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Cow & Gate Frutapura Apple & Pear

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Brand: Cow & Gate / Age: 4 months

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      22.06.2013 17:33
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      100% fruit puree suitable from 4-36 months

      My daughter absolutely loves fruit and would eat it for every single meal if I let her. She loves all fruit and we have yet to find one she does not enjoy. The very first puree she ever had was Cow and Gate Apple and Pear 100% fruit puree and she instantly loved it and wanted more. The packaging has changed from the picture shown it is now largely red with pictures of the fruits contained and not longer contains the word Frutapura. You get 4x 100g pots in a pack and each pack is equivalent to one of the recommended 5 a day and contain no added sugar. The pots are plastic yoghurt style pots with peel off lid. The fruit pots are suitable from 4-36 months. They are widely available from supermarkets, chemists and online and cost around £2.39 for a pack of 4. There are lots of other flavours in the range including; Apple, Apricot and Strawberry, Apple and Banana, Fruit Cocktail etc. The fruit itself is smooth and pureed to the consistency of yoghurt and does not contain any artificial flavourings, colourings, preservatives or sweeteners. The puree smells exactly as you would expect apple and pear to smell. My daughter loves the taste and unlike many baby foods they do taste appealing and exactly as you would expect Apple and Pear to taste. Unlike many purees these do not stain, and can easily be washed out of clothes if your messy eater gets it everywhere. I love that these are so easy to slip into our baby bag, and that a pot is the perfect portion size. My daughter loves them and I can see her enjoying these for quite some time to come. They are aimed at children upto 3 and I can see her enjoying these still then. We have tried nearly all of the flavours in the range including those also containing baby rice and they are always a hit. Highly recommend for babies and toddlers alike as both a snack or dessert. This review also appears on CIAO under the same username.

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        01.11.2008 00:26
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        A really healthy snack or pudding! yummy too...

        These are great as a snack or a pudding for babies! they contain 100% fruit and are suitable from 4 months. It say 4-36 month on the packaging but i would happily eat a tub of this as a snack, a healthy one for that! Asda have them priced at £1.43 per pack of 4 or at the minute they have a multi save on for the cow and gate range and the hipp equivalent, the multi save is 3 pack for £3, and they are well worth the money. The pots contain no preservatives, no artificial flavourings or colourings and they are gluten free. They do contain added vitamin c, I love giving my little boy these as they havent got any additives just fruit and vitamins!!! (Apple (65%), Pear (28%), Concentrated Apple Juice (7%), Vitamin C). The pots can be served warm or at room temperature and you can serve from the tub or you can transfer the required amount into a clean bowl and the remains you can keep refrigerated for upto 48 hours!!! Obviously puree-ing some fresh fruit is beieved to be better for your baby when they are onto solids but by the ingredients in these tubs i'm happy giving these to my little boy, they are extremely handy and its reassuring to know theres nothing but goodness in them!

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        13.10.2008 21:00
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        Great range with the reassurance its 100% fruit would recommend to everyone

        Theres are absolutely fab. They are made by Cow and gate and are basically 100% fruit pureed down to a smooth consistency for little ones. There are four yoghurt sized cartons in every pack and the ange range is suitable from around 4 months to 3 years. They cost around £1.70 a pack which i dont think is too bad and it saves the mess of having to boil and blend the fruit yourself. When i first tried these i used to give my little ones them as snacks or puddings after their meal, i have twins and to start with there was enough for them to share one carton. I felt so much at ease using these just for the simple fact that they are 100% and i even checked on the ingredients which confirmed it. theres quite a variety of the frutapura on the shelves, lots of different flavours, my girls favourite has to be the banana, peach and strawberry one. Now there that little bit older they usually have fresh fruit as a finger food so i tend put these cartons in their weetabix or porridge just to add a bit of a different taste and variety each day. I will still be buying these for a long while yet and definately recommend them 100% even mummy likes them too lol

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        18.07.2008 16:27
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        A great option for when making home purrees is not practical

        My 9 month old daughter absolutely loves these and to be honest so does this mummy. When you start to wean your little one you are full of good intentions about buying your own fresh food and making your own purrees and then the little one starts getting a bit more adventurous and you perhaps go back to work and need to make life a little easier. That's when I found the Frutpura range. Apple and pear purree is my daughter's favourite desert, but cooking apples and pears, waiting for them to cool, blending and then freezing only to have to remember to unfreeze prior to use was becoming a bit of a chore. Then in Sainsbury's I spotted the fruitpura range. Doing the obligatory "mum check" I looked at the ingredients and was delighted that they contain (per pot) 1 x apple, 1/2 x pear, 1 1/2 teaspoons of apple juice and vitamin C. Basically, an enhanced version of the home made apple and pear purree, but in a convenient little pot. The pots are roughly the size of yoghurt pots and can be recycled (so yet another reason to feel good) the packaging can also be recycled. They can live in the cupboard or the fridge and I always keep one in the changing bag for those "hunger emergencies". During the teething stage these really helped - I kept them in the fridge so they were nice and cold on my daughter's gums. She refused all food unless it was cold so for a few days she lived on frutpura and fromage frais - at least with these I knew each pot counted as 1 of her 5 a day fruit / veg allowance. They sell for around £1.60 for 4 pots, but are often on offer in Sainsbury's for 3 for £3.50 and there is a wide choice of flavours. They have also won a Mother & Baby Gold Award in the best baby food/drink category. They can be used from 4 months until 36 months (although I have found that one mixed in with a bowl of porridge is yummy and this 31 year old may well still buy them for that reason alone).

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      Fruit puree made from apple & pear with vitamin C.