“ Type: Crisps/Snacks „
My daughter loves the Organix finger foods, and when I saw the Organix Crunchy Tomato Slices I could not resist getting them for her, especially as she absolutely loves tomatoes. They are widely available from supermarkets, chemists and online and cost around 75p for 20g bag.
They are baked corn crisps coated with tomato and carrot. They are gluten and wheat free and are suitable for vegans and vegetarians. They are suitable from 7months and are a stage to weaning product.
They are the perfect size for little hands to hold and my daughter holds these and eats these with ease. She is not as keen on these as she is on other products in the range and having tried them myself I do agree. I cannot taste carrot and the tomato taste is very mild and bland, which is disappointing. I expectedly them to have a stronger taste like the Carrot sticks from the range do.
My daughter does will east these but she much prefers the Organix Carrot sticks which have a stronger flavour. I have to say I prefer the carrot ones too. I probably would not buy these again simply because there are other products in the range that we prefer.
This review also appears on CIAO under the same username.
I really wanted to go down the baby led weaning route with my son, so his first foods were to be 'real' rather then mush, unfortunately our son had other ideas, so we were led by him but led to purees and 'real' foods. some of his best real foods are in the Organix range, and his favorite of the range are these tomatoe rings.
They are actually quite tasty, and baring in mind at a weaning stage babies are only used to milk so dont need much taste anyway. They also look great, like little wheels. They are big enough to be held easily and soft enough that they easily go down. after only a few attempts at these my son will efficiantly eat them with no mess and no leftovers, in the early stages when they hold the food in their grip they arent able to get to the bit in the palm of there hand, its not until the develop the pincer grip (thumb and first finger hold) that they will easily get to all food, so with any finger food dont expect it to all get eaten straight away.
Because of the red colouring they can be quite messy so I would advise a bib if you dont want the clothes getting messy.
we have never had a gagging or choking incident with these, I am more then happy for my son to eat them.
When your child starts finger food you always worry what they can manage without choking! I have a 3 year old and an 11 month old and they both adore these child friendly crisps, and so do I!
When my first child was at the finger food stage around 7 months I started with a bit of toast and was always on edge as he kept gagging on it, so would rush and take him out of his highchair, I tried other soft foods and although I knew he was alright I always have a fear about my children choking, you could say its my worse nightmare. Although with my 2nd I am not as bad and paranoid.
These snacks are for children from 7 months, they are good for on the go, on holidays and if you want some peace and quiet! Keeps my little one amused for a good 10 minutes and he shoves whole ones in his mouth, while I sit on edge hoping he doesn't choke but what is good about these is, they cant really choke on them as such as they dissolve in the mouth really quickly.
Organix makes a range of baby food and snacks similar to these, we also have tried the cheese and herb puffs which are like wotsits but without all nasties and they taste so much nicer.
WHATS IN THEM?
78% Organic Corn
12% Organic Sunflower Oil
6% Tomato Powder
3% Organic Carrot Powder
Less then 1% Thiamin (vit b1)
I think these days we are more aware what we put in our bodies, especially with our children, you want to make sure what they are eating is not too bad for them.
My children have these a couple of times a week and normally share a packet as there is a fair amount in a 20G bag, and I manage to sneak in a few as well!
They taste really nice considering they have no salt in them like regular crisps and you can really taste the tomato,. They don't taste all powdery and have a lot of flavour. They look like little wheels and are a few cms in diameter.
They are expensive expect to pay 40-50p for a packet! They seem to be available in most supermarkets and I have also seen them in Boots.
A nice tasty snack not just for those who are teething but for older toddlers and mums alike!
I would certainly recommend these instead of the usual crisps that are full of salt and fat.
I have purchased several of the Organix Finger Foods range now, for my daughter (13 months) and wanted her to try these, for variety. She loves the Carrot Sticks and the Sweetcorn Rings. However, I think the Sweetcorn Rings are slightly too hard for her so only give those at home or when she is not in her car seat.
Anyway, back to Tomato Crunchy Slices - they are shaped like a small wheel with spokes, and have tomato and carrot powder on them, although less so than the Carrot Sticks snacks, which makes them less messier too. They are about 4cm in diameter so are small enough to hold easily, and are recommended for 7 months onwards. The ingredients are as follows:
Organic Corn - 78%; Organic Sunflower Oil - 12%; Organic Tomato Powder -6%; Organic Carrot Powder - 3% and Thiamin (Vitamin B1*) - less than 1%. * Thiamin (Vitamin B1) is an essential nutrient for growing babies. Thiamin has no organic certification. There is also a trace amount of salt for 5g (6 slices) which is good to know too.
I bought these from Boots for 49p, but if you shop around you may get a better price. I have also seen them in supermarkets. It is best to keep these in a cool, dry place, and once opened, stored in an airtight container so they don't go stale.
