Gourmet Mon Petit is a brand of wet cat food made by Purina. It’s available in Great Britain and European Union countries. Learn more about Gourmet Mon Petit in our unbiased review.
The Cats.com Standard – Rating Gourmet Mon Petit Cat Food on What Matters
We have analyzed Gourmet Mon Petit 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 Gourmet Mon Petit in these key areas:
- Species-Appropriateness – 7/10
- Ingredient Quality – 7/10
- Product Variety – 7/10
- Price – 7/10
- Customer Experience – 8/10
- Recall History – 9/10
Overall Score: 7.5/10
We give Gourmet Mon Petit cat food a 45 out of 60 rating (75%) or a B grade.
About Gourmet Mon Petit
Gourmet Mon Petit Cat Food is made by Nestle-Purina in the UK. Mon Petit is just one of the Gourmet product lines, though it may be the most popular. Other wet lines include Gold, Perle, Revelations, Solitaire, and Nature’s Creations.
Gourmet offers a full money-back guarantee on all of their foods.
Nestle-Purina Petcare (or simply Purina) is the second-largest global producer of pet food in the world.
Purina Petcare’s world hub is in Missouri in the United States. The company has invested heavily in nutrition research and development with their own certified nutritionists, veterinarians, behaviorists, immunologists, chemists, molecular biologists, food scientists, palatability experts, and specialists in genomics and bioinformatics. You can learn more about the Purina Institute and their research into pet foods here.
Gourmet Mon Petit foods are complete and balanced for adult cats. They are available in 50-gram serving pouches. According to information on the package, average-sized cats need to consume about 6-7 pouches per day, in at least two separate servings.
According to Purina, Gourmet Mon Petit uses high quality tender cuts of meat and fish in a tasty sauce. Vitamins are added to keep your cat healthy and strong. (“High quality” is always subjective.)
Sourcing and Manufacturing
Nestle-Purina has multiple factories in the UK. We don’t know which facility makes Gourmet Mon Petit but Purina does make their own foods.
We did find a useful page on the Purina UK web site which answers many questions about ingredients, sustainability, and how the food is made.
Purina has a good record for quality control and inspections. The company carries out as many as 1400 tests and checks in one day, at one site, to ensure the safety of their foods.
Has Gourmet Mon Petit Cat Food Been Recalled?
We found no recalls for Gourmet Mon Petit cat foods on the Food.gov.uk web site or online. No references to recalls came up for Europe in general. We can’t say with absolute certainty that Gourmet Mon Petit has never had a recall of any kind but we didn’t find any records of one.
Purina, the manufacturer of Gourmet Mon Petit in the UK, has occasionally had a recall in the United States. However, considering the enormous volume of pet food the company makes at more than 20 manufacturing facilities world-wide, they are generally considered to be a reputable manufacturer.
Purina does have detractors. It’s a large corporation. It does not produce boutique foods. It buys ingredients in bulk. Its recipes are based on nutritional science instead of what would look good on your own plate.
However, the company meets the standards set forth by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA). Many small, independent companies with great marketing are unable to meet these guidelines even if they have wonderful ingredients.
What Kinds of Food Does Gourmet Mon Petit Offer?
According to the information we found, there are about 50 different Gourmet cat foods. Only about 5 of them are labeled Gourmet Mon Petit. The other varieties of Gourmet belong to the Gold, Perle, Revelations, Solitaire, and Nature’s Creations lines.
Gourmet Mon Petit currently offers the following products:
- Gourmet Mon Petit Fish Variety (Cod, Sardine and Salmon) Wet Cat Food
- Gourmet Mon Petit Meaty Variety (Beef, Chicken and Lamb) Wet Cat Food
- Gourmet Mon Petit Meaty Variety (Duck, Chicken and Turkey) Wet Cat Food
- Gourmet Mon Petit Fish Variety (Tuna, Salmon and Trout) Wet Cat Food
- Gourmet Mon Petit Meaty Variety (Game,Liver and Beef) Wet Cat Food
Each package contains two pouches of each recipe. Gourmet Mon Pet wet foods are formulated for adult cats from age 1 to 7.
