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      19.06.2013 18:37
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      Ideal for finger food

      I started weaning Jayden from as early age as possible (with the doctors recommendation) his milk was not satisfying him and he was constantly hungry. When it comes to his food I like to prepare it all myself rather than using jars and packets (although I have used these in an emergency) now he is older I find that some days he needs a small snack between meals and again I like these to be healthy.  I wanted something different to the usual fruit for Jayden's snacks and decided to have a look at the types of biscuits that were available, I wanted something that wasn't high in sugar and that wasn't going to be bad for him so I decided to give the Heinz Farley's Rusks Reduced Sugar a try.

      Packaging
      Heinz Farley's Rusks Reduced Sugar come in a cream coloured box, on 2 of the sides is a large blue box with the name Heinz Farley's Rusks written in it and the words Reduced Sugar written just underneath, right in the middle of the box is a picture of a large Rusk with a teddy bear peering out from behind it, at the bottom of the box are a few facts about the product ad the age group that it is suitable for.

       On 1 of the other sides of the box you will find all of the product and nutritional information and on the other side are the different ways Farley's Rusks Reduced Sugar can be eaten, personally I found that there is quite a lot of information of the box that the biscuits come in and it definitely tells you everything you need to know.  Inside the box the Rusks are wrapped in a silver foil packet to help keep them fresh.  

      Farley's Rusks Reduced Sugar
      Farley's Rusks Reduced Sugar are basically large round biscuits which are a light creamy brown colour, they are flat one side and slightly textured the other.  They are described as being for all ages from 4 to 6 months onwards, they contain no artificial colours, preservative or flavours, they are low in salt, contain no egg or GM ingredients and are also suitable for vegetarians and as the name of this product suggests they have reduced sugar levels.

       Other facts about these biscuits that are stated on the packaging include that they are a source of calcium and iron and they also contain 5 added vitamins, Farley's Rusks Reduced Sugar biscuits contain 20% of your child's daily iron requirements and they also contain 30% less sugar than Farley's regular Rusk biscuits.  These biscuits contain both vitamin D and calcium which both help to develop your baby's bones and teeth.

       I have tried the Farley's regular Rusk Biscuits in the past as has Jayden and I wondered whether he would take to the reduced sugar as I thought they might be bit bland and less tasty for him, I decided to give them a try myself just to see what they were like and I was pleasantly surprised and they didn't taste a lot different in my opinion to the regular Rusk biscuits, I personally think Rusks have quite a mild but pleasant taste and this was the case with the Reduced Sugar version, they had a slight creamy taste to them that is just the right strength for babies.  

      Contains
      This section really is a bit of a warning section and states that Farley's Rusks Reduced Sugar contain wheat and gluten, it also states that whilst the biscuits do not contain milk they are made in a bakery that uses milk.  

      Feeding Suggestions
      There are few suggestions of how to use Heinz Farley's Rusks Reduced Sugar biscuits on the side of the box and these include

      * First Foods - Farley's Rusks Reduced Sugar are described as being an ideal food for weaning, you simply break one of the biscuits up into a clean bowl and add some of your baby's regular milk or even some previously boiled water, you then leave it to stand until the Rusk softens and then mix into a paste, it is then ready to serve to your baby
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      * As Tastes Develop - As your baby becomes more accustomed to different foods you can crumble up a Farley's Rusk Reduced Sugar and add it to fruit purees or even to yoghurt or custard. 

      * As Finger Foods - When your baby is ready Farley's Rusks Reduced Sugar make an ideal finger foo and help to encourage hand to eye co-ordination, biting and chewing.

       The biscuits easily and quickly dissolve in the mouth.  These make an ideal finger food for when out and about as a nutritious snack between meals.  

      Price and Availability
      Heinz Farley's Rusks Reduced Sugar are available from most supermarkets and other stores that stock baby food such as Boots and Superdrug.  I purchased my box from our local Tesco, to be honest I have never counted how many Rusks biscuits you get per box and it doesn't actually say on the packaging but I would estimate that there is approximately 8 per box.  Each box costs £1.49 but is currently on offer for £1.00 (this is based on the price in our local Tesco.  

