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My son was a really fussy eater when he was being weaned and the only thing we could get him to eat was the Hipp Organic Carrots and Potato first stage jars. They were an absolute God send and I felt confident feeding them to him as they were organic and made from decent ingredients with no added nasties like preservatives. He's just turned 10 so left the jars behind long ago but I now have a 6 month old daughter who I've just started weaning and we've turned to Hipp jars again for her as it's a brand I have confidence in.
Thankfully she's not nearly as fuzzy an eater as my son was and so is eating a much wider range of foods - including things I've made myself. However the Hipp jars are great for their convenience and range of variety. She's particularly fond of the cottage pie - it's a smooth consistency and actually smells like real food. She also has the breakfast porridge which she loves. It mixes easily and doesn't go lumpy like some of the other ranges we've tried.
I'm impressed at the vast range of varieties Hipp now has on offer (much wider than I remember it 10 years ago) and they now do stage 2 and 3 meals as well as stage 1. We've also just tried one of the steamed pots which my daughter loved and really did look nice. Some baby food just tastes bland or very starchy but Hipp tastes like food I'd cook myself (actually probably a bit better!) so I feel like I'm not being too remiss as a parent giving them to my daughter.
HiPP Organic Products
Ordinarily I make my own home-made baby purées as I like to know that my daughter is eating fresh, organic produce and I also rest well in the knowledge of knowing what's going into her mouth i.e. no salt or chemicals.
However, what I want and the practicality of life are two entirely different things so it's not always an option to offer her my home-made food for every meal, such as the occasions when we are out.
This is where I bring you my review of the 'HiPP Organic' range of baby foods and drinks.
What I like most about the range is that it is 100% organic. Organic produce has become more and more popular as we have realised that a lot of produce we have been consuming has been genetically modified and filled/covered with chemicals and packed full of sugar and salts.
Like any parent I would only want what's nutritionally best for my child so I believe that for those occasions when I cant offer my homemade food the 'HiPP Organic' range comes as the next best thing.
HiPP have been making baby foods for over 50 years and specialise in making foods with the highest quality produce. They have since become one of the top manufacturers of organic baby foods - so much so, they have frequently won awards for their high quality.
What makes this high quality is:
· They only use certified organic ingredients
· They use no harmful pesticides
· They use no GM (Genetically Modified) ingredients
· They produce good home-cooked tastes
· There are no artificial colours or preservatives in any recipe
· Only free-range meat is used
· There are no antibiotics or growth-promoting hormones in any of their products
Each item in the 'HiPP Organic' range is clearly labelled with the weaning stage and age suitability for each individual product along with whether the item is gluten free, suitable for vegetarians, egg free and whether it has no added wheat, soya, nuts or milk products, and if they are suitable for ovo-lacto vegetarians.
Convenience & Range
I find the convenience of using jars brilliant. The contents of the jars are contained within a clear jar and come with a protective popper type lid which will indicate if the jar has been tampered with any way. The labels guide you as to how to store the food, warm it and there is specific information as to ingredients and nutritional information on every item.
Jars, Dried Recipe's & Finger Food Range:
The 'HiPP Organic' jars which are available as both sweet and savoury options and are either meat based or vegetarian based, are available in 80g, 125g and 190g jars (Dependent on the child's weaning stage) and can be served at room temperature or warmed up in warm water.
The 'purely fruit' pots are available in 4 x 100g individual pots which are sealed with a foil lid for freshness and can be eaten straight from the pot.
The dried recipe range comes in 160g packs and can be mixed with either the infants' normal milk or cooled boiled water. The range consists of both deserts and breakfast cereals.
The finger food range includes organic biscottes (10 months plus), ruskits (6 months plus) and elephant biscuits (10 months plus) that are available in a foil sealed bag - for freshness, which then is contained in a box.
The HiPP Organic Milk Range consists of 3 infant formulas - one for each stage of your child's development.
