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      01.04.2010 18:32
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      a great range of food

      Heinz is a name we all know very well and I had eaten Heinz products for many years but it wasn't until I had my first child 7 years ago that I realised they also make baby foods,

      Heinz to my knowledge do not make a formula milk for babies of there own so for the first 4 months of feeding all 3 of my children I used sma milks but once we started weaning at 4 months old we used a lot of Heinz baby foods.

      There baby foods are made in different stages, the one we are using most with jess at the moment is the 4 to 6 month foods as she will be 6 months old tomorrow, these are blended to be a very smooth consistency rather like a puree with no bits in them at all, the 7 month plus foods have a mashed texture to them to help baby get used to a more solid consistency but they sill don't need to have learnt to chew to eat these meals, 10 month plus meals have bits in them that need to be chewed but are all very soft bits so can be managed very easily by a baby who doesn't yet have teeth and the 12 months plus meals have lots of solid pieces in them but I only ever used a few of these as I used to prepare my daughters a meal the same as ours and cut it up for them by this stage.

      As I have said above jess is currently eating the 4 to 6 month foods so let me tell you in more detail about these,

      Heinz sell a lovely range of foods that are dried and pre packed for you to prepare your self when you need them, they don't need to be cooked or anything you just add water to the powder to make up a meal, I like these and have used these with all 3 of my children when I very first started weaning as they are ideal for starting to wean with due to the fact you can add as little or as much fluid as you need to get a consistency your baby likes and can manage, I usually mix these with formula milk rather than water to get extra milk into jess.
      This range includes
      Creamy oat porridge
      Fruit with yougrt
      Oat and apple cereal
      Sunrise banana cereal
      Cauliflower and broccoli cheese
      Mediterranean veg and rice
      Pure baby rice

      Heinz are one of the only companies I have seen to sell fruit juice especially designed for babies, this may be due to the fact a lot of companies claim that all baby needs drink wise for the first 12 months is formula milk but I disagree with this, Jessie only needs 20 fluid ounces a day of her formula milk but in warmer weather or when she has a cold she also loves a drink and these are ideal but be warned as they are tangy and make jess salivate loads.

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      Orange and apple juice
      Red grape and apple juice
      Apple juice
      Apple and black currant
      Apple and cherry
      Pear

      As well as the above packaged foods which I use for breakfast Heinz do a wonderful range of baby meals in tins and jars as well, there is so much variety in there meals that it gives you a chance to let baby have a try of all types of food and develop there taste buds, there are that many in this range that I wont list them all here but I will tell you a few of Jessie's favourites
      Chicken risotto
      Banoffe pudding
      Chocolate pudding
      Cheesy veg with fish
      Cottage pie
      Fruit salad
      Pasta bolognaise
      Vegetable bake
      Banana delight
      Egg custard
      Strawberry cheesecake
      Sausage pasta bake
      Beans tomato and bacon

      As you can see for your self they do a lovely range, some of these are available in tins but others are only available in jars, I use the tins more than the jars at the moment as they are smaller so there is less waste with the tins as jess will eat a whole one but the advantage to the jars is that you can store the food in the jar for 2 days in the fridge once opened with the tin you have to transfer it to a suitable tub.

      For anyone with a weaning baby these are an ideal range of foods, my daughters have all eaten these and all loved them, obviously some flavours more than others and all 3 of mine have preferred the puddings to the dinners. It probably does work out more expensive to use these than to make your own foods but I prefer to use these as I know they are designed for a baby, don't have too much sugar or salt in them and have extra vitamins and iron in them.

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        02.11.2009 17:30
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        Will continue using their food.

        Heinz baby food comes in a variety of options including dried products (where you add milk or warm water) such as creamy porridge, sunshine banana, baby rice and cauliflower cheese; tinned foods such as beans and bacon, strawberry cheesecake; their own pure juices such as pear, apple and cherry; jars "Mum's own recipe" such as Apple rice pudding and Caribbean pork casserole; custard pots; rusks and biscottis.

        You can get further information about their range of products for babies at http://www.heinzbaby.co.uk/products/baby-food.aspx , the website is easy to navigate and provides information on what products are safe for specific diets such as vegetarian, halal and gluten intolerance. There are also some meal planners in PDF form that you can download for helpful hints and ideas for weaning up to 12 mth.