      My Opinion
      Jayden has been having Heinz Farley's Rusks Reduced Sugar for a while now and he loves them, I can honestly say I do not think he has noticed the difference between the regular Rusks and the Reduced Sugar ones.  

      Whilst I do not like to give Jayden biscuits for snacks on a regular basis I am happy for him to have these occasionally, the biscuits are quite large and make an ideal snack when on the go and are also reasonably nutritional and are not too sugary.

       I like the fact that these biscuits easily dissolve in the mouth as it means that there is less of a risk of choking, I never leave Jayden unattended when he is eating but at the moment he does like to try to feed himself so these biscuits are ideal for this and should he bite of a piece that is a bit on the big side I know it will quickly dissolve.

       I do find these biscuits can get quite messy and where Jayden feeds himself the biscuit does get a bit wet and mushy.

       Overall I would recommend Heinz Farley's Rusks Reduced Sugar as a reasonably healthy snack for your child that is also reasonably priced.  

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      28.04.2013 11:59

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      Heinz have ruined farley rusks! They used to be bigger and easier to crush. Now they are hard to crush and stay lumpy. Bring back the ORIGINAL recipe.

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      29.03.2010 14:56
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      a nice snack for a toddler

      Rusks are a great way of starting a baby off with weaning ad we have been using them with our baby for the last two months.

      These rusks are available in pack sizes of 9 rusks retailing for £1.29p or a pack of 18 rusks retailing at around £1.99p, I went for the larger pack of rusks as it offers better value for money and there was no worry for me about them being wasted if baby didn't take to them as both my other children and my husband love these so it has been a battle to keep them away from them.

      These are designed for stage 1 weaning which you start at between 4 to 6 months old, they are really good for this stage as it is a great way to get your baby used to having a little extra in there tummy other than just milk, I started with all 3 of my children by mixing a quarter of a rusk in a bowl with there formula milk to turn the rusk into a paste which it does very easily and there are no hard bits left behind and this way you can vary the texture of the mix by adding more milk if needed, I gradually increased this to a whole rusk and slowly got the consistency thicker before moving on to other baby foods.

      M baby took really well to eating these and soon got to grips with moving food from the from to the back of her mouth with her tongue, I no longer use these as a mixed paste for her but as a snack she can hold her self as this is a great food to start finger food with as it doesn't require any chewing as it dissolves in the babies mouth when in contact with saliva and is much better for your baby than a plain biscuit which is why I also allow my other two children to still eat these even though they are 5 and 7 years old.

      Using this as a finger food with a baby helps with hand eye co ordination and I have also found it is helping jess with her teething as it is giving her something she enjoys to chew on,

      These rusks contain iron and calcium, 11 vitamins and minerals and have no added colours or preservatives but they do contain sugar.

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        18.09.2009 23:00
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        Always good to have packed away at the back of the cupboard.

        Personally, I think Farleys Rucks are fabulous! They have been around for ages and the test of time has really shown, as they are still a firm favourite item in Mums store cupboard!

        I don't often feed my little girl these but I find them great as a little treat for both me and her. I love the flavour and so does she. I started to feed them to her instead of bread as I worried about her choking on it but these rusks are specially shaped and formed to just melt in the mouth, they are quite messy as a warning, I find bits all down her clothes but they are fab when you are on the go and baby needs something to fill that little hunger spot.

        I wouldn't give baby these too often, as they are quite sweet, although they do claim they contain no added sugars but I don't know. I think they are best as an occasional treat otherwise baby could end up getting hooked on really sweet treats rather than proper nutrious food.

        All in all, they are a great little extra at £1.29 a box and whenever we have friends round and she isn't big enough for eating proper biscuits, I find these a great distraction. You know exactly what you are getting.

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        20.05.2009 16:20

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        A good baby food, a definite hit in my house

        I've just started feeding my little boy some rusk in the morning for a change from his usual breakfast cereal (he is 6 months old) and sometimes as a pudding if his main didn't fill him up enough. He loves them and I mean loves them I can't spoon it in fast enough.

