Royal Canin Mini Puppy (Dry)


Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

This Review Has Been Merged with
Royal Canin Mini (Dry)

Royal Canin Mini Puppy food receives the Advisor’s mid-tier rating of 3 stars.

The Royal Canin Mini Puppy product line lists two dry dog foods.

Although each formulation appears to be designed for puppies, we found no AAFCO nutritional adequacy statements for these dog foods on the Royal Canin website.

The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.

  • Royal Canin Mini Puppy
  • Royal Canin Mini Indoor Puppy

Royal Canin Mini Puppy was selected to represent both products in the line for this review.

Royal Canin Mini Puppy

Dry Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 33% | Fat = 21% | Carbs = 39%

Ingredients: Chicken meal, brewers rice, chicken fat, corn, corn gluten meal, wheat gluten, dried beet pulp, natural flavors, sodium silico aluminate, vegetable oil, fish oil, calcium carbonate, fructooligosaccharides, potassium phosphate, salt, potassium chloride, l-lysine, hydrolyzed yeast, sodium tripolyphosphate, choline chloride, dl-methionine, taurine, vitamins [dl-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), l-ascorbyl-2- polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], trace minerals (zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), l-carnitine, rosemary extract, preserved with natural mixed tocopherols and citric acid

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4%

Red items indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
Guaranteed Analysis30%19%NA
Dry Matter Basis33%21%39%
Calorie Weighted Basis27%41%32%
Protein = 27% | Fat = 41% | Carbs = 32%

The first ingredient in this dog food is chicken meal. Chicken meal is considered a meat concentrate and contains nearly 300% more protein than fresh chicken.-

The second ingredient mentions brewers rice. Brewers rice is a cereal grain by-product consisting of the small fragments left over after milling whole rice. Aside from the caloric energy it contains, this item is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

By the way, contrary to popular belief, brewers rice has nothing to do with the process of brewing beer.

The third ingredient is chicken fat. Chicken fat is obtained from rendering chicken, a process similar to making soup in which the fat itself is skimmed from the surface of the liquid.

Chicken fat is high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid essential for life. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing, chicken fat is actually a quality ingredient.

The fourth item is corn. Corn is an inexpensive and controversial cereal grain of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

For this reason, we do not consider corn a preferred component in any dog food.

The fifth and sixth ingredients are corn gluten meal and wheat gluten. Gluten is the rubbery residue remaining once the corn and wheat have had most of their starchy carbohydrate washed out of them.

Compared to meat, glutens are inferior grain-based proteins lower in some of the essential amino acids dogs need for life.

This inexpensive plant-based ingredient can significantly boost the total protein reported on the label — a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

The seventh ingredient is beet pulp. Beet pulp is a controversial ingredient, a high fiber by-product of sugar beet processing.

Some denounce beet pulp as an inexpensive filler while others cite its outstanding intestinal health and blood sugar benefits.

We only call your attention here to the controversy and believe the inclusion of beet pulp in reasonable amounts in most dog foods is entirely acceptable.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With five notable exceptions

First, we find vegetable oil, a generic oil of unknown origin. The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats in any oil is nutritionally critical and can vary significantly (depending on the source).

Without knowing more, it’s impossible to judge the quality of an item so vaguely described. However, compared to a named animal fat, a generic vegetable oil cannot be considered a quality ingredient.

Next, fish oil is naturally rich in the prized EPA and DHA type of omega-3 fatty acids. These two high quality fats boast the highest bio-availability to dogs and humans.

Depending on its level of freshness and purity, fish oil should be considered a commendable addition.

Thirdly, this recipe contains fructooligosaccharide, an alternative sweetener1 probably used here as a prebiotic. Prebiotics function to support the growth of healthy bacteria in the large intestine.

Next, we find no mention of probiotics, friendly bacteria applied to the surface of the kibble after processing to help with digestion.

