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Cook with Organix range feedback PLUS non testers: you could win a hamper of Organix products for feedback too NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 10:32:17

This is the feedback thread for the 40 MNers who have been trying out the new foods from the Cook with Organix range and Finger Foods range for little ones aged 10m - 2yrs old.

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

If you're not a tester but you've tried some of the new foods, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Everyone who does so will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a hamper of Organix products worth £50

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....
~ Strawberry Rice Cakes £1.19
~ Strawberry Multigrain Hearts 59p
~ Tikka & Korma Paste Pot £2.49
~ Tomatoey Red & Herby Green Paste Pot £2.49
~ Mexican Rice & Sweetcorn Recipe Base £2.49

Questions for testers:
Q1 What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has sent to you? 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 baby food is out there? Why do you say that?
Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?
Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?
Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?
Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?
Q7 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

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I wasn't lucky enough to be chosen for this trial but my 13 month old little boy absolutely loves the strawberry rice cakes, in fact we went shopping this morning to get stocked up!.

GingerDoodle Mon 05-Aug-13 11:42:40

Q1 What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has sent to you? Was it what you were expecting? If not how was it different?
Good selection of foods that I had not seen before.

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

The strawberry flavour rice cake are good - they smell / taste nice and do not stain as badly as others!

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?
The recipe base was very useful for adding my own ingredients to. The paste pot recipes I have not tried yet as they ask for a lot of ingredients, and to be honest, if i am going to get those ingredients I will usually be making my own pasta / curry which my daughter will eat anyway.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?
I used the Mexican rice and added some BBQ chicken.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?
Yes - we tried everything and found them fairly tasty!

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?
Slightly expensive; but good value considering I would have got 4 meals from the recipe base.

Q7 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?
She liked everything I gave her and I will be getting the recipe base and snacks again but probably not the paste pots.

Hello! Just marking my place.

Also wondering if anyone has any good ideas.....

My DS is Cow's Milk Protein Intolerant and allergic to soya. All the recipe ideas suggest adding things he can't eat.
Green vegetable pasta- cream cheese & Parmesan cheese
Chicken Tikka- full fat yoghurt
Veggie korma- single cream
Mexican rice- cheddar cream

Has anyone got any good ideas for substitutes? If not I'll try the recipes without the milk products. We often use coconut milk, which might work. (We've been advised against goat's milk).
Thank you!

GingerDoodle Mon 05-Aug-13 12:34:30

I made the Mexican rice with just BBQ chicken (had some leftover from dinner smile

Truffkin Mon 05-Aug-13 13:10:29

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

There was a good selection and it matched the products stated in the previous communication, so was what I was expecting.

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

I liked the look of the cooking sauce pots and there isn' a lot of this type of thing on the baby food market at the moment. It is nice to have something that I can use to cook myself, but without worrying about the content of things like salt etc. that are in adult versions of the same type of thing.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

The recipes were easy to follow and there were some nice ideas for meals. I preferred the paste pots to the recipe bases, as it gave me a nice starting point but I could use a normal recipe but easily make it baby-friendly! I would imagine that these pots would be with the baby food in a supermarket.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

I made the chicken & green bean korma and also the chicken tikka massala. I used the recipes on the Goodies website as a base, but added some other things, like additional vegetables and substituted dairy ingredients for non-dairy as my son is allergic to cow's milk.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

We ate the curry and whilst it needed some added tabasco / chilli powder for my husband, I was happy with the taste. It was great to have something we could all eat but was easy and quick to make for mid-week dinners, as we are time poor outside of the weekend!!

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

I think the paste pots are good value at £2.50 for 2 pots as it would be possible to get quite a few servings and freeze meals for a quick home cooked dinner in the future as well. The recipe base appears poorer value as it is one pot, but I suspect that we could get a similar amount of meals from it as it is bigger. I think the soups on the website are great value considering the convenience.

Q7 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?

I will definitely purchase the paste pots in the future and will also be buying the soups to have in the cupboard (although I know they weren't in the pack, I saw them when visiting the website for recipe ideas)

The strawberry hearts were too sweet for my son and he screwed his nose up at them! He is also not a big fan of rice cakes, although he did nibble on a few when I included them in a packed lunch one day. He does like the savoury Goodies snacks though, so I think his sweet tooth is reserved for yoghurt (non-dairy!) and fruit only :-)

Truffkin Mon 05-Aug-13 13:18:54

Remind me - we have a similar issue as my son is allergic to cow's milk protein but he can have soya so I use that as a milk and cream substitute often. Coconut milk would be best in your case IMO, as the other subs (almond milk, rice milk) would probably be too thin. If you whip coconut milk it gets a bit thicker so could sub for single cream.

In my experience the cheese substitutes are pretty gross so we tend to avoid anything cheesey and the only thing I have found to be remotely palatable is a Free From cheese spread, but it is soya based.

I have recently found the Free From food awards website, which is an absolute mine of great information about new free from producers and the cheese winner from last year might be useful for you: www.freefromfoodawards.co.uk/winners-12.html

vlcrhopkins Mon 05-Aug-13 13:45:16

I am not a tester.

I have tried both the Vanilla Hearts and the Strawberry Hearts, I have to say I didn't expect small pieces of freeze-dried bits of strawberries!

My daughter loves her Hearts, but is starting to get a little too big for them!.

I would have liked strawberry flavoured Hearts, and not vanilla with strawberry.

The price for a multipack is reasonable for baby/toddler food, and we have bought many a pack of the normal vanilla Hearts in the past.

Faithless12 Mon 05-Aug-13 15:55:21

We haven't tried them all but thought I'd post about what we've tried.

Q1 What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has sent to you? Was it what you were expecting? If not how was it different?
Nice selection, I like the fact they are mostly meals that we would eat anyway.

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

The rice base was different to what we've seen before mainly because normally you wouldn't add anything to the meal with other baby foods. Although the pastes are a new concept to me in baby foods as it's a half way house between jars of baby food and homecooked baby food

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

I've only cooked with the rice base although I think the paste pot is more for us as a family as we tend to eat the same or similar meals as DS. So it would enable us to have a spicy curry while DS is still enjoying a curry as well. Although the rice base was very good for a quick meal after DS had slept through us eating, doesn't happen often.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

I added my own twist, as DS can't have dairy for the mexican rice we added different veg to give it an extra flavour so we added orange and red tomatoes, peas and asparagus.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

We didn't get a look in, I only cooked half the pot as stated for the portion size and DS ate it all, even the adzuki beans which I didn't think he would.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?
I think they are worth the money as you do get multiple servings for each.

Q7 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?
Strawberry rice cakes, he loves them and he really like the rice dish. Will come back again once I've tested the others.

RemindMe DS is CMPI as well, we either add a substitute or in the case of cheese just omit it. Normally with cooking I add coconut milk, as it's the milk I drink and I prefer the taste to the Oatley (DS's milk) or coconut cream.

Bonkerz Mon 05-Aug-13 15:57:38

On test are....
~ Strawberry Rice Cakes £1.19
~ Strawberry Multigrain Hearts 59p
~ Tikka & Korma Paste Pot £2.49
~ Tomatoey Red & Herby Green Paste Pot £2.49
~ Mexican Rice & Sweetcorn Recipe Base £2.49

Questions for testers:
Q1 What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has sent to you? Was it what you were expecting? If not how was it different?
I was impressed with the range of food. I was excited about the tikka and korma paste as I could make it dairy free! Am planning on making it later this week!

Q2 Did any of the foods you received stand out as very new and different to what other baby food is out there? Why do you say that? I liked the Mexican rice idea.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?
I've made the Mexican rice one and I likes that it had flavour but wasn't spicy etc. my 2 year old loved it and it was different. I'm loving the paste pots and used the tomato one with minced lamb and it was scummy.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?
The tomato one I added to mince lamb and passata and served with carrot and swede mash. I usually add a stock gel but this was nicer and less salt! No complaints from anyone (aged 13-2!)

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them? Yes I have tried the Mexican base and the tomato paste pot and found them scummy. Am trying the korma pot later in the week.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items? The paste pots are quite expensive if I'm honest. I like the rice cakes and hearts and intend to buy these regularly as snacks for my dcs.

Q7 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?
Will definitely buy the rice cakes and hearts regularly as they went down really well. I may buy the korma paste pot and rice recipe base but not regularly due to the price.

