“ Brand: Cow & Gate / Age: 4 months „
With developments at home as they have been these last couple of days I am really pleased that I have a good stock of these Cow & Gate products in and that I further stocked up on my online shop yesterday. Isolation means no nipping into Tescos to get baby food. And thank goodness for online shopping! So, usually I try the cook as much of my sons food myself as I can, but while we are out I generally take jars of food and always have one of the Cow & Gate puddings in my bag. ~ Ingredients ~ Cow & Gate Baby Balance Apples & Custard contains 1 medium apple (96%), milk powder, ground rice, vanilla extract and Vitamin C. There are no artificial additives in this product and each 100g pot is equal to one portion of fruit and contains 1/3 of a childs' daily Vitamin C. ~ Smell, Texture, Appearance and Taste ~ Not suprisingly, this pudding smells very fruity and strongly of apples and there is certainly an aroma of vanilla. It is a very pleasant smell. The product is a creamy yellow colour in appearance and completely smooth in texture with no bits. I always try my sons food, just to make sure, and always seem to enjoy his puddings. This is no exception. It tastes wonderful. The apple is a very strong flavour with a hint of custard from the combination of the remaining ingredients. It was very welcome on the palette. The little man really enjoyed this too and it gets his approval! ~ Cost ~ I have seen these stocked in Boots, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsburys. The price seems to be about the same at all of these places at £1.69 for 4 100g pots. Recently at Asda I have seen these on multibuy at 2 packs for £3.00 and Tesco and Boots at 3 packs for £3.50. For me Boots is the best offer as they offer more points rewards on their products. ~ Will I continue to buy them? ~ Yes. Definitely. Although they are fairly costly even on multibuy offers, I think that they are great value for money. My son enjoys them and never leaves a scrap in the pot. They are very handy and convenient. They can be stored in a cool dry place, with no need for refridgeration so I just throw one into my handbag when we go anywhere for a quick snack or as a pudding at a meal time. They can be refridgerated for up to 48 hours once opened, but I have never needed to do this. I think even if your little one did not finish this you would be happy to do so yourself. These are also suitable for all ages and stages of the weaning diet from 4 months onwards. ~ Overall ~ Yes they are pricey but I will continue to buy them. I am really pleased with having lots in at the moment as we are using them a lot at home. Full marks from me, despite the price.