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Organix Mighty Meals, Mighty Soup and Goodies snacks feedback thread: add in your own feedback on the Organix range and you could win a £50 hamper of product - NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 21-Jun-13 14:20:19

This is the feedback thread for the 20 MNers who have been trying out the new foods from Organix for little ones aged 1-3yrs old.

You can read all about Organix on their special pages on MN

If you're not a tester - we'd love you to share on this thread your own feedback on existing Organix toddler foods. Everyone who does so will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a hamper of Organix products worth £50 grin

Testers: thanks for taking part in this product test - please add your responses to the questions below - but also feel free to add any additional comments.

On test are....
Organix Mighty Meals: Beef Stew & Dumplings and Veg, Bean & Lamb Hotpot (RRP: £1.99)

Organix Mighty Soups: Hearty Root Veg & Beans and Tasty Sweetcorn & Noodles (RRP £1.69)

Plus a selection of the new Goodies range: Number Jumble; Banana or Raspberry Cereal (£2.69), Apricot Oaty Bars (£2.49), Strawberry Oaty Bars (£2.49), Squeezy multipack; Mango or Apple (£2.79), Fruit Gummies; Mango (59p), Fruit Gummies; Apple (59p), and Squeezy Tubes Strawberry & Pear (£1.99)

Questions for testers:
Q1 What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has just launched? Was it what you were expecting? If not how was it different?
Q2 Did any of the foods you received stand out as very new and different to what other toddler food is out there? Why do you say that?
Q3 In general, when do you think you'd buy these foods again - can you think of specific occasions when they?d really help you?
Q4 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?
Q5 What did you think of the value for money for the items?
Q6 And last, but importantly, what did your little one think of the foods? Were there any firm favourites that you will look to purchase in the future, and if so why?

All testers who add feedback on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £50 Love2Shop voucher

Thanks
MNHQ

For free recipes, meals planners and the latest weaning advice visit us at www.organix.com

TheHuffAndPuffALot Mon 08-Jul-13 20:51:37

Darn - my last post appears to have vanished into the ether, but I'd like to reiterate the point about the Squeezy Tubes delaminating. Organix need to sort the packaging out as this would put me off buying that product again.

Thanks for the opportunity to be a tester, and Congrats to the winners.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 08-Jul-13 10:44:01

Hello - thanks for all the feedback and comments.
Am pleased to say TotallyEggFlipped is selected as the winner for the non testers and wins a hamper of Organix products worth £50 and Karatekimmi wins a £50 Love2Shop voucher for being the winning tester! thanks again.

stephgr Sat 06-Jul-13 01:32:40

Not a tester but my children love Organix products and I'm happy to buy them. My son loves the gingerbread men and alphabet biscuits whilst my daughter adores the mango and apple gummies. They both love the fruit tubes which they take to nursery and school.

HannahLI Fri 05-Jul-13 20:36:01

I love the organix snacks in particular my two love the rice crackers and they are always been asked for. Its great to know that a company is thinking about what goes into baby food so that I don't have to worry about it!

riojabotherer Fri 05-Jul-13 19:50:07

Never without the gingerbread men in our house/handbag/car!

Wheresthecoffee Thu 04-Jul-13 21:42:56

Not a tester, but we buy Organix. I fed their snacks to DS 6 years ago and I'm about to do the same with DS!

TheHuffAndPuffALot Thu 04-Jul-13 11:55:13

Q3 - I would definitely buy Squeezy Pouches and Oaty bars in the future as they are ideal snacks to chuck in my handbag as we got out the door.

Might consider Squeezy Tubes for the freezer as they make great ice poles.

A 'no' for the rest, even though I like the idea of a ready meal in the cupboard for emergencies, I'd rather a different meal eg mild curry

TheHuffAndPuffALot Thu 04-Jul-13 11:40:14

Doing feedback from phone, so advance apologies for typos and individual answers!

Q1 - very impressed by number of items sent, even tho they had all been listed on the original thread.