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Mon 05-Aug-13 19:31:41

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

I was surprised and pleased to find the finger foods (the rice cakes and hearts) as well as the cooking bases as my 13month old could sample these straight away. Pleased with the diversity of sauce flavours too; good selection.

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

I've seen similar products to the paste pots and finger foods but the mexican meal base is quite different. It's an almost complete meal that just needs a couple of extra ingredients to finish off, looks very quick.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

I have so far only used the paste pots (will update when have tried the base). The instructions were very straight forward with some excellent suggested recipesthat look very simple. I used the paste pots because I was able to simply siphon off some veg from my dinner to mix with the paste ensuring it was palatable and low-salt for DS. I will try the Base when I'm not cooking for myself but want to make something hot for DS.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

I used the 'Green Veg Pasta' and the 'Mild Veggie Korma' recipes but adapted them to incorporate the veg I was already cooking i.e. substituting asparagus for beans etc. The leaflet included and the website have some good inspiration too.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

I tried the herby paste pot (Green veg Pasta). It was nice but it tasted quite bland to me probably because I'm used to more seasoning. I suppose it is best to not have an overwhelming flavour so the flavour of the veg/meat isn't totally disguised and the child get used to them. Although some may want the tastes disguised grin

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

Th finger foods are great value because they're big bags and last a long time. The paste pots and bases are quite expensive. I thought recommendation about how many portions each pot made were quite optimistic and they didn't go as far as they should. I think they are good for occasional use, though, or to make multiple portions of a side dish rather than a main i.e. alongside a chicken breast etc.

Q7 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?

He loved the Green veg Pasta made with the Herby Paste Pot and ate what should have been 2 servings blush I will make a bolognese with the other pot. Will probably buy again.

He wasn't too keen on the Tikka paste pot recipe but he's never been too keen on strong flavours. He liked the Korma pot but not as much as the Herby pot. It was eaten, but unlikely to buy again.

We haven't tried the base yet.

He loves the rice cakes and puts them in whole shock A big bag at a good price so will definitely buy again and recommend.

He wasn't keen on the hearts, he enjoyed licking them but then they end up on the floor. This is not unusual, though grin

Crazybit Mon 05-Aug-13 21:29:20

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

It was pretty much what I expected to be honest. DS was straight in there to try the rice cakes out.

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

The Mexican base is different to what I've seen before. The paste pots are similar but I have seen adult ones, not really baby ones.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

Quite honestly, I am struggling to use the paste pots and recipe bases as my son is 17 months and pretty much eats everything we do. If I had just started weaning, I would have more interest in batch cooking for him and then freezing some of the portions. I would expect that I would find the foods in the baby food area in a supermarket.
I guess the recipe base is most suited to me in that respect, as I can add chicken or meat to it for a quick meal.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

I Did visit Organix.com, but reading recipes is too much like hard work for me so I used both the Tomato Red paste pot and the Herby Green one to make a version of our main meal so that I could freeze some for a later time. I used wilted spinach, nutmeg and ricotta cheese mixed with some grated hard cheese and half the paste pot. I stuffed the mixture into some cannelloni tubes and baked them in the oven with the tomato paste pot and half a tin off chopped tomatoes mixed together and a sprinkle of cheese over the top.

The rest of the green paste pot was mixed with some roasted chopped up aubergines and the rice pot.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

I tried them and found them quite mild tasting for babies, but I guess that is the whole point! We do tend to eat quite a lot of spicy food here though.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

I think the rice cakes are not bad value, as you get quite a lot. The others are about right IMO.

Q7 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?

My son was quite happy to have the new treat of Strawberry Rice Cakes and Strawberry Hearts compared to his usual treats so I would probably buy them again. He ate the rest of the foods with his usual enthusiasm so it went down well for him, and again, it's good to know that it wont have the high sugar/salt content like adult foods, so I will look at getting them again.

sharond101 Mon 05-Aug-13 21:37:19

Iam not a tester but bought my DS a packet of the multigrain hearts the other day. he seemed to really liked them and it was sweet as he likes to share and he kept giving me one of his hearts.

mousebacon Mon 05-Aug-13 22:23:30

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

The selection was what I expected and I was pleased with the different products.

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

The Mexican rice base seemed like a particularly new idea. The mix of prepared ingredients with adding my own fresh items was appealing.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

I found the paste pots easy to use and the recipes simple to follow. The recipe base is a great idea and was most suited to us out of the two different products because I tend to make curries or pasta dishes that the whole family can eat anyway. The Mexican rice base was something different and was easy to make. I'd expect to find these products with the baby food in the supermarket.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

I used the recipes from the packs but would be happy adding chicken or other veg if I made them again. I tend to find once I've made something once or twice I start making up my own variations depending on what is in the fridge!

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

I try everything as I go along, it was tasty. I particularly liked the tikka.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

I think they're well priced but the paste pots are at the top end of what I would pay for them. I'll certainly buy the recipe base(s) again and the snacks.

Q7 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?

DS ate and loved everything! I would definitely buy most of them again, with the possible exception of the pasta pastes as I can make my own from scratch.

Are there other variations of the Mexican rice base? I liked this the best as it felt like a substantial, healthy meal that was ready very quickly. It's the perfect thing to have for a quick meal for DS after I've been at work all day.

manfalou Mon 05-Aug-13 22:29:14

Not a Tester

We have tried some of the multigrain hearts and to be honest my son just does not like them. I tried one and its like eating cardboard. We didn't buy them again.

Hopezibah Tue 06-Aug-13 21:26:26

non-tester - Strawberry rice cakes are a fave! My daughter relies on rice cakes as snacks throughout the day and these are really enjoyed. I feel good about having an alternative flavour to offer her rather than just plain or apple flavoured.

GetKnitted Tue 06-Aug-13 21:51:05

Not a tester, but tried the strawberry hearts, unfortunately my dss (5 and nearly2) have already had curiously strawberries and that has spoiled them for a healthy version.

Faithless12 Wed 07-Aug-13 10:29:13

We have since tried the strawberry hearts, I should have read the label as I was surprised to find strawberry bits and vanilla hearts.
DS loves the hearts anyway, but was doubly thrilled to find the strawberry bits at the bottom. He would have loved just strawberry pieces on their own as well.

Patilla Wed 07-Aug-13 10:35:19

DS is past the age range for them but loves the stawberry rice cakes. A nice change from the usual flavours and I'm sure DD will enjoy them too when she starts weaning shortly.

Not testers here but the strawberry rice cakes were a massive hit with my 10 month old

janey223 Wed 07-Aug-13 14:10:22

Remind I used oatly cream for the tikka, haven't made the rest yet but will do the same, I put in a spoon of sugar too cause yoghurt is obviously sweeter

Dd liked them but I felt they were a bit pricey for the small size snacks.

supergreenuk Wed 07-Aug-13 17:00:42

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

I was very impressed with the food selection and very excited to try them out.

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

Yes I don't think I have ever seen this sort of thing. Perhaps I haven't paid enough attention as its usual to see ready meals for babies but not a range that you can cook yourself.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

Paste pots is an excellent idea and something I would buy.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

The hearts tasted like cerial and the rice cakes were rice cakes with a hint of real strawberries.
We all had the chicken tikka for dinner. It was a lovely flavour and a meal we can all eat together and be a healthy meal for us all.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

Yeah seems reasonable.

Q7 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?

They loved the rice cakes.
My kids are a bit fussy so they were not bothered about the sauce in the chicken tikka but they ate the chicken covered in it. My son loved the little strawberry bits in the strawberry hearts.

Flatasawitchestit Wed 07-Aug-13 21:56:42

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

It was what I expected smile

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

I've not used baby foods for this baby, as we've done baby led weaning, but in comparison to what I used to buy last time around (7 yesrs ago!) they were impressive

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

Very easy to use, and follow. I'd expect to find them in the baby section but maybe a good idea to market them within the ethnic sections too (ie the Mexican and curry paste)

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

From the pack

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

The pots were not as bland as I'd expect with usual baby foods and our baby loved all of them!

