“ Brand: Plum / Age: 6 months „
My boy (nearly 18 months now) is constantly hungry - it is official - he would eat all day long if I let him! I am however careful that he doesn't get hooked on sugary foods, and as such he doesn't know that chocolate exists (despite my mother-in-law thinking I am cruel) and he doesn't have anything with any added refined sugar.
I am always on the look out for different snacks to give my boy, and the whole Plum range had 20% off in Waitrose the other week, so I thought I would give this a try. I was intrigued by this product as I love pomegrantes myself - think they remind me of when I was a kid, as we only had them at Christmas and they seemed such a treat - and it seems such an usual flavour for a child's biscuit.
I have bought Plum products before so I knew that I was buying a product which would have no sugar or nasties in so I was happy to pop it into the trolley without reading all the packaging. Sure enough, when I got home and had a proper look at the packet I was reassured to see that it was an organic product, there was no added salt or refined sugar, no hydrogenated fats, no artificial colours or flavours, no preservatives, no added egg or dairy. All good news and something I would expect from a Plum product.
So, onto the product itself. Included in the box are 5 individually sealed packets of two biscuits. The biscuits are rectangular and pretty thin so two is about right for a fairly substantial snack.
The biscuits are quite hard and give a reassuring "snap" when they are broken. My boy is pretty adept at munching by now, but for smaller babes (they are suitable for 7months+) you may want to break them in pieces.
As for the taste, well, pretty yummy I have to say - quite unlike any biscuit I have tasted. They taste a little bit like a digestive, but with a crunchy texture, and with a fruity kick - can't say as they taste overly of pomegrante, just a general fruity flavour. More importantly, they are not too sweet (guess that is due to the fact the only sweetener used is spelt syrup), just pleasant and tangy.
My boy really enjoys these biscuits, and I do find the individually sealed packets useful for being out and about (saves the crumbs at the bottom of the handbag).
These biscuits are pricey though - almost £2 normally for 10 biscuits, and you do need 2 really for a decent sized snack. I think I will buy these again, but more as a special treat than an everyday snack so will look out for them when they are on offer.
Another yummy thing from the Plum family.
I opened the box and was quite pleased to see that all the biscuits were in pairs and in 5 wrapped packs. This is always a good thing as I find a lot of times that things like this go off before you enjoy them all. An added bonus is that I can chuck a pack in my handbag as we run out the house.
When we got this box of treats I wasn't sure if these were soft biscuits or hard. They are hard but become soft rather quickly as my son gums them for a while. These are labelled as appropriate for children 7 months plus but I tend to break them in half. My son would push the whole thing in his mouth if I let him so half at a time is about right.
Yet again the goodness of Plum foods is shown in the traditional baking and natural ingredients. These come in pomegranate and apple flavours which both have my sons' seal of approval.
As always a bit from the website:
* Organic whole spelt wheat flour (58%)
* Organic spelt syrup (12%)
* Organic concentrated apple puree (12%)
* Organic pomegranate juice (7%)
* Organic palm oil (6%)
* Organic sunflower oil (4%)
* Raising agent sodium bicarbonate*
* Thiamin (Vitamin B1)
Allergy advice: CONTAINS GLUTEN
My lad can make a mess with anything so if yours is like mine then keep a wipe nearby but still get a recommendation from me.
© oioiyou 2009
BAked biscuits naturally flavoured with spelt syrup.