Gummies and pouches looked enticing, whilst Mighty Meals and Soups looked a bit bland and boring.

Dd was very excited opening the box!

Q2 - afraid nothing really stood as innovative, I'd say I'd seen most of the products on supermarket shelves previously, with the exception of Gummies.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Tue 02-Jul-13 22:41:29

update from a tester here, ds refused the soup with beans in (not. the sweetcorn. one) point. blank refused 4 times after. tasting it - not a texture issue, just taste. On the positive vibe he LOVED. the gummie things, loved them!

tinypumpkin Tue 02-Jul-13 20:25:36

Not a tester either but I do buy the oaty bars. Apple/orange and raspberry/apple are favourites in this house, particularly with the 21 month old. The 3 1/2 yr old is less keen these days! I do think they are very expensive thought but still buy them!

BananaramaLlama Tue 02-Jul-13 19:55:21

All of my three enjoyed the Organix crisp-style snacks when they were little, and still like the fruity rice cakes (Apple, Blueberry) at ages 5 and 8!

Doobiedoobedoobie Mon 01-Jul-13 22:04:15

Oooh, also a fan of the veg oat bars here. Well, DD2 is, Dd1 not so much, she much prefers the sweet ones but won't eat my savoury flapjacks either. Agree with PP, to nice to have more choice of savoury snack, most you can buy are sweet.

Doobiedoobedoobie Mon 01-Jul-13 22:02:02

Not a tester here but would love to be entered into the draw for the hamper.

We use a lot of the goodies things here, the crisps, oaty bars and gingerbread men on a regular basis. I'd second a previous poster who said it'd be nice if the animal biscuits came in smaller handy packs. At the moment I keep a giant pack in the car glove box for shutting them up emergencies.

Obviously I haven't tried them but I'm liking the sound of the gummy things too. I probably wouldn't pay for the meals as I've ever given DDs a ready meal, just ready made snacks iyswim.

Just coming back to comment on Beef Stew & Dumplings and Veg. DS wouldn't touch the veg as they were a bit bland, but once I had mushed up the dumplings, which were quite herby, they gave the rest of the meal some flavour.

There are so many herbs I don't understand why baby/toddler food needs to be bland? It can't be just my ds who enjoys strong flavours?

cheeseandcrackers Mon 01-Jul-13 18:52:07

Not a tester but an Organix fan.

DS(2) is a vegetable refuser but loves the veg & oat bars and has one most days with lunch. It's nice to see a savoury snack bar as most snacks for toddlers seem to be sweet. I used to give him the carrot cake oat bars too, but was shocked at how sweet they were when I tried one so I don't buy them anymore.

The fruit pots are also great & taste much nicer than the other brands I have tried. DS has one with his cereal for breakfast most days.

The gingerbread men are fab and don't instantly turn to crumbs when I pop a few in my bag for when we're out and about.

ThePskettiIncident Mon 01-Jul-13 15:44:40

Not a tester but Ds loves all the crisps (I jus wonder why they don't make adult crisps with no junk, as they are very nice)

Also like the flapjack bars which are dead easy to grab when I'm heading out the door. There is always one in my handbag for emergency snacking. Sometimes buy a few of the meals for back of the cupboard dinners too.

The quality is good and love that they have no junk in any of the meals. It's very good for baby food.

Theonlyoneiknow Mon 01-Jul-13 14:24:29

Forgot to give my thoughts on one hearty root veg and bean soup. Again DD ate the lot but quite hard for a,just one year old to eat without being spoon fed. We gavé her bread to dip in which worked.

Not sure if i would buy that soup again, although she loved it i would normally just give her some family soup.

Theonlyoneiknow Mon 01-Jul-13 14:21:26

Tried the hearty beef casserole and Dd scoffed the lot. I do occasionally buy toddler meals for emergencies and would buy this again. The reason I havent bought the organix toddler meals before is i think the packaging is quite dull (for the toddler meals ). and DP and I were looking at it and dont think it stands out on the shelves ?