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

If you're buying these types of things and have gone down the purée / jar route then they probably are good value to you. We do Baby led weaning so up until we trialled these products bar rice cakes I haven't bought a single baby food item, so for me they'd work out more expensive then just doing something from scratch. However when I was cooking a Thai spicy curry and having forgot that we have a baby before id added a million chilli flakes grabbing one of the pots of paste to add some chicken too was really quick and easy and she loved it. Same applies for the Mexican bean dish that was sent.

Q7 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?

she loved them, especially the snacks - flavoured rice cakes and the multigrain hearts and they're handy to have on the go.

I'd like to say thanks for selecting us, although I wouldn't necessarily buy these things on a week to week basis its good to see that there are more choices and flavours these days compared to 7 years ago.

Velve Thu 08-Aug-13 10:31:21

I'm not a tester but had to comment as I have just recently found the paste pots and they are lovely! Our supermarket only stocks the Tikka/Korma and the Thai curry ones and I wish they would stock more of the range.

My son (11 months) has absolutely loved the Tikka and Korma as well as the Thai green chilli (not got round to the red chilli one yet). He would happily much them for lunch and dinner. It's also easy to create a meal with them out of whatever you have in your fridge and cupboard.

At the moment my son is going through a clingy phase and is literally hanging off my legs whenever I prepare food so the paste pots are fantastic as it takes so much less time to cook a really appetising dinner.

I must say my partner and I have both love the taste of them too (lovely to find baby food that's not bland or overly onion-y) and it would be nice if you would create "family sized" paste pots so we could all have the same dinner.
They are rather costly, though, so not something we could buy on a week to week basis.

babybearsmummy Thu 08-Aug-13 19:59:42

Another non tester here, but just wanted to say how much my 1 year old daughter loves Organix foods. She likes the snack bars and mighty meals the most and they're so healthy, with lots of variety.

We also find Organix products very good value for money! And mummy and daddy also enjoy the odd nibble of the mini gingerbread men our daughter loves the most!

SleeplessInBedfordshire Fri 09-Aug-13 09:16:15

Not a tester but I've bought the strawberry rice cakes for my boy (8 months) a few times.
They are a good size and thicker than some own-brand baby rice cakes, which is a good thing. They taste good and my son is a big fan of them on their own, or with a topping (I sometimes add fruit puree or unsalted butter).
I like the fact that you get quite a lot in a pack, so one bag can last over a week if you seal them up properly.
Price-wise they are a little bit expensive and I only buy them when on offer in the supermarket.

Another non-tester! Yes, we have used different Organix products for DS who will be 3 this month and since no.2 is due any day now I'm sure we'll be using them again for him. The finger foods have all been great - rice cakes used to be a household staple, now the Goodies oat bars and apple / date bars are very popular. I've also used the fruit purees as an extra in a homemade smoothie or as the base of a baby friendly apple & pear crumble etc. Our local supermarket doesn't stock the paste pots yet unfortunately, but if they do I'd be very interested in giving them a try too.

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

The selection of foods was excellent and what I was expecting.

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

I was very impressed with the paste pots, I have not seen anything like this before.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

I found cooking the recipes very easy - the instructions were simple to follow and the recipes were good. I would expect to find (and have found!) these products in the baby food aisle. The paste pots were most suited to me as I like experimenting and creating my own recipes and felt that the pots gave more flexibility than the recipe bases.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

I tried the recipes from the packs, but in future would experiment to make my own dishes using the pots/bases as a starting point.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

I tried everything, and was very impressed with most things. I personally didn't like the hearts - they just tasted so much like cereal that I re-read the packet to see if I had got it wrong. I also wasn't too impressed at trying to clean the teeny tiny pieces of dried strawberry off the carpet after my daughter dropped them. Bigger pieces of strawberry would be better as they really were tiny.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

Initially I thought they were on the expensive side until I realised how many meals each pot/base made. I was pleasantly surprised and now think they are excellent value for money. Personally I think that the amount of meals each pot makes should be more obvious on the packaging - because at a glance, as you do in the supermarket, it looks like a lot of money for a couple of small pots and people may be put off too quickly to bother picking up and flipping the pack over to read it.

Q7 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?

She wasn't at all impressed with the hearts - I think they were too bland for her, and the pieces of strawberry were so tiny she didn't seem to notice them at all. I ended up cleaning the majority of the pack off the floor - and they don't vacuum easily! She really loved the rice cakes which surprised me as she has never taken to any other type. I shall definitely be buying them again. She also loved the tikka, korma and mexican bases and I will be buying them again.

SisterMatic Sat 10-Aug-13 11:01:14

Not had chance to test all product get but will in the next day or two...have I still got time?

HorseyGirl1 Sat 10-Aug-13 14:04:17

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

The selection of foods were great. Not what I expected at all, surprised by the Mexican mix base and indeed by the pots as well.

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

I haven't seen anything like the base or paste pots before.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

Cooking with the pots and bases were both easy. The recipes were simple - only grumble were the tiny amounts needed - to be honest I just guessed the amounts. I would expect to find them in the baby aisle however, I'm not sure that would really be the best place for them. I think the condiment / recipe mixes would probably be better. My baby didn't like the base mix at all and he loves both rice and cheese - may have been the beans he didn't really like. I took the remainder for my lunch to work - I know, bad Mummy, but I thought it was very nice. I think the pastes were better. However, I did buy ingredients for the Green Thai curry from the recipe leaflet in the pack and then found I had been sent a Korma mix. That was a bit misleading - however, I just made the Korma using the ingreds I had got for the Green Thai and baby enjoyed it. I added some prawns to the remainder with some peppers and my husband and I loved it.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

I just used the pack recipes - it's a nice idea to go online for the recipes but I personally just wouldn't have the time. I'd buy these products to help me out as I work and need something in a rush after work to feed my baby and us.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

My son didn't like the hearts - my husband hit the nail on the head when he said they're like Sugar Puffs without the sugar. Have been buying the Organix finger foods before this and my son has always enjoyed them - great for a day out, or to stem the tide of a meltdown. We always try everything we make or buy for our son - just to make sure it doesn't taste vile.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

If I saw them in a shop I wouldn't have bought them but having tried them for free, I think I now would. Each pot was enough to feed our son and ourselves (when the recipe was bulked out with extra stuff for the adults). I wouldn't buy the hearts though, son just spat them out and hid them.

Q7 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?

Our son enjoys anything with pasta so the tomatoey red and herby green pots were complete winners.Mexican base - not for us - great for me but not my son which kind of defeats the purpose! Mild Tikka and Korma pots also good. Personally I think these products are the next generation of dried sauce mixes that our mothers would have bought - not a particularly bad thing by the way just my own observation. that is also my reason for thinking that they might be best found in the condiment / instant sauce mixes aisle. Good and innovative products which I throughly enjoyed trying out. I have never seen the paste mixes before but that may well because I live in NI. Supermarkets tend to get to us last here!

SaltySeaBird Sun 11-Aug-13 11:44:23

If you're not a tester but you've tried some of the new foods, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Everyone who does so will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a hamper of Organix products worth £50

I was dissapointed not to be a tester for this as I love the Organix products ... and so does my 11mo DD. I thought I would buy a few so I could do my own test and stand a chance of winning the Organix hamper.

We tried:

~ Strawberry Rice Cakes £1.19
~ Tomatoey Red & Herby Green Paste Pot £2.49

*Questions for testers:

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

Obviously didn't have the full selection but I thought the range looked good and was well packaged.

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

Yes, I love the idea of cooking from scratch but don't always have time and the paste pot offers a good half way house. I think it also added a lot more flavour (pre-made baby food is very bland) without the concern of using adult cooking ingredients which contain salt and other non-baby friendly things.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

Obviously I only tried the two products listed above but it was very easy to do. I used the "Let's cook...Green Vegetable Pasta" recipe. I think I would expect to find this product in the baby food section as it is specifically designed for young children and I'm not sure people would find it if it was with stock cubes / pasta sauces. However the type of person it appeals to (does a lot of home cooking) might not visit the baby food section every shop (I don't as I do try and make meals and associated the baby food aisle with jars and complete meals). I specifically went to get this product after seeing it promoted on Mumsnet. I made Bolognese too with the red sauce.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

As above I made Green Vegetable Pasta and a Bolognese (didn't follow recipe for that). The recipe was easy to follow and all the other ingredients were things I would be buying anyway / easy to find and inexpensive. I'd happily add in other vegetables too although didn't this time.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

I wasn't keen on the rice cakes but thought the green vegetable pasta was quite tasty and something I would happily eat myself. I preferred the green pot to the red one.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

They were a bit more expensive that I would have liked but did make a good quantity and I froze some meals too (very handy for working days). Obviously would have liked to be one of the free testers!

