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Brand: Heinz / Age: 9 months

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      20.09.2012 14:33

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      Baby loved them, would definitely recommend

      I have been buying these biscuits as part of my shopping from when my daughter was about 9months old, these chocolate flavoured ones were by far her favourite out of the different flavours. At first it took her a while to get use to eating them as they are quite soft and brake into chunks. So best once your little one has established chewing. They are meant to be a source of iron, contain vitamins and minerals, no preservatives and artificial colours, so I know they are healthy for my child to eat. These were very handy whilst going out as the packet of biscuits is small enough to carry around with you, though I usually put them in a lunch box as I don't want them to go soft, its a shame the packet isn't resealable, but I am very happy with these biscuits, as my baby loved them and they don't cost to much. I would definitely recommend them.

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      23.06.2012 08:38

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      Lovely biscuits for babies and adults

      I love these and so does my daughter! They are perfect finger food snack but often i find myself digging in the pack and dunking in my cuppa. My daughter started having them before she was 9 months as she was good with finger food and feeding herself, these are great as she was able to hold them well. Packaging is not great because the bag is not resealable but I always but some into my daughters snack box for when we are out and about and also to keep them from becoming too soft. These biscuits come essential when i do my food shopping, my daugher is not great when sitting in the shopping basket or even car seat so one biscuit will keep her quite for long enough for me to finish shopping :). They are bit pricey though, I think they are around 99p for 12 biscuits so I try to buy them when they are on offer.

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      30.04.2012 21:12
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      Never would buy these again out of principal

      I am sorry my little girl has only just had these and she is two, I don't mind so much now if she does have a little chocolate as a treat but do we really need to be introducing chocolate to our kids so young when there are healthier snaks they could be eating out there? The product: Chocolate biscotti's can be brought from all main supermarkets they cost approximately £1.10 for a pack of 12. They come in foil packaging that is decorated with the biscuit itself. They have a unique italian recipe and they provide babies with hand eye co-ordination and are the perfect size for little hands to grip. They are a soft biscuit that are easy to chew on and eat. They slowly dissolve so would not be a massive chocking hazard but obviously you need to watch any young child that is eating. Nutition: Every biscuit contains 1.4g of sugar which is approximately a small teaspoon, 0.4g of fat and 21kCal in. To me this is not a healthy snack to be weaning your children on. Summary: These snack have been designed for babies that have not yet got teeth, with 1.4g of sugar in I am curious to see what damage they are doing to new teeth. As I said at the age of two she does have these as a big treat and I have only brought one pack out of intrest. Obviously my little one has enjoyed thwm byt there are healthier snacks out there and I won't be buying them again. I am giving them a 1 star as I do not agree the ages set for these biscuits. We have an obesity problem in this country and biscuits like these are not giving parents any help.

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        11.04.2012 11:35
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        A fantastic tasting biscuit - shame about the packaging that often leaves the biscuits in crumbs.

