Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Peter Rabbit Organics Review

A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to review Peter Rabbit Organics Fruit Pouches. I'd been hearing/reading about them for awhile, and was excited to get the chance to try the product for myself.

First, let me share with you a little about this U.K.-based company. From their website:

PR Organics is a small, privately-owned company; we are passionate about what we do and we have a lot of fun working together.

The company was founded by Elizabeth and Mark Buxton for the simple reason that they couldn't find organic children's food with no added sugar in the shops. Elizabeth and Mark are now proud grandparents to Finlay, and they have passed the carrot-baton on to us.

And now, onto the fruit pouches! I'm going to copy and paste from their website again to describe the pouches:

Our fruit pouches contain organic fruit with no added sugar or artificial ingredients. Similar to squeezable drink pouches, they’re easy to drop into a diaper bag, lunch box or purse without breaking like glass jars or spilling like other snacks. Unopened pouches don’t need to be kept in the refrigerator, so they’re great for car trips and play dates.

Peter Rabbit Organics pouches contain a full serving of fruit and are ideal for babies ready for solid food, as well as toddlers and elementary-aged kids. Kids will enjoy the fruit straight from the pouch – no spoons required! They have a thick texture, which kids love, as we don't dilute them with water or juice. Plus, choke-free caps make them safe for the little ones.

Okay, finally, what I (and more importantly, Lila) thought about them!

We received 3 flavors:

- Strawberry and Banana

- Mango, Banana & Orange

- Apple and Grape

and my first thought was that I *loved* the packaging. It's small, it's portable, it's re-closeable, it DOES NOT need to be refrigerated until it's opened, it's not messy....seriously, this packaging is great. Lila gets so tired of raisins or fruit leather as our go-to "on the go" snack. (You know, like you've got 5 minutes until you have to leave and the shoes aren't on and the hair hasn't been brushed and you still need to find a snack to take with you) I'm happy that I can add another easy "take it and run" snack to our stash, and that it's all natural, no sugar added, and organic!

Lila really like the flavor of the Strawberry & Banana and Mango Banana Orange pouches, but she wasn't at all into the flavor of the Apple and Grape package. However, our neighbor kiddo (who is 4) loved the Apple and Grape, he thought it tasted like applesauce (which I guess it kind of is!).

All in all, I think these are a great new addition to the snack shelf. I'm pleased I got the chance to review them! Thanks, Peter Rabbit Organics!