Monday, August 25, 2014

Really Riley's

Bentley: “Hey, have y’all heard about Riley’s Organic Dog Treats?  He makes super tasty treats in two sizes and two flavors.  I’m not saying that Riley and I are really great friends.  All I am saying is that Riley sent me bags of big bone treats and bags of small bone treats.  Not to brag, but he sent me both flavors in each style.  Just sayin’…”
Me: “Bentley, you are not friends with the real Riley.  He is the dog that was the inspiration for
these nutritious treats.  His human dad, Grant Weber is the founder of Riley’s Organic Treats and a second-generation corn and soybean farmer.  His long days in the field were spent with his constant companion and best dog Riley.
Bentley: “I distinctly said that I was not saying that we are really great friends.  You are going to have to listen better if we are going to do these group reviews.  Pierre did you hear what I said?”
Pierre: “I heard exactly what you said or didn’t say.  I’m confused.  Still, your buddy Riley did send us some awesome treats.  He is also a conscientious chef.  You know how sensitive I can be when it comes to our environment.  I appreciate that Riley doesn’t use chemicals like fungicides, herbicides, or insecticides on their foods.  They also have their factory in Illinois, which allows them to source many of their ingredients from the farmers in America’s Heartland.  That helps reduce their carbon footprint too.”
Me: “I’m glad that you care about things like that, Pierre.  Did you read Riley’s company beliefs?  It is a beautiful philosophy.”
**We believe best friends can be the furry ones.  We believe everyone should love a dog.  We believe that because dogs make a difference in our lives, we should make a difference in theirs.  We believe in being good corporate citizens ~ good global citizens and good human beings.  We believe that doing the right thing sometimes is harder, but it is worth it.
Bentley: “I believe that we should get another one of those Sweet Potato Treats.  Good grief, the smell of sweet potatoes and cinnamon remind me of Mom’s Thanksgiving pies.  Please, hand me a paper towel Pierre.  This smell has me drooling like I sprung a leak over here.”
Pierre: Dang Bentley.  That is some serious puddling!  I do believe a couple of bones would certainly inspire me.  The Sweet Potato Bones are rich in protein, antioxidants, and vitamins that will keep our immune systems and our coats healthy.  We know that you want that for us right, Gramma?”  **Helps himself to a small Riley's Bone.
Bentley: “Yeah Mom, you want us to have a good immune system and shiny coats, don’t ya?  Let me go ahead and just grab one of these Peanut Butter Molasses Bones.  Excuse me for reaching my snout in front of you, Mom.”
Me: “Seriously?  Are y’all going to stuff your faces while we are supposed to be working?  What about me?”
Pierre: “It says right on the bag that it is human grade quality.  You could eat it with us.”
Bentley: “Don’t be offering her our snacks.  She’ll be begging and whining if we give in to her.
I really like how the small bones are in these little carry around bags.  They are going to be perfect when we go on car rides.  I’m sure that Mom’ll think they are perfect for training lessons.”  **Winks at Pierre and snickers
Me: “You know that is a good idea.  These are the perfect size to bribe y’all into minding.  I can carry these bags in my new doggie bag.  They are a great size for a quick snack.  Neither recipe contains corn, soy, preservatives, added sugar, salt, or animal by-products.  That is important for you boys.”
Pierre: “Is it me or does the word animal by-product just sound nasty?  I don’t want to read that on the ingredients of something I’m eating.  The Peanut Butter and Molasses Bones don’t even stick to the roof of my mouth.  I get all of the peanut buttery taste without wearing my tongue out licking.  That is the one thing about peanut butter that can be brutal.”
Bentley: “You are preaching to the choir Pierre.  Sometimes, I think Mom and Dad give us peanut butter just for their entertainment.  We need to keep these Riley’s close by at all times.  Whenever they try to get us to take a big bite of the gooey, sticky, lick til your tongue’s tired, regular peanut butter, we will just grab our Riley’s Bones and chill.”
Me: “That’s a good idea, y’all will be eating better, and that’s what is important.  It’s not as funny as watching y’all lick and lick with regular peanut butter though.”
Bentley: “I knew it!  We were just your peanut butter jesters.  I feel so used.”
Me: “Can we get back to our review of Riley’s Organic Treats?  Which one do y’all like the best, the Sweet Potato with cinnamon or the Peanut Butter and Molasses?
Pierre: “I love both of them the best.  It is impossible for me to choose one over the other.  Let’s always have both forever, okie dokie?  Are we following them on social media?  Make sure we have Riley’s as our friend on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.  I want to make sure they know that we love them.”
Bentley: “They are both the best for different reasons.  It is two totally different tastes.  Before we give our “Paws Applause,” I want to comment on the little dog in their logo.  It’s a caricature of my new best friend Riley.  The way he feels in their logo is exactly how I feel when I taste either of his treats.  I think Riley and I should become paw pals, write letters, and stuff.”
Me: “Bentley, you do not know Riley.  You do resemble his little happy dance on the package when you get a treat.  Maybe y’all would have been great friends after all.  Now, let’s give them your paws.  One paw is not so great and five paws are awesome.”
Five Paws

We did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.  Riley’s sent us both Sweet Potato and Peanut Butter & Molasses Treats in exchange for an honest review.  Barking from the Bayou only reviews products that we believe in and want to share with our friends.

 Bentley: “I just wanted to remind y’all about the great deals happening at Bentley’s Bargains.  Just look at the bottom of today’s post to find incredible savings.  Then, take an additional 20% OFF every item with our code MKC-AUGUST.  I am even throwing in FREE SHIPPING!  It’s going to make your pets very happy! ♥♥


  1. Sound like great treats to us!! Too bad you don't know Riley!! BOL!!

  2. Wow lucky you. Sounds delicious. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Anything with the name Riley - no matter how it is spelt - has to be good and those look like mighty fine treats indeed

  4. The ones without sweet potato sound real yummy. We have seen them in the store, but never tried them. Glad you enjoyed them.

  5. Hmm they look yummy but not for me,xx Speedy

  6. OOOOOooooooooh we like Sweet Potato.. in ANYTHINGY... THAT is super...

  7. Great review! I have not heard of them before! Thanks for sharing!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  8. Oh, we thought you were passing out samples. We tried to grab one off the computer screen but it didn't work. Great review!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    "Use Your Noodle & Vote For A Doodle"
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  9. Great review and pictures. Never heard of them.

  10. These treats sound great! "Peanut butter jesters" LOL....too funny!!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets


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