Product Type: Organix food products
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Tasty Carrot Stix !!
Organix Goodies Organic Carrot Stix
Member Name: xjemloux
Organix Goodies Organic Carrot Stix
My younger brother who is currently training for his black belt in Kung Fu is a total health freak and get's so fed up with me giving my twin boys crisps as a snack so while we were out shopping in Boots the other day I shocked him. They were both becoming a little fidgety and I knew they were due a snack of some sort otherwise all hell would break loose so I shot over to the baby food shelves and picked up a multibag (pack of 4) Organix Goodies Carrot Stix.
Organix are a reputable brand for babies having their No Junk Promise with their products which is of course 'promising' when you are feeding it to your child right?
I explained to my brother that these proudly boast that they are Reduced in salt and fat - at least a third less than in most children's snacks, they contain no MSG or added flavourings therefore naturally flavoured AND they are Organic so it's a food you can trust. He was proud and pleased so I paid my £1.57 (the price has gone up from £1.47 recently) for my pack of 4 and opened them up for my boys.
They are both quite used to eating crisps so luckily these come in crisp bags, they looked no different to any other packet of crisps either so they had no complaining to do that these were 'good for them' and tucked right in.
These bags are 15g bags so quite a bit smaller than our usual crisp packets yet full to the brim with crisps which isn't something we see every day. The bags these come in wouldn't be missed on the shelves being bright orange with a band of bright green along the top. Organix is written at the top and Goodies stamped underneath in fun and childlike bubble writing. You are then told that these goodies are Organic Carrot Stix.
These sticks are shaped just like Smiths salt and vinegar sticks, but they have an orange colour to them - to resemble a carrot perhaps? and a few specks of seasoning which I'm told on the back is coriander. They had a slight crunch to them but were easily turned into mush when teeth and wetness of the mouth got to them which meant my boys could eat them with ease. I would say only a child with teeth should eat them though as that first crunch could cause a little discomfort for a younger baby who is only just getting used to finger foods and they are quite long sticks too and we don't want sticks being rammed down the back of babies throats either. These particular Organix Goodies are aimed more for toddlers and older children due to their length and that initial crunch. They crumble quite a bit too whilst being eating and the colouring on them can become quite messy and easily stain a light coloured top as I noticed on my boys WHITE tops the other day! Silly me!
These are apparently coated with carrot and herbs yet they have such a light and subtle taste to them and even sometimes tasted a little sweet too. They are not smelly nor overly flavoursome yet quite pleasant to snack on, yet I'm sure children would appreciate the subtle flavours rather than overpowering stinks and tastes which could put them off food for life. It's hard to describe what they actually taste off but they were quite nice to eat, I couldn't taste carrot, to be honest I could hardly taste anything apart from this slight sweetness.
My boys like playing with them too which often leads to alot of mess and crushed up stix laying around my rugs and sofa, they must enjoy the rough texture to them which is a little different for a toddler I should imagine.
These would make a convenient snack whilst out and about with your little ones, and I'd say from when your little ones are around 7-8 months plus or at least when they have a few teeth to enable them to crush the sticks slightly before eating them and being able to break them apart. The younger the baby though I wouldn't leave them unattended personally due to the length of the stick but they are a good way to introduce different foods and flavours to your little one without overpowering them and allowing them to gain some independance too.
A 15g bag of these stix contains;
1.7g fat of which,
I will definitely be buying these for my boys in the future, maybe even for myself too lol!
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