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I suppose I am well aware that making the children's snacks and meals from scratch is much more cost effective than buying ready-packaged bits and bobs for them to snack on, but personally I like things to be convenient. Organix produce a range of baby snacks that are packaged in individual packets inside boxes/bags and they are absolutely brilliant for popping in your handbag. They are always well dated, so could spend a week or two happily in there for the emergency situation where you have a hungry/crying/whiney baby who needs a distraction. (Haven't we all been there) When it comes to feeding my children, while I try to feed them well most of the time, I don't object to the odd treat or even a McDonalds Happy Meal every so often. I think that's important to add at the beginning of this review because we all parent differently. I have a good friend who is horrified that my 18 month old has eaten McChicken Nuggets, and she would never ever feed her child a snack out of a bag. But that's her choice. And if you agree with that, then you'll probably not agree with my rave review of Organix aphabet biscuits. But that's the way the biscuit crumbles. I don't buy into the whole Organic food trend. I just really go for what tastes good. If it's organic, then thats great, but I don't stress about it. However, it just happens that the Organix range has produced a fab selection of things for kiddies to eat, and the real surprise (For any one who has ever tasted baby foods) is that Organix snack actually taste GOOD! The review here is about their Alphabet Biscuits. These come individually packaged in the box, and each individual bag contains quite a little handful; much too much for my 18 month old in one sitting so I just fold the bag over and keep some for later. The biscuits are perfectly round, with really legible letters embossed on the front. They are so well presented and look very edible. In the spirit of research I have tasted these and they are surprisingly good. Now, they dont taste as good as a biscuit from our store cupboard, but the tot really enjoys them. They taste a little biscuity, a tiny little bit soggy (but they have to be, in case of choking) and there is a little kick of fruit about them. But they do taste like a biscuit and she is happy with that. They are a blend of cereals, currents and seeds. Organix promise that their products have absolutely no junk in the ingredients. So, while this isn't the be all and end all for me personally, it is still a nice thing to know. The biscuits are not suitable for children under 12 months. Id recommend them as a handbag staple!
I am a massive fan of the Organix range of toddler snacks, I love the fact that they have come up with a range that are attractive to the little ones, yet don't contain any rubbish. I have giving my girls the gingerbread men biscuits for a while now and they both love them. I was doing my Tesco online shop last week and was unable to order my usual box of gingerbread men. I looked around for an alternative in the Organix range and settled upon the Organix Alphabet Biscuits. From the item description I could see that a box contained 5 small individual bags of small round biscuits, each featuring a letter in upper case. Great.... educational snacking. I purchased one box of these biscuits and I believe they cost £1.67 for 5 x 25g bags. Next day my older daughter was heading of to playgroup to I deicided to pop one of these little bags in her lunch, knowing that she would love to have something different. When I went to pick her up later on that day, she was still finishing off her lunch and I could see the red bag in her hand while she was sitting at the table with her little friends. She had a great big grin on her face and it was immediately obvious that she was as pleased as punch with her suprise treat. I think she enjoyed having the biscuits in a bag and it made her feel very independant and though she was having a real treat. It is also guilt free on my part as I know exactly what is in these little biscuits and have the knowledge that they don't contain any rubbish. Generally I share a bag between both my girls and there is enough in the bag to satisfy them both when they need a snack. While these snack might seem pricey when compared to other toddler foods, I truly believe that they are worth every single penny. I don't give my daughter a bag every day, as this would prove costly but as an occasional treat I think these Organix biscuits are totally fab. Ingredients Organic Wheat Flour (56%), Organic Grape Juice Concentrate (26%), Organic Unhydrogenated Palm Oil (6%), Organic Sunflower Oil (4%), Organic Oats (3%), Organic Sunflower Seeds (2%), Organic Currants (2%), Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate (Less Than 1%), Junk (0%).
I think that everybody worries about what thier children eat nowadays, especially with the rise in obesity amoung younger children. I know that I have started to rethink the things that my little ones munch on. I have been buying Organix products for a while as I like the fact they are wholegrain, they have no added sugar and they dont contain any junk. They come in nice attractive packaging which mean my toddler likes them, and both my younger children seem to like the taste because they are never in the house for very long (Im not too keen on them, so I will stick to Mini Oreo's!) A box costs £1.67 from Tesco. Each box contains 5 mini-bags of 25g each. I like the fact that they come in little bags as it makes it much easier to take them out, unlike the animal biscuits from the same range which come as one large packet. The recipe is given on the packet as Organic Wholegrain Wheat Flour 28% Organic Wheat Flour (28%) ,Organic Grape Juice Concentrate (26% ), Organic Unhydrogenated Palm Oil (5%) ,Organic Sunflower Oil (5% ), Organic wholegrain Oat Flakes (3%), Organic Sunflower Seeds (2%), Organic Currants (2%) , Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate) less than (1%), Junk (0%) The biscuits are round, and each biscuit has a Capital letter of the alphabet on it (hence the alphabet name), so although I dont encourage playing with food, my toddler and I do try and look at the letters together before he wolfs down the biscuits to see if he can recognise any. The biscuits are light brown and have little black flecks in them, which are the currants. They dont really smell of anything and as they are sweetened with grapejuice they dont really taste of anything either, but there is no sweet sugary taste, and I dont worry if my children have a whole packet as there is nothing in the recipe that would worry me. Infact I think its a good way of hiding things. I know that if I gave my son sunflower seeds or currants he would turn up his nose, so I am getting them into his diet without him knowing. They are a little more expensive than other baby biscuits, but about the same price as other 'organix' ones. I buy them everyweek because they get eaten every week. I have started putting them in lunchboxes for preschool, or they are great to pop into mu handbag whenever we go out. 5 stars from me!