        Now here's where I'm going to sound a little bit stupid but I had no idea how much milk to use and thought it would probably be like his cereal and need quite a bit. But you don't!! I had watery milky rusk the first time so chucked that away and started again. I wish on the box it had given a guide rather than say "add some of your baby's usual milk" for those new mums like myself who have never seen a rusk before.

        They also say suitable from 4 months old. It's personal choice whether to feed your baby wheat under 6 months but I decided to follow my health visitors advice and not.

        On the plus side they taste great (bit sweet for me though), are full of minerals and one rusk has 20% of baby's daily iron requirement. I bought the original sugar loaded version but there are low sugar versions available if you'd prefer. Also there are 9 rusks in a foil sealed pouch so you don't risk all of them going soft after you've opened them.

        Asda/Tesco sometimes have these on offer for £1 worth snapping them up then. But even at full price they are a better deal than the dry cereals etc. because there are 18 rusks in a pack. But to be picky they could have fitted another one in each foil sealed pack there seems to be room!

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        15.04.2009 23:10
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        Farley's rusks

        Farley's Rusks has been around for ages and most people have heard of them even if they are not parents. It was previously mostly used by mothers as a first food for their baby as it was thought to be easy to wean unto solids by mixing with their milk. Nowadays as far as I know professionals are saying it is not a good first food to be introduced as it contains gluten and wheat which a baby should not have until 6 months especially if there is a family history of allergies. But on the packet it says from age 4- 6 months. Also the original Farley's contains a high amount of sugar which will in my opinion encourage a sweet tooth from a very early age.

        I do like Farley's rusks but not for a young baby. I have introduced these rusks to both my children after the age of 9 months and as a snack in moderation. Even until this day my 4 year old loves them and I keep a packet in my handbag to keep both my kids occupied in journeys or outings. They are ideal to carry around as the inner bag can be easily twisted and the rusks tend to stay fresh for a large amount of time.

        They can be bought from most stores and are quite cheap at around £1.09 for a standard packet. Nowadays I have seen a variety of flavours from banana to reduced sugar ones.

        Farley's rusks do contain a lot of vitamins and minerals in each rusk which makes it a good snack compared to a standard biscuit which will mostly just have empty calories. It says on the packet that each rusk contains 20 percent of a child's daily iron requirement which is great because as a mother of a fussy eater who hardly eats anything with iron in it, it is handy to give her. Farley's rusk contains the following vitamins and minerals:

        Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Calcium and Iron.

        I do think they are a great snack and they do taste nice as I have had a rusk or two, my kids like them, they are easy to carry around. They are a good finger food as it is easy to hold the round rusk and they do easily melt in the mouth so less worry about choking accidents. They can be used in numerous ways, as a finger food, dipping with yogurt, mixed with milk or other food.

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          12.10.2008 16:42
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          Great as a treat i however dotn agree in rusks in bottles to help babys sleep longer

          Well i personally think farleys rusks are great! Theyve been around years i had them as a baby and im now 21 so theyve definately been around years lol!

          I personally dont believe in giving babies rusks in bottles or in a spoon if the reason is just to help them try sleep longer on a night. I also dont think there the best first food to try a baby with either as they are too sweet and can quite easily mean baby then prefers sweet rather than savoury. For first tastes i would go with baby rice or a vegetable.

          I have been told that they contain many sugars however i dont understand this as all the boxes now say no added sugar, is it because of sweetners? Anyhow my babies love them and after all we're all allowed a treat now again.

          There definately great as first finger foods as they melt so easily in little ones mouth that its hard for them to choke, which was always a worry of mine. I think they should do a little more variety though as theres only original flavour and banana out, a few more different tastes like apple or orange etc would be nice.

          A great treat for little one though! Can be a messy one as well lol

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          29.09.2008 12:40
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          questionable nutritional value

          Farleys rusks are an old name, been around for ever and their success as a brand I truly believe comes from the fact that so maony of us have such fond memories of eating them when we were children.

