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“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump

I always find it scary fascinating how one discussion, one email, one encounter can sometimes change your life forever. A call you’ve been waiting for for months, a random chat with a stranger, an unexpected discussion with a loved one, have the almost supernatural power to redefine your future and become milestones that split your life into Before and After. And while not everyone enjoys not knowing what lies ahead, I guess that’s what makes life exciting. The mystery, the unknown, the surprise…

And talking about surprises – let me introduce you to the latest addition to the the monthly boxes craze: the Cat Hampurr box – a monthly cat goodies hamper box.

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I’ve been a huge fan of Glossy Box and other beauty boxes for a while (those subscriptions that send you 3-5 beauty samples every month). So I was really excited when I heard about the cat version, and subscribed right away. So what do you get for the monthly fee of £11.95 + £3.95 p&p? Here’s an overview of the first 4 boxes:

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Alfie’s fave thing from the May box:Cat Hampurr apurrfectcat review

June Cat Hampurr

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Alfie’s choice from this month’s box was… Cat Hampurr apurrfectcat review

July Cat Hampurr 

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Alfie’s fave thing from the July box:Cat Hampurr apurrfectcat review

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August Cat Hampurr:

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Can’t find the paper overview, so here’s one from the Cat Hampurr website:

  • Lily’s Kitchen | Organic complete wet food | Lamb/Chicken Dinner | x2 100g
  • Thrive | Complete food| 100% chicken | x2 75g
  • Cheshire & Wain | Handmade catnip Prawn toy
  • Natures Menu | Treats | Salmon & Trout | 60g
  • Thrive | premium plus dry food | Salmon & Herring / Chicken | x2 50g

And here’s Alfie’s favourite from the August box

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What’s great about it?

I love trying out new things (so does Alfie). And every time a new Cat Hampurr arrives it feels like Xmas all over again. It’s also great way to find out about the latest launches in the world of cat goodies, and try things out before you commit buying something in bulk.

But… there’s one big issue I have with it

The wet cat food samples. Honestly, I think all the wet cat food samples I got were useless. Let me explain. Anyone who knows a thing or two about cats (and hopefully Cat Hampurr and the companies sending their samples do) will know that you can’t just change your cat’s food just like that. It’s a 3-5 days commitment in which you need to start slowly (3/4 old food, 1/4 new food) and work your way up to 100% new food. Unless you want to upset their tummy or enjoy cleaning up cat puke. If I only get 2-3 cans of a new cat food brand, how am I supposed to get Alfie used to it AND have him try it for 2-3 days to figure out if he likes it or not? You’re right – I can’t. It may be organic and super healthy and all that but if I can’t find out if Alfie will actually like it, I’m not going to buy it (and let’s be honest, that’s the whole point of the box for the brands taking part in it). Even if I were to use it as a small supplement to his normal food, it’s still a hassle. To be fair, only 2 out of the 4 boxes included wet cat food, but still, I’d really rather have something else instead of those wet food samples.

The conclusion…

Despite the wet cat food sample issue, I think Cat Hampurr is great and would definitely recommend you try it. At least for a couple of months to see if you like it. It’s not cheap, but if you & your lovely cat enjoy trying out new things, this is definitely something worth exploring.

Have you tried Cat Hampurr or anything similar? Let me know in the comments below.