        WHAT ARE THEY? Apparently, these biscuits come from a unique Italian recipe. They're described as having a 'gentle crunch' but gently soften in a baby's mouth. They've been designed so that they're easy for babies to grasp and can help improve hand/eye coordination. They're preservative free, have no artifical colours and contain 10 key vitamins and minerals. INGREDIENTS: Flours (Wheat, Oat, Barley, Maize, Rice, Rye), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Yogurt, Reduced Fat Cocoa Powder (3%), Chocolate (2%, Sugar, Reduced Fat Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier-Soya Lecithin), Skimmed Milk Powder, Dietary Fibre (Inulin), Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Barley Malt Extract, Calcium Carbonate, Flavourings, Iron Fumarate, Zinc Sulphate, Niacin, Vitamin E, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Copper Sulphate, Folic Acid, Vitamin K, Vitamin B12. PRICE: I buy mine at Boots where they're £1.09 PACKAGING: They come in a 60g silver foil packet which features an image of the biscuit on the front against a green background. Very attractive. Inside the pack, you get 12 biscuits. More on the actual packaging later... MY VIEW: Okay, let's honestly set aside the fact that these biscuits contain '10 key vitamins and minerals'. We all know, truthfully, that our kids aren't going to gain any great benefit from eating these. It's something of a bugbear for me that most foods nowadays seem to make these claims, fooling consumers into thinking that what they're eating is good for them, just because there's a trace of some mineral or other in there. From my perspective, I bought my little one these biscuits when she was around 10 months old as an occasional treat - they also come in other flavours, such as Banana, Organic plain and Organic Gingerbread and these were the ones I originally introduced. I moved on to the chocolate flavour as a way of giving her a chocolate treat when she was a little older, without having to give her actual chocolate. Despite every intention of mine not to give my child chocolate, by the time she was 2, other people had got there and done it. I think, unless you are utterly firm (almost tyrant-like in expressing your wishes to others), this will happen - grandparents just can't seem to listen and I also discovered my little girl had been given a KitKat at nursery. Whilst I'm not anti-chocolate and I'd never want her to be the only one not to have a treat at a party, the introduction to choccy just came sooner than I might have liked (or ever expected). So, to this end, the chocolate Heinz Biscotti are great - they give your little one a taste of chocolate without loading them up with actual chocolate biscuits. A word of warning though - if they regularly eat real chocolate too, the appeal of these biscuits will soon go out o f the window once they get a taste for the genuine article! Luckily, my daughter (who is two and a half) also loves grapes, bananas, satsumas and she has a varied diet so she doesn't kick off if she's offered something that's healthy as a treat. For those of you with younger babies who are just discovering finger foods, these biscuits are ideal - they honestly melt so quickly in the mouth, there's no worries that a baby might choke on them. As for the hand/eye coordination thing ... come on, Heinz - this isn't unique to this product. Everything a young baby does is about developing hand/eye coordination - whether it's sticking a teether up to their mouth or any other baby snack product!! My main gripe with the Heinz Biscotti range - and it's a huge gripe - is the packaging. Without fail, when you get the packet open, at least one biscuit will be broken (and that's on a good day). If you buy these, make sure you have a feel through the packets on the shelf first - some, you can tell by feel alone, have mainly broken biscuits in them. And not just broken in half - broken into smithereens! Don't even think about placing this item anywhere other than at the very top of your shopping basket - and then at the top of your shopping bag, otherwise you'll arrive home to ruined biscuits. And I can tell you this, a bagful of crumbs does nothing whatsoever for hand eye coordination! Even though I'm careful, I still often get home to broken biscuits. This has become such an annoyance to me that I'm thinking of complaining to Heinz! Their packaging simply isn't protective enough for such a delicate product. However, if you do find that you've got a lot of crumbled biscuits on your hands, they're great scattered over yogurt or porridge (yours or your baby's!). Flavour-wise, these biscuits are delicious though - which is why I keep buying them. I now eat them myself if I want a chocolate treat. Yes, I eat chocolate too - however, it does make me feel quite virtuous if I forgo choccy and have a few of these instead! They are incredibly low cal and have what I would describe as a praline flavour. They are certainly in the same territory as things that are chocolate and hazelnut combos, such as Ferrero Rocher or Nutella. The taste is actually quite sophisticated, given that this is a babyfood product and I reckon Heinz would be onto a winner if they did a large version - after all, most mums have probably secretly scoffed these mini versions! CONCLUSION: A good alternative choccy snack for you or your baby. Terrible packaging though means a lot of the biscuits end up broken. It's for this reason, and this reason alone, that I have only given the product 2 stars. Otherwise, I would rate them as a 4.