        The name of Heinz carries much reassurance of good quality for many people. It is a brand that people trust as a family-orientated name. I doubt there are many homes in Britain that do not have at least one product by Heinz in their cupboard. The popularity of a company can be passed from generation to generation. As a child, I can remember my beans on toast were always Heinz.

        I think that Heinz baby foods are still popular today because they have evolved and broadened their range including organic options, cook at home sauces and slightly less conventional foods such as biscotti biscuits. Put these alongside the more traditional favourites such as tinned chocolate pudding and you have something on offer for everyone.

        With my third baby, I decided to follow the NHS guidelines and to not feed him anything containing gluten, meat, dairy or egg until he was around 6 months old. Sadly, I found that although they state their first foods as suitable from 4-6mths onwards that most options contain at least one of these ingredients. I found Hipp to have a slightly better variety and used their jars more often.

        Now that my son is 6 months old and I am less worried about allergies, I have started trying him with some of the cans as a treat for when we are travelling and he adores their flavours. I am wary of giving him Heinz too often as I do not want him to enjoy them so much that he turns his nose up at anything homemade that I give him. He doesn't seem to be very keen on the powdered food and I will not be buying it again. The tins taste very similar to the adult varieties of tinned food albeit a little bit blander. The downside is that once opened you cannot reseal them, however, my son has a large appetite so this has not been a problem for us.

        The only foods I will avoid using with my son now are the rusks (as I heard they are bad for teeth) and the chocolate pudding (children can get hooked on chocolate from an early age).

        I would recommend joining the Heinz Baby Club at http://www.heinzbaby.co.uk/ , they have sent me some free samples of follow-on milk, creamed porridge and plenty of vouchers. This means if you wish to try their products, it will not be a huge waste of cash.

        All in all, I am fairly happy with their baby foods and will be using them occasionally: either as a treat or when we are particularly busy as they are convenient and tasty and not too expensive.

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          19.02.2009 03:00

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          not for me

          Since starting weaning my daughter always had homecooked meals but i always kepp a jar of food in my bag incase of emergencies. I am aware that these are probably the cheapest baby food jars in the market but they do have some yummy ingrediants and although my daughter was fully aware it wasnt mummys bolognaise she didnt turn her nose up at it. As i say i only use a jar in an emergency but one thing what did reaaly annoy me with them is that they dont really make it obvious what in it. My daughter is allergic to peas and looking at the jar ( i forget which meal ) saw no signs of peas on the description, or picture and scanned the ingrediants too, opened it up and it was full of peas, heinz said they were listed as vegetables. I would have thought that they would have had to list each individual ingrediant ?
          They have started to do the mums own range which i think personally is better than the standard tins, puddings aswell

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          02.01.2009 00:04
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          loved by my baby well worth the money

          Heinz is a well known baby food product which is well trusted.
          Heinz baby cereals are a really good way to start your babys day.
          The cereal which i know give my baby is called heinz organic oaty porridge which he has definately taken too.
          It won an award in 2006 from prima baby pregnancy for being the best value, which in my opinion just shows that this is a great cereal.
          it has no added salt, no added preservatives and no artificial colours which in my opinion just makes it healthier for my baby.
          The porridge is suitable for babys from four months however i didnt start giving it to my baby untill after he was six months old but some babys are hungrier than others.
          I would definately reccommend this porridge to anyone looking for a cereal for their baby. it can also be good as a healthy snack.

          The porridge is easy to make you just add the babys usual milk and mix it to the right consistency for your child.

          The ingredients for the porridge are:
          oat flour
          concentrated pear juice
          thiamin.

          it contains natural sugars from fruit ingredients however no extra sugar is added which is good in my opinion as it doesnt encourage the baby to get a sweet tooth.

          You have to use the milk within six weeks of opening but to be honest it will be gone well before that comes.
          Box is not too big so doesnt last very long .
          Is quite expensive for the size of it. it costs around £2 for the box however its worth it if enjoyed by the baby.

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          25.10.2008 23:02

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          there is 2 types of heinz baby food, tins of heinz and jars of 'mum's own' recipes which are lovely!