Q7 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?

She really liked everything actually, even the red one which I was less keen on. She really loved the strawberry rice cakes, a lot more than the cheaper apple flavoured ones I normally get her (different brand). I will definitely purchase these again.

I'd really like to try the other paste pots and recipe base as well but will most likely keep an eye out for special offers

Bonkerz Sun 11-Aug-13 12:08:21

Have now made the korma and ds loved it as did 13 year old and 7 year old! I used soya cream and it worked well! It was nice to serve the same food to all children. Will defo use this paste pot again.

NewLifeDownSouth Mon 12-Aug-13 15:03:29

Still testing at the mo but so far...

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

I thought they looked interesting and I was keen to try them.

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

We normally cook from scratch so I am not completely aware of the types of baby foods available but I don't think I've seen this mix before.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

The paste pots. It gives you a good start but then you can suit it better to the food your child likes or the food you already have in the house.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

Green vegetable pasta. I based the recipe on what was in the pack already but tweaked it with a couple of different veg. I think storage is an issue for the paste pots. You cannot store the open paste pots, and you can only store the cooked ones in the fridge for a day. With only having one child (22m) and wanting to make sure he has variety, this makes it difficult for me to use the whole pot efficiently. I guess I could freeze them but I would end up with lots of different pots in the freezer and I am probably not organised enough to remember to get them out.

The mexican rice box could be better organised, you have to keep turning the packaging around to figure out the ingredients you need and then what you need to do with them.

I probably wouldn't think / have the time to go online to look at the recipes.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

I try everything he eats so have so far had the mexican rice, the ricecakes and the multigrain hearts - I found them all a little bland. I have tried to sauce for the green pasta and this does have more taste to it.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

Not sure of the prices.

Q7 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?

He enjoyed the rice cakes and the multigrain bits. But I think it would have been better if the strawberries pieces were a bit bigger. He wouldn't eat the mexican one. He was having one of those days. He hasn't had the green veg one yet - I am cooking it at the moment.

DD has been poorly and off her food so waiting until she is fully back to normal before trying new stuff with her. She did have the rice cakes and hearts before that and liked the rice cakes but not keen on the hearts.

Coffeechick Mon 12-Aug-13 18:57:24

My son likes the strawberry rice cakes they are really good to keep him busy whilst his lunch/dinner is being made.

Lioninthesun Mon 12-Aug-13 19:12:52

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

It was well packaged although bulky - hard to store for us. I liked the colours on the packets and thought they looked fresh. Was interested to try DD on the mexican as not tried that yet!

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

I really like the idea of the pastes and pots. I know you can get baby stock cubes but they aren't very exciting, whereas these are a lot more varied. I wonder if you would be able to stock them in smaller packs though as it would be nice to have enough for a single serving each time you cook - maybe have 4 separate smaller packs in each box?

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

Very easy to use and follow. I think that as long as I knew about these then I would look for them next to stock cubes in the supermarket. It needs to be clearly marked out as baby somehow though (but suspect this will be done via advertising) although I imagine the healthy alternative may appeal to some adults! I preferred the paste pots as I use the slow cooker a lot and can imagine these would be versatile enough to pop in there too.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

From the pack as I didn't have time to go onto the website. Will try with the slow cooker next!

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

I liked them all but am also used to eating DD's cold leftovers, so my tastebuds might not be very reliable! The strawberry hearts were not a fave sadly. They smelled quite interesting wafting back from the buggy (sugar puffs!?) and were bland from the small amount I tried.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

They are a little pricey but I think I would use them maybe once a week as an easy option if I wanted pizza wink.

Q7 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?

DD really enjoyed the paste pots and ate a fair amount of the mexican too which was a surprise! I finished off most of them as they made a fair amount of food! She really didn't like the hearts much - usually she'd scoff the bag of anything like this from other brands but these took 2 days to finish. She did eat them all eventually but as I said usually they are inhaled and I have to wrestle packets off her, but not this time.

Thank you for letting us trial these, I wouldn't have been able to afford them usually but now I have tried them I will probably get them again.

LoveBeingItsABoy Mon 12-Aug-13 19:13:11

Questions for testers:
Q1 What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has sent to you? Was it what you were expecting? If not how was it different?
The list of ingredients required for the mixes struck me as very long, if I were making something like that I would be cooking for the whole family.
Q2 Did any of the foods you received stand out as very new and different to what other baby food is out there? Why do you say that?
The mixes are certainly different and better as deco designed with babies and toddlers in mind.
Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?
I was surprised at how much I like doing the mixes tbh;the fact Tgey could be frozen made all the difference. Very easy to follow .
Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?
Yes the one on the pack although did vary the veg to what I had.
Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?
Yes I did, can't cook without tasting. Deco more like home cooking than any other children's meal. Dd 5 liked it too!
Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?
This for me is the falling down; the quantized used meant I had stuff left over so unless I was already buying this things it was expensive.
Q7 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?
He did enjoy them , as did dd, I probably won't be buying them again though as for the amount of ingredients I would probably carry on adjusting family meals.

Btw the rice cakes were very popular with cries of more each time!

Thanks for letting me try tgese

Munxx Mon 12-Aug-13 19:46:45

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

I expected the snacks to look as they did, and the paste pots but the rice base was a surprise! I didn't expect it to be like a mini meal in itself.

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

Again, the baby rice base seemed quite innovative and certainly unique. The paste pots are a good idea for mums who are maybe a bit nervous about creating exciting dishes for their children.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

The recipes were easy to follow and the booklet had some great ideas. I would expect to find the paste pots and so on in the baby aisle, probably with the baby stock cubes and mini pasta shapes and so on. I think overall the paste pots were more suited to me as they are a wee but more versatile.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

I made the bologese sauce, sadly not a real hit with the baby but the toddler liked it! The tikka was easy to adapt for my milk free toddler with soya products and was good. I just followed the recipes as they were apart from that.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

I always have a taste and we thought they were good!

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

I think the snacks are a little pricey, the pots seemed OK value wise.

Q7 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?

Although the hearts and rice cakes are a bit over priced they were loved immediately so I will have to buy them again!

Thanks for the opportunity to test, we really enjoyed it. Fingers crossed for the prize draw!!!

Q1 What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has sent to you? Was it what you were expecting? If not how was it different?
Nice selection, appealing. Thought they looked like things I might be tempted to buy in the supermarket to try with DD.

Q2 Did any of the foods you received stand out as very new and different to what other baby food is out there? Why do you say that?
The paste pots are new and different - I haven't seen any baby/toddler specific ingredients before. The meal base is a great meal shortcut idea.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?
The recipes were good - easy to follow and adapt to suit. I'd expect to find the products with the baby foods or with the general paste pots. The recipe bases suited us better. They're great as a store cupboard standby.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?
We took inspiration from the pack and website recipes and adapted them slightly to suit what DD likes as she's reluctant to try new things.
We used the Mexican rice for two meals and made one with chicken, tomato and sweetcorn and the other with ham and peas.
We made ham and herby pasta with the herb paste.
We haven't used the tomato paste yet.
We made chicken, mushroom and sweetcorn curry with both curry pastes and served one with rice and the other with naan.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?
We both tasted them and liked them. We did consider if we would like a family sized version!

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?
They'd be very expensive as an everyday meal, but as a store cupboard standby or as an occasional meal we would probably buy them.

Q7 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?
DD liked the multigrain hearts a lot, but didn't like the strawberry pieces.
She enjoyed the rice cakes.
We will buy the Mexican rice again as we enjoyed cooking it together and the fact that I wasn't cooking an entire meal from scratch meant that DD didn't lose interest. She's happier to taste something new that she's had a and in making. We will try some of the ther meal bases too and look up some more meal suggestions from the website. The curries all got eaten too. So verbally, a success.

SisterMatic Tue 13-Aug-13 10:44:58

Q1- it was what I expected, I think it was a nice choice of products to send and i was really pleased opening the box.

