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As you may see from previous reviews generally as a rule I make all of Jayden's food myself, however occasionally if we are out for the day I will buy a jar of pre made food especially as I recently received some money off coupons for jars of baby food. One jar of food I purchased for Jayden recently during a day out was Hipp Organic Mixed Vegetable Medley.
The Hipp Organic Mixed Vegetable Medley comes in a clear glass jar allowing you to see the food inside, it has a green and gold lid on the top which screws on and off of the jar, it also has a label wrapped around the middle. On the front of the label is the Hipp Organic logo consisting of a white heart with the brand name written inside in different coloured writing and the flavour of the food written just underneath in green writing. The background of the label is covered with pictures of carrots, peas and potatoes, the age group that this food is suitable for also appears on the front of the label. The back of the label contains the product information including facts about the food, nutritional information and feeding advise.
Hipp Organic Mixed Vegetable Medley is basically a smooth blend of mixed vegetables, it is a dark orange colour and of a reasonably thick consistency, there are no lumps in it whatsoever so it is ideal for weaning your baby. This product is gluten free, contains no salt, milk products, GM or preservatives so it will be gentle on little tummies. It is also suitable for vegetarians if you choose to bring your baby up on this sort of diet and it also contains a source of omega 3 and 2 portions of vegetable so it really is a healthy addition to your baby's diet.
The vegetables which make up this jar of food are carrots, potatoes, cauliflower and peas, these are all vegetables which Jayden loves so I was sure he would enjoy this. The Mixed Vegetable Medley doesn't really have a distinctive smell to it, I couldn't detect just one vegetable, this was the same with the taste, I had to taste a small amount to make sure it was the correct temperature, the flavour was quite mild but at the same time it was quite tasty as well, it didn't taste too watery or bland so I was sure that this would be ideal for Jayden.
This appears on the back of the jar and includes
* Stir the contents of the jar with a plastic spoon and put the correct amount into a clean bowl
* Serve at room temperature or stand bowl in hot water to warm, if you use a microwave take care with the temperature as hot spots can occur
* Once open replace the lid and keep refrigerated, use within 24 hours
* Make sure that the jar and cap are undamaged before feeding
Whilst these points on the back of the jar are quite self explanatory it is worth just checking through them before feeding your baby in case there are any special instructions required.
Price and Availability
Hipp Organic Mixed Vegetable Medley is available from a variety of shops including most supermarkets and other chemists such as Boots, Lloyds and Superdrug which have a baby section. We purchased our 125g jar from Tesco and it was 78p, although we paid a bit less as we had a money off coupon, these jars are also on offer for 10 jars for £5.00 if they are something you buy on a regular basis.
Jayden has now finished his jar of Hipp Organic Mixed Vegetable Medley and he did really enjoy it. There is nothing to say how many meals this jar contains as this depends on the individual and how much your baby eats per meal. Jayden has been on solids for a while now, we started weaning him several weeks before the 6 months as his milk just wasn't satisfying him, he started off on just a few teaspoons but now he will happily eat half the jar per meal, I did worry he was eating a little too much however the last time he was weighed they said he was the perfect size and all babies are different, Jayden is just like his Dad who has a large appetite, he can eat huge meals but never gets any bigger and it seems Jayden is going to be the same and he really does love his food. I haven't found anything he doest like, so for me these jars are not that economical really and would work out quite expensive for me to buy all of the time. Also whilst I know Hipp Organic Mixed Vegetable Medley only contains ingredients which are good for Jayden and are unlikely to upset his tummy, personally I still much prefer to make his food myself, that way I know exactly what is going into his meals and I know that it is healthy and full of natural ingredients.
The jar of food is reasonably priced and I am more than happy to purchase these on the odd occasion. Jayden did enjoy this jar of food and I would recommend it and purchase it again in the future should I need to buy a jar of pre-made food.
I became aware of Hipp when I started weaning my first son I was sent tonnes of coupons so I decide to give them a try. Hipp is slightly different from other brands of baby food as they use organic ingredients. They website is very helpful if your weaning your first baby as certainly didn't have a clue where to start and found advice on the site very helpful.
I know some mum's feel guity about using jarred baby food as apose to making your own food but sometimes its not always practical.
Well on opening the jar the medley has a lovely smooth texture it maybe slightly more watery than some brands. I like this in a stage 4-6 months jar. My eldest son loved this flavour and my baby son does too he always finishes the jar no waste from him. I too have tried this as well and find it quite pleasent tasting. I clearly does taste of vegatables. I'm happy to recommend this Hipp product to other parents.
Smooth blend of mixed vegetables.