          When I had my first child and reached the stage where I was well into weaning I spotted the farleys rusk in the supermarket and felt a pang of nostagia. Both me and my sister loved these little biscuits not just as babies but when we were young children. All my close family had said to me why dont you get her some rusks and so I bought a packet and put them in the cupboard for a while and forgot about them.

          When she was about 9 months old she was a bit grizzly one day and I thought she may be hungry so I got a rusk out and decided to mix it up in a bit of milk to see what she would make of it. That is one of the benefits of rusks as baby can either eat them as a biscuit or have it as like a form of porridge so if you are a bit underconfident about giving your baby a biscuit you can try them mushed up first.

          I was just about to give my daughter a spoonful of the rusk mixture when, nostalgia wafting again, I decided to try the mixture . I was really shocked. To say it was sweet was an understatement and the really suprising thing was I had bought the reduced sugar rusks because I was concerned about the normal rusks sugar content. And I mean they were really sweet, sickeningly so. I couldnt give it to my daughter, it just didnt feel right and whilst the packaging will tell you about all the added vitamins they contain it felt akin to just pouring sugar down her neck. Goodness only knows how sweet the normal rusks taste.

          Now I know kids will eat sweet things and in moderation I dont think thats a problem but when theyre babies I just think its so important to limit sweet, sugary things in the hope that baby will develop a palate that is receptive to healthier alternatives.

          So my advice is give rusks a miss when you have little babies and yes when your children are older a biscuit is never going to harm them but no matter how you market it rusks are a sweet sugary biscuit so at the moment they're not for me or my babe.

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            11.10.2007 11:11
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            Heinz Farley's Rusks are and old favourite. I don't know anybody who has never had one. They've been going for years. I have bought them for all my babies and since I started buying them again for my youngest (9 months) my eldest (5) and middle child (2) have decided he loves them,and my other half too, so the box doesn't last long. Personally I love the taste but no so keen on the texture.
            Rusks are really versitile and can be used in a number of ways; either on there own as a finger food, with milk or as dipper to dip in other stuff (yoghurt, etc), when baby gets older you can crush them and add to fruit purees . When I was young it wasn't unusual for a rusks to be put in baby's bottles but health visitors advise against that nowadays but I'm not sure why.
            You've got to hand it to Heinz considering Farley's Rusks are so old hey've managed to keep the brand fresh and up to date and they now contain prebiotics (which help support baby's natural defences). They are packed full of good stuff but the original variety do contain quite a bit of sugar, I realise if it was tat bad they wouldn't be allowed to be sold as a baby food but I do worry about my little one developing a sweet tooth so try and buy the reduced sugar ones.

            Here's the science
            per rusk
            Energy 286kj/68Kcal
            Protein 1.1g
            Carbohydrate 13.0g
            (of which sugars) (4.9g)
            Fat 1.3g
            (of which saturates) (0.6g)
            Fibre 0.9g
            Sodium Trace
            Vit A 19% RDA
            Vit D 17% RDA
            Vit E 1.0mg
            Vit C 5.1mg 20%RDA
            Thiamin 0.09mg 18% RDA
            Riboflavin 0.14mg 18% RDA
            Niacin 1.5mg 17% RDA
            Vit B6 0.14mg 19%
            vit B12 17% RDA
            Calcium 66mg 17% RDA
            Iron 1.2mg 20% RDA

            Ingredients
            Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable oil, prebiotic (oligofructose), Calcium carbonate, Emulsifier (monoglycerides, vitamin C, Niacin, Vitamin E, Iron, Vitamin B16, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, vitamin B12

            Packaging
            The rusk box is fairly basic on the front with the Heinz logo, a teddy and some rusks on but it's quite colourful too so you won't miss them on the shelves. The back and sides of the box are full of useful info about ingredients, nutritional values and serving suggestions. It also made from material that can be recycled. Inside the box the rusks are stacked and sealed in foil packaging to keep them fres, once opened you can just twist the foil and it seems to keep the freshness in.

            Pack Size and Varieties
            Rusks come in pack sizes of 18 or 9.
            Apart from the original variety there are also reduced sugar, reduced sugar banana & reduced sugar gluten free. There are also Organic Biscotti (which are really yumy but that's a whole other review).

