“ Brand: Heinz / Age: 6 months „
When my daughter started to show interest in feeding herself finger foods I started looking around to see what was available. There is such a vast range from crisp like products, rice cakes, biscuits and more. Remembering my love of Rusks as a child I decided to try and find her some age appropriate biscuits (Rusk are not supposed to be given whole until at least nine months although they can be given mashed with milk prior to this).
When I saw the Heinz biscotti range I thought that they would be perfect. They are small long biscuits perfect for little hands to hold and grip with ease. They are suitable from 7 month. The range includes the original flavour, apple, chocolate and gingerbread.
We decided to try our daughter with the original, which she loves. She finds them so easy to hold and grip and to feed herself, managing them with ease. She especially likes it if mummy has one too (that's my excuse!). I have to say they really are very nice and taste just like rusks. Nanny is rather partial to them when she visits as well, so we find we have to share with her too!
These biscuits really do melt in the mouth. My daughter tends to suck and gum then breaking off small pieces, when soggy they really are very soft and perfect for little ones.
Heinz Biscotti biscuits come in a pack of 12 for around £1.10 and are widely available from supermarkets and chemists. They do not contain any preservatives, artificial colours or flavours.
We have enjoyed these so much we have tried all the flavours in the range. Highly recommend.
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i think the shape and taste of these bisuits are fab but i really dont think they are suitable from 6m. My daughter is 9m and has 2 bottom teeth and manages rusks, rice cakes, fruit and other finger foods, also pretty lumpy un-mashed/un-pureed foods, but every time she has one of these she really struggles! they dont melt in the mouth and when she has one, i spend my time with my heart in my mouth ready to pick out a huge piece that she has managed to bite off and cant break down to swallow. i really dont like giving them and prefer to just give a low fat (less sugar) finger shaped tea biscuit (about a quarter of the price for 3x as many too!).
Heinz, as we all know make an amazing range of soups, baked beans, etc, good hearty convenience food but did you also know that they produce a really nice range of baby food as well. According to their website, they introduce their baby food as such. "For babies, food isn't just fuel. It's an exciting adventure of experiences, tastes and textures that help them learn new skills and develop a healthy relationship with food. At Heinz we've got a complete range of foods and recipes carefully designed to provide nutrition, development and enjoyment for your little explorer at every stage of the journey. Great Explorers start with Heinz."
I like this attitude towards their baby food and know that they are a well trusted, respected brand and so feel good about feeding my baby food from their range. I am always on the look out for little snacks that I can give her throughout the day to keep her energy up and their biscotti is one of the items I have found. I love biscotti myself and so think this is a great treat for my little girl.
According to the packaging the Heinz organic biscotti is made using a unique Italian recipe! I liked the sound of it before I had already bought it, proper Italian biscotti, you can't get better than that. These look just like a regular adult biscotti and are quite crunchy and tasty too. I've tried them and i would eat them. They are really easy for little hands to hold and are great to suck and nibble on. What I also like about them is that they go quite soft once they have been sucked so they are great for them to digest too.
The biscotti also contain lots of vitamins and minerals such as Calcium, Iron, Vitamins B12, B6 and A, a great, healthy snack in my opinion. The biscotti come in a pack of twelve and I find it useful to put them in a plastic container once you have opened the bag to keep them really fresh. Each pack costs £0.95 which I think is really good value. The biscotti are suitable for babies 6 months or older and you can find them at Boots and other supermarkets.
Heinz Organic Biscotti Baby Biscuits are a perfect finger food snack for your baby once they are able to co-ordinate themselves to move their hands up to their mouths.
Heinz is a well known and respected brand for baby foods and as such you can trust that the contents are suitable for your baby.
The biscuits come in a foil pack and there are 12 in the packet. Unfortunately the packet is not resealable and so although the packet is the perfect size for mum's handbag, it requires sealing to prevent escapees!
Both my children have enjoyed these, and their shape is much easier for younger babies to hold than the traditional round rusk.
My main reservation with these biscuits is their price and so although these are great snack for younger babies, I would say that other 'adult' biscuits actually are far more economical once baby is a little older!
We are at the stage in Jessie's weaning where we are trying to try her with new things all the time to widen her taste buds and have just got to the stage where she has started to manage to get food to her mouth herself using her hands so it was time to start introducing finger foods, I didn't want to use the biscuits I buy for my other children as I wanted something designed especially for a baby so that I new I wasn't giving her too much salt or sugar so when I saw these I thought I would give them a try.
These biscuits are a lovely oblong shape that fits nicely into the hands of a small child and are easy for them to hold as they are not too wide and are thin enough to be held but not that thin that they would break up in there hands like other biscuits.
