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Heinz Farley's Mini Rusks

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      14.04.2007 20:47
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      A handy snack.

      I remember the old style rusks with my other nephews in their mid to late teens. They were large and bulky (the rusks, that is!) and had a bland taste to them, not so with these.

      The product is obviously not a substitute for a good meal but is great to have at the bottom of the pushchair if you are out and about and the baby wants a snack.

      -Price and Availability -

      We got these from Tesco's but I presume that most supermarkets will sell them.

      You get 4 packs of 30g with 6 biscuits in each pack for 1.20 which works out at a bargain price of half a penny per biscuit.

      - Contents, Age Range etc-

      As I have already stated you get 6 rusks in each packet. These are approx 5 cm x 5cm and 2cm deep at the fattest point.

      Farley's make a lot of different types of rusks but the particular packets that I bought has from 7 months onwards on the front of the packet.

      There are a couple of different ways of serving these:

      * Finger food - Just give the baby the biscuit to suck on. These are easily dissolved in the mouth and ideal for babies who can feed themselves.
      What I will say is that when it gets to a size that can go completely in the mouth but is far too big for the baby to have in his / her mouth then watch out. I tend to whip it out of his mouth and break it up in to much more manageable sizes.

      This can be very messy as the biscuits dissolve easily in the mouth and lots of crumbs etc fall all around so be prepared to be armed with baby wipes, bibs etc!!

      * You can also break the rusks up in to small pieces and mix in a bowl with their usual milk or some cooled boiled water. You end up with a creamy consistency to feed with a spoon.

      Both ways are popular with the little fella but I have to say that the latter way is far less messy!

      -Taste -

      These are very tasty and I find myself finishing off the rest of the packet after he has gone home. They are quite sweet tasting and not at all like the rusks I remember of old!

      -Ingredients -

      I feel that it's important for me to list these just incase anyone has a baby with some allergies:
      Wheat flour, sugar, veg oil, calcium carbonate, emulsifier, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin D

      - Dietary Information -
      * No added preservatives
      * No artificial flavours or colours
      * No added salt
      * Egg free
      * No GM ingredients
      * Suitable for vegetarians

      - Storage -

      Unless you are like me and finish the remaining rusks in the packet, then they are best stored in a airtight container once opened and if you are thinking of leaving them for a couple of days.

      - Contacting the manufacturers -
      These are made in England by H.J. Heinz Co Ltd.

      Visit www.tinytums.co.uk for any further advice on feeding babies or for any comments.
      Tel: 0800 212991

      - Other Rusk Products -

      If you aren't keen on the sugar content in these rusks, then Farley's make quite a good range of rusks, some of which I have listed below:

      * Original Rusks
      * Gluten-free Rusks
      * Reduced Sugar Rusks
      * Reduced Sugar Banana Rusks

      I have tried the reduced sugar rusks but I have to say that I definitely prefer the taste of these, quite obviously sweeter in taste!

      They are a great size, being the mini versions and far less cumbersome for little hands than the larger ones.

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    • Product Details

      4 x 33g. Suitable for Vegetarians.