And lastly, this food also contains chelated minerals, minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better dog foods.

Royal Canin Mini Puppy Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, Royal Canin Mini Puppy appears to be an average dry dog food.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 33%, a fat level of 21% and estimated carbohydrates of about 39%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 30% and a mean fat level of 19%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 43% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 63%.

Above-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

When you consider the protein-boosting effects of the corn and wheat glutens, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing only a moderate amount of meat.

Bottom line?

Royal Canin Mini Puppy is a plant-based kibble using a moderate amount of chicken meal as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 3 stars.


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Notes and Updates

10/20/2013 Last Update

  • Crazy4dogs

    Have you looked @ the list of Best Puppy Foods on this site? You could look through those as a starting point. Find one that is in your price range, which should be easy since Royal Canin is very expensive, mediocre food. You might have to experiment to see what works best for your puppy and what he likes. You do need to transition him to the food slowly to make a successful switch. Here’s the link:

    Good luck with it!

  • Akari_32

    Almost anything but this. I’m currently dealing with numerous serious health issues in my 15 year old dachshund rescue because she has eaten nothing but one Royal Canin recipe for her entire life before I got her. For foods similar in price, Wellness, Simply Nourish Source (from PetSmart), Nutro Naural Choice and Ultra, Natures Variety…. The list is quite large. Learn who manufactures foods you are interested in, and stay away from Diamond brands (Taste of the Wild, Canidae Pure, Solid Gold, etc).

  • Shivangee

    I have a 5 months old lhasa what can I possibly give him?

  • anita

    I looked at the ingredients in Royal Canin yorkie dry food. The first 3 ingredients is important, the first 2 is rice & brown rice.
    This to me is not a quality food. Should be
    Meat or fish. This company just wants to load up the food on fillers.
    Now that I have purchased this food wet & dry the yorkie won’t eat it at all. Smart puppy, knows better & u should too.

  • Rochelle Tan Oliver Townshend

    I have a 2 month old chow, and for some reason, I accidentally bought the indoor junior starter pack. Will this make her smaller than the usual chows as an adult and buy her the right one? Or is transition not necessary?

  • Meh

    Screw this guy.

  • Shichon mom

    My 8 month old Shih-Tzu / Bichon Frise cross puppy has been fed Royal Canin Mini Puppy since he was able to eat solid food at the breeder. He does very well on it and likes it. I mix it 50/50 with Oven Baked Tradition puppy. What is interesting, is that I tried to switch him off the Royal Canin to a “higher-rated food” along with the Oven Baked but he didn’t like any of the 3 I tried (GO!, Taste of the Wild, and Fromm 4* grain free). I spoke with 4 pet store associates – all from different stores – and they all said Royal Canin is great but has a bad rap and that they recommend it to people as one of the best dog foods. I will keep him on the Royal Canin and Oven Baked until he moves over to adult food and then may try to see what other brands he likes, simply for variety. I’ve read that alternating between foods is good to avoid possible food allergies, has anyone done that? What foods do you switch between?

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  • Dulcie

    Check out the ingredients of Dulcie’e Dog Bowl… homecooked dog food made in Peabody MA  AAFCO approved..frozen pattys.  chicken, carrots, winter squash, summer squash, green beans, zucchini, celery, sweet potato, potato, pumpkin, bulgur, millet, nutritional yeast, lecithin, kelp, powdered egg shells and vitamin C.  Family ownwed business.  Made with love…..    Dulcie;s Dog Bowl….55 Foster St. Peabody MA  978-531-3555  it is worth a call!!!!

  • Ket62

    What did your vet recommend?

