“ Brand: Cow & Gate / Age: 4 months „
I have used these fruit puree pots since we first started weaning our nearly 3 year old daughter and we still use them now for both my youngest and eldest who is now 6 as I believe fruit in children's diets is important and these are a great way to get the girls to accept different fruits.
The fruit pots come in a variety of flavour and costs £1.79 for a pack of 4 however I wait until they are on offer which is generally 2 for £3 although occasionally they come up at 3 for £3 which is great value.
The puree comes in a small plastic tubs that contain 100g in each, the pots have a foil lid on them which peels back in the same way as a yoghurt pot does.
It states on the packaging that these purees are suitable form 4-36 months but I think these are great for all age and my 6 year old daughter loves them mixed in with natural yoghurt. These purees are free from Artificial colours, sweeteners, flavours, preservatives and gluten which reassures me these are healthy for my children. In the puree there is 93% pure fruit and 7% fruit juice, the pots contain 64 calories.
The puree is a murky purple in colour which isn't the most appetising but it smells lovely really sweet and fruity. The puree isn't the thickest and will run off your spoon if you are not careful so I use a deep spoon for giving this to my youngest daughter.
The puree tastes lovely and sweet and my youngest daughter really loves this flavour although give her a plum and she won't touch it even though this puree has a definite plum taste to it. My eldest daughter isn't so keen on this flavour but she will eat them if it is the only flavour we have left in the cupboard.
The only bad point about these is the price as giving your child fresh fruit is much cheaper however when you have a fussy child like mine you are happy just to see them eating fruit. These are convenient for when out and about, taste great and encourages 5 a day so I give them 4 stars.
I looked after my baby cousin for a couple of hours today and when they arrived my aunt gave me 2 pots of this Plum And Apple Frutapura, the baby is only 4 months but is proper hungry all the time so they've had to wean her a bit early. I remember my little sister used to have these all the time.
They are like pots of yogurt but inside is fruit puree, the Frutapura is made for kids between the ages of 4 - 36 months but I can't really see a 3 year old wanting to eat one because their taste buds are a lot more strong at that age.
These smell mega fruity, they haven't got any added sugar or flavours so the purees don't smell sweet or anything but they do smell quite nice.
I tried a spoon and thought it was nasty (lol!!!) but I can't rate it down because of that as my cousin, sister and loads of other babies I know can't get enough of the stuff. The Frutapura's are completely smooth so even the youngest baby won't have any trouble swallowing it, the main taste in this one is deffo the plum but you can taste apple behind it as well.
The texture is a bit like very thin apple sauce that you have on your dinner and I suppose the taste is similar as well..... only with plum added to it! It's not very sweet but that's a good thing because it proves that the only sugar in them is the natural sugar that has come out of the fruit, to my taste buds the puree is a bit sour actually but that shows how used to sugar being added to everything I am. The baby I fed with it today didn't cringe or pull a face or anything so it can't be that sour.
I remember when my sister had these she would have them for a meal when she was very small and then we'd use them as puddings when she got bigger and could cope with more food. She loved all the flavours but apparently my little cousin is a bit more picky and only likes this one.
They cost about £1.70 for 4 pots of Frutapura and that's not a bad price because they're 100% fruit..... still loads dearer than pureeing your own fruit but more convenient.
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
What a great little idea?
These little pots are a genuius idea and are full of goodness for your child. I first weaned my baby when he was 4months old as the milk just didnt fill him and he took to food straight away. The pots are full or fruit, and these type are plum and apple flavour. There great for a dessert or even for a mid afternoon snack, i sometimes add the fruit pots to his cereal, which he loves. The texture is smooth and the guidelines for feeding are for 4-6 months and above.
The pots cost around £1-£1.50 per four pots, which is excellent value for money, I tried making my own before and they didnt taste as nice, also they cost me alot more.
You can add these fruit pots to anything really, my baby loves them and it also gives him a good source of fibre.
The pots themselves are 100g's and are made of soft plasic, they have a lid, alike a yoghurt pot, really handy if you are out and around and you cant get something to heat your childs food up, however not so good if your baby will not eat a full one as you cannot reseal the pot.
Really tasty, but very Tarty!!
My little granddaughters very favourite food is the Plum & Apple flavour Frutapura.
Frutapura are basically 100% pureed fruit which come in four little pots like yogurt pots, one pot is one serving and they can be fed from 4 months old as a meal or a snack or breakfast for an older baby.
This is one of the first foods my granddaughter first tried when she was about 4 months and she still loves them now she is twelve months, she enjoys them so much that she points at the spoons and the cupboard where the Frutapura are kept so that her mum will give her one.
I have had a taste of her Plum & Apple and it is nice. I can taste the different fruits distinctly with the apple coming through more than anything, it is not sweetened with anything so the taste is of natual fruit rather than the jazzed up sugared fruit I was expecting. This means it tastes quite earthy I think, but to a young baby who hasn't been ruined by sugar yet I can imagine it would be an interesting variety of flavours.
I have just looked on the box and the ingredients for this flavour Frutapura are simply 1 medium plum, 2/3 of an apple, 1 1/2 teaspoons of concentrated apple juice and Vitamin C. This has got to be good for a babys fragile digestive system, it is bland enough for them to cope with but nutritious enough to provide even the youngest baby with goodness.
My granddaughter eats at least one of these a day because it is so much easier than peeling, chopping and blending our own fruit. When my older granddaughters were babies there wasn't anything like Frutapura and both me and their mum would spend hours each fortnight pureeing and freezing portions of fruit, I honestly believe these handy pots are as good for our new addition as the fresh fruit we used to prepare.
The Frutapura seems to fill her up until her next meal and she is right in the middle of the charts for her feeding, bottles of milk and weight. Her mum obviously cooks her evening meal from scratch but Plum & Apple Frutapura is a firm favourite for those times that she is peckish and she just wants a light meal. Now she is trying her hand at finger foods she likes to dip a Heinz baby rice cake into her fruit and she has also had a go at feeding herself the Frutapura, only once mind and not in the house!
Frutapura is made by Cow & Gate so it is the very best quality and it is also available in many other flavours such as Fruit Cocktail, Apple Banana & Orange and Pear (which is purely pear, concentrated pear juice and Vitamin C). A pack of four pots of Frutapura costs between £1.30 and £1.59 in Sainsbury's depending on the flavour.
The pots are 100g and are perfect once finished for planting seedlings in!