The Best 13 Lines from Mary Roach’s “Chemistry of Kibble”

The science of dog food gets an in-depth look by Mary Roach in “The Chemistry of Kibble,” as the acclaimed author goes behind the scenes at AFB International, a company that makes flavor coatings for dry pet foods. The whole article is worth a read, but here are our favorite quotes to whet your, um, appetite:

1. “Pet foods come in a variety of flavors because that’s what humans like, and we assume our pets like what we like. We’re wrong.”

2. “Pyrophosphates have been described to me as ‘cat crack.’ Coat some kibble with it, and the pet food manufacturer can make up for a whole host of gustatory shortcomings.”




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