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When I introduced breakfast to my daughter she took an instant dislike to baby rice and baby porridge. I can't say I blame her as when I made it up it looked like glue and tasted so boring and bland. She used to spit the lot out. I decided to try something different and while browsing in Tesco I came across Hipp banana yogurt breakfast. The jar contains 125g of the yogurt and costs 65p for one jar or you can get 10 for £5.
The ingredients are listed as; Water, organic yogurt, organic bananas, organic sugar, organic rice, organic rice flour, organic lemon juice.
The breakfast is suitable for babies 4 months and over and is a stage 1 weaning food meaning it has a smooth consistency with no lumps. All of the ingredients are organic.
When I opened the jar I could immediately smell the bananas. You can serve the breakfast warm or cold, I give it to my daughter cold as warm yogurt doesn't appeal to me. To warm it up you simply stand the jar in hot water until warm or you can remove a small amount and microwave it in a bowl when microwaving you need to take care so not to overheat or get hot spots in the food.
I always taste the food I give my daughter and I have to say this is really nice, it doesn't particularly taste like yogurt it tastes like a banana cereal but really smooth. The lemon juice gives it a slight tang which is really refreshing. My daughter loves bananas so this is a winner for her, she devours it and can easily finish a full jar, she is just over 6 months. The rice makes this particularly filling for her too so she doesn't need anything additional to eat, when I give fruit she also had to have toast with it or she is still hungry.
If you don't use the whole jar you can refrigerate and keep for up to 24 hours, unless you have fed directly from the jar in which case you are recommended to discard any uneaten food.
My daughter definately recommends this and gives it 5 out of 5.
Hipp Organic Banana Yogurt Breakfast
Baby Food 4 moths plus (Stage 1)
Organic Cooked Rice
Organic Rice Flour
Organic Lemon Juice
Contains cows milk
This meal can be given to the baby cold or warmed up. To warm up in the microwave it takes approximately 15 to 20 seconds though always watch temperature so not to burn the babies mouth! You can also heat this up by putting the jar into a jug of warm water. Do not reuse already heated up food.
As this food can be given hot or cold, it is an easy way to take out to give to baby. Most places will warm it up for you though if not, the cold option is there.
Even though this is for baby, for the process of this review, I have tried it.
Baby Opinion: I have fed two babies this and had two different results. The oldest loved this, at first warmed up but as she grew older she prefered it cold like an actual yogurt. The constant 'yumm yumm' proved to me that she loved it. The younger baby did not take to this much at all. She especially did not like it cold though even warmed up we found it made her sick more. It all depends upon the specific baby as to what their tastes are though you wont know until you try.
My opinion: I personally do not think much of the taste of this at all. It does have a banana taste to it though more of an artificial taste and the yogurt seems a little sickly to me. I think that it tastes better cold though to be honest, either way is not the greatest of tastes in my opinion, though it isnt for me but for baby.
The food has a creamy, slightly banana odour. It is not the best smell in the world though certainly not one to hide from.
The food comes out quite thick and creamy so if baby does not like that, some extra water may be added to make it thinnner and easier to eat. Warm water is best for this. The food is also very smooth and glides down well with no lumps or bumps.
The food comes in the usual glass jar which contains 125g. The label goes across the middle and looks rather appertising. The food itself is a creamy white colour and obviously thick in texture. It has the appearence of a thick yogurt.
This jar costs approximately £0.60p depending on where you shop which is just over the average price of baby jar foods, possibly as it is organic.
This is a good baby food even though it is not to my taste and fully reccomended.
This is a handy jar to have in the cupboard as i tried making the equivelant of this recepie myself and stupidly did not know that bananas do not freeze well and rather go brown so having used up enough bananas for the blades in my liquidiser to reach and having proudly made 7 tubs worth it all ended in the bin! I generally dont buy jars but i do find this a handy one to take when out and about - not necesarily at breakfast time but as a pudding so dont let the wording in the title just let you limit use just to morning time. I also use it with my 8 month as i find it the right size although it is really in the 4 month range. It provides a good sourse of calcium and i think it is a good healthy option if you require to use jars as all Mums do to save their sanity at times never mind how hard you try making your own unless you are very organised!