          I find my little boy loves the heinz, i find he prefers the 'mum's own' range rather than the tins of heinz. But there is so much more selection in the 'mum's own' jars compared to the tins, the variations are more for older babies rather than 4 months.
          The 'mum's own' selection include some yummy recipe such as 'chicken casserole' and 'sunday lunch' and many more, there are a few 'exotic' recipes in this range which my little boy seems to REALLY enjoy!

          The tins of heinz are probably the cheapest out of the well known brands of baby food but the jars are a little dearer than the tins but are around the same price as the other brands' jars. They are roughly about 50p per jar but Asda has a multi-save on at the minute where the jars are 8 for £3.50.

          Some of the recipes do stain clothes quite a bit but i find the heinz range stains much less than the other leading brands, especially Hipp.

          Heinz are probably the only brand of baby food that I think are full of flavour and goodness. The others seem to leave a fatty feeling on the roof of your mouth and my son is much happier eating heinz as it doesnt seem to this.

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          18.10.2008 10:12

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          great baby food

          My son really enjoyed heinz baby food. Being the cheapest brand available I was a bit warey at first.

          At four months he staarted on the 4 - 6 month tins which were an average price of 40p. These included a small range of different dinners and deserts, this included things like beans and bacon, pasta bolognaise, cheesy parsnip and potato bake, carrots with lamb and rosemary, strawberry cheese cake, chocolate pudding and mixed fruit. I found there wasent a wide range of different meals and most main supermarkets only stocked a few different ones. He really liked the texture of these foods as they were really smooth and easy for him to swallow.

          Once he reached 6 months he was starting to chew. I thought I would try him on the next stage. These meals were in a larger tin and were about 48p which was a good price. They included meals like hoops and sausages, chicken and vegetables and spagetti bolognaise. My son found these quite hard to eat at first as the lumps seemed really quite big. After a few weeks of trying these he was fine, he learned to chew the lumps.

          I would recomend these foods but they dont seem to have a wide range like other brands, but they are good value for money.

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          08.07.2008 14:04
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          Cheap baby food, average taste compared to other brands.

          Heinz Baby meals are probably the cheapest branded baby food available in most supermarkets (basic baby food and not the Heinz Mum's own).

          The baby foods begin at 4-6 months. These are pure baby food and some of the foods available are: Chocolate pudding, lamb with rosemary, pasta bolognaise, baked beans and bacon.

          When I first gave my baby these foods he seemed very happy with both the texture and taste. He soon got bored of these meals as there are limited flavours available unlike the other companies products.

          After a short while, My child was ready for stage two meals, I did try him with the stage two's with Heinz, these meals were really quite lumpy and had large peas in which my baby found it difficult to swallow, and we had a few 'near choaking' periods.

          I prefer the stage two's of the other variets available such as Cow and Gate and Hipp with are much more smoother and have the odd soft lump so that your child can learn to chew. The other rangers are slightly more expensive at around 0.50p per jar unlike the Heinz being around 30p per jar.

          I think it is definatley worth paying the extra especially if you are just starting weaing to more textured foods, however the first stage Heinz baby meals are really good if you use them along side other brands.

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          19.03.2007 23:53
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          THRRRRASP!

          How strange, I could not find Heinz beans on Dooyoo yet alone Heinz mean beanz, oh well it'll do under the heinz in general tag until Dooyoo can insert the missing link.

          Whilst shopping in my local **Cough cough** Coop yesterday - 'shut up it's a whole mile to my nearest Morrisons' I came across these new mean beans.
          Me 'bean' me, I naturally like anything with the word mean in it and I love beans because they give me the power to clear a room at a seconds notice. So, I thought I'd see just what botty burp power these things have compared to the normal variety. They cost me a whopping 79p for a normal sized can so they had better bloody impress me.

          **Packaging**

          Heinz mean beanz come in an average everyday tin with a black label featuring the Heinze logo on it. There are three flavours, mexican, tikka and sweet chilli, and the only noticable difference in looks is that the colour of the Heinz logo is either green, red or a pinkish depending on variety. All of Heinz tins now come with a fabtastic ringpull on the lid for easy opening (there's nothing worse than fiddling around with a bloody tin opener for three hours before adding to the contents flavour with half a pint of your blood after slicing off the tip of your finger).
          Each variety is awarded a visual 'hotometer' on the label - 0ne red bean is mild and three is hot - not that any of the types are remotely hot in any way (why do white people struggle so much with making food really spicy - employ some asian staff Heinz and give us some spicy beans with a proper kick. The variety I'm trying are the (one red bean zzzz) Mexican ones with the green logo.


