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After I had been weaning my daughter for a few weeks and she started eating more I decided to introduce some puddings. As started weaning at 4 months a lot of things were still unsuitable for my daughter so I stuck to just simple puddings like this one. A jar costs 65p in Tesco or you can get 10 jars for £5.
The ingredients are listed as Organic fruits (96%) [Apples (70%) apple juice from apple juice concentrate (20%), pears (6%)], organic ground rice, calcium carbonate, antioxidant ascorbic acid.
All of Hipps products are certified organic. This jar is suitable for stage one weaning which is four months and over.
It does state on the back that you can warm this dessert up by placing the jar in a bowl of warm water. I haven't warmed this dessert up as my daughter likes to eat cold food more than warm and the idea of warm fruit doesn't sound too appealling.
When you open the jar you can immediately smell the apples. The puree has a really smooth consistency but rather than being really runny because it contains rice it is a little thicker. I have tasted this and it reminds me of the apple filling in a pie or a crumble. My daughter loves this she will eat half a jar to a full jar after her dinner. If you spoon out the amount you will use you can reseal the jar and keep it in the fridge for up to 48 hours. Now my daughter is just over 6 months I tend to take a jar of this with me for dessert.
I would give this jar 5 out of 5, my daughter certainly likes it and it provides one portion of fruit.
Apple and pear pudding is one of my little girls favorite puddings, as the name sugests hipp organic only use organic ingredients in there jars of baby food so all the apples and pears that have gone into this are chemical free which has to be a good thing when feeding it to such a young child.
The pudding is suitable for stage one of weaning which is around 6 months old, it comes in a glass jar with a screw top lid that is air tight when you first buy the jar so can be stored at room temperature as long as it is away from direct sunlight, once opened the lid can be put back on the jar to store any left overs but must be kept in the fridge as it is no longer air tight.
My daughter realy enjoyed the jars of food and this one in particular, she had no preference over weather it was fed warm or cool so it was ideal for us to take out with us for her to eat.
At around 60p a jar they are a bit pricey
Hipp organic apple and pear pudding was one of my daughters favourites when she was younger, it is suitable for the first stages of weaning as it is a very smooth blend of organic apples pears and rice, I used this from 4 months old with my daughter as this was the recomended age to begin weaning then but now i have noticed the recomended age of weaning is 6 months.
The exact contents of this pudding are organic apples, organic pears, apple juice, organic ground rice,calcium carbonate and antioxidant ascorbic acid.
calcium carbonate for anyone who was wandering is a vital part of any persons diet but especially in the young or very old, calcium is a mineral that is present in our bones and teeth, it is not fixed into the bones but moves in and out of the bones through blood flow and can be used up or lost very easily which is why in a growing baby there needs to be calcium carbonate in there diets to replace the lost calcium and keep the levels increasing as there bones grow.
antioxidant ascorbic acid sounds like something you wouldnt want to find added to your food and especially your babys food but it is infact just vitamin c which we all need but unfortunately our bodys dont produce on there own so we have to obtain it in suppliments like this in our foods
There are 58 kcals per 100g, 0.5g of protein, 13.5g of carbs
I personally prefered to use the jars of food and tins specially designed for babys rather than make my own meals and not just because i was too lazy to cook but because i was always worried about making sure there wasnt too high a level of salt or sugar in there foods and that there was enough energy in there foods, using the jars gave me peace of mind that it was designed for my daughter so was what she needed and didnt have anything that could harm her.
I love the fact that this is a pudding and tastes sweet enough to be enjoyed but doesnt have any added sugar in it.
These jars do not need to be stored in the fridge untill the seal has been opened on them so can be stored at room temperature, the food can also be served at room temperature which my daughter used to enjoy, i would recomend not feeding from the jar unless you know your baby will eat a whole jar as you my contaminate the food this way and is much healthier to put half into a bowl to feed baby and store the other half in the fridge for use later. The food can be heated up in the jar but if using a microwave you will need to remove the lid first and always stir it a few times to get rid of any hot spots in the food.
My daughter used to love this pudding and would salivate every where wholst eating it as it set her taste buds off, it is easy to use on the go as the jars are convenient to take with you and this pudding doesnt stain clothing like others do, it retails at between 50p and 65p depending on where you buy it from.
This is a really nice pudding containing organic apples, pears and rice. It also contains calcium carbonate and antioxidents. My son seems to really enjoy this pudding and unlike some of Hipp's puddings, it does not stain clothes as it is very light in colour. It is around 50p for a jar but Asda usually has some sort of offer on them for example 8 for £3.50. It is also quite easy to receive money off vouchers from Hipp by joining their baby club, these come in ery handy when buying baby food.
The Hipp jars tell you how long you can keep the food for, once opened. Some of them vary but are usually between 2-3 days. The label also explains how to serve it, either room tempertaure or warm and advises you stir the product before serving to ensure it has not separated or anything.
Nutrtional information for this product can be found at http://www.hipp.co.uk/products/1_apple_pear_pudding.html
Puree of apples, pears and rice