            Price
            I picked up a pack of 18 at Asda last week for £1.00 but now the offer is over they are £1.69.

            Overall
            Although they aren't really great value for money I'd highly recommend these. Baby's love em! Infact the whole of the family will love em!

            For more info visit www.tinytums.co.uk

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              07.10.2007 17:34
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              Rusks are of little nutritional value and can cause/contribute to health problems if added to bottle

              Rusk in full of empty calories, if your baby is struggling to sleep through at night it's best to increase their intake during the day - remember a baby has a certain nutritional requirement if they do not meet this during the day they will wake at night to compensate. Sometimes it can just be a habit that continues. The problem will adding rusk to a bottle is that a baby can develop problems deferentiating between solids and liquids and they can aspirate on thick fluids at this stage causing nasty chest infections etc. Also remember babies have small tummys and are not really made to sleep through at such early ages! Waking is normal especially before they are fully weaned! They go through growth spurts that cause them to demand more milk - exactly what they are made to do. A baby can digest milk very easily (especially modern milks - more like breast milk), they sleep after rusk as this is more indegestable - their little bodies struggle.

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                03.09.2006 13:20
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                An ideal snack for your child to eat

                BACKGROUND

                Now that Chloe is ten months old and is still quite small for her age, we have started giving her snacks throughout the day. She normally has one in the morning and one in the afternoon, to go alongside her main meals.

                We were thinking about what different things we could give her, and whilst out on one of our frequent shopping trips to Asda’s, I discovered that Farley’s Rusk’s were on offer.

                The rusks are normally priced at 97 pence for a box of 9, but they are currently on offer at a box of 18 for a £1. They are available in two varieties – Original and Reduced Sugar. As we are trying to get Chloe to put on weight, we picked up a box of 18 original and put them in the trolley.


                PACKAGING

                I think that the packaging is very eye catching. The front of the box is blue at the top half and green at the bottom. The words ‘Farley’s Rusk’s’ are written in white. There is also a red band going across the bottom with the word ‘Original’ written in white. The remainder of the front of the box has a couple of rusks on and then a red box which informs us that the product is ‘Stage 1’. The centre of the pack has a green box which has a picture of a teddy bear in and the words ‘Heinz’ written in white at the top.


                THE PRODUCT

                Farley’s Rusk’s are made by Heinz and are for Stage one of weaning, which is four to six months onwards.

                Heinz make lots of promises about their foods, and the particular promise they print on the back of the box of rusks is; ‘We don’t add salt, artificial flavourings and colourings, or modified starches to our baby foods’. I personally think that this promise is quite reassuring to parents because we always want to ensure that we give our children the best of everything, and Heinz makes you believe that this will be the best product for your children.

                The box also states that they use the finest farm ingredients. They are specially designed for babies and toddlers and are made with the highest quality ingredients. The rusks are also enriched with vitamins and minerals, which are needed for your child to grow healthily. Each rusk also contains one fifth of your little ones iron requirement.

                All in all these sound as if they would be really beneficial to introduce into a child’s diet. They sound as if they are made with the best of everything and will give my child everything she needs to grow up healthy. All of this though is just words, and the proof they say is in the eating. It’s all very well being good for you, but if she doesn’t like them, she won’t eat them. Anyone of you who has children will know that if your little one does not like something, no amount of ‘here comes the big aeroplane’ will make them open their mouths to eat it. The only way these will be any good to Chloe is if she actually likes them, so it’s onto the tasting part.


                SAMPLING THE PRODUCT.

                Seeming as Chloe is too young to give me her opinion on these; I had to ‘force’ myself to sample them. A difficult task, but someone had to do it !!

                Upon opening the box, there are two foil packages, each containing nine rusks. I open one of the packets and smell quite a sweet biscuit smell. The smell to me is quite appealing. Upon taking one of the rusks out, I discover that they are the same size as a digestive biscuit, about twice as thick, and are very pale in colour. They feel very hard to the touch.