1) HiPP Organic Infant Milk - Suitable from birth onwards which is nutritionally complete
2) HiPP Organic Follow On Milk - which is suitable from 6 months onwards and should be used as part of a mixed diet when moving from an infant milk formula. It can be used on its own as a drink, on breakfast cereals or mixed in with solid foods. This milk is available in 27g individual sachets, 900g pouches or as a ready-made 500ml carton.
3) HiPP Organic Good Night Milk Drink - which has been specially formulated as a night milk drink for 6 - 36 month old infants as an alternative to their evening follow-on-milk feed or meal.
A fennel drink, which is made up with boiled water and cooled then given as a mild and soothing drink in a bottle or beaker - this is ideal for infants over 4 months old.
The juice is in actual fact mineral water with a hint of apple juice and is suitable from 4 months onwards. This is available in 2 size bottles and as I find it's suitably thirst quenching for my baby when she doesn't want her milk.
Smoothies - there are currently 2 types of smoothies (Apple & Raspberry and Apple & Banana) in this range of drinks, each bottle offers 1 complete portion of fruit, which is perfect for any infant over the age of 10 months old.
These smoothies are so good for your infant that the Apple & Raspberry one has been given the 'Soil Association's Organic Food Award 2008'.
Seeing as the 'HiPP Organic' products are strictly 'organic' this is reflected in the price thus making it slightly more expensive than the other leading brands. However, you will find that there are constantly special offers on at the local supermarkets and price can start as low as 50p per a single 125g jar.
For me I can have peace of mind knowing my daughter is only getting the best nutritionally so to me it's well worth the extra few pence.
Most supermarkets and chemists stock the 'Hipp Organic' range of baby foods and drinks.
You can also purchase 'HiPP Organic' food and non-food products directly from their online shop:
Need More Information?
If you require more information about the 'Hipp Organic' range then you can visit their website at:
For more information about why to chose organic baby foods please go to:
To join the 'HiPP Organic' Baby Club (Vouchers, baby advice etc) then go to:
© grown_up_girlie, November 2008
I am eighteen and do not have any experience with babies, but I have eaten this (because I was curious as to what it tasted like), so I can still comment on it, but I can't tell you what it's like for babies, because I don't know! You never know - some adults might like eating this...
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It tasted nice.
Okay, so it was a weird thing to do, but I was curious!
It was organic apple and pear (with rice).
Here's my verdict:
The food had a dull, pale green appearance with a hint of yellow and had the consistency of overstirred stewed apple.
The aroma was slight but moderately pleasing and fruity while the flavour was remarkably bland, although not altogether unpleasant. It was not as sweet as I had expected. Apple was the predominating flavour, but the pear could also be detected, addding undercurrents of flavour to the relative monotony of the food in its entirety.
It leaves a trace of an aftertaste in the mouth after consumption, but it is not wholly displeasing and does not feel sugary like many foods nowadays.
Altogether a simple, yet pleasing mixture contained in an appropriately-sized jar.
I would probably personally give it a score of 7/20, but then I'm not the baby.
As a second time mum who has not long reached the weaning stage I was pleased to see a package through my door from Hipp with samples in..
Enclosed was a dvd and some samples of there organic range along with a spoon for feeding with..
I swear by there stuff along with another well known brand.. Un fortunately i have had to contact Hipp with a rather unfortunate concern , As you are aware when babies begin to feed themselves things go flying..You picture the scene "food flying everywhere " "dish on the floor " the list goes on .
I was mixing my sons breakfast the other morning with the spoon i got from them when the spoon snapped and splintered all into his dish into the mixed rusk. Now i am not bothered about the fact he couldn't have his rusk , what worried me was that it could have been him eating with the spoon himself when this happened.
I am not blaming Hipp in any way shape or form so please dont think i am out to cause any trouble i just want people to be aware that accidents do happen and they need to be vigilant.