They are vanilla flavoured which is created by using natural vanilla rather than an added flavouring and they do smell lovely as the biscuit and vanilla scent goes very nice together, they are made as naturally as possible so are better for your baby than standard biscuits although they are more expensive, they do not contain any eggs or Soya and are suitable for vegetarians but they do contain gluten and milk but this isn't a problem for us as Jessie isn't allergic or intolerant of anything that we have found yet.
These are designed for babies from 6 months onwards which I think is around the correct age as before this age babies don't really have the coordination to eat finger foods, you get 12 finger biscuits in a pack for £0.99p which I don't think is really that expensive and they contain added vitamins and minerals.
As well as the original these biscuits are also available in chocolate flavour, apple flavour and gingerbread.
This biscuit melted very easily in Jessie's mouth on contact with her saliva, not quite as easily as a Rusk does but they are a better shape for her to hold her self, she copes quite well with eating these alone until she gets to the end of the biscuit and it is in her hand then she gets quite frustrated as she hasn't yet learned to hold things with just her fingers so does require some help at the end, she really seems to enjoy these biscuits and I gives her a little independence to start to feed her self, she doesn't get in too much of a mess with these and I think they are also good for her to chew on to help her cut her teeth.
I used to buy these for my baby at about 5 months. They actually taste nice unlike some other baby biscuits hich are bland. They are a good little snack and good at a young age as they teach your child to bite. However they are sssoft enough to go soggy in the mouth tho avoid chocking. I continued to buy these until she was about two as she enjoyed them with a cup of tea and were a good substitute for normal 'grown up biscuits'!!! I guesss the packaging is alitle irritating as u have to put them in something sso they don't go stale, unlike others which you can leave in the box. But that is no major problem! I liked giving her one of these with her milk before bed so i knew she had something keeping her little belly full through the night! and also if i had cakes etc id give her one of these and she was happy!
I'm always on the look out for different snacks for my little boy and worry that he'll get bored having the same things all the time. However this range of biscuits was a huge hit for a while. They come in various flavours, chocolate, apple, plain etc. One little tip when buying them in the supermarket is to make sure they're not broken. They really don't have the same effect when they're smashed into pieces. These biscuits are just the right size for a baby's hand and fit their mouth lovely. If you look at an adult finger they are similar in size. When I personally tried these biscuits I found them very dry and thought they were awful, however my little boy loved them so we stuck with them. When he was younger and hadn't quite mastered biting he tended to suck these biscuits until they turned to mush, which he thought was great, but left an awful mess around his mouth and on his hands. Now he's older he will crunch on these biscuits and things are much better. These biscuits can be quite expensive and it would be nice to have them available in a multipack but then I guess as a treat babies shouldn't be eating too many. I still buy these biscuits every so often, but because my little one had them so often I think he's grown bored of them.
Babies have small stomachs, so need to have a snack to keep them going between meal times. I get bored of the same thing all the time, so like to offer a variety to my daughter as well. At about 10p per biscuit, these seem a little expensive to me, but the organic status, combined with the fact that they were on offer at the time (3 for £2.50 in Tesco - this offer has since expired) were enough to tempt me to give them a go.
Heinz now own Farleys, and anyone familiar with Farley's rusks will recognise these biscuits at the first taste. They look very different, being fingers with 'Heinz' written on them, but the flavour is identical. Sadly, they also turn into mush and spread everywhere identically, too.
So, why would you choose these over the traditional rusk? The shape makes them easier for little hands to hold. They also come in a variety of flavours, including apple, ginger and chocolate. The packet is ideally sized for slipping into a changing bag, useful if you're out and about a lot.
Editted to include ingredients list. For the plain version they are:
Wheat Flour*, Sugar*, Vegetable Oil*, Skimmed Milk Powder*, Barley Malt*, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Potassium Tartrate), Natural Vanilla Flavouring, Rice Starch*, Thiamin. * Produced in accordance with organic farming standards. The ginger one has ginger instead of vanilla.
how yummy are these?? answer scrummy!! i love them not to mention my son who also dose. I found them in my local boots for 95p which for bicuits is quite expensive i think just becasue they are 'organic' but i still buy them i can eat a whole pack in a evening (so glad you people dont really know me in real life hehe)
SO to the facts they are quite high in sugar but low in salt and medium in sat fat and fat which in terms of healthy they really arnt that good for anyone.
Ingredients (from tesco web site)
Wheat Flour*, Sugar*, Vegetable Oil*, Skimmed Milk Powder*, Malt*, Raising Agents (sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Potassium Tartrate), Natural Vanilla Flavouring, Rice Starch*, Thiamin.
