My dog loved this container of food! However, he loves any kind of food, and I'm not about to taste dog food to see how it compares. It had a dog-food smell to it, but it also smelled like what it really is! So I thought that was pretty good, considering it is dog food! I feel like a lot of times, dog food items smell pretty awful but this one I would give an 8/10 on the smell (1 being awful and dog food smelling).
I rationed out the package of dog food and added it to his regular dog food as an extra special treat and so that he could enjoy it twice. It was a good portion to spread across two meals and he thoroughly enjoyed it. If you have a smaller dog you could easily split one container into more portions and mix it in with regular dog food. My dog is a four-year-old 62-pound black lab, and he eats a LOT! He is pretty thin and very muscular and he eats about 6 cups of dry dog food per day.
The container is see-through on the back side and you can see the food. There is real meat and you can even see the herbs, carrots and potatoes! That was a good detail; you can SEE the quality and know that it's real food in there, not some ground up mush. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]