Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Ella's kitchen | Review



Before Eli was born I thought that once it came to weening him off milk, I would do baby led weening, but then I thought it was too dangerous ( I got scared ) and said to myself that I would only give him freshly cooked meals and fruit and veg. Well... when time came, I gave him homemade meals at home and decided that it would be easier to give him pouches if we were out. I wanted to choose an organic brand with very little added sugar or salt, but at the same time I didn't want them to be too expensive, so when I heard of Ella's kitchen I thought I'd check them out. Here are my thoughts...

What have we tried?

We've had the fruit pouches, yoghurt pouches, and "dinner" pouches. We've also tried their hoops, rice cakes and puffs.
So what do we make of them? Well first lets take a closer look at them.

Price

Whilst they're not extremely expensive, they're also not the cheapest in the market. On average around £1.39 a pouch, depending on the size and stage, and around the same for their snack packets.

Quantity

The big pouches hold 130g which isn't a lot compared to other organic brands which have 190g in a jar. Having said that it holds the exact amount that Eli would have as a meal in one sitting so quite convenient that way.

Taste

Eli seems to like them, even the savoury ones, which he can have a problem with. For me... well, baby food is baby food haha!!

Practicality

The packaging make it easy to feed your baby, if for some reason you've no access to a spoon and/or bowl, as you can just squeeze it straight into the spoon or they can suck themselves. Most of the other brands have jars and so a spoon/bowl is required. The puffs are extremely messy, but that's the same with puffs from any brand. Also the screw top means that if baby doesn't eat it all, you can just re-seal it and pop it in the fridge.

What did we think?

Overall I really like Ella's kitchen, if we had that little bit of extra money we would buy them all the time. When it comes to Eli, we're prepared to pay a bit more if it means its better for him and that he likes them more. Having said that, there are other organic brands out there that are better value for money, which we've been exploring lately, but that Eli may not necessarily like. When we need something quick and convenient, we always go for Ella's, but if we're using them at home, which we seem to be doing more often, lately, we buy other brands to "experiment".

Would I recommend it?

Yes I would, they're practical and apparently tasty. If you can afford them, then definitely get them!!

Any changes?

Other than price? No.

So, until next time...

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