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          01.04.2012 23:40
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          Heinz chocolate biscotti

          There's nothing nicer than a relaxing sit down with a cup of tea and a nice chocolate biscuit and it's a nice habit my little girl and I have got in to whilst we watch Mickey Mouse. While I'm happy for me to eat nice fattening messy chocolate biscuits, I like my little girl to have something a little bit nutritious which is where these chocolate biscotti are great and my little girl still gets a nice chocolate biscuit. The biscotti are not as hard and tough as regular grown up biscotti, they are more of a regular biscuit which is a bit harder to crunch. I think the idea behind them is that because they are suitable for 9 months and over they can be used to suck on by small babies so by being a bit harder they take longer to suck on and do not go all soft and soggy like a regular biscuit. The biscuit is in a finger shape and looks a bit like a sponge finer although thinner. It is a light chocolate colour as does have a chocolate flavour to it. I have to admit that these are quite nice for adults to eat too and are a lot nicer than a lot of other baby biscuits you can buy. The nice thing is that they don't make such a mess as a toddler with a proper chocolate biscuit would. There is no melted chocolate to get everywhere just a few crumbs which is so much nicer than having sticky chocolate fingers all over your furniture! According to Heinz, the biscotti is made  using a unique Italian recipe and I like the fact it is authentic. The biscotti have  vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, B12, B6 and vitamin A so they are good for growing babies as well. There are 12 biscotti in a pack. They come in a foil pack so they are always nice and crunchy and fresh but, and this is one of the things I don't like about them, they are not individually wrapped so once opened you will need to transfer them to a separate container to keep the freshness. A pack of 12 costs £1.09 and are available in Boots. A nice biscuit break for babies and toddlers that I recommend.

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          28.10.2011 22:56
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          hmmm

          Firstly I have to say that when I first bought these biscuits I was going against all I believe about chocolate and biscuits. I was in the supermarket on New Years Eve quite a few years ago looking for finger food for my little one, I wanted something she had not tried before as she was getting bored with her usual. As I saw these biscuits I wavered and thought 'oh go on she deserves a treat' as we were going to a party and I knew all the other kids there would be having chocolate etc. When she first tried one of these biscuits her little face lit up and she gave a little laugh, soon the biscuit was gone. (oh dear do I regret it now) She had them a few more times especially when we are having a treat and she loved them. Previous stuff was being thrown on the floor if we were eating. (she wanted ours) but not anymore. The biscuits come in packs of 12 which are in a little foil packet. Each biscuit is 5g and shaped so little hands can hod it. The packet says suitable for 9 months onwards but on the feeding guide it does say they can also be crumbled in to a bowl with milk or water and mixed to a puree. They are made with added vitamins and minerals (calcium, iron, vitamins B12 and B6). They contain no added preservatives, artificial colours and have no GM indgredients. Apparently Heinz Chocolate Biscotti are made using a unique Italian recipe. (Can't find out what it is though) These biscuits taste like the biscuit in the middle of a chocolate penguin bar. They are a quick and easy snack for babies and toddlers but is a chocolate flavoured anything really the right thing to give babies? Well although my daughter does eat lots of variety now, and loves fruit and eats veg I do regret giving her these. Her favourite food now is chocolate and although she is not allowed it everyday when she is you can see her licking her lips as she is undoing the wrapper.

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            02.06.2011 22:51
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            a sugary treat

            I bought these biscuits for my baby as they were discounted in the supermarket bargain bucket. They are not in great packagaing as they were all broken when I opened them and they crumble easily. However, he happily munched on them straight away despite having very few teeth and being below 9 months (the suggested age for them). I thought I better taste these biscuits as he loved them so much and I was presently surprised. However, this made me look at the ingredients and I was very disappointed. I see no reason to put sugar in a product meant for babies. I have not bought these biscuits again as there are plenty of baby biscuits on the market that are sweetened with grape juice or other ingredients rather than sugar. I would rather keep my son off sugary products as long as I can and am now very weary of Heinz products marketed as "baby food"

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            13.04.2010 16:19
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            Perfect shape for baby to hold

