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We were out in the afternoon so I gave bottled baby food for my younger one. This time he ate Hipp Organic Rigatoni Napoli which is a baby food without meat. My son is not vegetarian but this baby food is.
It comes in a colourless jar which is very practical. It is easy to warm the food in it and it can be reclosed easily and perfect to store the rest food in the fridge till the next eating time or maximum 24 hours.
The label contains loads of information about the organic food, the ingredients, nutritional and storage details. Around the huge Hipp logo you can see the picture of the used ingredients. Below the logo is the Rigatoni Napoli label written with yellow. This particular baby food is of stage 3 which means that it is suitable for babies from the age of 10 months. Its texture is not as smooth as of baby food stage 2. You can see the over-boiled thus very soft noodles in it and some pieces of vegetable and herbs as well. I tasted it and I have to admit that I didn't like it. It has a dominantly butternut and carrot taste but they are not sweet. They taste like strong, old vegetables. Anyway I think I am too choosy so I gave it to my son to test whether he likes it or not. I was prepared to throw out this baby food but for my surprise my son loved it and ate it quite quickly. This time he couldn't eat a whole jar of 250 g but he ate about 70% of it.
The ingredients are as follows: Organic Vegetables (56%) [Tomatoes, Carrots, Butternut Squash, Onions], Organic Cooked Pasta (Durum Wheat) (25%), Organic Cooked Rice, Water, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Herbs (Parsley, Oregano, Basil), Organic Vegetable Stock [Salt, Organic Rice Flour, Organic Vegetables (with Celeriac), Organic Yeast Extract, Organic Vegetable Oil, Organic Spices]. It contains Gluten, Wheat and Celeriac.
This baby food has lovely carrot orange colour which can leave very nice spots on clothes... So take care how you feed your baby. It is a vegetarian meal made of very useful and basically delicious vegetables and noodles. I just don't really like the taste of boiled squash. This baby food provides our kids with 66 kcal energy in 100 g meal. You can buy it in most of the supermarkets for 1.06 pounds a jar of 250 g. They are on offer in Sainsbury's at the moment. You can get 5 jars of food for 4 pounds.
I think I will give this kind of food again to my son as he loves it. I don't think I will taste it again. Besides the strong taste of carrot and butternut squash the food is delicious and the spices are mild and matching very well.
Mixed vegetables and noodles in a cheese and tomato sauce.