  • What is a labra? I know a breeder who feeds the med and giant royal canin to her border collies and great pyrs and is very happy with it. I am not real happy with the small breed or mini puppy for puppies or pregnant bitches. (had been feeding Royal Canin small breed adult and small breed puppy exclusivly for almost 3 years). The dogs do all love it and mine do much better on it then Iams, Purina, Pedigree or Diamond that I have tried over the last 25 years. I have fed Fromm puppy for the last 4 months and am very happy with all the Fromm feeds so far, and also the Earthborn Meadow Feast which is an all life stages feed, and I some of my dogs are getting that. The pieces of meadow feast are too big for small breed puppies though. Dogs love it and coat, and stool are both much better on the Fromm feeds and Earthborn then the royal canin. Plus the couple we had with tear stains the tear stains are now gone eating Fromm grain free, or either of the Earthborn feeds I have fed in the last 4 months, and they come back if those dogs eat Royal Canin.  

  • Has anyone fed the royal canin small breed puppy (labled differently for breeders then it is in retail markets) to small breed dogs for the entire gestation and had either full normal litters, or any problems with misses and birth defects?

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  • Chulbul Pandey

    my labra puppy (female) she is 2 months old. i want know what the proper dite of my labra puppy and what’s the best dog food my doggy. please guide to me plz. i am waiting for your reply ?????

  • Cal2118

    We have been giving Royal Canin Mini Indoor Puppy (originally the ’27’ type yet it has now been discontinued now only available in ’33’) for over two months now to our Shih Tzu puppy.  He was given another brand that the breeder bought, and frankly it was not as attractive to the puppy.  From the beginning our puppy took to the Royal Canin though we need to mix it with a bit of wet canned food in order for him to finish all of it.  Otherwise, we find that his stools are normal. We’ve no complaints about this product and recommend it highly.

  • Sarah

    I began feeding my two Boston Terrier pups this food after my vet, whom I have developed a good relationship with and has a great reputation, highly reccommended it. They never developed hard stools and regurgitated the food many times, in the form of whole, undigested pieces. People should note that veterinarians are often sponsored by and highly influenced by certain brands of dog food. For instance, a good friend of mine asked her vet what she should feed her purebred toy poodle and he told her Beneful! Beneful is a terrible food! On this notion I decided to take the matter into my own hands, I did extensive research into brands and ingredient lists. Like any informed pet owner will tell you, read the FIRST 5 INGREDIENTS to get a grasp on what you’re putting into puppy’s tummy. After reading endless amounts of research on the topic, I decided to go with Orijen. There are many other brands that are right on par, such as wellness core, innova, merrick, the list goes on. Corn is not something that is easy for your dog to digest, think about what wolves eat.
    The only good about this food is the advertisement. They have successfully marketed their food to make unknowing pet owner’s think that it is the best things for their pets. On a closing note, it is owned by MARS the same company that makes candy bars…..

  • Andy

    Thank you for your reply, ‘ShamelessRawFoodie’ I appreciate it. However, I have watched the videos with intent, but I have also reviewed many other authority sources online and offline on this fundamental topic and I have to determine my own decision.

    I have been an experienced dog keeper for over 20 years, the last 2 however without dogs as they died right before my daughter was born. Hence the reason I’ve waited for the right pup to come along.

    But for the previous four years I researched the topic as my boxer suffered from skin rashes that could not be explained by any vet here! Very frustrating to watch him suffer, but no change of diet worked to clear up his rash, nor any ointment, cream or natural substance I could use on his skin at the time! I lost him to several strokes in one day, he was put to sleep because of the distress he suffered. Gutted.

    I think any dog owner, new or experienced who happens across information regarding raw or natural feeding of dogs (here in the UK, I would reckon on as much as 90% of people do not even know about this kind of proper feeding for dogs) should review as many sources as they can on this topic, as there is so much information on it – some for raw diet, some against it (but say cooked is a better option).

    But one think remains consistent, and that is that most commercial food is junk food for dogs! Again, here in the UK the ingredients of the same brands of foods which are available in the States, are sometimes vastly different and we are so far behind America on this subject is it ‘unreal’..!