          **Contents smell, look and taste**

          Well, as you can imagine, when you open the tin, you are greeted with what look like, errm, beans? Little orange pellets in a watery, watered down blood red sauce that looks like a the residue from a bag of used tampons at certain monthly intervals. The only difference here is that there are little tiny red bits floating around the beans which almost resemble blood clots (yummy).

          They smell about as Mexican as a chicken korma but still quite nice all the same. Sweet, tangy and a whiff of tomatoes (very obvious) are what greets your nostrils, now for the taste test.

          Well, errm, not quite sure what to make of these, they taste like...errm, beans, nothing Mexican about them whatsoever, they do taste a bit sweeter than your average variety baked bean, well a lot sweeter actually but that's about it. Imagine Heinz baked beans with added sugar, honey, glucose, more sugar and your just about there, so a bit of a let down here to say the least. The bean texture is exactly the same as your normal baked beans (you wouldn't expect owt different though would you?) and they smell like tomatoes and lots and lots of sugar.

          **Overall Impressions**

          Heinz boast that these Mexican Mean Beanz are cooked with a secret spice (they mean sugar and bags of it) they contain chilli (not that I could taste any) paprika and cumin (WHAT???) I suppose that's to make them creamy (Gip! Gulp! Perk).
          Ahh, my esteemed girlfriend has just informed me that cumin doesn't mean what immediately sprung to my mind Phew! (takes toilet plunger out of his mouth).

          Anyway, for the extra money Heinz charge for these things I am really disappointed, the same quality you'd come to expect from Heinz as far as their beans are concerned is still there but they obviously haven't got the foggiest when it 'comes' (gip) down to the tastes of the world. Have they never heard of tabasco?

          I definately think I'll be avoiding the other flavours of these and stick to the normal baked beans instead. They are low in fat and salt so I suppose for those of you trying to lose those wobbly bellies, they won't do you any harm although they might do anyone within your vacinity a lot of harm indeed (RASP!) WARNING!!! Avoid giving these things to your children as the ridiculous amounts of sugar will no doubt send them into a hyperactive frenzy and you'll get no bloody sleep whatsoever.

          **Useless Info to pad out my crap opinion**

          Yes Davida my chocolate friend get your Somewhat useful button at the ready, I deserve it for this pile of turtles poop of an opinion but it's only the miles I'm after (there's a dvd on Amazon I want) ;-)

          Ingredients include: Beans (well yeah) Vinegar, SUGAR, Water, SUGAR, Mexican Seasoning (SUGAR), Tomatoes (bollox I know it's boiled tampons), SUGAR, Cornflour, Chocolate (WHAT THE????) in beans? no wonder they're bloody sweet, Garlic, Green Peppers, SUGAR, Onions, Herbs and finally SUGAR.

          Each 390g recyclable steel tin contains: 272 calories - 1.2g fat - 3.2g salt and 6.2 Rictorscale (I know it's spelt wrong but what are ya gonna do about it?) measurments of fart power. (THRRRRRRASP!) Excuse moi (My god that wo a sweet one)

          These contain milk, soya and are suitable for veggies.

          Thanx for reading (I know it must have BEAN painful)

          Deano!

          P.S. Why when I typed in Heinz Mean Beanz was I greeted with a picture of Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine for the Mega Drive?

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            01.02.2005 13:52
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            I cannot find a review on Heinz baked beans - hardly surprising as it is such a well-known and trusted brand. Used by me and my mum before me - it is the only brand of baked beans that I really enjoy and would serve.

            However, I have noticed lately on opening the can that I cannot see the beans for the juice!
            Hence, on opening the can, using the ring-pull, unless you have a firm grip on the can, you
            may well get splattered with tomato juice.

            Now, come on Heinz. As I said, you are a brand which I trust, and would not hesitate to try
            new products you bring out, but perhaps you are concentrating so much on the new that you are failing to keep sight of what is going on with the old, upon which your reputation was built.

            Please, give us back our beans!

