“ Brand: Nestle / Type: Yoghurts „
A few days ago we were doing our usual grocery shopping in Tesco. I was looking for healthy yogurts for my baby girl. And on a shelf I noticed unusual plastic net with red pouches. As they caught my eye I of course read the label. It seemed a good product for a child and was on promotion so I decided to give them a try. We bought a net of Nestle Munch Bunch Strawberry Squashums.
Nestle S.A. is the largest nutrition and foods company in the world. It was founded in Switzerland in 1905 when two companies merged: the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, established in 1866 and the Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé Company, established in 1866 by Henri Nestlé. Today, Nestle operates in 86 countries and employs nearly 283,000 people.
Nestlé UK and Ireland is a subsidiary of Nestlé SA and employs almost 7,000 people across 23 sites in the UK and Ireland. At 15 sites, based in the UK are made such brands as Nescafé, Kit Kat, Carnation, Shredded Wheat, Buxton Water, Ski and Bakers Dog Food.
Nestle Munch Bunch Squashums is an innovative squeezable yogurt for children. It contains NO artificial colours, sweeteners or preservatives. Kids will have fun squeezing yogurt into their mouths. Each Munch Bunch Squashums contains at least 10% real fruit puree and as much calcium as a 100ml glass of milk. They can be eaten easily and quickly on the run, without any mess.
Available in Strawberry and Raspberry flavours.
Package - 6 Squashums per net, 60g each.
Price - £1.90 (now on promotion in Tesco - £1.40)
Ingredients: Yogurt, Strawberry Puree (10%), Sugar, Rice Starch, Milk Mineral Concentrates, Flavouring, Thickeners: Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Colour: Beetroot Red, Vitamin D.
Nutrition information per 60g pouch: Energy - 230 kJ/55 kcal, Protein - 2.7g, Carbohydrate - 7.8g of which: sugars - 7.6g, Fat - 1.4g of which: saturates - 0.9g, Fibre - 0.1g, Sodium - 0.1g, Salt Equivalent - 0.1g, Calcium - 92mg (12% RDA), Vitamin D - 0.75 μg (15% RDA).
Our little girl is still a baby so I had to use these Nestle Munch Bunch Squashums a bit differently. I had to squeeze a small amount of yogurt into a spoon and to feed our princess. My girl really enjoyed eating this yogurt. She was so interested in that red pouch and looked curiously how I was squeezing the yogurt. That was like a game for her and all the time she tried to grab a pouch from my hands... A few times she almost managed to do that. But luckily we avoided the mess!
I always try myself all food that I give to my baby. So I tried Squashums too. This yogurt is made with real strawberry (or raspberry) puree, so it is really delicious and nutritious. My girl happily eats it every day. I only think that these pouches are a little bit too small - a portion of 60 g is not enough for a baby or a child. As most of other yogurts it should be 100g. Of course - You may eat 2 pouches at once but in this way Nestle Squashums would be too expensive.
Another thing that I especially like about Nestle Munch Bunch Squashums - convenience. It's so great to put some pouches into a bag going out. You don't have to worry - they won't spill anywhere. Even while feeding a baby I didn't have to worry about spilled yogurt and a mess - I simply used to put a pouch on a table and yogurt used to stay where it should be - in a pouch. You have to squeeze a pouch to have it running.
Nestle Squashums are also ideal for lunchboxes. A child doesn't need a spoon to eat yogurt and won't make a mess in a lunchbox because all yogurt is "squashed" into mouth. Munch Bunch Squashums are easy for little hands to hold. It will be enjoyable experience for every kid! Not just that - every pouch contains 92 mg of Calcium - 12% of a child's RDA that is especially important for growing bones.
My little girl really loves Nestle Munch Bunch Squashums! I am happy too because it is so easy to feed her. The only thing she is interested in - the strawberry shape red pouch! Nothing could distract her!
I give Nestle Munch Bunch Squashums 4 out of 5. Because pouch could be 100g and not 60g as it is now. One more thing - Nestle could offer a bigger variety of flavours. Otherwise it's a great product!
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Thanks for taking time to read my review!
Also posted on ciao.co.uk under the same name.
