Review – Ella’s Kitchen Stage 1 First Tastes

Written by Lauren on. Posted in Food & Drink, Reviews

We were asked by Mummyz wordz to review the new Ella’s Kitchen fruit pouches. They only contain one fruit so they are perfect for babies first tastes.  There are 4 different fruits in the new range: apples, bananas, mangoes and pears.  We were sent apples and bananas to taste test.

Ella’s Kitchen was set up by Ella’s dad and his passion for the younger generations to eat better food that is healthy but appealing and tasty at the same time.  The food that they produce from stages 1-3 are 100% organic and the packaging clearly states the following:

  • NO added sugar, salt or water,
  • NO additives or thickeners
  • NO E numbers or GM
  • NO gluten, wheat, dairy or lactose
  • NO lumps or bits and nothing artificial
  • JUST yummy organic food for babies
  • I contain naturally occurring sugars
 

The pouch is absolutely brilliant for mess free ,convenient feeding.  I simply squeeze the contents onto a spoon so there is no messy bowl  which is excellent when on the go.

Every time I have given my children an Ella’s Kitchen pouch they have both wolfed it down so I was keen to see what they thought of the new range.  First up we tried Bananas, Bananas, Bananas.  The texture was just right for early weaning, I have often tried to mash a banana up for him and failed to remove some lumps or added milk and made it too runny but this sat nicely on the spoon and was easy for him to eat.

Spud thought it was juice so asked to try some, expecting him to turn his nose up at it when he realised it was baby food.  He squeezed a mouthful out and was a bit shocked that it wasn’t juice but then did a huge grin and said “oooh yummmmy mummy!”  Unfortunately for Spike he now had to share his fruit pouch!  Even though they are aimed at babies and their first tastes it is evident that it is also the perfect way to get older children to eat one of their 5 a day!

The next day we tried Apples, Apples, Apples and had the same reaction from both children.  Even after finishing his whole dinner, Spike still wanted more of the fruit when it had run out.  They are slightly more expensive than the fruit pots that we normally buy but they are organic which always adds to the cost.  These were a huge hit in our house and the knowledge that they are 100% fruit and have no added nasties makes the slightly more expensive price tag worthwhile.

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