Q2- I have never seen the paste pots before, nor had I seen the savoury rice idea I think those are quite different. I had seen the snack foods before, but not with pieces of dried.fruit so that was good.
I think keeping all the baby food together would be a better idea because sometimes I just run in for baby things and I would be able to find it a lot easier and be more tempted to buy.

Q3- I liked the recipes I think the ingredients were easy to come by, they were easy to use I especially liked the rice base as an easy quick meal with little bits added.

Q4- we particularly liked the tomato one, we are going to use the Tikka one tonight with turkey I am looking forward to it. My DD ate all of the tomato one so it was a great hit! We followed the pack recipe for the tomato one but will be straying from the recipe tonight.

Q5- I thought the pots were very tasty, I was a bit apprehensive as I thought it might be bland but I was wrong! I love the snacks as does my daughter I think they are great tasting especially with the pieces of fruit in.

Q6-i think the pots are a little expensive for our budget as normally we give whats on our plate but they are good for a night where my partner and I could be eating too late so we could prepare that instead. I think the snacks are very reasonable.

Q7- DD could have eaten the whole bag of rice cakes in one go, to be honest I could too. She has asked for more so I will have ti go and buy some. The little grain hearts went down well too but I think that the rice cakes won hands down. I would purchase the rice base again. I would buy the pots if they were on offer otherwise I think they may be out of our budget.

Thank you for choosing me to test.

lemontop Tue 13-Aug-13 11:28:55

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

My first impression was that the products looked good. There were lots of different things to try and my kids were very excited to try them. I had been told what was being sent so I had a good idea but the presentation was better than expected.

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

The mexican rice was really different. It looked much more like an adult ready meal than any other baby / toddler food I had seen before.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

I thought the recipes were good. They were very easy to follow. I would expect to find these alongside the baby and toddler food in the supermarket. The recipe base was much more suited to me because it was much easier to turn into an actual meal. I feel that the paste pots required much more effort cooking and to be honest if I was going to that much effort to cook I would make a sauce myself for all the family.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

I used the 'lets cook green vegetable pasta' and followed the recipe but substituted broccoli for green beans.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them? I tried all the foods. I thought the rice cakes and hearts were really bland but the mexican rice base was delicious. The herby green sauce was fine but a bit bland for me.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

The rice cakes and hearts were good value and the mexican rice was good value as it was two portions and almost a complete meal. I thought the paste pots were really expensive.

Q7 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?

The children loved the rice cakes and were begging for more. The hearts were not so poular. They enjoyed the green vegetable pasta I made with the herby green sauce but unfortunately neither of my kids liked the mexican rice, which was strage because I thought it was delicious. I think I will purchase the rice cakes in the future and will look out for different recipe bases.

mignonette Tue 13-Aug-13 11:43:00

I used the strawberry rice cakes to make a pudding treat for my friends toddler.

Strawberry Rice Cake Banana IceCream Sandwiches

You mash up one banana with a little breast/cows/soya/almond if allowed using only enough to make an ice cream thickness. Then add some natural honey-just a quarter teaspoon and mash them all together. Freeze in a little ramekin until frozen then take out and let soften enough to allow it to be moulded into a rice cake sized patty.

Sandwich it between two rice cakes. Watch in delight as toddler applies to face in ecstasy.

teabagpleb Tue 13-Aug-13 14:38:07

Dd liked the rice cakes, but ds age 4 thought they were too strawberry-ey but likes the apple ones. He's very fussy so ignore him!

mrslyman Tue 13-Aug-13 15:48:12

Hi, sorry for the feedback delay, the parcel was delivered to a neighbour who forgot to bring it over!

So far we have tried both of the snacks and the mexican rice base and the tomatoey red paste pot. My answers are below:

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

It was what I was expecting. A good first impression I like the packaging.

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

The pastes are a new idea, I don't really buy pre-made baby food but like the idea of these as it's a bit of a helping hand towards home cooked food, which can help when you're a bit stuck for ideas on what to make for dinner.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

The recipes were easy to follow for the paste pots.

I found the recipe base a little trickier to follow, despite being a two portion dinner the instructions were focused on dinner for one. I have a 10 month old and a 2 year old so was making it for both of them, what should have been a simple case of throwing in the extra ingredients and microwaving, turned into a bit of a palaver as I had to double the portions and then work out if I was microwaving it for enough time as there was twice as much food.

I would have thought this product would appeal for other parents who have either children close in age or twins so it would be useful to have instructions for cooking it for two on there.

Also the ingredients list and the cooking instructions for this product are seperate and then when you flatten the box one is upside down which is a bit annoying.

I would expect to see these in the baby aisle and have seen them there.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

I used the tomatoey paste pot to make a bolognaise, and roughly followed the recipe on the pack with a few variations as to what was in my fridge.

I probably wouldn't use it for bolognaise again as even though it was lovely I generally just give the children the one I normally make but I was wondering if I could have used it in a lentil based recipe so I am planning to visit organix.com to have a look.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

I like the rice cakes, wasn't too fussed about the strawberry hearts or the mexican rice base (I don't like beans of any sort though) and the tomatoey paste made a very nice bolognaise

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

The rice cakes are a bit expensive, I generally buy the Hipp ones which are cheaper and a bit nicer.

For 6-10 portions of food the pots are reasonably good value for money, although I would probably wait until there was an offer on.

Q7 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?

The 10 month old liked/ ate the paste pot bolognaise, the mexican rice base and the rice cakes. He ate a couple of the hearts but mainly just threw them around the kitchen.

The 2 year old, when asked told me that the rice cake was very nice and that the strawberry hearts tasted like strawberry, although once he had one of the strawberry bits he didn't eat any more of the puffs.

He also thought the bolognaise was yummy.

He turned his nose up at the mexican rice base.

I wouldn't buy a recipe base again, I think they would probably just end up being a waste of money with the fussy toddler. I may buy the paste pots again depending on how well the others go down once I use them, although I suspect I'll be more inclined towards the curry bases than the italian themed pots.

Thank you for the pack it's been fun trying new things.

Smicha Wed 14-Aug-13 08:36:55

Q1 What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has sent to you? Was it what you were expecting? If not how was it different?
First impression was that the base and paste pots were different to what I have seen in the shops for this age group. The rice cakes and hearts I thought initially were similar to other products. The variety of items was more than I was expecting.

Q2 Did any of the foods you received stand out as very new and different to what other baby food is out there? Why do you say that?
The paste pots as they require lots of fresh ingredients to complete the meal.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?
The instructions were very easy to follow and the recipes were a change from those that I have been making for DS. I would expect to find these foods in the baby food aisle. I think the paste pots are probably most suited to me as I prefer to cook from scratch and I felt the recipe base was a bit like a microwave ready meal, which I don't buy. I used the korma pot and in reality, when I looked at the ingredients, if I'm going to chop up all of the veg to add to the meal, I would be more inclined to chop some garlic and onions and add spices than spend £2.49 on a pot.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?
I made the vegetable korma from the pack. I had some creme fraiche in the fridge to be used up so I added that instead of single cream.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?
Yes, I tried the korma and it was nicely spiced and had a much more 'real' flavour than other baby foods. I also nibbled a few of the strawberry rice cakes which were much tastier than plain rice cakes and helped me overcome a hunger pang when out and about!!

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?
The rice cakes and hearts are good value. I did think the pots were a little expensive for what they contain, but on thinking about it I do have a freezer bag full of veggie korma ice cubes now and for the price I will also have the same amount of tikka, so they are reasonable value.

Q7 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?
He loved the rice cakes and I will continue to buy them. I haven't tried him on the hearts yet as I offered him a similar product made by Ella's and he struggled to pick them up so I want to wait a little while until he can properly enjoy them! He liked the korma but didn't eat the whole portion I offered him. I think though that was because I added wholegrain rice, which can be a lot more filling than white. I plan to try the tikka soon so will report back if the thread is still open.

Thanks for choosing me for this. Just a further bit of related feedback, it has dawned on me since using the products that I find Organix packaging a bit 'busy' (perhaps I'm odd!) and so haven't been drawn to the products in the supermarket in the same way that other products have enticed me (shallow emoticon!) but since trying these I now look at Organix first and it would appear my baby is a HUGE fan of the banana biscuits!

supergreenuk Wed 14-Aug-13 19:02:57

Already posted feedback but just wanted to add that tonight the kids just scoffed a portion of the chicken tikka I had frozen. Happy mummy.