            Wendy

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              OH MY, I HAVE DONE IT AGAIN PUT THIS IN THE WRONG PLACE PLEASE DO NOT RATE OR READ I WILL GET IT MOVED, SINCERE APOLOGIES TO ALL. skip this first bit to be able to read the review with capital letters intact. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a.
              a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. < br> We decided to have a change this year as neither myself nor Nigel my partner like Christmas pudding,we looked around and I remembered reading one or two op?s on ciao about Heinz deeply delicious cheesecake so off to Iceland we went. We browsed around the freezers and I must admit some looked really appetising and then I spotted the one we were after. We debated for a while whether to have strawberry or blackcurrant and the blackcurrant won. The packet itself is quite eye catching, it?s purple and written in the corner is written new in large red letters accross the front of the packet it says Heinz deeply delicious and underneath this it says blackcurrant swirl cheesecake. There is a picture of a slice of cheesecake swirled around it, and on top of it is blackcurrant it looks really delicious so we decide to buy it. There were others to choose from, Raspberry swirl, Chocolate, Strawberry, But the blackcurrant appealed to us so off we trotted to pay for it. When we got to the counter we found out that they were only £1-75, so we bought two, well you never know we could have visitors. When the time came to defrost it we took it out of the packet and we left it for two hours to defrost. While we were waiting I studied the box at the back it says a deep and delicious cheesecake with a crunchy biscuit base, a deep layer of light cheesecake filling swirled with a blackcurrant compote. It is free from artificial colours and preservatives may contain traces of nuts. There is a guideline on the box for calories one for women and one for men, For women per daily amounts Calories 2,000. Fat 70g For men, 2,500 fat 95g. now for the taste test, we both have a slice and it just slipped through the knife it was so soft. The blackcurrant com
              pote was even more generous than I had expected it went all the way through, And the compote was so thick not thin as with other cheesecakes. We both enjoyed the taste of the blackcurrant all through the thick soft compote and the biscuit base was a bonus it really is all it says and more. This cheesecake is not just delicious but very pleasing to look at too, I recommend it,and hope you will try it. Thanks Vicky

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                As a parent of three children, I have to say that Heinz is a very good baby food. It comes in many forms for maximum convenience, and in a wide variety of flavours to appeal to a wide range of tastes. A jar or two in a nappy bag for emergencies can be a life saver. Like other processed baby foods, it is also extremely bland so if you have a child who likes really bland food, it may be for you. Fresh made food is not as bland. That is not to say bland is a bad thing when it comes to baby food! Heinz baby food is available for all stages of weaning, from first foods such as rice cereal to toddler meals. Their first foods are pureed ultra smooth and their toddler meals are chunked just right. Heinz also carries pure mild juices as well that are appealing to young children. Even the most inexperienced carer can go to a supermarket and choose a stage apprpriate food merely by looking at the label. The labels on Heinz baby food clearly state which ages it is suitable for, as well as what is inside. So if shopping for prepackaged baby foods, why choose Heinz over another brand? Other brands, including store brands may carry many of the same varieties, but why not pick one quality brand and stick to it? Well, there is the Heinz reputation for one thing. They are known to produce extremely high quality foodstuffs. There are no unlabelled additives found in Heinz baby food. Pureed fruit such as pears are just that, pears and water. No sugar or tapioca. Foods that do contain these sort of additives are clearly labelled and called desserts rather than masquerading as pure fruit. Another reason would be the broad range. You get a large selection without having to brand hop, and will therefore always know what is on the end of your child's spoon so to speak. Heinz also provides a number for parents to ring should they have any questions, and it is manned by real human beings. You can ring to ask a question about weaning, voice a concern, or just let them k
                now what you think about their product. Not all brands have this available, and I personally find this reassuring. Another reason I personally choose Heinz is their charity work. In countries such as the US and Canada where healthcare is not free, they make regular donations to children's hospitals for goods and services using a scheme whereby each collected Heinz baby food label is worth a set amount of cents. I like the fact that Heinz not only provides a good nutritious product, but is acting socially responsible. Having said that, as an experienced parent, I do have to say that Heinz baby food, just like most prepackaged baby foods, is not good value for money. Any health visitor or even baby recipe books from the library can point the way to preparing simple baby foods at home that are age appropriate. There are even baby food recipe resources available on the internet. Just use a search engine to find them, or join a parents online group and swap recipes. For an example on cost, one can buy a very small jar of pureed carrot for about 45 pence or so. But take a walk down your fresh produce aisle and see just how many carrots that 45 pence would buy you there. A good simple scrubbing, dicing, steaming, and a puree with their milk and voila, homemade carrot baby food. So if you are on a tight budget like us, you may just consider not salting your food when cooking, and seperating out some of your food for infant consumption. Or do a pan full and freeze in ice cube trays. Simply defrost a cube for each feeding. Also, just because a food is marketed as safe for a baby to eat, and may be traditional, does not mean it is a good nutritonal buy. Consider rusks for example. This is a traditional food served to tteething infants, but is considered such a no-no by health professionals due to its sugar content that the NHS has printed up anti-rusk posters. I recently spotted one in our local baby clinic room as a matter of fact. Sugar in rus
                ks, and indeed in many foods marketed for babies and toddlers, contain sugar, which can lead to tooth decay even before their teeth erupt, so always read the label before purchasing. It is best to choose naturally sweet foods over added sugar. It is also wise to get your infant used to savoury foods early on, so whether purchasing prepackaged foods such as Heinz, or making your own, get a variety and avoid offering a lot of the dessert varieties. Sticking with pure fruit will help your child make better snack choices when older. So, if you do wish to purchase a prepakaged baby food, Heinz is a good choice, but regardless of brand, educate yourself as to what is actually good as well as safe for your child's consumption as you cannot always rely on the manufacturer's guidelines. And don't forget to read the labels.

