Goodest cat food is a relatively new brand made in the Philippines. The brand is produced by the country’s leading canned tuna company, Century Pacific Food Inc. Goodest meets AAFCO guidelines and it’s locally-made in the Philippines which makes it stand out in a market where other cat foods are imported. Learn more about Goodest cat food in our unbiased review.
The Cats.com Standard – Rating Goodest Cat Food on What Matters
We have analyzed Goodest cat food and rated it according to our standards here at Cats.com. Our grades are based on the species-appropriateness of the food, the quality of the ingredients, product variety, price, customer experience, and recall history. You can read more about our ratings here.
Here are our ratings for Goodest in these key areas:
- Species-Appropriateness – 6/10
- Ingredient Quality – 6/10
- Product Variety – 5/10
- Price – 9/10
- Customer Experience – 7/10
- Recall History – 10/10
Overall Score: 7.2/10
We give Goodest cat food a 43 out of 60 rating (71.67%) or a B grade.
Goodest is a new brand of wet cat food that is breaking into the pet food market in the Philippines. Most commercial pet food products in the Philippines are imported even if some of their ingredients, such as tuna, come from the area.
Like many parts of the world, the Philippines experienced a pet boom during the Covid pandemic. There was increased demand for cat food though a lockdown was in place. Century saw an opportunity to move ahead with developing their own brand of locally-made cat food during this period.
Century has manufactured other grocery and beverage products for over 40 years. It is among Forbes Asia magazine’s “2021 Best Under A Billion” list of 200 top-performing publicly listed small and mid-sized companies in the Asia-Pacific region.
Sourcing and Manufacturing
Goodest pet foods are made locally in General Santos City, the tuna capital of the Philippines and the manufacturing headquarters of General Tuna Corp., the export arm of Century Pacific Food Inc. (CNPF) which manufactures Goodest for General Odyssey Inc.
General Tuna Corp. has been in the food manufacturing business since 1999. They support programs on fish sustainability and environmental safety and conservation. They also participate in the International Seafood and Sustainability Foundation. The company has the following certifications and accreditations.
1. Food Safety
- EU (European Union) Approved Plant
- US FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) Certified
- CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) Certified
- HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) Certified
- IFS (International Food Standard)
- BRC (British Retail Consortium)
2. Special Dietary Regulations
- Halal Certified by IDCP (Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines)
- Kosher Certified by OU (Orthodox Union)
3. Social Accountability
- BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative)
- SMETA (SeDex Members Ethical Trade Audit)
4. Sustainability and Conservation
- MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) Certified
- Dolphin Safe Certified by EII (Earth Island Institute)
The main ingredients used in Goodest cat foods are sourced from the Western Central Pacific Ocean, FAO Zone 71 (Food and Agriculture Organization). As you would guess, these ingredients include tuna and other seafood ingredients.
Goodest recipes meet AAFCO guidelines. They have been developed in conjunction with government-certified veterinarians. The formulas have been reviewed and approved by the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry.
Has Goodest Cat Food Been Recalled?
We didn’t find any recalls for Goodest pet foods. Keep in mind that this is a very new brand. However, the companies involved in making Goodest have been making tuna and other products for many years.
What Kinds Of Food Does Goodest Offer?
At this time Goodest makes three wet cat food recipes. The foods come in 85-gram pouches.
The three flavors currently available include: Chicken Chomp (chicken meat is the first ingredient); Tender Tuna (tuna is the first ingredient); and Meaty Mackerel (sardine is the first ingredient, followed by tuna and then mackerel).
The foods include soybean oil, wheat gluten, and coloring agents. The chicken recipe includes sugar.
All three foods are formulated for all life stages.
Goodest Cat Food– Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Product Name||Food Type||Primary Protein||Calories||Price||Our Grade|
|Goodest Chicken Chomp cat food||Wet||Chicken||46 kcal per 100g||$2.56 per lb||B-|
|Goodest Tender Tuna cat food (pate)||Wet||Tuna||46 kcal per 100g||$2.61 per lb||B-|
|Goodest Meaty Mackerel Pate with Chunks Cat Food||Wet||Sardine, Tuna, Mackerel||46 kcal per 100g||$2.61 per lb||B-|
What Do Customers Think Of Goodest Cat Food?
Goodest cat food is a new brand made in the Philippines. The reviews we found were mostly local but the majority of them were enthusiastic.
Fast shipment. good quality product. cost effective. goodest cat tender tuna pack is so much loved by our cats. will order once the stocks runs out. – by Angelita B. reviewing Goodest Cat Tender Tuna on 28 Jun 2022
Placed order on june 8, items got delivered on june 10. cats love this as supplement to their usual aozi dry cat food. good deal also. -Shelley V. reviewing Goodest Cat Tender Tuna on 10 Jun 2022
We found a few 3 and 4 star reviews but they were not in English. We didn’t find any lower ratings.
The products were packed nicely and securely. My only problem is hindi bet ng mga amo ko 🙁 hahahaha yung isang pusa ko sabaw lang kinain tas yung isa tumikim lang 😆
This is the translation we found: My owners don’t bet 🙁 hahahaha one of my cats only ate soup and the other one only tasted it -by angel Goodest Cat Tender Tuna 09 Mar 2022
How Much Does Goodest Cat Food Cost?
Goodest cat foods, in 85-gram pouches, is sold for about P25 (about U.S. $0.50). According to Goodest, that is at least 17 percent less than similar foreign brands.
The pouches are sold in singles or in bundles. You can buy same-food bundles or variety paks.
Overall, Is Goodest Cat Food A Good Choice?
Goodest cat foods are comparable to foods such as Whiskas and Sheba. They appear to have some good quality meat and fish protein but they also contain some ingredients that might cause you to think twice before buying them.
These products are locally-made in the Philippines. They are also low in cost. If you are in the Philippines and you are looking for a budget cat food, Goodest would be a food to consider.
How Do You Order Goodest Cat Food?
In the Philippines you can buy Goodest cat foods online through Lazada, Shopee and Pet Warehouse. They are also available through Waltermart Supermarkets, select Robinsons Supermarkets, and select Pet House branches in Quezon City (Katipunan, Teacher’s Village, Timog, Don Antonio).