“ Brand: Heinz / Biscuits „
Heinz veggie crackers are a snack biscuit for young chilren. They say on the pack that they are suitable for children over one year of age, but I'm not sure why they're not suitable for younger children - they don't contain any of the obvious nasties, like honey.
The ingredients are:Wheat Flour, Rice Flour, Wheat Starch, Rice Syrup, Vegetable Oil, Skimmed Milk Powder, Sweet Whey Powder, Dried Vegetables (3%) (Leek, Carrot, Cabbage), Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Iron Phosphate, Thiamin.
Each bag contains four individual packets of biscuits. They're quite small packets, with approxiamtely eight biscuits in one serving - my daughter has no trouble finihing a packet in one sitting (although I don't actually give her the packet). The packaging is a cheerful purple colour, with a face made out of vegetables. It would be nice if the pack were a different colour to the cheese flavour, but that's a minor niggle as the picture is different.
The biscuits themselves are slightly crumbly. They're perfectly round and smooth, and the right size for small hands to hold. The scent is of leeks, and the predominant flavour is cabbage soup. This is slightly disconcerting in a biscuit, but my daughter didn't have expectations, and was quite happy with the flavour. Funnily enough, she won't eat cabbage soup, but I think there it's the texture that puts her off.
Heinz mini veggie crackers are made and designed for babies aged 1 year plus and small children.
The packet is a purple colour and features a face made from vegetables and the title of the product in white letting. Around the sides and the back of the packet you will find all of the nutritional info and ingredients also a lot of details about this product and Heinz.
NUTRITIONAL INFO - per 25g bag
2.5g of which sugars
1.4g of which saturates
The product contains naturally occurring sugars.
The large packet of crackers has 4 smaller packets inside each being 25g. There are approximately 10 crackers in each packet.
The crackers measure about 4cm wide by half a centimetre thick. They are round in shape and a good size so small fingers can hold them with ease and feed themselves.
Upon opening one of the smaller bags I found the smell was very savoury and quite strong but this has not bothered my little man.
The biscuits have a very pleasant taste and do resemble what they are supposed to.
They are quite crumbly when bitten into and therefore do make a bit of a mess.
The crackers are a light brown colour and do have slight flecks of green in which personally I do not find that they look at all appetising.
My son really likes these as they are a complete different taste to all the sweet biscuits he has been having.
The side of the bag does say that these are recommended for children aged 1 year and over but me being me I did not notice this until I had already given him his first packet. He did not have any problems in eating them but I did make sure that I was always around him when he was eating them.
The crackers do make quite a mess but this is easily cleaned up.
The smell of the crackers put me right off them but my little man is not bothered by this at all. He quite happily tucks into them and they do dissolve in his mouth so if he bits off a large piece of the cracker then I don't have to worry too much about trying to get it out of his mouth.
I do like the general idea of the crackers as they are great for snacks and they are much better than giving him sweet things all the time and they also help to introduce the taste of vegetable to him swell.
The crackers are made by Heinz and also come in different flavours which include, mini cheese crackers, 100% fruit bites and 100% apple bites.
I purchased my bag from my local supermarket for £1.89 which is a reasonable price.
The crackers contain gluten, wheat, milk and may contain nuts and eggs.
If you would like any more information on this product or any in the Heinz baby range then please visit www.tinytums.co.uk or telephone 0800 0150557.
I do recommend these as an alternative to sweet snacks and they are ideal for car journeys and when you are out and about.