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Heinz Farley's Mediterranean Vegetables with Rice

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Brand: Heinz / Age: 4 months

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      16.02.2010 16:14
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      A nice first taste of savoury food for younger babies

      I've just started weaning my baby who is nearly six months old, so he is still at the 'smooth' food stage. This was his first taste of savoury food as he has only had fruit purees and baby porridge up to now.

      The packaging has changed slightly; the name is now 'Heinz Dinners' instead of 'Heinz Savoury' and the picture on the front is different, it is now a pile of rice shaped like a pepper, with vegetables on it (it doesn't look as weird as it sounds). It is suitable from 4 months onwards. If you're trying to find in an online supermarket, you might need to look under Farley's instead of Heinz.

      Apart from rice and vegetables, this also contains yellow pea flour, maltodextrin, milk protein, vegetable oil and skimmed milk powder. The remainder of the ingredients are added vitamins and minerals, notably calcium and iron, and vitamins A, B and D.

      I found that it has a really peculiar smell - like a combination of Alpen and a Minestrone Cup-a-Soup. It kind of looks like a Cup-a-Soup as well; the powder is pale orange (presumably this is the tomato) with red and green flecks in it (red pepper, courgette and spinach). No croutons though.

      It mixes to a smooth consistency, and the hint of Alpen did seem to subside once it was made up. He seemed to like it - he didn't make that bulldog-chewing-a-wasp face that babies often do when you try them with something for the first time, so I'll be giving it to him again. I might mix it with a vegetable puree to make it a bit more interesting though.

      There are instructions on the packet for how much powder and water to use, but really you can just use common sense. There is also a rather entertaining warning that it should be served with a spoon and never from a bottle. Which is rather a shame, as then they could have called it Bottle-a-Soup. Life is full of missed opportunities.

      The box is 125g and it costs about £1.80.

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      Mediterranean vegetables with rice enriched with vitamins and minerals for healthy growth.