Disclosure: This product was sent to me free of charge by Barfoots to be reviewed. However, as per my PR info disclaimer, this review is my unbiased honest opinion of the product.
Product: Sweetcorn Bites
Price: £2.49 (available from Ocado and selected stores at Tesco, Waitrose and Co-op) – Ocado currently have them on 2 packs for £3 until 10/03/12!
Age Range: n/a – we gave to our BLW 10 month old!
Manufacturer’s Description: Lovingly made on a working farm in Sussex, Sweetcorn Bites are the perfect healthy snack. Packed with goodness, they’re great for all sorts of occasions from kids’ teatime treats to serious side dishes and more.
Harvested in the sunshine for a delicious taste of summer, these fresh little niblets are full of good stuff. Completely natural and with nothing artificial added, they’re a brilliant source of nutrition, containing carotenoids, vitamins A, B3 and C, plus Folic Acid, fibre, carbohydrates, sugars and protein for energy.
Rating: (4/5 stars)
Review: I am an unashamed sweetcorn addict, and Georgie is showing signs of following in my footsteps in this matter.. mind you, she is also following in her Daddy’s footsteps and becoming a cheese addict – she just loves food it seems! So far, Georgie has just been eating sweetcorn from a tin or frozen so I was interested to see how she would react to being presented with it still on the cob, albeit in adorably small portions.
As we are following the baby led weaning method I am always on the lookout for new finger foods for Georgie to try – as I have said before we are trying to avoid her developing fussy eating habits if possible, by throwing a range of flavours and textures at her instead of it being all the same all the time.
The Sweetcorn Bites are the perfect size for a snack or side dish – they fit perfectly into small hands! We were rather amazed at Georgie’s ability to hold them and gnaw away happily. She really loved them, and so did we! They taste incredbily fresh and sweet, especially in comparison to the frozen mini cobs we normally buy from the supermarket.
I can see myself buying these in the future, because James liked them so much more than tinned/frozen sweetcorn & that means I get to eat one of my favourite foods on a more regular basis instead of having to bribe him to cook it for me (in this house, he does most of the cooking! I know, I’m a lucky girl).
So far, we have tried them microwaved for a few minutes, and also roasted with our Sunday dinner. Both methods of cooking produced equally delicious results and Georgie stripped them completely at both meals! It was incredible to watch her eating them with such ease & outright enthusiasm, and when we served just one up to her with her roast lamb & veg she was annoyed when she finished it and there was no more.
I can see these being a brilliant afternoon snack for older kids, as an alternative to crisps or something along those lines. As you can eat them straight from the packet if you want, they would be great for picnics or lunchboxes too! I can also imagine them tossed onto the barbeque for a few minutes in the summer – they are so juicy and fresh tasting they would be a great alternative to salad to go with your burgers and sausages.
It’s great to find healthy foods that everyone enjoys eating, and these definitely fit the bill. Although they are slightly pricey compared to the other sweetcorn products you can get, you do get what you pay for, as they are really nice! 4 out of 5 stars for these yummy treats!