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Hipp Organic Vegetable Lasagne
Member Name: Samm0
Hipp Organic Vegetable Lasagne
Date: 08/08/11, updated on 10/02/12 (90 review reads)
Advantages: Taste & Texture
Disadvantages: None apparent
As we are going away for a long weekend this week (Pontins, eek! Review on return!), I thought I would buy a few jars of baby food to take with us as opposed to transporting home made food. I feel much happier about serving a jarred product rather than a meaty dish made at home, even though it has been stored in a cool bag - you can't be too careful with tiny tums!!
Whilst at Tesco today I noticed Hipp Organic 190g jars - for babies 7 months plus were on offer. 8 jars cost £4.80, this equates to 60p per jar. This is quite a good offer as the usual price of individual jars is 92p! No wonder I normally try to do without!
The jars are easily recognizable on the shelf. Clear glass, with the Hipp logo on the front and a green twist off lid - also bearing the Hipp logo.
They are slightly smaller than other similar products such as Heinz - containing 10g less I noted!
In spite of this, they still work out cheaper.
When the lid is twisted off a slight aroma of cheese/tomato is evident, similar to a mascarpone sauce.
The food can then be decanted into a bowl and served at room temperature or placed in a bowl of hot water to warm through - microwave heating is not advised as this may cause hot spots within the mixture.
Unlike other baby foods I have tried, this has a nice thick creamy consistency. My son has sampled a few of late (we have been out and about quite a lot!) and I have found that other brands are quite watery - worsening as baby eats, making it almost impossible for the food to stay on the spoon. This certainly isn't the case here.
All ingredients within the food are organic - unless otherwise stated. After scrutinizing the label, I found that in this particular food salt and water are from non-organic sources.
The lasagne is made up of 48% vegetables, lasagne pasta durum wheat 21%, skimmed milk, cooked rice water, hard cheese 3%, cream, rapeseed oil 0.9%, vegetable stock and herbs and spices.
The product contains Omega 3 and does not contain any GM ingredients or preservatives. It is also suitable for vegetarians.
The food itself is quite palatable, tasting mildly of tomato and cheese, no overpowering flavours. What I like about this dish is the shape and texture of the pasta - it is cut in to very mini pieces, obviously as it is mimicking lasagne it is completely flat, it is also quite soft. I have found that my son hasn't been to keen in pieces of short cut spaghetti and really struggles with mini pasta shells (however long I seem to cook them!).
Bearing in mind he has a cold at the moment and has been off his food recently my little one wolfed down half a jar of this for dinner, leaving half for lunch tomorrow, result - only 30p per meal.
I think I'll be popping back to Tesco and stocking up on a few more, I'm hoping for a few pub lunches over the Summer!!
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