Tried and True Food Toys

Nobody likes spending money to have something destroyed soon after or unusable due to inconvenience. That's why I'm sharing with you the food toys that have lasted the longest in my house. My top criteria are ease of loading with food, types of food that can be used, ease of cleaning, and how long it keeps my pooches occupied. 

KONG Wobbler

Occupies time well

Conv​enient twist off top for easy loading (1 minute)

Easy cleaning

Compatible with kibbles below 1/2 inch and shredded pieces


Hard plastic can be loud when it's knocked around


Starmark Pickle Pocket

Occupies time well

Soft plastic keeps it quiet

Conv​enient slots for easy loading (2 minutes)

Easy cleaning with treats, harder with smears

Compatible with smears, kibbles, and shredded pieces



Busy Buddy® Twist n' Treat

Occupies time well

Soft texture keeps it quiet

Convenient twist off top for easy, although sometimes clumsy, loading (about 2 minutes)

Easy cleaning

Compatible with kibbles, shredded pieces, and smears

Adjustable difficulty


Buster Cube

Occupies time well

Must shake to load (about 4 minutes)

Newer version have removable center for cleaning

Compatible with kibbles of awkward shape


Hard plastic can be loud when knocked around


Ruffwear Gnawt-a-Rock

Occupies time well

Soft texture keeps it quiet

Convenient slot for easy loading (about 1 minute)

Easy cleaning

Compatible with kibbles of any size or shape


Planet Dog Orbee Tuff Snoop

Occupies time well

Soft texture keeps it quiet

Convenient  loading (about 30 seconds)

Easy cleaning

Compatible with kibbles of any size or shape