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16 Aug 2010, Comments (14)

HappyBaby and YoBaby review plus GIVEAWAY!

Author: Healthnuttxo

Today is a combined review( and GIVEAWAY!) of HappyBaby and YoBaby products. I was sent coupons to try free products from both companies.

HappyBaby- I chose the HappyBites Mac + Cheese Bites. When I purchased them from the store, they came in a pack of three Mac + Cheese Bites. However, the company recently updated the product to have 9 bites per box. I actually quite enjoyed them. They reminded me of homemade baked macaroni & cheese. A really good and “gooey” cheesey flavor, with little lumps or pieces of what I imagine was both butternut squash and noodles. I do wish it was a bit saltier tasting, as it tasted a bit bland. I simply put a grind of sea salt on top and voila! Instantly better. Tasty, too! 4 stars

Happy Baby-  I also tried their frozen fruit of Smarter Squash + Wiser Apple. While I haven’t tried the Smarter Squash yet, the Wiser Apple was quite tasty. I am a really big applesauce fan, so I thought I would like these. They came in little compartments, so I defrosted and had 3 of them for a serving. The texture was sort of slushy, but also smooth. It was really sweet, which I absolutely loved, and barely any tartness whatsoever. It sort of reminded me of a “candy” applesauce- but the ingredients were JUST organic apples. Nice!! 4 1/2 stars
I also found out from Helen Bernstein who provided me the coupons something about the frozen HappyBaby. “Since these are for baby, there is never any salt, sugar, coloring or preservatives added.  Babies certainly do not need it and additives only train their tastes to eat processed food high in sodium and sugar. ”

YoBaby I picked up a pack of the apple and blueberry flavored multipack. They were small sized 4 oz yogurts.

That makes me feel good eating such a pure and great product! : )

The Apple flavor was very mild. It sort of tasted like a plain vanilla, with a slight bit of tartness and slight cinnamon flavor. I also thought I detected a bit fo lemon flavor. I did like that it was thick, but sort of wish it was sweeter. 2 1/2 stars

I liked the Blueberry flavor much more. Again, same awesome thickness, with a nice tang. Good blueberry flavor, and it also tasted like I was actually eating cream! Very rich and delicious. I do wish it was a bit sweeter, but overall, enjoyable. Too bad it was a smaller size than what I’m used to! 4 stars

Now, onto the giveaway!

There will be TWO winners, one for HAPPYBABY prize, one for YOBABY prize. each below. I was e-mailed the prizes that will be given from Ms. Bernstein, who said
“HAPPYBABY
2 free trial coupons for HAPPYBABY, HAPPYBELLIES, HAPPYBABYPUFFS, HAPPYMELTS, HAPPYBITES
1 FAQ on DHA & Probiotics
1 Infant & Toddler Nutrition Guide, co-authored by Dr. Sears
1 HAPPYFAMILY Recipes

YoBaby
2 free trials for YoBaby 6-packs or YoBaby Drinkables 4-packs
1 Eric Carle Growth Chart”

You can enter by (please leave a comment for EACH)
*MANDATORY*
1. Do you eat baby food products? If so, which ones are you’re favorite/which one’s do you buy? (if not, you’re entry can simply be “no”)

Optional:

2. Add me to your blogroll/reader
3. follow me on twitter/ tweet about this giveaway!
4. for TWO entries, blog about this giveaway! (please leave a comment with the link).

Contest Ends FRIDAY, August 20th, 2010 12 PM. Open to US residents only.

2 Jun 2010, Comments (2)

HappyBaby Happy Bites Veggie Tots

Author: Healthnuttxo

Kiddie food review! Woo-hoo! I love these! Hey, kids need to eat healthy too! But these reviews bring me back to when I was young and Mom & Dad did all the delicious cooking. Aw…

Anyway– HappyBaby has a line, HappyBites, that makes organic meals for toddlers and kids. I was sent a coupon from the company to try a free product in the mail. So, I went to the store, and at the time, I had the choice between “Salmon Stix” and “Veggie Tots” in the freezer section. Hmm.. Veggie Tots sounded much more my style than Salmon Stix. So, Veggie Tots it was!

Each veggie tot is, according to the website, “organic shredded patties packed with ‘hidden vegetables'”, is gluten free, organic, and provides 2 servings of vegetables per veggie tot. The size is about that of a CD, if not a bit smaller. (sorry, I forgot to take a picture when I ate it!)

I took my “tot” out of the freezer and overwrap, and put it in the microwave for a bit, and then heated/toasted it in my toaster oven for some crunch. I believe these are geared to be meals for kids or toddlers, but I certainly couldn’t have just that, so I ate it alongside some applesauce, broccoli, and a soy-style “chicken” patty for my meal.

Looking at the veggie tot, you can CERTAINLY see it was bursting with veggies. There was visible carrots, onions, black beans and corn, all seemed to be mushed together in a potato-like patty. The taste is predominantly potato, a little dry, but overall had a hash brown/tater tot taste. It wasn’t too salty in flavor, with a very mild cheddar cheese and black pepper flavor. The corn and the black beans were also a bit dry, but not bad.

Overall, I can see kids eating these. Especially like I did, I dipped mine in some applesauce which went perfectly with the crispy edges from the toaster oven. I like how it provides 2 servings of vegetables per veggie tot- and, not going to lie, the Cheetah, “Chui”, was cute on the front cover! Kids always seem to love characters- and I’m sure “Chui” will be one of them! 3 1/2 stars

1 Veggie Tot is 110 calories, 3 grams of fat, 18 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

Organic Potatoes, Organic Carrots, Organic Corn, Organic red Peppers, Organic Black Beans, Organic Eggs, organic Palm Fruit Oil, Water, Organic Pea Fiber, Organic Cheddar Cheese (Organic pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes), Organic Corn Starch, Organic Onion,
Organic Garlic, Sea Salt, Organic Chili Powder, Organic Parsley, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Cumin

Still a chance to enter the  NUTRIDEL giveaway!! 🙂

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