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Wed 14-Aug-13 22:08:21

I added my review upthread but am just updating because DS had the Mexican Rice Recipe Base today.

I made it as suggested, adding tomatoes, cheese and peas. It was a real success. I didn't think he would like it as he tends to prefer 'wet' food but I spread it on his high chair tray and he picked at it for a good while and seemed to really enjoy it. He left all the beans hmm but the flavoured rice and veg went down very well.

I tried it as well. I liked it but found it quite bland (as expected to appeal to toddlers) and a bit dry but it could easily be mixed in with a sauce.

I would buy it again.

Also, though not part of the test samples we tried the Organix Mighty Meals (the bolognese) and he really enjoyed that too. They are quite a good price, especially when on offer.

laeiou Thu 15-Aug-13 08:35:00

Not a tester.

The oaty bar range seems to have changed recently, the savoury / veg options have gone, replaced with sweet options. Will more savory ones be launched?

The meals (meatballs, Bolognese) are quite dissimilar to the images in the packet. There was a tiny amount of spaghetti in ours.

MildDrPepperAddiction Thu 15-Aug-13 12:24:29

Q1 What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has sent to you? Was it what you were expecting? If not how was it different?
Nit sure what I was expecting however I was pleasently surprised to see the range that they have come up with.

Q2 Did any of the foods you received stand out as very new and different to what other baby food is out there? Why do you say that?
The paste pots are not like any other product I had seen before. Most babyfood comes precooked etc so I was nice to see something that allows for fresh ingredients.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?
The recipes were very easy to follow. I found the paste pots better for my needs as you can improvise more with the ingredients if you don't have them all to hand. The recipes were very straightforward so I didn't find them particularly interesting. There was nothing unusual in them.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?
We used all the paste pots which were received with varying degrees of enthusiasm!

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?
DH tried some of them. He thought they were ok, but that homemade from scratch tastes much better.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?
There are better value for money than other babyfoods as you get more meals from the pots.

Q7 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?
The pasta paste pots were well received and also the Strawberry Multigrain Hearts. I would definitely purchase them again. I think I would only buy the pots again if we were going away and I wouldn't have access to all ingredients. DD eats everything we eat now so there wouldn't be any point in buying to use at home.

All in all I was really pleased to be able to try out the recipes. This is a good step by organix to get people cooking.

GlitzPig Thu 15-Aug-13 18:40:11

Q1 What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has sent to you? Was it what you were expecting? If not how was it different?
It was what I was expecting smile

Q2 Did any of the foods you received stand out as very new and different to what other baby food is out there? Why do you say that?
I really like the ideas of the paste pots (I always assume the regular ones will have far too much salt in them for littlies) and the Mexican rice-really convenient for 'half-cooking' on busy days

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?
Paste pots-DS really liked the meals I made with these, and seemed much less keen on the Mexican rice, which was a shame

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?
The most popular was curry with the paste, coconut milk, green veg and some tofu

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?
I liked the curry (once I'd added a bit of extra spice!) and finished the Mexican rice after DS had rejected it-tasted nice to me!

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?
I'd be happy to buy any of these (except the rice)

Q7 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?
Pastes were handy and went down well, the strawberry rice cakes were an absolute hit and he LOVED the little hearts, especially fishing the little bits of strawberry out of the bag-thank you!

Babycarmen Fri 16-Aug-13 15:17:23

Non-tester here! The strawberry rice cakes have been a massive hit with both my children (5 and 1) so we will definitely be buying them again.

GeekInThePink Sat 17-Aug-13 10:05:45

1- I really liked the pots, it made adding say chicken, fish and then carbs and veg really easy.

2- the curry pots were a brilliant idea, really impressed by this.

3- the recipes were really easy to follow, I felt confident it would work and my DC really enjoyed it the pastes.

4- I made the tikka and added chapati, a tin of tomatoes and chick peas and rice. It was great.

5-we tried everything and liked everything! The curry pots would be easy to turn into family meals. My two hadnt had curry before but they lapped it up!

6 and 7- I will and have already bought more of these products, namely the rice cakes and the little multigrain hearts were great to take out and about.
I likes the Mexican rice the best alas my children didn't seem too!

Thanks for choosing me it was brilliant and a life saver whilst we have had an awful few weeks. At least I knew the kids had something!

DD is still off her food so answering what I can

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

What I was expecting, I liked the magnet smile

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

I live out in the sticks so not a huge selection of food to choose from normally. I haven't seen anything like the pots before, dd eats rice cakes regularly but this is the first time I've seen strawberry ones

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

Haven't had a chance to do them yet but they seem easy enough from reading the instructions. I would expect to find them in the baby food aisle. Can't really comment on what is more suited until I try them

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

I would probably just do what is on the pack to start with, I'm not a very adventurous cook.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

DH is likely to try some

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

I feel I need to try them first before I could comment properly on that

Q7 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?

Rice cakes she likes, hearts she doesn't. I usually buy Boots rice cakes as they don't tend to stain like the Organix ones.

jetstar Sat 17-Aug-13 11:42:01

Thank you for picking us for this taste test - we enjoyed it!

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

It was what I was expecting and it all looked good – I was excited to try it out.

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

I thought that both the paste pots and the recipe bases were things that you don’t usually see in the supermarkets. I was interested in them as I am always trying to think of new ideas for what to feed my 2 girls but I’m not a great cook so I liked that all the thinking was done for you!

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

The recipes were pretty easy to follow (although I managed to forget to put the yoghurt into the Tikka Masala – my girls did still eat it though!) and interesting enough for us. I would expect to find them in the baby food aisle. I would go for the recipe base first and the paste pots second.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

Have not yet visited Organix.com due to time pressures, just used the recipes on the packets which turned out well – the girls ate them with my 1 year old being quite keen and my 3 year old a bit suspicious (she is fussy) but would try them.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

I tried them and thought they were pretty tasty – more so than some other brands we have tried.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

~ Strawberry Rice Cakes £1.19 – good value for money
~ Strawberry Multigrain Hearts 59p – a little expensive but would buy them
~ Tikka & Korma Paste Pot £2.49 - quite expensive so might not buy as often
~ Tomatoey Red & Herby Green Paste Pot £2.49 - quite expensive so might not buy as often
~ Mexican Rice & Sweetcorn Recipe Base £2.49 – quite expensive so might not buy as often

Q7 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?

~ Strawberry Rice Cakes – little ones (and friends) loved them and would definitely buy again – make a change from apple ones (my girls won’t eat the savoury ones)
~ Strawberry Multigrain Hearts – my 1 year old scoffed the lot so would buy again! Although she preferred the hearts to the strawberry bits.
~ Tikka & Korma Paste Pot – went down well with both girls so would buy again, maybe once a month or so
~ Tomatoey Red & Herby Green Paste Pot – haven’t managed to try this yet, sorry but I will do!
~ Mexican Rice & Sweetcorn Recipe Base - went down well with both girls so would buy again, maybe once a month or so

Basically, if one or both of the girls will eat something then I will be prepared to buy it again! I would get annoyed if I couldn’t find it in Sainsbury’s but I do sometimes shop at Tesco & Waitrose.

HaveTeaWillSurvive Sat 17-Aug-13 12:00:01

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

Was pretty much what I was expecting, like christmas smile

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

Was quite excited about the paste pots, hasn't seen anything similar before and I'm very cautious about salt in normal ranges.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

The recipes were straightforward and easy to follow, will probably just use as a guide going forward as we have a 'fling random things in a pot' house.would expect to find these in the baby food section. We liked the paste pots best, although recipe base is handy to have in back of cupboard.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

We made the bolognese, spinach and lentil curry and chicken tikka masala from the packs then made up the rest as we went along depending on what we had in.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

I tried everything, the strawberry rice cakes were nice - more flavour than normal and the freeze dried fruit in the hearts was really nice. I thought the pots made tasty meals, helped by all the fresh veg we piled in, although I usually share food with DS now so have got used to blander / less seasoned meals.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

Pretty good, well definitely be buying the paste pots again.

Q7 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?

DS loved the rice cakes and hearts, although the strawberry pieces were a bit small for him to eat himself so I ended up sticking them to his tongue where I could - if these were a bit bigger they'd be perfect.

