This is a good cat food for a standby if you run out of your regular food. My cats like it well enough but I think it may come up short over the long haul. Grain based and it's not bad but cats need real meat in their diet. The gourmet flavored makes me a little skeptical as well. "Flavored" usually means something artificial so be aware. Quality of Ingredients No, it's not the best of ingredients but it's not really bad either. Check out the protein content if you have older cats. You may want to ask your vet about these less expensive foods. It is alright in the short term. I have used this and a few other less well known brands when I'm in a hurry and can't make it to my regular pet food store. I would buy the smallest bag you can get as some cats are pretty picky about what they eat. There's no point in buying a large bag if they won't eat it. Flavor Selection This brand doesn't have huge selections of different flavors in the dry variety. The canned variety has more flavor options.