I am not a mother but have had experience looking after babies during my thirty-five years living on this Earth. Firstly I was a nurse and although I specialised in Theatres and Xray, I did have to look after many toddlers and babies during my ten-year career. Then I became an Aunty to lovely girls, Catherine and Sarah. Ella and Stevie, my Godchildren then came along, so I tend to know what children like to eat. I believe that if you teach your children good eating habits then they will stay with then forever. I believe in giving children food with no Genetically modified ingredients (no one can really say what the long-term effects will be), no colorants and definitely no preservatives. Catherine is hypersensitive to sunset yellow (even at the age of fifteen) and Stevie suffers from severe Asthma so has to avoid foods that will trigger his condition. Anyway I am digressing, but this may give some understanding as to why I am writing this opinion on Hipps Organic Foods. Hipps Organic Foods can be feed to toddlers from four months old. In fact, it is a convenient organic meal for toddlers. It was created by Dr Claus, Hipp Chief Executive Officer, Hipp due to the concerns about food health scares and the desire to give children a varied yet wholesome diet. Many parents who start their children out on organic foods want to continue once they get past a year. Hipp is a German baby food manufacturer and it leads the market in the exclusive use of organic vegetables for its products. In Germany, Hipp has been instrumental in promoting organic farming in Germany. Even when it comes to packaging the baby food 70 percent recycled, glass is used. **Example** *Mixed Vegetable* This is a Gluten Free Organic product, so is suitable for children with sensitive stomachs. Ingredients: Vegetables (73%) (carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, peas) Corn oil Water Nutritional Information (Per 100g): Ene
rgy 145kJ/35kcal Protein 1.3g Carbohydrate 4.4g (of which sugars 2.2g) Fat 1.3g (of which saturates 0.2g) Fibre 2.2g Sodium 0.01g **Cost** The meals cost £1.19 for a 300g jar. If you must use bottled food as opposed to blending foods, then Hipp is one to try. Okay, so it is not the cheapest bottled food on the supermarket shelves today. I am not saying that this product is right for every child but surely it is worth trying to help reduce some of the manmade, synthetic products from a child?s diet. Hipp is bringing out a range of children?s organic meals for children over fifteen months old in the near future too. **For more information contact** Dr Claus Hipp Chief Executive Officer, Hipp Münchener Str. 58 85276 Pfaffenhofen/llm Germany Telephone: 49 8441 757 0 Fax: 49 8441 75 74 92
I chose Hipp Organic follow-on-milk when I stopped breastfeeding at around 8 months as it is, well, organic, and as far as I know, the only organic formula on the market in the UK at the moment. Formula Milk is artificial enough, so I think it´s worth giving your baby at least an organic one, as it is well known that pesticides, even in small amounts, are not healthy for young babies. The price might be slightly higher than for normal formula, but I don´t care, as it this also the case with e.g. organic fruit. A baby costs money anyway, so unless you are on a really tight budget the babies´ wellbeing should come before a few pence spent more. My baby loved it from the beginning and I also found it easy to prepare, even when I am out and have only water at room temperature available. Until recently, you could only get Hipp Organic follow-on, but now the infant variety (suitable from birth) is also widely available, which I would definitely use for my next baby should I stop breastfeeding before 6 months.
We bought this for the first time last week and to say the least I am very disapointed. Our usual follow-on milk was out of stock at our usual supermarket (so whats new?) so we bought the HIPP variety instead. The fact that it was organic really didn't come in to the decision it was the only 450g brand they had so we bought it. It comes in a box and is foil packed inside and this is a very inconvenient packaging method as its hard to scoop the milk out of the foil in the box and you cant take it out as you'll never get it back in and it doesn't help that the scoop is so long you get it stuck on the side of the box. When you put the powder into the water it doesn't sink in to the water like a normal milk powder it sits on top of it and when your making a 9oz bottle it fills the bottle as no matter how much you put in the water it just sits on top you have to mix it in after every scoop its dreadfully time consuming. And even then it doesn't get any better no matter how much you mix it with a fork or shack it it still stays lumpy , and then because youv'e shaken it for so long it goes all frothy and you have a lot of froth left at the bottom of the bottle. I won't be buying this again thats for sure.