I’ve made baby food for both of my children, but commercial finger foods still come in very handy when kids are learning to self feed. Easy to pick up and melt in their mouths quickly, letting them get used to picking things up and “chewing.”
The stores where I shop price the puffs
between $3.19 and $3.29 and the yogurt melts
between $3.49 and $3.69. Toys R Us also sells this brand in my area. It looked like the prices for the puffs were maybe 50 cents higher than Gerber (but contain 40% more product).
The puffs remind me of Gerber’s puffs, except that Happy Baby doesn’t add sugar (they’re sweetened with 100% fruit juice & have half the sugar content of Gerber). They have apple, banana and greens flavors, and they come in green packaging
The puffs are made with organic whole grains, fruits and vegetables and are fortified with vitamins and minerals. The whole ingredient list for the banana flavor is: organic rice, organic whole oats, organic wheat, organic apple juice concentrate, organic whole grain brown rice, organic wheat starch, organic banana; vitamins and minerals: ascorbic acid, citric acid, di- and tri-calcium phosphate (calcium), mixed tocopherols (vitamin e), ferric orthophosphate (iron), vitamin d3, niacin (vitamin b3), zinc oxide, d-calcium pantothenate (vitamin b5), riboflavin (vitamin b2), thiamin mononitrate (vitamin b1), pyridoxine hcl (vitamin b6), vitamin b12, folic acid
I chose the banana mango
flavor yogurt melts, but they also have Strawberry and Mixed Berry flavors. We’ll try those later once my son has been introduced to all of the ingredients. Gerber also has yogurt melts, but since they weren’t around when my daughter was a baby, I haven’t tried them. I compared the nutrition content to Happy Baby’s and it was pretty similar, except that Happy Baby was a bit higher in protein and some vitamins, as I can recall. They are also organic.
Oh. Em. Gee. These things are so good. I could eat a whole bag myself (if they weren’t so darned expensive). Especially since there’s only 120 calories in the whole bag! They’re organic and contain live, active cultures, but no preservatives, chemical fertilizers, or genetically modified ingredients. There’s also no soy, gluten or wheat, and they’re sweetened with organic cane juice. They’re freeze dried and melt quickly in baby’s (or Mommy’s) mouth.
The whole ingredient list for the banana mango flavor is: Vitamin D fortified culture pasteurized organic nonfat milk, organic banana, organic evaporated cane juice, organic mango, organic tapioca, pectin, organic locust bean gum, inulin, natural flavor, live and active cultures streptococcus thermophilus, bulgaricus, lactobacillus acidophilus, B. lactis, lactobacillus paracasei, lactobacillus rhamnosus.
If you sign up for the newsletter
, you can receive coupons for Happy Baby products when they send the newsletter about every three months.
In conclusion, I would like a truck load of Happy Baby yogurt melts to be delivered to my door. :-p
Last minute addition: After I wrote this (but before I published it) I spent a bunch more time on their site. I’m still a big, fat chicken when it comes to contacting companies, but I thought some of you (me included) might be interested in more of their products.
Happy Family is sponsoring a very generous review and giveaway (unfortunately not a truck load of yogurt melts!), so you will definitely want to stay tuned for that in a few weeks! I think I may turn the review into a play date/taste test!