Thursday, March 4, 2010

Happy Baby Foods Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

Congratulations #51
I breastfeed and make most of Avin's solid foods, however, there are just some things I can't make- like cereal and cereal puffs. In Mid-Missouri our selection of organic baby food is practically non-existent so when I got the chance to review a variety of organic baby foods from Happy Baby Foods I was ecstatic. Helen at Happy Baby Foods sent me a wide variety of foods to review. Happy Baby Foods is unique because they offer a selection of frozen baby foods, much like I make for Avin myself. The selection of frozen foods I received came packed in a cooler packed with dry ice. When I opened the cooler all the products were still frozen solid. I was disappointed to see that the items were packed in a Styrofoam cooler because of its environmental impact but I don't think there are many cost-effective options for shipping frozen foods. The frozen foods are packaged in frozen cubes so there is no heating in plastic, you just pop out what you want, heat, and feed your baby. The shelf stable products I received came in a regular cardboard box the day after I received my frozen foods. We received too many foods to review all of them in one post so I will just highlight Avin's two favorites.

Avin's favorite products were the Organic (Cereal) Puffs and Happy Melts (Organic Yogurt Snacks). I am overly cautious about what I feed Avin so before giving any new food to him I always taste it myself. I have to say that I loved the banana/mango Happy Melts as much as Avin! They were yummy! It was sort of an odd combination because the melt is freeze dried fruit and yogurt so when you pop it in your mouth it is a dry disk but then it immediately melts and tastes just like creamy yogurt. Avin couldn't get enough of them either, they immediately became a snack time and diaper bag staple. He felt the same way about the cereal puffs.

We tried the apple flavor puffs. The taste of those was very subtle but still very tasty. In comparison to other brands of cereal puffs the Organic Puffs were bigger and did not melt as quickly in Avin's mouth. A few times he had difficulty chewing them into smaller pieces but after a couple of time he figured out how to actually chew them. When I compared the ingredients of the Organic Puffs with our other cereal puffs I was very surprised. The list of ingredients in the Organic Puffs was short and all natural or organic. Our other puffs used artificial flavor and non-natural ingredients. The organic puffs also had half the sugar of the other puffs. Sugar is a HUGE concern of mine because diabetes runs in both my family and my husband's family. Happy Baby Foods made my son a very happy baby and made me a happy momma! The foods were nicely packaged in ways that minimized waste. Our puffs container was recyclable as were the boxes for the frozen foods.

Happy Baby Foods has put together a fabulous gift package giveaway for one of my readers. One super lucky reader is going to win:
2 free trials for each of our products
1 Eric Carle Growth Chart from our marketing partner YoBaby
1 FAQ on Probiotics & DHA
1 infant and toddler Nutrition Guide, co-authored by Dr. Sears
1 HAPPYFAMILY Recipes

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61 comments:

K said...

My son loves puffs and we're always looking for ways to sneak more veggies into his diet, so I'd love to try the organic creens puffs!

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CricketSaunders said...

I want to try the organic banana puffs! I'm following you with google!

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ELLevarse said...

i deleted my original comment because i realized i should put each thing in an individual comment!

so...
My nephews love the puffs. I am very excited for Kirsten to start solids so we can try these, and their other products. I tried the puffs, super yummy!!!!

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Selina said...

I would like to try the puffs!

selina said...

I follow you on twitter
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I am a facebook fan (selina francis)
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I follow your blog
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Nicole said...

I would to try the Organic Apple puffs for JoHanna! I follow you! Coleeol42784

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Vanessa said...

I follow google friend connect and I love the organic puffs!

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Cindy said...

i follow google connect- would like to try organic puffs
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Julie said...

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I would like to try Happy Bites-Breakfast

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tina reynolds said...

I am a facebook fan of Happy Baby

ELLevarse said...

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billie the girl said...
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billie the girl said...

Definitely the organic puffs, the other brands of puffs are too sugary in my opinion.
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billie the girl said...

I'm your facebook fan.

Momma Maven said...

I'm a follower! And I like the baby pouches of food because they're convenient and easy to throw in the diaper bag!

Momma Maven said...

I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted @themommamaven

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I sent you a friend request on FB

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I follow Happy Baby on FB