  • ShamelessRawFoodie

    Andy – I agree with Jonathan “Read some of the comments under the raw feeding page here and google raw feeding to learn why it’s superior.”

    You made reference to “dogs digestive systems”. There is alot of information on the internet explaining how a dog’s digestive system is designed for raw meat and bones.

    Also enlightening is the video on this DFA page:

  • Andy

    Mike, thank you and I will check back regularly – already, there are a couple of good comments.

    Jonathan, thanks for your feedback. I am aware of the digestive ability of raw foods, but my own gut feeling is not to feed my new pup any meat that is uncooked. Many reports, both on TV here in the United Kingdom, on the authority sources on the web and others suggest that uncooked meat may not be 100% safe to eat, including fish.

    Sandy, thank you for your suggestion. This is something that I was considering doing and may well do, as I’ve been ‘window shopping’ this evening and found that 99% of dog foods on the shelves of pet stores here in the UK are full of food which is not biologically suited to dogs!!

    When are the producers of these foods, which call themselves ‘experts’ going to realize that us dog owners and lovers know and understand about our dogs digestive systems???? I suspect a question which will remain unanswered, or shrugged off in some manner for many years to come – or until they start making less money because more and more people are realizing that natural food types are best.

    Thanks to all you dog lovers, Andy.

  • sandy


    Maybe add some Missing Link powder or a Pet Tab vitamin in the homemade food?

  • Hi Andy… The closer to fresh, the better. Same for us (humans). The only problem to consider might be balance. Some of the very best canine diets are home based. But as Dr. Karen Becker says in her video, without proper though and good design, they can also be some of the worst. I’ll leave the best answer to your question to some of our more knowlegable contributors. So, be sure to check back later.

  • Jonathan

    Andy, why not raw? If you are willing to cook for you dog and have the time and money, raw is superior to cooked. Dogs can digest raw meats safely. Read some of the comments under the raw feeding page here and google raw feeding to learn why it’s superior. As far as canned goes, there are plenty of quality ones that have no preservative and have high meat contents. Just read the labels and good luck, man!

  • Andy

    Thank you Mike, I appreciate your feedback.

    If I could ask one other think please Mike. Since yesterday I’ve reviewed your thoughts on your 5 & 4 star awarded puppy foods and searched for suitable suppliers in the UK, but without much luck!!!! Very frustrating.

    Whilst I have yet to go and view the actual products on the shelves of local stores for their ingredients (which I’ll be doing later today), I only seem to happen across information and guidance online which points me in the direction of either dry foods (which I’m totally against, because the ingredients are a bit dubious here in Britain!) or canned foods containing the same preservatives and such ‘junky’ additives.

    I’m completely in favor of giving the pup a balanced diet, but I seem to have hit a blank now as what to feed her.

    So my question is, if I can’t find a suitable canned wet food, what advice would you give about feeding her a home made diet of fresh meats, veggies and the right fruits (as well as the other essentials nutrients like omega oils)?

    Half of my gut is pushing me towards a completely natural diet (not raw, just cooked), but by no means do I want her to lose any of the balanced diet (by feeding her this way), which are in wet/canned foods, which may or may not contain an % of un-natural ingredients.

    Thanks again Mike, I appreciate your time.


  • Hi Andy… Most experts recommend transitioning between two dog foods by starting with about 20-25% new food and gradually increasing it to a full 100% over a 7 to 10 day period. So, be sure not to rush the process. Take your time to minimize any chance of GI upset. And good luck with your new dog.

  • Andy

    Mike thank you so much for this review. I found it via a search for ingredients – google uk, for your information.

    I was engrossed and was almost impressed with the ingredient list, that is until I read the comment from ‘Bon1’! As I live also live in the UK, I find it unacceptable that the ingredients vary from the natural ones you have in the same puppy food in the States.

    I am picking up a German Shepherd pup at the end of this week, (from the United Kingdom German Shepherd Rescue) and I know this is what she is currently being fed. After reading Bon1’s comment, I will be taking her off it ASAP.