One more thing to try, sweetcorn soup!

domesticslattern Mon 01-Jul-13 13:47:50

Just wanted to add to my previous comment. We had the squeezy tubes yesterday while out and about (on the Bakerloo line, to be precise). I take back anything positive which I said about them. The packaging is a monumental nightmare if you don't have a pair of scissors and if your children are not sat quietly in a saintly fashion at a table. Firstly it takes many attempts to rip the end off, and when you helpfully do it for the children it explodes all down your cream jacket. The 5 year old does it with her teeth and ends up scraping the colour and print off the foil packet and eating it- so much for an organic diet. The 1 year old can't master the art of gentle squeezing and fires puree all over her head. Then you are left with two really disgusting sticky packets and nowhere to put them.
The versions with screw caps are a hundred times more convenient. We liked the Organix ones and found them on a par with those offered by other brands including Ellas and Plum.

prakattack Mon 01-Jul-13 10:58:53

Not a tester but have used the Organix range since DS1 was weaned. We use the fruit pots -with cereal for breakfast, or with natural yoghurt as a pudding - and the rice cakes.
I'd agree with a couple of previous posters that the prices have gone up dramatically, especially the cereal bars. I often used to buy these for DS1 but by the time DS2 was old enough, they were far too expensive to buy regularly! Grandparents still get them though and both boys do enjoy them, though they are far too crumbly in my opinion.
Other favourites are the Alphabet Biscuits and the Gingerbread Men which I love as both boys enjoy them and see them as a treat, without there being any sugary dried fruit involved... Again, they're expensive and I tend to look out for offers and stock up when there's a multibuy deal.

Pozzled Sun 30-Jun-13 19:52:57

Not a tester, but used the Organic snack range with both my DDs. I really liked the tomato crisp type things as they were very low in salt compared to 'normal' crisps. And as other posters have said, the cereal bars were really good for chucking in the change bag when going out- an easy, fairly healthy and not too messy toddler snack- what's not to like!

goldenretriever Sat 29-Jun-13 17:19:53

Non tester, but both my children adore the carrot flavoured crunch sticks.

Q1 What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has just launched? Was it what you were expecting? If not how was it different?

Was impressed with the range of foods, a good variety of savoury and sweet treats. It was a lot more than I was expecting!

Q2 Did any of the foods you received stand out as very new and different to what other toddler food is out there? Why do you say that?

The soups stood out, it's the first time I've seen soups specifically for toddlers and was pleased to have something different to try.

Q3 In general, when do you think you'd buy these foods again - can you think of specific occasions when they?d really help you?

I'd usually buy foods like this of planning a trip or visiting people so not having to fuss sorting lo's foods, would buy these in the same way.

Q4 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

I didn't try the foods myself.

Q5 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

I think they're reasonable value for money, not the cheapest option but a good range and good ingredients so worth it.

Q6 And last, but importantly, what did your little one think of the foods? Were there any firm favourites that you will look to purchase in the future, and if so why?

Lo loved most of the foods, apart from the soups which I expected her to love! She especially liked the squeezy strawberry tubes smile

flidididi Fri 28-Jun-13 23:23:47

Not a tester.

was determined to make all homemade food for my daughter from the start, and very conscious of ingredients. However, I love the Organix range. I started first with the rice cakes, then tried a meal as a backup. Fab. Really nice flavours and real ingredients, no added extras. We now also have the fruit pots and the stir in pots are fantastic when you are stuck for ideas. I love thai curry so introducing a mild toddler friendly version by using the stir in pots is great.

Hope they make some more flavours.

Thanks

Schwen Fri 28-Jun-13 19:10:25

I'm sadly not a tester, but have tried several products. My little one not only LOVES the porridges over any other brand, he's now an avid fan of the finger foods - mainly the berry rice cakes. I perceive the brand to be far healthier than others, and think the strap line of 'No Junk Promise' is genius. I'm a fan of the packaging also.

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