* Produced In Accordance With Organic Farming Standards
so i looked in to the ingredients i was not to sure on what they are as follows
Thiamin;sometimes called aneurin, is a water-soluble vitamin of the B complex (vitamin B1), whose phosphate derivatives are involved in many cellular processes
sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Potassium Tartrate;
i could not find a clear answer on this Ingredient can any one shed some light please?
So the packet is a foil packet i dont think it is that good as once its open you will need to store them in a air tight container as they arnt wrapped ,they have the picture of the biscuit on the front and tells you the brand name and its 'organic'
In all i love them there tasty but they are given to my son as a treat and not an every day food.
Whilst in Boots the other day my boys were becoming a little whingy and whiney as they were due something to eat. I decided to buy them a quick snack to keep them going until dinner. Browsing the baby snack shelves I spotted Heinz Organic Biscotti.
A silver and pale orange foil bag containing 12 delicious organic fingers for babies and toddlers apparently - this is what it says on the front of the bag. The bag cost me 99p - so no Boots advantage points to be collected there unfortunately. The foil bag they are in maintain the biscuits freshness and taste. On the front of the bag you can see a small picture of the biscuit fingers themselves, which give you an idea of what you are going to find inside.
I didn't read the packet before giving them to my boys as they were coming up 17months old now and I knew they would be an appropriate snack for them. Afterwards I had a little read and on the front it says these finger biscuits are suitable for babies 6months onwards when crushed with milk and for babies 9months onwards as a finger food.
When reading the back of the bag I'm told these biscuits are made using a 'unique Italian recipe and the highest quality great tasting organic ingredients'.
They are also 'specially designed to fit perfectly in little hands and dissolve easily in little mouths, they help to develop hand to mouth co-ordination skills as your baby learns to self feed. With 12 delicious fingers in each handy pack, Heinz Biscotti are ideal for babies and toddlers on the go'.
These biscuits seemed to have quite a bit to live up to. Of course me and my twins had to put them to the test together. My friends baby helped with the test to though as she is alot younger.
Do they fit into childrens hands?
Well my boys being 17months now have quite large hands but my friends baby who is just 7months has tried them too. They are a perfect size length, width and thickness to fit in a childs hands. They are not heavy, although not too light so a younger baby would be aware they are holding something. They are rounded at the ends so nothing to hurt a babies hands either. Although they can break quite easily if squeezed to hard or held with two hands they can be snapped just as easily too.
Do they dissolve in the mouth?
Of course I had to try, I love my food especially snacking on my boys lol! They have a slight crunch to them at first but as soon as they feel the heat of your mouth and the wetness of your tongue you can feel the biscuit softening and begin to melt in your mouth. The crunch is not hard enough for a baby to struggle with. These would be perfect for a baby to gum through whilst teething or just beginning to eat independantly with finger foods. As for my boys eating them they had no troubles. They have teeth top and bottom now and were able to crunch through them and eat them comfortably. Swallowing for them was easy too as they softened and become smooth in their mouths.
I was impressed so far..
Do they really aid with hand mouth co-ordination skills?
My friends baby who has only just began eating finger foods took to them really well. Having only been having baby foods to eat on her own for about a week or so now she knew within a few minutes that she had to lift her hand to her mouth to take a bit. They have a lovely taste to them too, which of course would encourage a young baby to lift their hand even more towards their mouth to take another bite. So yes they pass this test!
A perfect snack for on the go?
These are a perfect and ideal snack for when you are on the go, I don't find they are as messy as some baby snacks so if you are looking for a quick snack to keep your child going through the day in between meals these are very convenient. However if you want to keep them fresh it's best to keep them in a tub with a lid as the packets once opened are like crisp packets and can't be sealed.
As for the taste, well I really enjoyed them. They had a sweetness to them but not sugary sweet. They were a very light snack for myself, so would be just right for a young child. They are not flavoursome as such but there is a lovely, pleasant and sweet taste to them that not only satisfies my boys and my friends little one but me as well. I would definitely purchase these again as a quick on the go snack whilst out and about.
These biscuits have ...
no added preservatives
no artifical flavours or colours
no added salt
They are suitable for vegetarians and are also egg free.
Although 99p could be seen as a little pricey just for a quick baby snack, I found it was money well spent and would most definitely buy them again if out and about and my boys need a snack to see them through until their main meal.
Heinz biscuits come in a few other flavour aswell as these organic biscotti, they come in a 60g pack which is equivillant to 12 biscuits. It says on the pack suitable from 6 months but i cant vouch for that as my daughter didnt have these till around 12 months old, she was 12 weeks premature so i was a little sensitive to what i gave her. I would imagine that these would be perfectly fine for a baby of 6 months as they seem to have a smoother texture when mushed with milk than rusks did.