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                  30.05.2001 03:42
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                  Well, it's not that I disagree with store bought Baby Foods, but when I tasted the baby foods in a bottle, I thought that they didn't really taste like the real thing. This is when I decided to grow my own vegetables. The first vegetables I pureed very well in a blender then I froze each portion in an ice cube tray. Later you don't need to blend so thoroughly. But, the vegetables tasted like the real thing and all the vitamins and minerals are there. I did the same thing with meat and fruit. My children weren't surprised by the taste of the real thing once they got their teeth.

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                    22.04.2001 06:03
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                    Heinz was estasblished in the year 1909.This is a leading provider and does not just cater for babies,but also ketchup, pasta,and alot of other products. The head quaters is in Cananda and they employ over 2000 staff.. Heinz have made baby food for over 65 years.The baby food are recommended from three months onwards.Their baby food as a range of baby cereal, prepared vegetabless, pureed fruit, and main meals for infants consist of meat. You have to be careful when you start young babies on solids as they dont have the muscle control to swallow solid food. At about 6 months you should expose your child to different tastes and textures..Then there is the importance of the ironl intake the baby will still take its milk and you my be recommended to give it vitamin drops. It is always best to introduce one solid before given anothere as then lyou will know if there is any reaction ao dilikes. I personally would highly recommend heinz as it as being on the market for years and is well known. My favourite ones where Spaghetti Bolognaise, Rice pudding, and the cholate pudding. You can always tell when theyl have had the cholate one by there nappies.

