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Nugget Comparison Chart

Discussion in 'Food' started by Flutterby, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Flutterby

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    So after looking at the different foods available and finding that the information is spread all over the place I have started to compile a spreadsheet of the nuggets available here in the UK (and most in other countries). I am still gathering information but I have put the basics into a spreadsheet so that they can all be compared together.

    If there is anything else you think I could add to the spread sheet, please let me know, or if you have any info about the blank spaces I'd be grateful too! Here it is so far.

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    #1 Flutterby, Dec 28, 2016 at 3:15 PM
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    Brilliant piece of information.
     
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    That's really brilliant, and so helpful. Something that would be interesting in the next colum is if you could work out price per kilo. I know we could all do it ourselves but an at a glance comparison would be great. :flag:
     
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    That looks brill! I agree with price per kilo too, just to be able to do a quick comparison :)
     
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    Ooh handy!

    I'd be interested in a £/Kg column, and also a CaP* ratio column in addition to the calcium % one.

    *can't include the colon without it being automatically changed to a smiley!
     
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    Just so I know I'm not getting my wires crossed, do you mean a Calcium Phosphate Ratio?
     
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    Yup!
     
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    I'm running off the information on the packaging and sadly not many display the CaP ratio. I'll look into it :)
     
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    Unless it's a bad quality food it should list both values separately as part of the nutritional analysis section, from which the ratio can be worked out.

    I have a huge rodent food spreadsheet on my computer, although I've not made a piggy tab yet. Might have to now (when I get home from holiday) xD
     
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    I'll have a look and work it out, think back to my science lessons! :P :P
     
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    I get home on Friday evening, so I can bash some values out if needed :)
     
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    Great information!
     
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    Here's what I have added, only managed to find the phosphorus levels for a few of them so far. Had a go at doing the ratio but don't know if I've done it right. I've changed the price to Price per KG.

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    #14 Flutterby, Dec 28, 2016 at 9:34 PM
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    Went in to Wilkos today and I was going to take a picture of the back of the pig nuggets, but they didn't have any in!
     
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    love the chart - will be useful for an "at a glance" comparison.... can i be a pain though- would it be possible to have the prices per bag also as the first table? Its just if the prices are the same as yours then it saves having to work out the price per kilo each time.

    is it the Wagg pellets in Wilko too?

    this is some of the info for the Wagg pellets
    • Protein 16.5%
    • Fat Content 6%
    • Crude Fibre 9%
    • Crude Ash 4.5%
    Additives (Per Kg)
    Nutritional Additives: Vitamin A 20,000 iu, Vitamin D3 1,200 iu, Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol acetate) 40 mg, Vitamin C (ascorbyl monophosphate) 200 mg, Iron lll Ferric Oxide 260 mg, Zinc Chelate of Amino Acid Hydrate 60 mg, Manganous Oxide 17 mg, Zinc Oxide 12 mg, Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate 9 mg, Iron Sulphate Monohydrate 7 mg, Calcium Iodate Anhydrous 0.9 mg. *Colourants, Antioxidant. *Colourants – from a mineral source found in nature.
     
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    Thank you! Not problem with adding the price per bag, I'll get onto it. I haven't added the wagg pallets yet but I will now, thank you for the information! :)
     
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    Ok so here is the updated. I can't find Wagg nuggets online, I think they have rebranded to Harringtons now.

    Please note, the prices are approximate as they vary slightly depending on the store.
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    @sport_billy Could you please put this image as the main one at the top of the thread and could this possibly be made into a sticky? :D
     
    #18 Flutterby, Dec 30, 2016 at 4:45 PM
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    I thought Wagg was muesili? I see a lot of it in the main chain supermarkets but I've never used it.

    Can I be annoying and ask if you could add which foods are grain free or best for bladder-prone piggies? I think that would be helpful.

    Thank you so far for this spreadsheet, it's so useful :)!
     
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    No problem. I'm going to highlight the grain free ones and the ones that are really low in Calcium.

    I haven't included any muesli based foods as they are not recommended.
     

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