I use NV Raw for my dogs for breakfast- I think if you can get the chubs of meats, they are fresher-looking, because they are securely wrapped. The medallions are a bunch loose together in the bag, so the air that gets to the outsides of them might make them less pink- but they are usually bright and pink inside. I don't really like that they always seem a little freezer-burned, but it's what we've got to work with. The patties are a bit pinker than the medallions, but the medallions are the most convenient to use. I have to drive a ways to get Bravo! raw chubs, no one around here carries Oma's pride, and while I can get NV medallions and patties, I can't get their chubs- my one dog's breeder gets the chubs where she is, though, which is more practical and economical for her, as she's going through 90 pounds
of it each month! One neat thing- she credits the Raw with a big difference for her- she has a 9-year-old dog with stomach & intestinal cancer that was going downhill quickly- after spending all last year learning and studying dog foods, she put Macey on the NV Raw only- now, nearly a year since her diagnosis (and a poor outlook), Macey looks fantastic (better than ever!), is down to 3 pills of meds per day plus her Probiotics & Enzyme powder (rather than the entire medicine chest of drugs she was on), and races around (with her 12-1/2 year-old mother) like a puppy! She still has to be watched carefully, and does have bad days, but what a difference!