They come pre packed in a foil pack but need to be transferred once opened as they dont have a resealable pack, maybe we should write off to heinx suggesting this as im fed up with tiny storage pots with no lids in my house!
I word of warning though they do melt in the mouth quickly so get ready with the bib mum as trails of this will be splurging out
on the pack it says
No articficial preservatives
No artificial flavours or colours
No added salt
Suitable for vegetatarians
so they got the thumbs up for me as a little snack!
My baby son is 14 months old and I am always on the look out for finger foods that he can safely eat on his own. He was diagnosed as lactose intolerant at 3 months so until now we have had to avoid any products containing lactose or other dairy ingredients. We have followed a close programme set out for us by our Community Dietician and we are now at the stage of trying to introduce some dairy products into his diet, this will be a slow process but hopefully will be successful.
I bought Heinz Organic Biscotti to trial with my son and so far they have not caused his system any upset. The Biscotti come in a foil pack, containing 12 biscuits, 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 golden colour with Heinz ingrained in the middle of the biscuit, there is no strong smell of them, but there are quite crunchy and are sweet to taste. They remind me very much of Rich Tea biscuits except a bit sweeter, I have tried them out.
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 does make very satisfied noises when he is eating them.
The Biscotti are recommended for babies from 6 months, 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. My 5 year old likes to eat the occasional Biscotti when he sees his younger brother with one.
These Biscotti are made by Heinz, more information on this product and other Heinz products can be found at www.heinz.co.uk
The biscuits are described as "organic" and have been certified by Bioagricert, these are also free of GM ingredients. 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 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 Biscotti as a handy snack for children.
Heinz organic biscotti biscuits come in a 60g packet which contains 6 biscuits. each biscuit is about 3" long and a greta shape for little tiny hands to grab making it an ideal first finger food. the packets are approximately 85p a pack, but often there is deals of for 3 for £1.50. they come in a foil pack, but once opened need to be stored in an airtight container.
They are advised to be used from 6mths mixed with milk or from 9mths as a finger food, but my daughter loved these as a finger food from 6mths, as they dissolve quite easily in the mouth so are suitable for babies even without teeth.
The biscuits have no articficial preservatives, no artificial flavours or colours, no added salt, suitable for vegetatarians, egg free, GM free.
Nutritional information per 100g: 419 kcal, fat 8.5g
They also do a chocolate version which are so lovely (even i love them) but are very messy.
Heinz biscotti are a fairely new product. They come in a small inner foil packet with a picture of the biscuits on the front.
The packet states on the front they are suitable from 6 monhts onwards however my girls had these from around 5 months, maybe its because of choking risks but babys should never be left alone whilst eating anyway. They say suitable from 6 months if mixed in with milk however i never tried it in milk as i prefered them more as a snack or treat. And 9 months as finger foods but my girls have always been fine with them.
The packets contains 60g which is 12 x biscuits in each pack, they usually sell for around 80p give or take a little and are usually always on offer making them even cheaper. The frustrating thing with these though is usually by the time i get home theyve all snapped.
There are 3 different flavours all of which are in the organic range (i much prefer organic as you know its only natural ingredients going into your baby). Theres the originals, gingerbread and chocolate. My girls much prefer the chocolate flavour which makes quite a mess lol! But they enjoy them so i dont mind the mess once in a while!
Heinz Biscotti baby biscuits are organic biscuits which can be crushed and mixed with your baby's usual milk or used as a finger food.
I have purchased both the regular Biscotti and gingerbread Biscotti for my son and he seems to enjoy the gingerbread variety a little more. They are also available in chocolate flavour and apple flavour however I have not yet sampled those varieties.
Heinz Biscotti are packed in a foil bag with a picture of the product on the front. Each bag contains 60g and 12 biscuit fingers. The bag is not re-sealable and so a plastic container is needed for any excess biscuits in order to keep them fresh.
They are made using high quality organic ingredients and a unique Italian recipe. They contain no added preservatives, artificial flavours or colours, are suitable for vegetarians and are free from eggs and any GM ingredients. They contain added vitamins and minerals.
This product is currently available from Tesco at 82p per bag.
Heinz Biscotti are designed to fit into your little ones' hand perfectly and to dissolve quickly in the mouth. They are therefore ideal as a finger food. However they often break into rather large pieces and so I would recommend that they be introduced once your little one has become confident with chewing finger foods.
Overall they are a great product and are ideal when on the go or as a little snack. I would most certainly recommend them.
12 delicious organic fingers for babies and toddlers for a healthy start.