An updated look

We are in the throes of revising this website so it appears on all sorts of devices, from your desktop while working to your cell phone while driving.

Tilbert chewing fresh fennel will no longer be our featured bunny at the top of the page, especially since so many others have joined the warren.

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Guaranteed Analysis

Last November, we completed the last of the requirements for Guaranteed Analysis of our products. All pet food labels require a guaranteed analysis on the label to advise the purchaser of the product’s nutrient content. The only exception is for products that do not and are not intended to provide protein, fat or fiber (for example, vitamin and mineral supplements), in which case the product is exempt from guarantees for those components. Previously, Washington State had not required this of treat manufacturers. However, we are now proud labelers of our own GA stickers and holder of all the documentation that the independent laboratory produced for us. 140130-GA stciker

Look for this label to know that the moisture, fiber, fat and protein are guaranteed on every Bunny Biscotti you feed your furry one.

Guaranteed Analysis here we come!

Ten pounds of Bunny Biscotti all packaged up and ready to be shipped for Guaranteed Analysis. Soon we’ll be labeling all of our products with Fiber, Fat, Protein and Moisture. Thank the Bunny on the Moon we did not have to actually form each for testing, and could simply send in bulk bags!

Being the only treat on the market made with whole hay and no added sugars, fats, or animal products, we are expecting to knock it out of the ballpark in the Fiber category.

Packed up and ready for guarantee analysis!
Packed up and ready for guarantee analysis!

Bunfectionary now at Pioneer Pet Feed and Supply

UPDATE: No longer available here.

Bunfectionary products are now at Pioneer Pet Feed and Supply in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Located at 87 & 1/2 South Washington Street, Seattle’s only vintage pet supply store. It may been the first fire-roof building after the Great Seattle Fire.  Proprietor David sources great local and natural products from treats and feed to adorable catnip filled burlap “animals” printed with veggie dyes.

 

Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly

The NY Times featured an article today about the effects of organic produce on fruit flies v conventional produce on fruit flies.

When Ria Chhabra, a middle school student near Dallas, heard her parents arguing about the value of organic foods, she was inspired to create a science fair project to try to resolve the debate.

Three years later, Ria’s exploration of fruit flies and organic foods has not only raised some provocative questions about the health benefits of organic eating, it has also earned the 16-year-old top honors in a national science competition, publication in a respected scientific journal and university laboratory privileges normally reserved for graduate students.

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Ria Chhabra stands in front of her project.Courtesy of Ria ChhabraRia Chhabra stands in front of her project.

The research, titled “Organically Grown Food Provides Health Benefits toDrosophila melanogaster,” tracked the effects of organic and conventional diets on the health of fruit flies. By nearly every measure, including fertility, stress resistance and longevity, flies that fed on organic bananas and potatoes fared better than those who dined on conventionally raised produce.

Read more here.

 

Frosted Biscotti

Our “frosted” biscotti are now available at Bunny Bytes. Banana Bunny Biscotti is frosted with a puree of carrot, beet, or parsley in our new flower shape. Our testers seem to prefer this shape as it is easier to grab and run–talking to you Tilbert, Flower and Buttercup!

 

Xmas fun

Tilbert hates car rides, but loves car magazines and cars made of yucca.

Violet, meanwhile, enjoys her dinner of romaine, parsley, and Bunfectionary Chomping Chafe, a mixture of Bunny Biscotti chafe, dried vegetables, and tasty experiments like spinach paper, pineapple glass, and fruit powders.

These custom dyed yucca pieces are bound for the elves at BunnyBytes, where they will be made into fun chew toys. We just made the switch from spinach to parsley for the green, and met with eight paws up from Tilbert and Violet. And the red–not as purple as the picture–is made from beets and their own wild blackberries.

Custom yucca pieces with berry/beets and parsley.

Bunny macarons for us

This is our first attempt at the bunny-shaped macarons.

Macarons prior to being baked–not really this pink.
The finished macarons , with Tilbert in the far right corner, and Violet with her arched eyebrows in the foreground. In the office, Violet often cocks one ear at me, and keeps the other towards the outside. Made some lemon macarons as well.

Next time, we will lower heat, and try a white buttercream. Too many cecal pellets and bunny poops sort of turn me off of chocolate bunny butts.