My daughter likes these snacks, but not as much as the Carrot Sticks or Cheese and Herb Puffs by Organix, so I don't think I will be purchasing anymore of these in the future. However, they are of the same quality and taste as other Organix snacks (I personally think these taste better than Carrot Sticks!), with no added junk, so at 49p they are value for money if your child likes them.
I bought these for my daughter for the first time yesterday. This is another item in the organix range which I find great for little ones. They are good to give to your little ones as a snack on the go and are a lot healthier than other crisps. According to the nutritional information on the back of the packet
of which sugars 4.8g
of which saturates 1.3g
salt equivalent 0.1g
As you can see the salt in them is very low compared to other crisps such as wotsits which have an eqivalent of salt level of 1.98g.
I bought these in a 20g bag from Boots for 49p. The tomato slices are shaped like a wheel which I feel are easy for my 14 month old to grip and she has no problem eating them but it may be more difficult for a younger baby as they seem tougher than the carrot sticks in this range. On tasting them they have a very mild sweet tomato taste which is quite nice.
They are suitable from the age of 7 months. Both my 1 year old and 6 year old enjoy them though so not so much of a baby food!
A GREAT snack for your child.
I love this range of snacks from Organix, not only are they 'quite good' for your child, but they are a good way for them to learn how to hold the snack and learn to feed themselves.
I have recently tried the carrot sticks, and the other varietys of these and thought i would try this one also. I dont think these are as good as the others, epecially the carrot sticks, and i think most mums would agree as the carrot ones are always gone off the shelf when i go shopping.
A bag costs around 50p , which is around the same price as the carrot sticks but are much harder for your baby to hold, my child kept getting them stuck up his sleeve and kept getting angry.
The taste itself is quite bland, however this is probably really tasty for young babies. The snaks are in a shape a bit lilke a wheel and are the size of a 50p (ish).
I was really worries when i saw these as i thought he might choke on them, but he has been fine with them (once he actually gets them into his mouth).
Overall a great snack for children, quite healthy too.
In my quest to find some different and tasty finger foods for my little man I came across these, Organix Crunchy Slices.
The crisps come in a nice bright red packet which is foil sealed to keep them fresh. There is a picture of a baby on the front eating one of the crisps. Also there is the Organix 'No Junk' logo at the side.
On the back of the packet we have all of the ingredients and nutritional information and also a bit of information about the contents.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION - Per 5g (roughly 3 crisps)
0.3g of which sugars
0.1g of which saturates
Trace of Sodium
78% Organic Corn
12% Organic sunflower oil
6% Organic Tomato Powder
3% Organic Carrot powder
Less than 1% Thiamin
These srisps are Gluten free.
Organix have put a small warning onto the packet stating that these crisps are not suitable for babies under 7 months. Also never to leave your baby alone whilst feeding.
My son has not taken very well to these crisps, I think he finds the taste a bit to strong.
The crisps are the shape of a wheel and have a bitty red colouring over them, they look to me like spicy flavoured crisps in the way they have the flavour on them. Each crisp is approximately 2.5cm which means they are easy for little hands to pick up and hold.
They do actually have a taste which is like tomato and I personally didn't find it very overpowering. They look fun and my little man does like playing with them and crushing them into his high chair tray but for some reason he is not keen the taste and screws his face up when he gets the flavour on his lips!
I paid 48p for this bags which I think is very reasonable for a product which contains absolutely no junk and is also a treat.
The packets come in 20g portions which is quiet substantial for a small baby so you may find it lasts for more than one sitting. I would recommend that you store the open packet either in a air tight box or put a clip on the top of the packet to keep the air out and to make the contents stay fresh.
Overall I would recommend that you try this product as it may just be my son who does not like the taste and the packets are very reasonably priced. I picked mine up in my supermarket so I would say that this is the best place to buy them as I have not seen these available in any other shops.
If you would like more information about this product or any from the Organix range then please visit their website at www.organix.com.
I also have this review posted on Ciao! under the same name.
I picked up a packet of these for my son by mistake - I thought they were the carrot sticks (which have an almost identical pack) it was only on opening them that I realised my mistake.
Organix offer a wide range of healthy snacks for babies and children and I had started giving him the carrot sticks from when he was around 7 months. These tomato slices are suitable for children over 7 months too although I don't think they melt in the mouth as readily as the carrot ones.
The slices are small circular 'wheel' shapes which are easy to hold and to suck on or bite into (with gums or teeth). They are covered in flecks of tomato powder but don't have a particularly strong smell.
The ingredients as with all Organix products are short and simple.
organic corn 78%
organic sunflower oil 12%
organic tomato powder 6%
organic carrot powder 3%
Thiamin less than 1%
With no added sugar or preservatives these are a good healthy snack to give to your baby particularly on trips out. I've also seen them feature at loads of birthday parties and are always the first thing to be eaten.
To find out more the website is www.organix.com