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                      UPDATE: 19/04/01.- In this op I have stated that heinz don't produce organic baby food. today I found a new range of organic dry food for babies produced by Heinz. of course to be true to my Dooyoo addiction, and fair to those who have read or will read this op, I purchased some. review to foolow shortly. Jusophine. When you think of baby food manufacturers, the name Heinz probably figures high on the list. The company's experience of making baby food is unquestionable. But do we buy the food because of its quality, or because of it's high profile name? This is my opinion of Heinz 'tinned' ready to eat baby food for babies of 4 months plus. But first, a little background garb. Henry John Heinz began selling produce from his mother garden at the age of 12. By the time he was 25, the Heinz name was well known. Their first product was grated Horseradish, bottled in glass, 'to reveal it's purity'. By 1896, at the age of 52, the 'Pickle King' had become a millionaire and celebrity, famous for his maxims that he used to enthuse his employees; "Heart power is better than horse power", and "Quality is to a product what character is to a man." By 1900, over 200 Heinz products were being sold wordwide. The company has continued to grow, and today markets over 5,7000 different varieties in over 200 territories and countries, 46,900 emplyees we presume, continue to be enthused by the companies approach to motivating it's work force by treating them well. Now this is just an outline of the company. I'm not trying to flog it's food for them, just demonstrating the size of the company. Who wouldn't trust their reputation when selecting commercial baby foods for their infants weaning diet. In the U.K, we have strict regulations about the manufacture and sale of commercial baby foods. Ready to eat baby foods such as Heinz 'Golden Sweetcorn, Vegetables and
                      Chicken', are prepared by a standard procedure of recipe formulation, preparation, cooking, chopping and retorting at temperatures and conditions which vary with the type of product. Products have to be labelled with instructions about use, the ingredients and nutritional information, other information about additives and especially non-additives, such as salt, artificial flavours, colours, gluten and egg. Yes yes yes, Heinz conform to all these standards, and they say that; "Since 1869, H J Heinz has been providing families with wholesome, nourishing goodness that is second to none." They provide a range of infant cereals and jarred foods that are fortified and suitable for baby's immature digestive system. Being able to buy prepared baby food is a life saver sometimes. It's convenient when travelling as you know it won't go off what ever the temperature, as long as the tin or jar remain sealed. Heinz tins of baby food can be bought for as little as 49p, and supermarkets often have a promotion going where if you buy a certain number of tins or jars, you get 1 or 2 free. I have purchased Heinz baby products for both my children, firstly because of the name, and secondly because of the price. Recently however, I have started making a lot more food for my daughters weaning diet myself. When I have bought commercial baby food, I have tended to go for the more expensive 'Organic' varieties. They look good and taste nice. Heinz cannot offer the same organic range at present. I now realise that there is more to a product than it's name and competitive price. Heinz canned baby food has a wall paper like texture that turns to liquid when heated. A baby learning to eat solids needs to be fed food of a texture that provides a 'bolus' to stimulate the passage of food to the back of the tongue and subsequant swallow reflex. This food just runs out of the mouth and down my daughters chin. <br>The food has a dull appearance. These days it is perfectly acceptable for baby food to be of a vibrant colour. Hipp Organic's range includes a bright orange carrot recipe and vivid green with spinach. Apart from their beans and bacon recipe, all the recipes suitable from 4 months are bland in appearance. Why do Heinz think that baby food should have a mild, bland taste. When I make my own baby food from fresh ingredients, I manage to create plenty of flavour despite the lack of added salt and sugar, so why can't they. You want your baby to make an easy transition from baby food to family food, so why not give them a realistic taste of whats to come. Flavour doesn't have to come at a cost of harming immature kidneys. So what conclusions have I drawn from my witterings? Well there is a place for Heinz baby food. A place where no other choices exist. One of their 'territories' where there are no competators and no fresh produce to make baby food yourself. Yes their food is relatively cheap, but it's a false economy. Better to go for another brand, or better still, make it yourself. It's about time a company the size of Heinz reviewed it's weaning range and looked around at what it's competators are producing. The Heinz name is no-longer enough. 21/04/01: Updated: Well I have given Heinz Organic porridge suitable from 4 months ago(well my daughter has kindly abliged, and I can tell you that her face was not such a picture. This is my fault though as I added hot water to the powder as I do with all the other brands of infant breakfast cereal I have used. The only problem as I discovered afterwoulds was that you are mean't to mix it with your babies usual milk. This if fine if you are bottle feeding, but a pain in the neck if you are breast feeding. Who wants to have to sterilize their breast pump just for that, or stand there squeezing their boobs into a bowl at 7.30 in the morning. A
                      nyway, the porridge, as Goldie Locks would say, was lumpy, and tasted of nothing. This may be because most infant porridges are incredibly sweet, but then so is breast milk(don't ask how I know). This was more like wall paper paste.

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                        I bought heinz baby food for my first child although my son liked the food espically the choclate puddings he was not keen on the dinners so the dinners got wasted I also found most of the food comes in tins so if you are out you end up throwing the food away which is a waste of money. I also found the boxs of baby food such as the breakfast were expensive at two pound a box and the jars and tins ranging from 50p to 70p if your child is eating three meals a day this works out at a lot of money ,its cheaper to purefie your own food and give that to your child than buying baby food. I would recommend this product to a friend because of the name but not the price.

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