Purina has one of the best names in the per food industry and Beneful has had a long following from pet owners of the years. Beneful must be one of the best selling brands that they have made and marketed as a middle budget pet food.
The only problem with Beneful is that it is full of grain and by-products and this is not normally what consumers really want. The main and biggest ingredient is corn which is not a good way to start any pet food product. The protein source for Beneful is a by-product which everyone hates to buy for their animals as the protein is normally very unbalanced when the protein source is chicken innards and what was left over from a chicken slaughter.
Instead of using rice they have opted for rice flour which degrades the nutritional value of the product even more. They have added some beef but this is in minute amounts as listed. They have also added sugar to the package and this has its own problems as dogs are not suppose to eat refined sugar.
Ingredients: Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), rice flour, beef, soy flour, sugar, sorbitol, tricalcium phosphate, water, salt, phosphoric acid, animal digest, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, sorbic acid (a preservative), L-Lysine monohydrochloride, dried peas, dried carrots, calcium carbonate, calcium propionate (a preservative), choline chloride, added color (Yellow 5, Red 40, Yellow 6, Blue 2), DL-Methionine, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin B-12 supplement, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, copper sulfate, biotin, garlic oil, thiamine hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, sodium selenite.