            Never mind the babys, these bicsuits are yummy! lol The packet does say from 9 months but my son Liam had these earlier, once baby has sucked it abit and dribbled on it the buscuit goes rather smushy and soft which why in my opinon is why younger babies who are chewing could eat these biscuits. There are the perfect shape for little hands to hold, although the chocolate ones are very messy. They are also available in gingerbread and orginal, my son has approved all 3 flavours. They are made by heniz and average at about 99p a packet for 12, i enough found asda did them 2 for £1.50 and morrisons were cheaper in general. The packet itself isnt very good for storing the biscuits and keeping them fresh they need to be put in a sealy bag/tub. Its a nice change to be able to give your baby chocolate and instead of chocolate being bad for there teeth etc knowing there full of vitamins and minerals like as Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B12, B6 and A. my son is now 16 months and prefectly able to eat any sort of biscuit but i continue to buy these knowing he enjoys them and theres full of goodness

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            02.11.2009 11:15
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            Baby food that actually tastes of what it's supposed to

            These biscotti are lush, if you had to do a blindfold taste test of adult bourbons (obviously without the cream bit!) and these I swear you couldn't tell the difference. My son loves them (all the flavours not just the chocolate) and knows the packet by now. They do keep very well in a sealed container too, not like some other baby biscuits which are soft by the next day. They have a lovely snap and slight crunch to them when they're eaten but still dissolve easily for those babies who still like to suck their biscuits. Now he has teeth he knows how to use he bites bits off them and crunches them properly. Although they are fairly expensive (at about 90p in most supermarkets) you know that it's a healthy biscuit (if there is such a thing) and better for your youngster than adult biscuits. Tesco and ASDA quite often do half price deals on them so it's worth stocking up when you see those. I now only buy these biscuits and the organic gingerbread men because they are both really tasty and lets face it if your baby shares you want to eat something that actually tastes of something.

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            22.05.2009 18:28
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            A tasty treat for babies and children

            I originally bought the plain Heinz Organic Biscotti and my son really enjoyed them and I was looking for the plain ones in the supermarket but could only find the chocolate flavour. I didn't really want to buy him chocolate flavoured biscuits as he has a taste for chocolate things and I try to keep it to a minimum. However there were no plain Biscotti and I wanted something so I bought the chocolate variety. The Biscotti come in a foil pack, containing 12 biscuits, 60g, they are a bit like flattened fingers, and the pack is 60g in weight. The biscuits themselves are about 7-8 cm in length they are a dark brown colour with Heinz ingrained in the middle of the biscuit, there is a definite chocolate smell to them, they are quite crunchy and are sweet to taste. They come in a foil sealed packet with Heinz Biscotti on the front and loads of product information on the back. It is advised that they are suitable from 9 months onwards. I give these to my son as an occasional treat and he would only ever eat 2 at most at a time. The biscuits are a very good shape for little baby hands to hold and they break very easily when they are bitten, even if the child had no teeth the biscuit would eventually break off in the mouth as they seem to dissolve quite well. We have had no episodes of choking but I wouldn't leave a child unattended while eating. My son does seem to enjoy these little biscuits and he does make very satisfied noises when he is eating them. Whilst the Biscotti are recommended for babies from 9 months, my son is now 18 months and still enjoys these, in fact his older brother and sister really like them. My only negative about the product is that the packet is not resealable, but these don't usually get a chance to go soft as they are eaten quite quickly. These Biscotti are made by Heinz, more information on this product and other Heinz products can be found at www.heinz.co.uk There is a list of ingredients and nutritional information on the back of the foil packet, but I won't list these as there doesn't seem to be anything very different. The biscuits contain gluten, wheat, barley, rye, oats, milk, soya, and may contain nuts and peanuts, so food for thought if an allergy sufferer. The biscuits are widely available in most supermarkets and other places that sell baby foods and range in price from 55p-85p, very often baby foods can be found on 3 for 2 offers. I would recommend these as a handy, occasional snack for children. The Heinz Biscotti for babies is also available in apple flavour, original plain and gingerbread flavour, therefore plenty of choice for all tastes.