He's generally a good eater and enjoyed most things, was a bit suspicious of the curry's but once he'd picked out some chicken was happy to eat both. He preferred the tomatoey pasta sauce.

ThatsSoVanquish Sat 17-Aug-13 15:02:46

What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has sent to you? Was it what you were expecting? If not how was it different?
I was happy with the products, and they were as expected.

Q2 Did any of the foods you received stand out as very new and different to what other baby food is out there? Why do you say that?
The paste pots seemed quite novel, haven't seen anything like this before.
Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?
I was a bit disappointed by the inclusion of cow's milk based ingredients in all the recipes. My daughter is allergic to cow's milk, this seems quite common in babies/toddlers so it would be good for some suitable recipes. This meant it took me a while to get round to making anything. I wouldn't say one suited me more than the other.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?
I made the mexican rice with some cooked chicken - as above couldn't follow the recipe because of the milk ingredients. Also made the green paste pot with some salmon and pasta.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?
Yes. we both tried the rice cakes - nice! I also liked the mexican rice.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items
Reasonable. You can make a few portions and freeze them quite easily. Multigrain hearts a but pricey, though DD liked them so may buy once ina while.

Q7 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? She was a bit unsure of the rice at first then ate it. She isn't a fussy eater so I usually expect her to eat her dinner, which she happily did.

mouseymummy Sat 17-Aug-13 15:07:47

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

I wasn't sure what to expect but the stir in pots were amazing!

Q2 Did any of the foods you received stand out as very new and different to what other baby food is out there? Why do you say that?
Yes, the stir in pots, there are a couple of products similar but none are as nice or as appealing to my little one! The strawberry hearts were quite different too.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

The recipe bases were probably easier but the paste pots made more, so its 50:50 to be honest.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?
Instead of using parmasan cheese, I used normal cheddar, my little one wasn't so keen on parmasan so I didn't add it, I also used pasta, instead of rice as I find she can just get stuck in and I don't have to feed her, which is easier for both of us.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

I tried everything that was sent! I quite liked the paste pots, I wasn't keen on the bases but the baby liked them!

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?
They seem quite expensive compared to other foods but when you work out meal sizes etc, it does work out cheaper.

Q7 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?
We will definatly be getting the rice cakes and strawberry hearts again. The bases will probably be something I pick up every so often and the paste pots will be bought once a month when we buy the baby food!

Thank you for the oppertunity

BlastOff Sun 18-Aug-13 00:14:25

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

I like organix packaging and these all would have appealed to me in the shop. Wasn't expecting 'pastes' to make meals with: I thought they would be more ready to cook.

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

I've not come across any other paste pots. Everything else is just baby 'ready meals'

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

I had to get ingredients in especially. They required a bit more work than I expected! I would expect to find these with the baby food.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

I made the green veg paste pasta but added chicken. I plan to do one of the curries tomorrow.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

Yes partner enjoyed pasta veg. I tasted it and thought it was ok too. Hoping we will like the curry more.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

Ok if you get as many serving as it suggests.

Q7 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?

They both loved the strawberry hearts and want them again. I will buy them in the future. They didn't enjoy the rice cakes but aren't keen on rice cakes in general. They refused to eat the pasta with green veg. Will keep you posted with regards to the curry.

BigBrassBand Sun 18-Aug-13 20:12:31

Q1 What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has sent to you? Was it what you were expecting? If not how was it different?
It was entirely different to what I was expecting, if anything I'd expected vacuum packed sauces.

Q2 Did any of the foods you received stand out as very new and different to what other baby food is out there? Why do you say that?
The paste pots reminded me of the Dolmio pasta stir-in sauces.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?
Paste pots were more suitable as I was able to tailor them to my family's tastes.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?
Made a Lamb tikka with the tikka sauce.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?
I tasted the tikka sauce and both the pasta sauces. They were delicious and quite grown up in flavour.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?
Seemed a reasonable price for a treat meal, I wouldn't purchase them for daily use but once or twice a week.

Q7 And last, but importantly, what did your little one think of the foods?
My 23 month old son really enjoyed the meals made with the sauce pots. Was not too keen on the recipe base or the multigrain hearts. The strawberry rice cakes went down very well with my son and 6 year old daughter.

Were there any firm favourites that you will look to purchase in the future, and if so why?
I will buy the curry sauce pots as my son adore curry but I don't want to buy a large jar of curry paste just for him. These sizes are far more convenient for a small child's meal (plus some for the next day's lunch!).

BigBrassBand Sun 18-Aug-13 20:12:51

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Truffkin Sun 18-Aug-13 20:24:51

Just popping back to update that the strawberry rice cakes are now a big hit and my son has started asking for them as a snack! I said upthread that he wasn't fussed, which initially was the case, but he's done a u-turn and is a fan smile

Hello!

Thank you for choosing me as a tester, sorry its taken me so long, I've had a busy few weeks.

Q1 What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has sent to you? Was it what you were expecting? If not how was it different?
The box included a good range of savoury meals and snacks. I was pleased to see the strawberry rice cakes - not a flavour i'd seen before.

Q2 Did any of the foods you received stand out as very new and different to what other baby food is out there? Why do you say that?
All of the "cook with organix" pots seemed different to what i've used before. I normally either cook from scratch myself or use a pouch of baby food if i'm in a rush or out and about and can't find food my son can eat.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?
i thought the recipes were interesting and easy to follow. My son is cow's milk protein intolerant and allergic to soya which made finding altenative ingredients to use in the recipes a bit challenging. I prefered the Paste pots. I would expect to find these in the baby food aisle.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?
I followed the recipes on the pack.
My son is cow's milk protein intolerant and allergic to soya which made finding altenative ingredients to use in the recipes a bit challenging.I added coconut milk instead of cream cheese which made it a bit runny, but my son didn't seem to mind!


Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?
Only a little taste. Seemed ok.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?
They are quite expensive. I would probably wait till i saw them on offer.

Q7 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?
He liked the food.
I will definitely buy the strawberry rice cakes as they make a change from other flavours. My son really liked them and my 3 year old daughter pinched quite a few!

DorasMummy Tue 20-Aug-13 13:23:43

Sorry it's taken ages to reply we've been on holiday and just got round to trying it all!

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

No it wasn't what I was expecting, only because I'd never seen the concept of cook-in sauces and recipe based for babies before. We've had similar finger foods before and often have the hearts.

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

The stir in sauces are definitely different, and allow you to add new flavours to the 'same old' ingredients.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

I found the sauces really straight forward. I have to admit I didn't adhere to the recipes particularly as I was adapting them to what DD would normally eat, or what I'd happened to be cooking for the rest of the family that night.

I see other people have commented on this, but quite a few ideas seem to include dairy products. DD has a severe milk allergy so all of these are a no no for us. It would be great if the recipes could offer a dairy/allergen free alternative to the 'normal' recipe. I find this a big problem in many baby foods - a big reliance on milk and wheat in the ingredients (a lot of babies have a problem with both) which leaves you with few 'ready made' options. It would be great if Organix could pay more attention to this with new ranges, it's something I've raised with Waitrose buyers in the past.

We don't have a microwave (by choice - we don't microwave any food), so it was a bit frustrating that there's no alternative hob instructions for the rice base. I haven't tried it for this reason, although I probably will see if I can get a good result on the hob by trial and error. Would Organix like to give hob instructions I could try and then let them know?

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

Yep, we gave all the sauces a taste - pretty tasty! I also tried the rice cakes which were very fruity, and the multi grain hearts. To be honest I try not to give DD too much dried fruit (or anything that has a very sweet taste) so I'm unlikely to buy the strawberry hearts and will stick to the less sweet vanilla flavour. The rice cakes also stained everything they touched (including my white jeans with someone's sticky little fingers) so not massively practical, and I'm unlikely to buy those again. I'm pretty sure the rice cakes I was sent were blueberry rather than strawberry as listed above, though.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

To be quite honest, the sauces are expensive and do seem like a bit of a luxury, as is the rice base. As DD is 17 months and her pallet is developing, I am more likely to give her a bit of adult curry or pasta sauce now as I'm less worried about the salt and other ingredients. I don't buy many ready made sauces for us, so I'm more likely to make a slightly adapted version of a home made sauce for DD with less spice, for example, while I was making the adult meal.

Q7 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?

