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KLN Family Brands Are Us!

Sep 26, 2014 | Blog

Kenny and Charlie Nelson.

Not only does the Nelson family of Perham, Minnesota make pet food under the name Tuffy’s, (remember that was the nickname for Darrell Nelson, who started the company) but they also manufacture some human foods.  Just to get the family tree straight, Darrell (Tuffy) Nelson had a son Kenny and Kenny has a son, Charlie Nelson. Kenny and Charlie run the businesses today.

There are four separate factories; Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods,  Kenny’s Candy Company and NutHead’s Chocolate Factory.  All of these enterprises are  part of the KLN Family Brands and all of the products are labeled with the KLN Family Brands logo. You probably did not know that KLN is us!

That means you may not realize that some of our newer products, such as our Natural Planet grain free dog foods  or the “Larry the Cable Guy” treats are made by Tuffy’s. Take the Larry the Cable Guy treats for example.

They are great, high quality, treats like our NutriSource ones; made from real meats, chicken or salmon, with  no corn, wheat, soy or byproducts, but since the package does not say the familiar name, NutriSource, you may overlook them not knowing that we are making them.  They are a really great price and a portion of the sales goes to Larry’s foundation, “Git R Done,” which helps families in need.

So, be on the lookout for our KLN Family brands logo so you don’t miss any of our new Tuffy’s Pet Foods products.

What does KLN stand for? It’s Kenny’s full name – Kenneth Leon Nelson!



  1. Barbara Sue Marks Parrish

    My chihuahua is hooked on Larry the Cable Guy’s Git’r’Done treats. Where can I find them? My life–if not my fingers–is in mortal danger. I love the notion of contributing to the foundation but, if there are other tiny morsels made to the LTCG standard, please tell me how to buy them. Our pet supply store is Dog Town in Sebring, FL–they can’t find these treats any more either. Please help or my dogs will hunt you down and lick you.
    Barbara the Chihuahua Gal

    • nutriblogger

      Dear Barbara,

      So glad your little one likes the treats. I’m sorry to hear however that you are having problems finding them. I left a message with DogTown and have put in a call to your local sales representative to find out more about why your store can’t find them. In the meantime, there is another option for you. We have another great treat, called NutriSource Soft and Tender treats, that come in three flavors, salmon, chicken and lamb. These are the same formulation as the treats we packaged and labled for Larry the Cable Guy! So, my first recommendation, is to see if your local store has the Soft and Tender treats, or can special order them in for you. If they can’t special order the treats, try going to our website, http://www.nutrisourcepetfoods.com, click on the “where to buy” button under Nutrisource, and see if there are other nearby stores that you could call that may stock the treats or special order them for you. Normally, most any store can get a food or treat delivered in the following week. Hope this helps.

  2. Paul Richard Sr

    I tried all of the above to find the salmon variety in either the 4 or 24 oz sizes. the local strore in Ware Ma tells me they are discontinued. She checked this with her supplier at least twice. Whats up? gone or available?

    My two Chihuahuas will not be as kind as the lady above's will


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