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              19.10.2008 23:11
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              My little boy really enjoys these try them on your little one.

              My little boy who is 16 months absolutely loves this flavour biscotti biscuit. Heinz makes the biscotti biscuits in three different flavours, chocolate biscotti, organic gingerbread biscotti and organic biscotti. Heinz biscotti are a fun and nutritious finger food for babies and toddlers who are able to feed themselves and can be fed straight from the little foil pack they come in. For babies who are not feeding themselves biscotti biscuits can be crumbled into a bowl and mixed with the baby's usual milk. The normal flavour organic biscotti state that they are from 6 months when mixed with milk otherwise from 9 months. The other 2 flavours do not state the 6 months on there packets they both only say from 9 months so I am assuming it is not a good idea to give the flavoured ones before 9 months. Biscotti biscuits come in small packs of 12 and the calories for each chocolate biscotti are 20kcal which is really not that bad for a snack for a little one. The seem to be a big hit with friend's babies too and when I go to a mother and baby group there will always be at least one mum with a biscotti biscuit as a snack for their child. I bought these biscotti biscuits during the baby event in asda and so I managed to get the 72 biscotti variety pack for £3 which has 2 packs of each flavour. The normal flavour organic biscotti state that they are from 6 months when mixed with milk otherwise from 9 months. The other 2 flavours do not state the 6 months on there packets they both only say from 9 months so I am assuming it is not a good idea to give the flavoured ones before 9 months. Others may find these biscuits messy but I personally don't but I think these may be down to my little boy been older as I hadn't tried them before he was 14 months. The packets state that Heinz biscotti contain * No added preservatives * No artificial flavours or colours * Suitable for vegetarians * Egg free * No gm ingredients I would recommend these to friends as a snack for their child as they are not very sugary and therefore will not be too bad for our little ones teeth. You can find these biscotti biscuits next to the baby food in most supermarkets.

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                17.10.2008 22:01

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                Perfect for little hands

                These Heinz chocolate biscotti are perfect for first finger foods for those little hands. They are long, soft chocolate fingers that are the perfect size for little hands to get a good grip on. They are not too chewy, they have like a soft, crumbly kind of texture, so easy for little ones to dont need to make too much effort when eating. The biscottis come in an attractive foil packet, which helps keep freshness locked in. There is a simple design on the pack, which shows pictures of the biscotti. In each packet there are 12 of these finger size biscottis. The bag is non resealable, so you either need to get through all 12 in one sitting, or find something to put them in to keep them going stale!! As welll as chocolate, these are available in a few other flavours, plain, apple and gingerbread. I paid £1.29 from Boots for a pack, although they are also available cheaper elsewhere. My daughter loved these, and they were very good as a first finger food. They can get very messy, so make sure your surrounding services are covered up! Well done to Heinz for these, although they would be even better if the bag was resealable - I wasted a few half packs as they were put in the cupboard and went stale.

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                13.10.2008 21:49
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                Great finger foods for any baby!

                This product is great!! To begin with ill tell you a little about, biscotti are like little biscuits that are ideal for baby, this particular one is chocolate flavour however theres also plain and gingerbread in the same range. One pack contains 60g of 12 little finger biscuits which are the great size for a babies little hand. The pack states suitable from 9 months im not really sure why the age is so high but i used them from 6 months old thee same as the other ones and theyve always been fine. My little ones love these and there great as a little snack or treat. The packaging also states there are no added preservatives, no artificial flavours or colours, suitable for vegetarians, egg free and no Gm ingredients. It also states they contain extra added vitamins and minerals. You can buy these on the baby isle and they are priced at around 80-90p a packet but are usually on offer at 3 for £2 making them even better with a little money saved. I would definately recommend these and there great finger foods. Ohh and prepare for the mess with these lol

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              Heinz chocolate Biscotti are made using a unique italian recipe with the highest quality, great tasting ingredients and are packed with vitamins and minerals such as Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B12, B6 and A. With 12 delicious fingers in each handy pack, Heinz