                I place one in my mouth and immediately the piece in my mouth starts to soften. The taste is a sweet, pleasant taste, and I can’t really put my finger on what they taste like. The only word I can think of to describe them is ‘yummy’.

                I also try biting a piece off without letting it soften. It remains quite hard and I can chew it like a normal biscuit.

                So if you are not an adult pinching your child’s rusks, how do you eat them?


                AS A WEANING FOOD MADE WITH MILK OR WATER;

                Step one – Very important this – wash your hands.
                Step two – Break the Rusk up into pieces and place in a clean bowl.
                Step three – Either add some of your babies milk, or some cooled boiled water. I always use baby milk, so I can’t comment on how much water to use. I normally add about one fluid ounce of baby milk, as the rusks do absorb quite a bit of fluid.
                Step four – Wait until the rusk absorbs the milk and softens. This normally takes about a minute.
                Step five – If you need to, crush any remaining lumps of rusk and mix to a paste. You can mix this to a consistency you are comfortable with for feeding your baby. Obviously the more fluid you add, the runnier it becomes. Personally the first few times I used them, I put loads of milk, because I was slightly nervous as she didn’t have any teeth and I was afraid she would choke. I gradually decreased the amount of milk I put in to slowly get her used to foods that were not just liquid.


                AS A FINGER FOOD;

                You can also give the rusk to your little one to eat, without adding any fluid. The rusk will start to soften once they put it in their mouth, and it will help them teething.


                I personally think it is best to use which one of these methods you feel most comfortable with. If you are happy for them to hold the biscuit in their hands and munch away, that’s fine, but if like me, you are slightly nervous, then I would suggest starting off mashing it with some fluid.

                I have given her a rusk in her hand to eat. It does take a long time for her to eat it this way. She puts it in her mouth to soften it and then chews it between her gums. And yes she does get very messy.

                Out of the two different ways of feeding, I prefer to give her the rusk mixed with her milk. This is just the way I feel most comfortable. I suppose it has something to do with her not having any teeth yet. I can also have some control over the amount that goes into her mouth in one go. This I put down to my just being a bit nervous.


                NUTRITION INFORMATION

                I won’t list everything that it contains, as this is printed on the side of the box. In short each rusk contains 69 calories (which is good, if like me you are trying to help your baby put on a bit of weight). Each rusk contains 20% of the recommended daily allowance of iron and 15% of calcium.


                INGREDIENTS

                Again these are printed on the side of the box, so I won’t repeat them here. Although I will mention that they contain gluten and wheat.


                DIETARY INFORMATION

                As with everything else, it is on side of the box, so I won’t go into details. The important things it does state are that the rusks do not contain any added salt, is egg free and does not contain any GM ingredients.


                MY OPINION

                I think these rusks are very nice. They taste good and contain lots of nutrients for your children. Also I find that sometimes Chloe will leave some of her breakfast milk and point blank refuses to drink any more, if I put it into a bowl with a rusk she will take it. It’s a good way for me to know that she is getting enough milk.

                It is also good to know that I am giving my child something that gives her a fair amount of her recommended daily allowance of Iron, Calcium and Vitamin D, to name a few.

                It is reassuring that I am giving her something which hasn’t had salt added to it, or any GM ingredients, or preservatives.

                I find they are an ideal way to introduce your child to solids because when mixed with milk, you can leave it with a slightly lumpy texture to get them used to the feel of it.

                It is good also to use an introduction to finger foods as they are quite easy for a baby to hold between both hands, suck on and then eat. It also gives them something to bite down on it they are teething.

                Chloe seemed to love them – she couldn’t get enough of them when they were mixed with milk. She also had a good go at eating them in her hand, but she does seem to prefer eating them mashed with milk.

                They are not just for babies – I think they are great too. My three and half year old also likes to have one now and then.


                WOULD I RECOMMEND

                Yes. For an ideal snack food for your little one, which has lots of nutrients and nothing nasty added to them – then these will be ideal for you.


                OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

                If you want to make any comments on the rusks, or want any advice on feeding your baby, you can go to their website which is; tinytums.co.uk or you can write to them at;
                Baby Care Team
                H J Heinz Co Ltd
                Hayes
                Middx
                UB4 8AL

                You can contact them also by telephone on 0800 212991.

                One last thing – always remember to supervise your little ones whilst they are eating and brush their teeth regularly.


                Thanks for taking the time to read my review, Cath. xx

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                  02.08.2006 11:20

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                  My twins love these and so do I!

                  -----History-----

                  Farley's were founded in the 1850s as a baker shop in Plymouth. In 1880 Dr W P Eales was concerned with the health of working class children. He asked Edwin Farley to make a biscuit rusk that would be nutritious and affordable for low-income families.

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                  Rusks come in a blue and green box wide red band at the bottom that says original in white letters in it. On the front it says farley's rusks andhas a picture of a bear, it also has pictures of the rusks on the front.

                  -----Product-----

                  -----What does it look like?

                  Rusks are round and a pale cream colour, they are a quite rough texture.

                  -----What do they taste like?

                  I dont really know how to describe the taste of these, I think they have a creamy taste, it is a nice very nice taste - I am on my 4th now!! The rusks are hard to bite but will melt in your mouth.

                  -----Nutritional information-----

                  (per rusk)

                  Energy 291kj/69kcal
                  Protein 1.2g
                  Carbohydrates 13.2g
                  (of which sugars) (4.9g)
                  Fat 1.2g
                  (of which saturates) (0.5g)
                  Fibre 0.4g
                  Sodium Trace

                  Vitamin D 17% RDA
                  Thiamin 18% RDA
                  Riboflavin 18% RDA
                  Niacin 17% RDA
                  Calcium 15% RDA
                  Iron 20% RDA

                  (RDA = recommended daily allowance)

                  -----Ingredients-----

                  Wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil, calcium carbonate, emulsifier, niacin, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin D.

                  -----Dietry information-----

                  - No added preservatives
                  - No artificial flavours
                  - No artificial colours
                  - No added salt
                  - Suitable for vegetarians
                  - Egg free
                  - No GM ingredients

                  -----How to use-----

                  You can use farley's rusks as a weaning food from 4 months by mixing it with your baby's usual milk or cooled boiled water.

                  You can also use farley's rusks as a finger food as they get older.

                  -----Price----

                  9 pack = £1.05

                  18 pack = £1.47

                  mini rusks = £1.20

                  (Prices from tesco online)

                  -----Other types of rusk-----

                  Farley's rusks also come in:

                  reduced sugar original

                  reduced sugar banana

                  reduced sugar gluten free

                  -----What we think-----

                  The twins love rusks though they get very messy when eating them, I think they are really nice too - can't stop eating them once I start!! I would definately recommend these as they are very tasty and have all the right things in them.

                  -----Contact information-----

                  www.tinytums.co.uk

                  0800 212991
                  (ROI: 01 280 5757)

                  H.J. Heinz co. ltd.
                  Hayes
                  Middx.
                  UB4 8AL

                  Thanks for reading

                  Claire x

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                  11.03.2006 23:24
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                  Messy when used as a finger food Tho !

                  Made in England by "HEINZ", Farley's Rusk are the perfect food for children for 4 months onwards and come in Handy boxes of 9 or larger double pack boxes of 18.
                  They can be brough in most shop's or supermarkets anywhere cosing no more than £1.50

                  They are made with the highest quality of ingredients that are enriched with the vital vitamins and minerals that are important in the growth and development of all young children

                  Farley's Rusk make up 1/5 of your childs recommended daily iron requirements which makes them a very valuable nutritional contribution to your babys balanced diet.

                  From the age of 4 months Farley's Rusks can be used as a weaning product and a great finger food for babies who are learning to feed themselves.They easily disolve in the mouth to help avoid choking and are specialy designed for tiny hands to hold, a great way for you baby to learn hand to mouth co-corination skills.

                  For home or away Farleys Rusk's are a great snack and can be brought in a number of diffetent flavours, Ive only ever used "Original" and "Banana" Flavour Rusk's.