    I am going to read more info on your website about food choices as I have the feeling I can trust your knowledge before finding out more about you. Your reviews are honest.

    However, if you could give me any advice on the length of time I should take to change her over to a new food I would be truly grateful. (The pup is also eating fresh cooked meats, so I intend to carry this natural portion of her diet)

    Thanks again,


  • Jonathan

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most expensive foods, per pound, that most pet stores carry. It costs more per pound that Wilderness, Core, and Primitive Natural. And it’s on par with Pro Pac, one of the best value-priced foods out there. Hmm. So it’s not that I dislike the food. It’s okay. I am offended by what they are charging for their gimmicky “breed specific nutrition” complete with high carbs and various gluten meals.

  • Bob K

    Lisa – Please read the review above? This is decent (3 Star) food but for the money you are paying you can get your dog a much better (5 Star) more nutritious food and save money. That’s a win for both you and your dog. If you are looking for coupons I can only assume you want to save money. Remember to transition your dog slowly to a new food. Happy shopping for a new more nutritious food that will leave more money in your pocket.

  • lisa

    where can I find royal canin dog food coupons

  • Hi Robin… Sorry to hear about your dog’s seizures. To see why rosemary extract may not be the cause of your pet’s problems, please see our FAQ page and look for the topic, “Dog Food Ingredients”. Hope this helps.

  • Robin Barbaree

    Just a word to those who care about their pups: After switching our maltese to Royal Canin, he began to have seizures. I did some research about this, and found that many times, dog foods that contain Rosemary can cause dogs to have seizures. Royal Canin has this product in their food. So ask a certified vet what food to put your dogs on. Royal Canin was suggested to us by an employee of a chain Pet store.

  • Hi Wendy… From your question it looks like you might believe we sell this dog food. Here at the Advisor website, we are strictly independent reviewers of dog food. We don’t make dog food. And we don’t sell it.

    However, we’re not big fans of breed specific dog foods… especially when there are such minimal differences between the products. Even though I’m not a Royal Canin rep, I see no reason you wouldn’t be just fine feeding your Golden the RC puppy food for “labs”. Hope this helps.

  • wendy

    Why is there no puppy food listed for Golden Retriever puppys in your brand of food, but there is for Labrador Retriever puppys . Can I use the Labrador puppy food for our Golden Retriever puppy. Please let me because at the pet store they did not know.

  • Hi Antoinette… It’s generally considered safe to feed an adult dog a puppy product but unhealthy to feed a puppy a dog food designed for adult maintenance. As long as your dogs are maintaining proper weight it’s probably OK to continue feeding this food.

    However, ultimately, I’m inclined to defer this question to your vet. Hope this helps.

  • Antoinette

    My Yorkies love this food. Since they are pick eaters this is the one food in which they always seem to eat. However, my dogs are no longer puppies. My 4 lb. yorkie is 3 yrs. old and my 5lb. yorkie is now 18 mos. old. Is it safe to give them this “puppy” food. I’ve tried the Royal Canin Yorkie and Small dog adult formulas, but they like the Puppy formula better. My vet said its ok, but what do you think?

  • Hi Sapphire… Dog food companies are notorious for modifying their recipes when they export their products to other countries. Thanks for sharing this excellent example.

  • Sapphire

    I’m in latin america and here we have this food as royal canin junior mini or/ junior small puppy and it has:

    maize, dehydrated poultry meat, animal fats, dehydrated pork protein, rice, wheat flour, hydrolysed animal proteins, beet pulp, minerals, wheat gluten, soya oil, fish oil, fructo-oligo-saccharides, sodium polyphosphate, DL-methionine, hydrolysed yeast (sourse of manno-oligo-saccharides), taurine, marigold extract (source of lutein)

  • Hi Bon1… Thanks for your eye-opening comment. I was not aware of this practice and find this news quite discouraging. I urge non-US readers to check their own country-specific ingredients lists to verify they match the ones we use in our US-based reviews. By the way, potassium sorbate doesn’t appear to be as potentially toxic as the others you mention here. Thanks, Bon1 for sharing your findings and hard work with the rest of us.