I am a huge fan of the Organix baby food range, as I have found myself to be seriously questioning what I am giving my child in terms of nutrition. After all these first few years are the foundation that will build his/her body and metabolism. I am forever grateful to parents who while at times I thought were extremely overbearing, did in fact help contribute to the healthy lifestyle that I have today. All those times they stood firm when I would moan about not being allowed to drink coke or have chocolate bars whenever I wanted one has paid off. This is one of the many products in the Organix range that I have tried. The box has 5 x 25gram bags of round cookies which have a alphabet letter on them. I cant say that the alphabet letter has done much to improve my child's learning as it goes into her mouth too quickly for her to even notice, but it is a nice concept. These bags are perfect for keeping in your purse for those difficult times in queues or in the car, when your child is letting everyone know that they are NOT happy. These cookies are suitable from 12 months on, and can be bought in Tesco for about 1.70 pounds. My daughter loves these and they will go down very quickly, the taste is like that of a digestive but not as sweet. In fact they don't have any sugar but rather use grape juice concentrate as a sweetener. So they aren't as sweet as even Farleys rusks. But my daughter dosen't seem to mind, and quite happily excepts them as her special treat, unless your child is used to eating "normal" cookies, there shouldn't be and problem. The only downside is that they are very expensive for 125 grams of biscuits, when you can but a pack of Digestives for 30 pence then this can seem extravagant. But as with any snack it should be moderate so I don't buy this too often, but stick with fruit and raisins most of the time. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION - Per 25g Bag 106 - Kcal 2g - Protein 17.9g - Carbohydrate (5.7g of which sugars) 3.7g - Fat (1.1g of which saturates) 1.7g - Fiber Trace Sodium Ingredients: Organic Wholegrain Wheat Flour (28%), Organic Wheat Flour (28%), Organic Grape Juice Concentrate (26%), Organic Unhydrogenated Palm Oil (5%), Organic Sunflower Oil (5%), Organic Wholegrain Oat Flakes (3%), Organic Sunflower Seeds (2%), Organic Currants (2%), *Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate) (less than 1%)
Organic Alphabet Biscuits are made by Organix and are part of their Goodies range of foods. THE PACKAGING The biscuits come in a red box which has a picture of a small boy and girl standing on 3 of the biscuits. The top of the box has a green banner which has the name Organix written in white lettering and below this in blue and white letters is the product name. On the sides and the back of the box you can find information about the ingredients and the nutritional information and also some info on the brand and what Organix try to achieve in their products. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION - Per 25g Bag 106 Kcal 2g Protein 17.9g Carbohydrate 5.7g of which sugars 3.7g Fat 1.1g of which saturates 1.7g Fibre Trace Sodium The biscuits only contain naturally occurring sugars THE BISCUITS The box which the biscuits come in contains 5 smaller bags, each being 25g and have approximately 10 biscuits in each bag. The biscuits are round and about 3cm wide by half a centimetre thick. The biscuits have a raised picture of a letter on the top, each biscuit has a different letter. The biscuits are a light brown colour and when you look closely at them you can see the added seeds and raisins. MY OPINION The biscuits are loved in my house, not only by my 10 month old but also my middle boy who is 3. He has great fun sharing a bag with his little brother. Although my youngest has not got a clue about the different letters on each biscuit I have found that it is quite fun when my 3 year old shares and he tries to tell his brother which letter it is, it is helping him get better with his letters and also giving my youngest a little head start! I feel quite good giving my son these biscuits as they have no junk added to them and all of the nutritional values are very good. The biscuits have a very pleasant taste which is not too sweet and they are easily dissolved in the mouth if your child, like mine, just puts the whole biscuit in without chewing or biting it. The biscuits have a 'normal' biscuit smell which reminds me of digestive biscuits which is not too overpowering and can be quite nice. I like the fact that the box has 5 small bags inside so they are an ideal treat to take out and give your child on the go and much healthier for them than a bag of crisps or chocolate. INFO The box contains 5 x 25g bags. They have been made by Organix and all of the ingredients used to make the biscuits has been given the organic certificate, with exception to the raising agent. The biscuits do contain gluten and are produced in a factory which makes foods containing nuts. These are suitable for vegetarians. I paid £1.69 for my box of these biscuits which I think is a reasonable price, the price may vary from shop to shop so do look out for a bargain. If you would like any further information on this or any Organix product then please visit www.organix.com I do recommend these biscuits as they are a convenient and quite healthy on the go snack.