                  With NO added GM Ingredience or artificial preservatives, flavours or colours you get a range of nutritious finger food's your baby will love.

                  Ingredience
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                  Wheat Flour
                  Sugar
                  Vegetable Oil
                  Calcium Carbonate
                  Emulsifier (Glyceryl Monostearate)
                  Niacin (Vit B3)
                  iRON
                  Thiamin (Vit B1)
                  Riboflavin (Vit B2)
                  Vitamin D

                  How To Use For Weaning
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                  With clean hands break up the desired amount of Farleys Rusk into a clean Bowl. Adding either cooled boiled water or your babys usual milk mix continiously with the back of a clean spoon until the Rusk has completly disolved and turned into an idel pase. For older babies add less milk / water but for the younger ones add a little extra so as its not too thick

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                  ALWAYS CHECK THE TEMPERATURE BEFORE FEEDING YOUR BABY
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                  NEVER FEED YOUR CHILD FOOD FROM A BOTTLE
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                  How to Use as a Finger Food
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                  This is when the fun really starts, your babys is just starting to learn how to hold thing and feed themselves, itching to get their tiny hands on their own food.

                  Being pretty large and round helps the baaby to hold thE Rusk learning to move his/her hand towards the mouth.A developement in Self-feeding and encourages them to chew and bite on things.

                  SAFTEY
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                  Even if your baby can feed themselves properly there is always that chance that some of thier food may get caught in their ting throats so Never leave your child un-attended.A responsible adult must stay with the child at all times.

                  Farleys Rusks are NOT a Breast Milk Substitute

                  Contacts
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                  You can contact the Tinytum's Careline on 0845 057 0057

                  Log onto WWW.TINYTUMS.CO.UK

                  Alternitavley you can write to: Sue Baxter
                  H.J.Heinz Co Ltd
                  Hayes
                  Middx
                  UB4 8AL

                  or e-mail at: Sue.Baxter@Heinz.co.uk

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                    29.12.2005 18:11
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                    Cheap and tasty treat for babies.

                    Where do i start? Rusks are a great help in weaning and fab as a little treat if baby is moaning before dinner time.

                    *** Stats and Heath guidlines. ***

                    Each rusk contains 20% of your baby's daily iron requirement, they have 69 cal pet rusk and contain no added flavours, colours, salt or preservatives. They are also suited to a vegetarian house hold.

                    *** For Baby ***

                    I've always bought Rusk Origional but you can buy them in different flavours.
                    You can start your baby with rusks from 4 months old but i recommend that you do not give them dry at this age.
                    I would make mine in different ways.

                    Crumble two rusks and pour some bolied water over them, (they mush up better if the water is hot). Make sure you get all the lumps out by mashing with a spoon or fork. Wait until it has cooled before feeding.
                    When Jasmine was a little older about 5 months i started mixing in other things. Mashed banana was her favourite but also a tiny bit of honey or jam. Adding a little of pre made baby jars also made them a little more interesting. Apple and banana or summer fruits. Yum.

                    At 6 months she was begining to hold onto things well enough to feed herself one.
                    When i first gave her it she got frustrated because it was so large she couldnt get her mouth round it. I then broke it in half so she could hold onto it better and eat it without any trouble. She loves them but the mess is shocking. They just turn to mush in Jasmine's hand but it's a good thing really, it means that it's less likely for bits to get biten off and choked on.

                    *** Round up ***

                    Great from any age over 4 months, i've even been known to pinch one for myself! Cost about 99p a pack, the flavoured ones are a little bit more. You can get them near enough anywhere that has baby products.
                    Never leave baby alone while he's eating one.

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                      16.11.2005 22:18
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                      A great tasting, variable use biscuit.

                      Farleys rusks are fantastic. The ways it can be used is brilliant. As a baby my son had it with his milk, mashed up to a very thin puree. As he grew up he had it thicker, then i used it and added fruit purees. He then had it as a biscuit and I must admit I enjoy the odd nibble. Although I found that the sugar free ones didnt taste the same. They also have various flavours including banana(my sons favourite). They are also fairly priced and are now a must have in my cupboard.

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