with no nasty chemicals and plenty of peanut butter and banana.
The idea was a hit and Heather decided to produce enough peanut butter treats to stock some of Cork’s many dog-friendly shops, delis, and cafés so that local dog lovers can treat their furry friends on the go.
“My products are made using Irish oats, 100% pure peanut butter, and other natural products,” says Heather, who sells the Doggy Nibbles in packs of twenty.
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You can also find them on Neighbourfood via Filleadh on bPlaisteach at €6 a bag.
Pop ’em in your basket next time you’re shopping for human treats.