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My daughter absolutely loves fruit and whilst at her Great Nan's the other day she was offered some banana custard to try. She absolutely loved it and even wanted seconds. Now I will confess that when I make custard it really is not the best and tends to be very lumpy so now on the rare occasions we have custard it tends to be of the instant variety... so I was keen to see if I could find individual Banana Custard desserts for my daughter instead, although I am sure my partner had hoped our daughter's newly discovered love of custard would have been to his advantage too!
Whilst shopping in Sainsbury's I spotted the Heinz Fruity custard packs which come in various flavours including Banana, Fruit Medley and Pear and Apple. They come in packs of 4x 100g pots and cost around £1.75. The pots have a plastic lid which can be used to reseal them and underneath this there is a peel off lid. The pots are suitable from 4-36 months and count as 2 of your babies 5 a day.
They can be served warmed, chilled or at room temperature. To warm you simply stand the pot in warm water until the desired temperature is achieved. We have only given to our daughter either at room temperature or chilled as she is not keen on her food being warmed.
The Banana Custard is completely smooth and has the consistency of yoghurt and smells lovely. My daughter absolutely loves them and we have brought them several times since our first purchase and plan on trying the other flavours in the range. To me, the Banana custard tastes very sweet however it does not contain any added sugar or artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and is suitable for vegetarians.
These pots make a lovely dessert for little ones and we highly recommend them.
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This is a review of Heinz Fruity Custard which is enjoyed by my 15 month old daughter. The packaging advises it is suitable for children aged 4 - 36 months so it is quite a versatile item. I picked up loads of packs when these were on offer as they had a good use by date on them too.
Each cardboard tube houses four pots. They have lids on them and a peel back plastic top. This can be difficult to open sometimes I find (particularly if I have wet or greasy hands which is often the case after the first course!). At first I thought I would reuse the pots for freezing food but I don't as I have better ones that are more sturdy that came with some other food so I just put these in the recycling box with the cardboard tube.
My daughter loves this fruity custard but I think it doesn't actually taste that nice! It's not really sweet either yet she always finishes her pot which is 100g.
I paid £1 for four pots when these were on offer and I think that's a great price, comparing it to other individually packaged desserts. I think they were from Tesco at the time but it could have been Asda.
These pots are great to pack for on the go as they don't need to go in the fridge. They don't leak and are a great option to have when out and about. I like to pack a few things in case we're having a fussy day but these don't take up a lot of room and are usually well received by my daughter.
The packaging states that each pot provides two of a baby's five a day which is a good thing. They also have vitamin C and no added sugar in them or artificial colours or preservatives. Fruity custard is a guilt free treat you can give your child that they will most likely enjoy.
These are a great dessert for children and a change from yoghurt which I seem to give her all the time. They are easy to swallow so for older children may be good with some actual fruit to give it more texture and something to chew! My daughter loves these and I will stock up again next time they are on offer. Whilst I haven't needed to save any for later, the re closable lids are handy and give you peace of mind when you are taking them out and about.
My six month old daughter is now on three solid meals per day and at the moment (possible growth spurt but who knows!) can't seem to get enough. With her dinner I have started to give her a little dessert afterwards which so far has been a yogurt, which she absolutely loves, so much so I have to watch that she doesn't over indulge and bring it up again! Rather than always yogurt however I wanted her to try something else have her dinner and I had picked up a few weeks ago, when on offer, these Heinze fruity custard pots. I had bought them at the time due to the price thinking I would not use them for a while, but with her now eating a little dessert after her dinner, I decided now was the time to give one a go.
These Heinz fruit custard pots comes in a four pack, with each little pot having its own recloseable lid, which I have to say is VERY handy. There are several flavours available, but since my daughter is such a fan of mashed banana, I thought the 'fruity banana' would go down well. I wouldn't say that these pots are cheap cheap. I bought them at the time or £1 when on offer, but you would usually expect to pay around £1.75 for this four pot pack. Now given that I only give my little girl half a pot after her dinner, and that you can reclose the lid and keep in the fridge for 24 hours so that I can give her the rest the next evening, this means I can get at least 8 servings out of this pack, which makes it better value.
These fruity custard pots are suitable for children from as young as four months up to 36 months. Due to the fruit content, in this case, bananas with some apple as well, a serving of this custard, provides baby with 2 of the recommended 5 a day servings of fruit/veg. Heinz also promotes these pots as being full of vitamin C, and at the same time containing no added sugar, preservatives, colours or artificial flavours. Heinz also suggests that these pots can be given as a breakfast, a snack or dessert. To be honest, I can't imagine giving these to my daughter for her breakfast, as custard just doesn't seem an appropriate breakfast. I can imagine however giving her one of these pots as a snack as she gets older and her appetite increases.
I do like to make most of my daughters own food but I do like to have some handy food in the cupboard, such as these pots, and with so much added fruit it certainly can't be too bad for her.
My daughter had got quite used to her yogurt after her dinner and recognises the little petit filous carton, so when I brought out this custard pot, think at first, she thought it was more dinner which she clearly didn't want, and kept her mouth firmly shut. However, once I managed to get the teeniest bit into mouth and she realised it was something equally as nice as a yogurt after her dinner, the mouth started to open very readily, and the half pot of custard was devoured within a few minutes, with her obviously having enjoyed it. She has a bit of a sweet tooth, and this just ticks all the boxes for her, but I am glad that she is getting the fruit within it. When I first gave it to her, I tried a little myself before serving it to her, and I have to say, that despite me already being a big fan of custard myself, this really was delicious, and I could have ate more if it hadn't been for my daughter!
All in all, I like the fact that this product can be used as a snack or dessert and contains two portions of fruit making it a healthy dessert option, and one that my daughter absolutely loves. At full price these pots aren't cheap, but with my daughter only taking half a pot after her dinner at the moment, they aren't too bad in terms of value. When she progresses onto eating a whole pot, I think I will start looking at making up custard for her to enjoy, but in the meantime I will continue to purchase these as a dessert.
These are a great buy for babies and adults!! I used to buy these for my Daughter when she was 6 months old and intend to buy them for my Son when he reaches that age. They are so convient as they come in disposable pots and are easily carried round in a changing bag to use as a snack for your baby when you are on the go! All you need to bring is a spoon. The pots are made from thick plastic so there is no risk of it being pierced inside the bag and making a mess!!
The custard comes in 4 different flavours and smell divine!! My Daughter's personal favourite was fruit medley as its full of various types of fruit. The pots are perfect for a dessert after lunch or dinner. They cost around £1.40 for 4 pots which is not great value but 8 pots last a week so cost under £3.00 -its not too extortionate!!
Id recomend these to all parents as ive not yet met a baby that doesnt enjoy sweet custard and with 4 flavours to choose from you cant really go wrong!!
There are four delicious varieties to choose from: Apple & Mango, Banana, Pineapple, Fruit Medley. You can find our Fruity Dessert pots in the baby aisle - just grab them and go! Heinz have launched a great new range of nutritious Fruity Custards. Packaged in handy little pots, babies and toddlers will love the fun range of flavours which combine the goodness of real fruit purées with milk or rice for a delicious fruity taste and creamy texture, which will have your baby roaring for more!