  • Bon1

    Just wanted to bring to readers attention the fact that the formulas in US and Canada seem to be slightly different from the rest of the world. For starters the worldwide version contains the preservatives Potassium Sorbate, Propyl Gallate and BHA(a suspected carcinogen, banned in some countries)

    In the US they have Royal Canin Mini Puppy 33 ingredients….

    Chicken meal, brown rice, corn gluten meal, chicken fat, chicken, rice, dried egg product, dried beet pulp (sugar removed), natural chicken flavors, wheat gluten, anchovy oil (source of EPA/DHA), dried brewers yeast, potassium chloride, sodium silico aluminate, flax seed, salt, fructo-oligosaccharides, choline chloride, L-lysine, taurine, salmon meal, dried brewers yeast extract (source of mannan-oligosaccharides), Vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2) supplement, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), Trace Minerals [zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, zinc proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], preserved with natural mixed tocopherols (source of Vitamin E) and citric acid, rosemary extract

    While in the UK we have Royal Canin Mini Junior 33 ingredients…

    Dehydrated poultry meat, maize flour, maize, maize gluten, animal fats, beet pulp, hydrolysed animal proteins, L.I.P animal proteins, minerals, soya oil, yeast, fish oil, fructo-oligo-saccharides, egg powder, hydrolysed yeast extract (rich in mannan-oligo-saccharides), DL-methionine, taurine, marigold extract (rich in lutein)

    Looking at the UK ingredient list you’d think there were no preservatives.

    However further down the bag, after the Average Analysis % of the Protein Vitamins, etc. It has “Preservative: Potassium Sorbate. Antioxidants: Propyl Gallate, BHA”

    I would like to know why Royal Canin think its acceptable to use natural mixed tocopherols, citric acid and rosemary extract as preservatives in the US yet the UK and the rest of the world have to make do with artificial preservatives such as BHA

    Other noticeable differences are

    The US have chicken fats, UK animal fats.

    The US have brown rice and corn gluten meal, whereas the UK has no brown rice but instead maize flour, maize and maize gluten.

    US has anchovy oil and salmon meal, the UK has Fish Oil (which is what??)

    US has Flaxseed oil, but for some reason the UK has Soya oil

    I started my young pup on Royal Canin because I read the blurb of how good quality it was meant to be and how popular it was with breeders and dog owners. There is also a popular misconception here in the UK that it is all natural with no artificial ingredients. That might have something to do with the preservatives not actually being in the ingredients list or that they have been told so by their american counterparts as the Americans version is all natural.

    I’m in a bit of a dilemma as my pup has been on it for 4 months now and is doing well on it, stools are solid and regular, she looks stunning, is full of life and cant get enough of it. She actually dances round the kitchen when its meal time.

    However I only recently noticed the artificial ingredients hidden further down the bag and hate the thought that I’m possibly doing her harm. I’m toying with the idea of switching to Orijen, but the high protein count is worrying me too and dont want to end up making her fussy or have a stomach upset.

    So what do I do??!!

    I would prefer to keep my pup on Royal canin but with the addition of Brown rice, less Maize and no artificial preservatives as it’s obviously doing my pup some good.

    I think the UK and worldwide breeders who have the artificial ingredients should boycott Royal Canin until they give our pets the same regard as they do to the US and Canadian pets. Or at the very least start up a campaign and bombard them with petitions or emails to stop using these ingredients.

    Sorry for the long winded post but I wanted the UK and the rest of the world to know of the differences in US versions.

    Added to the fact, a lot of websites here only show the ingredients list, which means consumers dont know what they’re actually buying.