Wednesday 8 May 2013

Plum Baby's new range of savoury pouches - review

I recently volunteered to try out Plum Baby's new range of savoury pouches. 

Plum recently polled over 2,000 parents and a massive 76% were worried about their babies developing a 'sweet tooth'. I, myself, am worried about this! Plum developed these pouches because, in their words, "the sooner babies learn to appreciate the wonderful flavours of vegetables, the healthier their diets will tend to be later on".

These new pouches use ingredients like purple carrot and quinoa which contain antioxidants and they are smooth enough for babies 4 mths+ to eat. Quinoa makes them well-balanced which is brilliant because I'm always worrying about whether or not C is getting enough nutrition.

I was sent: broccoli & apple; sweet potato, corn & apple and pear, blueberry & purple carrot to try out. All of which upon opening I thought "that's a bit of a weird combination!" but we went for it anyway.

First up was broccoli & apple.

This was the first time I had introduced C to broccoli. He seemed to really enjoy it and slurped every bit of it! I gave it a little taste myself. You can really taste the broccoli but there is a bit of an apple tang afterwards.

Next was sweet potato, corn & apple.

Sweet potatoes offer more fibre and beta-carotene and have less effect on baby's blood sugar than the white variety. This is something that I didn't previously know so I will definitely be feeding it to C more. C couldn't get this into his mouth quick enough. So much so, in fact, that he ended up sucking it from the pouch and eating 2 of them in one sitting!

Lastly was pear, blueberry & purple carrot.
I'll be honest, I'd never even heard of purple carrot before and I was excited to try it myself never mind give C it! It tasted beautiful and again, had a nice tang. I think I may try to get my hands on some purple carrot. They contain antioxidants called anthocyanins which help prevent against diseases so I'm glad I heard about them.

Again, C couldn't get enough of this one and had both pouches in one sitting and sucked them from the top.

All in all, both C and myself loved these purées! They're fab because they're in handy little pouches so you can carry them out and about with you or the baby can suck on them (as you can see!). I love the how the recipes are so unusual but they work and it's a great way to get your baby to taste new fruits and vegetables. 

(Disclaimer: I received these pouches free of charge in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own.)

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