DD is thankfully a fabulous eater, so she loved it all grin

PeppaPigStinks Wed 21-Aug-13 10:55:01

Q1 What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has sent to you? Was it what you were expecting? If not how was it different?
The selection was great. I was expecting the paste pots to possibly do an adult meal but I think this is because I approached weaning as ‘baby led weaning’ as opposed to purees so I often meal plan for all of the household.
I was expecting a bigger bag for strawberry hearts, but again I think it was a lack of understanding on my part of what was included.
Overall I was very impressed and DD helped me open the package and wanted the rice cakes straight away.

Q2 Did any of the foods you received stand out as very new and different to what other baby food is out there? Why do you say that?
The paste pots are great and stand out as alternatives seem to be in adult food aisles which tend to be very high in salt and sugar- I don’t use these for cooking with for DD.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?
The paste pots were really easy to follow – however, when I read the outside of the box with the list of instructions I was expecting the paste to go a lot further, this is because, when you look inside the amounts required are actually a lot less.
I liked the paste pots and suited me the best. I would expect to find them in baby food aisle.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visitOrganix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?
I used the chicken tikka, however, used a whole pepper, tin of tomatoes and more chicken to make it go further. While it was a little bland because I increased the core ingrediants, DD really enjoyed it and it is the most she has eatn for a long time.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?
We both liked the rice cakes and strawberry hearts.
I tried my tikka concoction and it wasn’t too bad, I imagine if I followed the recipes it would be tasty.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?
I think they are good VFM. I would possibly not buy the paste pots although they are very very convenient, mostly because I have all of the spices listed on the ingredients list.

Q7 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?
I may purchase the pots as they are quick and convenient – I also need to provide meals for nursery for DD, so would make up batches and freeze.
Rice cakes are a firm favourite of DD- although I do try to limit sweet flavours.

I would also like to know if the tomato and carrot oat bars have been discontinued – DD loved these and find all the others now available way too sweet. She also cannot have orange as it flairs her eczema, and orange is in some of the sweeter ones.

Not a tester but I have bought organix products in the past for both my children, now aged 4 and 18 mths. Rice cakes are a firm favourite still and I have also been using some of the pots with the youngest and she enjoys them. It's nice to se some really lovely flavour options that actually taste like something I would want to eat!

Bottlemum Fri 23-Aug-13 08:57:05

I want to taste Organix stuff!! My 8 month old loves the rice cakes and especially loves the carrot sticks-I can't get the bag out or she goes mad!
@bottlemum

TheSporkforeatingkyriarchy Fri 23-Aug-13 12:02:23

Q1 The food pastes were quite unexpected, I'd never used or seen them before for this age group. The rest was normal.

Q2 The food pastes were quite different.

Q3 The recipes were easy to follow, we had the other ingredients mostly on hand, some were more interesting than others but seemed t have a good range. The recipe bases were far more suited to us, though more likely due to familiarity and easy usage.

Q4 The rice went down well, also used the green paste pot with noodles, chicken, and veg.

Q5 No

Q6 They seemed a bit pricey in the shops.

Q7 He seemed to enjoy everything, but he's a mini hoover.

cherrycherry41 Fri 23-Aug-13 21:22:56

Tried the products with my 10 month old DD.

Q1 What was your overall first impressions of the selection of foods that Organix has sent to you? Was it what you were expecting? If not how was it different?
The rice cakes and strawberry hearts were what i expected as we have tried other brands of these before. The paste pots were very interesting, I dont know what i expected but they were very very good. I would have picked them up shopping as they looked really easy and useful.

Q2 Did any of the foods you received stand out as very new and different to what other baby food is out there? Why do you say that?
The paste pots were definately new. We cook alot at home and have never seen any other brands of this type of product. We were very excited to try them!

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?
Instructions were so easy to follow, the packaging made it so easy to cook to the recipe and shop for the items. We liked the paste pots the most as we batch cook and they went a long way.I would expect to find these in the baby cooking section so parents know theres an alternative to jar food. I loved the recipes in the package, we have only tried a few but we are excited to make them all.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?
We made the Mild Salmon & Butternut Squash Green Thai Curry for all the family and it was lovely! Added extra spices to mine and DPs. DD enjoyed hers!

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?
We thought the tikka was a bit tomato-ey but perfectly suitable for a child. Loved the Thai Curry recipe and will use it in the future.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?
Overall a little expensive for everyday cooking but as a 1-2 times a week meal not bad.

Q7 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?
She absolutely loved the strawberry rice cakes and we have bought more since. She enjoyed the pasta bases we think and the strawberry hearts were tricky for her to eat but once she got the hang of the pincer grip she devoured them!

My dd loves the rice cakes and hearts- she gets very excited when she gets her small bowlful of the treats!

snowymum12 Mon 26-Aug-13 08:09:42

We weren't chosen to test but my daughter absolutely loves the Organix snacks, especially the little strawberry multigrain hearts. She is at the crawling/cruising stage and so is constantly hungry. I worry about which snacks to give her as some are pretty unhealthy but really trust the Organix brand. I also thing they are reasonably priced for the quality. I would love to try the sauce bases but haven't been able to find them anywhere locally.

Lighthousekeeping Mon 26-Aug-13 15:22:44

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

The packaging was nice and bright. Didn't expect such a variety of products.

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

The Mexican base meal was quite different. The pastes are an interesting idea but the menu suggestions where quite time consuming.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

The recipe bases were definitely more suited to our needs. The 10 month old tends to eat what the rest of the family eat and I like to cook so I tend to start from scratch anyway. The menu ideas were good if you were stuck for inspiration but, tbh, I didn't follow them.

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

The Mexican base went down very well. Just added strips of chicken and abit of red pepper. We don't tend to eat red meat.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

The hearts went down very well and smelt better than they tasted! The Mexican base again was bland to an adults tastebuds.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

Not bad value at all if you plan on freezing the meas once made. The hearts slightly expensive but worth it they went down so well.

Q7 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?

The hearts. He loved them and theirs no chance of his older sisters pinching them! Also the Mexican base for days when he is at home and not eating with the family.

Thank you sorry it took so long. We where here there and everywhere over the holidays.

Pommes Mon 26-Aug-13 18:58:47

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

The selection was great, lots of variety.

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

The pastes struck me as being new, I have spotted them since on the supermarket shelves but I expect they are a fairly recent addition.

Q3 How did you find cooking the 'Cook with Organix' recipes, were the instructions easy to follow, were the recipes interesting to you, where would you expect to find these foods in the supermarket? Which of the two products was most suited to you; Paste Pots or Recipe Bases?

Without wanting to be critical because my DS loves all things Organix, I found the 'Cook with Organix' range quite complicated. I have not yet used to Mexican based dish, simply because the instructions looked rather complicated and required lots of ingredients. I'm no Jamie Oliver so perhaps that's just me!

Q4 what Cook with recipe did you make? Was it one from the pack or did you visit Organix.com for more ideas or add your own twist?

As above, yet to use the Mexican dish because I am easily confused.

Q5 Did you / your partner try any of the foods yourself, if so what did you think of them?

Yes, the Strawberry hearts - very nice.

Q6 What did you think of the value for money for the items?

Organix is quite expensive but worth it, my toddler loves the rice cakes.

Q7 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?

Rice cakes, every time. He loves pasta too so the pots went down well.

I am very sorry for my delay in providing this feedback!

Faithless12 Tue 27-Aug-13 12:12:52

We have finally tried the paste pots, and I have to say I love them. We tend to feed DS the same food as us so we have been avoiding a lovely hot curry because DS just wouldn't handle the heat so we had curry night with DS having his tikka made with coconut cream instead of yoghurt and chicken, sweetcorn, sweet peppers, and some sweet potato thrown in for good measure. The flavours are lovely, it's a curry without the heat. I bought the Thai paste pot to try as well and the green (only one we've tried so far) had a lovely lemongrass flavour.

The only negatives is the fact you have to make a bulk amount and we have a tiny freezer so now it's full of meals for DS. Oh well we'll have to have another curry night smile

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 28-Aug-13 15:17:27

Hi everyone - thanks for adding your feedback to the thread. The thread is now closed. Congratulations to Babycarmen for winning the non-tester prize draw, and GeekInThePink who won the prize draw for the testers. We'll be in touch shortly.

GeekInThePink Thu 29-Aug-13 12:43:05

Thanks so much!

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