“ Brand: Ella's Kitchen / Type: Fruit snacks „
If you have read my reviews before you know I am a busy mum with 3 children. I am also a huge Ella's Kitchen fan and after my recent trip to Sainsbury's I stumbled across the triangular Fruity snacks in 3 different flavour packs.
For those of you just looking to start weaning or for those who don't know, Ella's kitchen was started by a man called Paul Lindley(Ella's dad) who wanted to introduce a healthy weaning plan for Ella using different flavours while making meal times ultimately fun. I have to say that I personally think that the bright pouches are instantly recognisable on the shelves and with their Distinctive flavours are a Godsend in the world of weaning.
Anyway,now I have a robust 2 year old and a 8 month old who is starting with finger foods. I am always on the lookout for different products for my children to try and while I try and give my children organic produce it can be expensive. Ella's Kitchen is all organic and for me this is an added bonus because the price isn't very much more than regular non organic produce.
This particular pack was £1.99 in Asda(they stock a lot of Ella's Kitchen compared to other places) and is a bright red Triangular shape which when you open has 5 mini triangles of fruit inside.
The actual composition is raisans, strawberries, mangoes and cherries. They also do 2 other packs with different fruit in.
All the fruit is dried but perfect size for little mouths(NOT BABIES) and my daughter absolutely loves the different fruits in the packet. I love them because she will quite happily chomp on these, thinking they are a treat without hesitation.
They are a great size for me to stick in my bag or even to put in my eldest boy's lunchbox (He's 10 and likes them) and are a perfect size as a snack without having an effect on her appetite. I will be buying these again and again and again.
If your looking for a dried fruit with a difference, I highly recommend you give these a try. And for £1.99 even if your little one doesn't like them I am betting that you do!!!
I'm not sure if all children are like this or if mine are just eating machines! When my eldest was little I was told off by a midwife for allowing him to eat "too much". The way I figured was that if he was hungry what kind of mother would I be to deny him food. He was a chunky monkey of a baby but by no means was he obese. According to the weight chart in his medical folder he was only in the 65th percentile.
Oh well moving on ... I'm always on the look out for good healthy snacks for the kids. During a recent supermarket trip I picked up a bright red packet of organic snack packs. It was probably the bright red and the fact that the packet was triangular that made me choose it. The red pack is called the chewy one. Also priced at £1.99 if the kids hated it I wasn't going to be angry about throwing the whole packet away!
What's in it?
Organic raisins 69%
Organic dried cherries 21%
Organic dried strawberries 6%
Organic dried mangoes 4%
Other flavour bags include the Chompy One (green pack with raisins, apricots, dates, apples, and bananas) and the Crumbly One (yellow pack, figs, dates, cherries, and coconut chips).
I can't say I'm one of those people that goes gaga for organic but it's never a bad thing.
The individual packets inside the large one are also in a triangle shape. A bit irritating to open. I've got the hang of it now but one of the first few burst all over the floor. There are five of these little packs inside the big one.
The collection of dried fruit is tender enough for small teeth and there are no added nasties like sugar and that. I tend to rip the strawberries in half for the baby.
These were a great little find. Not only to get fruit into the kids but the packs are also quite small and can easily be thrown into a lunch bag or baby bag.
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