These yoghurts/fromais frais come in yoghurt pots shaped as strawberrys with a small opening to 'squashum' up. They are very appealing to children and are a good source of calcium. I tend to find they are on offer normally 2 packs for £3. They are less messy than the other tube type yoghrts as the plastic container/ strawberry is quite strong. Even when my toddler leaves one on its side it doesnt leak.
There are different flavours. Strawberry, raspberry and blackberry / currant. I know u can get the strawberry and raspberry in packs of their own but i believe u can only but the blackcurrant/ berry ones mixed with the other flavours.
I find they are a good size portion. The tubes hardly have anything in them and could find my toddler having up to a full pack as there was so little. Great to have on the go as you dont need a spoon and have limited mess. The only drawback is the last bit is difficult for children to squeeze out!
Munch bunch - the yoghurt for kids, but loved by young and old.
I myself am 19 and absolutely love these yoghurts they are just amazing. They are slightly expensive however they are worth every penny. Great for growing kids due to them having calcium in them however are healthy for all ages and with a taste as good as them you can never complain.
These yoghurts never let you down, i dont even know any kids that wouldnt eat them all if they were allowed.
Available from most good grocery stores, however have never spotted them in Asda, oh they dont know what they are missing out on.
If you like yoghurt and like strawberry flavour then give these a try, dont be ashamed by the fact they are designed for kids, its just like playing a nintendo Wii, they are designed for kids but loved by so many others as well.
My son has a real love of yoghurts, this being one of the very few things that he enjoys eating I do try to get him a good selection.
For a few months he has been eating the Choob's yoghurts, but has increasingly got bored with them. Having had a look around at what was on offer at Asda I came across the yoghurts I will now review.
The yoghurts I will now review are - "Nestle, munch bunch, squashum's"
These particular yoghurts appealed to my son for one reason alone, the shape of the container! There are three to choose from, the one that I am reviewing being the strawberry one's, but there are also raspberry and blackberry one's too.
The yoghurts come In a net bag and whatever flavour they are, that is the shape of the container. These are obviously in the shape of a strawberry!
There are 6 x 60g pouches in the net, and I have to say are very appealing to look at.
The plastic soft pouches are bright red in colour, and even have the markings of a strawberry, across the top of the pouch is a very well sealed down foil lid, when I first seen them on the shelf I was concerned that these would fall of the pouches far too easily, making either a mess in the boot of the car bringing them home, or in the fridge when my kids are dropping things on top of them.
They are actually sealed on well, the only draw back being when you actually open them the yoghurt spurts out, usually all over me!
The idea of these is that you can eats these on the move needing no spoon. You simply peel of the top and suck the yoghurt out of the pouch. At first glance you may think that this is not achievable, with the design of the pouch looking like rigid plastic, this is not the case though. Once you have sucked as much out as you can, you simply start rolling the pouch up from the bottom until you have squeezed every last drop out.
The yoghurt itself is smooth and fruit bits free, perfect as my son will not eat the bitty yoghurts, and actually I don't like them too much either.
The yoghurt is very fruity in taste without being too sweet. The yoghurt does have a nice strawberry scent to it, but more of a synthetic scent rather than fresh strawberries, this did not hamper the enjoyment to be had in the slightest.
Unlike some of the other children's yoghurts available these cannot be frozen, for the obvious fact that you wouldn't be able to get the pouch off the yoghurt!
The nutritional information is as follows -
7.6g of which sugars
0.9g of which saturates
This product contains no artificial colours, sweeteners or preservatives and contains as much calcium as a glass of milk, which equates to 12% of a child's recommended daily amount.
The price swung this item into my trolley, these yoghurts were reduced down from around £2.00 a net, to £1.50. Not much of a reduction but these are considerably bigger and contain more than my son's usual yoghurts. This being the case the agreement was that he was only allowed one a day instead of his usual two or three. He agreed to this then ate three once back from shopping!
I had no qualms with buying this product at all, even at the slightly more expensive price. The fact that this is a "munch bunch" product gave me the reassurance of buying and serving to my son, a well balanced and healthy child friendly product.
For more information visit - www.nestle.co.uk
Thanks for reading x