Initial thoughts: The nice people at Plum sent me some baby food to try. Well, for Piran obviously! They kindly sent me some Spelt Fingers in two flavours – pomegranate and apple. They also sent me some fruit pouches to try. Piran will only eat food that he can hold himself and bite off so I was concerned whether there would be anything suitable.
We liked: The spelt fingers seemed to go down well. Piran would happily tuck into one as a snack. I think he preferred the apple to the pomegranate but he ate both so that could just be down to appetite on a particular day. The biscuits were manageable for a little guy with a few teeth but not so soft that they fell apart when he held them in his hands. I also liked the fact that they used the heritage grain spelt as an ingredient – it was unusual and interesting.
We didn’t like: The pouches of fruit puree were no good for Piran as he will not even dip a biscuit in it to eat so I gave them to a friend. However, I watched her 6 month old get through an entire Apple & Blackberry pouch so it seemed to be a hit. My only issue I have is that I wish that there were more options available for parents who choose to go down the baby led weaning route than just biscuits.
Overall: The spelt fingers were a hit with Piran, easy for him to hold and eat. They were also a hit with me as they are made with organic ingredients with no added nasties and sweetened with spelt syrup so no refined sugars. I love the way that they came in a handy pack of two biscuits wrapped together – perfect for popping into my bag for snack emergencies!
Please note the giveaway is being managed by Plum and the prizes will be sent to you by them. I know that there have been a number of giveaways for Plum baby food over the past few weeks but I have checked with the lovely people at Plum and you are eligible to enter more than one giveaway so give it a try!
Disclaimer: I was sent free samples of the food for Piran to try for the purpose of this review.