Gourmet Mon Petit’s foods contain a maximum of 1 percent phosphorus which is double the AAFCO minimum percentage. There are currently no recommended maximum levels for phosphorus in pet foods. Some customers have expressed concerns about the phosphorus levels.
Gourmet Mon Petit Cat – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Product Name||Food Type||Primary Protein||Calories||Price||Our Grade|
|Gourmet Mon Petit Fish Variety (Cod Sardine and Salmon) Wet Cat Food||Wet||Cod, Sardine and Salmon||56.5 kcal per 50g||£2.94 per lb||B|
|Gourmet Mon Petit Meaty Variety (Duck, Chicken and Turkey) Wet Cat Food||Wet||Duck, Chicken and Turkey||56.5 kcal per 50g||£4.25 per lb||B|
|Gourmet Mon Petit Meaty Variety (Game, Liver and Beef) Wet Cat Food||Wet||Game, Liver and Beef||56.5 kcal per 50g||£7.54 per lb||B|
What Do Customers Think Of Gourmet Mon Petit Cat Food?
Most of the reviews we found for Gourmet Mon Petit cat food were very positive. This included reviews on a variety of web sites.
The pouches are 50g so smaller than your average HOWEVER the price reflects the size so you're still getting bang for your buck. Smaller pouches are good for cats who eat little bit – by Lellie Gourmet Mon Petit on 09 April 2022
This seems like good food, I’m always wary of food that doesn’t list the true percentage of animal products in it, but there are chunks in with the gravy and my Bengal loves it, but always wants more! I bought this knowing that it is very small portions, so I am not going to take any stars away for that. I did buy it on a very good offer, I would not buy it without that offer though, as the pouches are just too small for my hungry cat (don’ let that put you off if your cat has a small appetite!) – by Phil reviewing Gourmet Mon Petit on 19 February 2021
From the market leaders to the most expensive brands, this is the only food my cat doesn’t turn her nose up at or just pick at i.e. suck up the gravy and leave the chunks. She eats every flavour with relish and there is never any waste. – by Lorraine reviewing Gourmet Mon Petit Adult Cat Duo Menu Wet Cat Food on 15 December 2017
Bought a box as an extra ‘treat’ for my cat, but wish I hadn’t bothered! Although I knew the pouches would be small (like I said, bought as an additional treat and NOT as a replacement for a meal) I was shocked at how little food was in each pouch! Tiny pouch LESS than half filled!? When weighed, they DID NOT contain 50g of food. 😡 Going back to his normal treats and have told cat friends NOT to bother with these. – by Kenco’s mama reviewing Gourmet Mon Petit on 13 April 2021
My cats really love this cat food so i have to keep buying it. The packaging is horrid, it has to be ripped across to open the pouches and they don’t rip cleanly or evenly leaving a nasty flap to smear across the back of your hand as you try to scrape the food out! Very annoying! – by Kenco’s mama reviewing Gourmet Mon Petit on 09 May 2017
How Much Does Gourmet Mon Petit Cat Food Cost?
Gourmet Mon Petit cat food is modestly priced. The mixed variety packages contain 6 50-gram pouches with two of each kind of recipe.
Prices for the 6-pack boxes start around £1.60 and go up, depending on where you buy them. You can also buy some Gourmet Mon Petit cat food recipes in larger boxes.
Overall, Is Gourmet Mon Petit Cat Food a Good Choice?
Yes, we think that Gourmet Mon Petit Cat Food is a good choice. As mentioned earlier, Purina carries out over 1000 safety checks and quality control measures in their facilities each day. They have certified veterinary nutritionists (unlike many pet food companies) to formulate their foods. Sometimes the ingredients on the labels of their foods may not look appealing but it’s a good bet the food will be scientifically nutritious.
Gourmet Mon Petit foods have named meat ingredients. Plus, they don’t appear to have cereals. This rates them as above average.
The pouches are very small so you will need to feed your cat 5-7 of them per day if you feed this food. However, the cost of the food is not too high so it is possible to feed Gourmet Mon Petit or make it part of your cat’s food rotation.
How Do You Order Gourmet Mon Petit Cat Food?
Gourmet Mon Petit Cat Food is available from many retailers such as Ocado, Pets At Home, Sainsburys, Tesco, and Vetshop. You can also but it online through Purina in the UK.