I just want to scream at the top of my lungs about how amazing the baby food is by Once Upon A Farm. Finally, a company that understands what parents want! I am a Nutritionist, so I know exactly what my baby SHOULD be getting. However, convenience is critical in today's day. I love making my own baby food, but most of the time, I am in need of food for my son that is portable and that I can quickly pack in the morning for daycare.
There are only so many options available at the super market. But then I found Once Upon A Farm. I have never seen such creative mash-ups as the ones offered by this company. I am assuming that everyone has tried the conventional baby foods. You have tried them, right? I mean, if you won't take a big spoonful, then what makes you think your BABY should have a big spoonful? Because of the intense heat treatment that traditional baby food receives, they all have that familiar over-cooked note to them. This heat treatment also causes a mega loss of nutrients. But not the food created by Once Upon A Farm. This food is extremely fresh tasting.
So how do they do it? Have you ever heard of HPP? HPP stands for High Pressure Processing. It is an alternative to using extreme heat to preserve food. This process allows for nutrient and flavor retention. It is the reason why you and your baby won't be able to keep your hands off of this delicious tasting food.
I cannot express enough about how jam-packed with flavor each of these pouches are. You baby will love you for feeding him/her the good stuff. And the flavor mash-ups are beyond creative. The following are the various varieties that my son (and I) have tried:
The Fairest of Pears: Silky, flavorful, juicy pears. Just the way they should be.
Magic Velvet Mango: I compared this one to my traditional grocery store mangoes. There is no comparison. Magic Velvet Mango will blow your mind. Flavor explosion. Have you ever had that perfectly ripe mango? This is that mango, pureed smooth and packed with nutrients.
Oh My Mega Veggie: Pureed apples, carrots and beets. With a hint of ginger. Yes, ginger. I cannot be more clear about the fact that you will need to order one of these for yourself. This is one of our favorite mash-ups!
Mama Bear Blueberry: Many of the Once Upon A Farm products have healthy oils included, which assists in the uptake of nutrients. Most baby foods on the market lack healthy fats that babies need for brain and organ development. Mama Bear Blueberry is made with coconut oil. It is a blend of blueberries, Fuji Apples, and sweet potatoes. Amazing!
Green Kale and Apples: Sweet, fresh, and green. This blend is smoothed with banana and hemp seeds. Yes please! Another one of our faves! But seriously, have you ever seen flavors like these?
Carrot-y Coconut-y Qunioa: Did someone say quinoa? My baby loves getting his healthy grains along side carrots and coconut milk!
Just Right Porridge: Oats, raisins, vanilla, apple, pear, and coconut swirl. With a hint of cinnamon. Yes. You heard me right. There is a lot of flavor going on here, and my son cannot get enough of it!
Chocolate Ever After: I'm sorry son, momma ate most of your Chocolate Ever After. This one had me curious from the get-go. This is a no sugar added sweet treat. It contains banana, avocado, raw cacao and raspberry. This dessert could be served at fine dining establishments. I'm in love.
And that's it! There are other flavors that I cannot wait for my son to try, but you will love any of my above recommended choices. If you do not live near a Once Upon A Farm retailer, you can order their products which will ship overnight on cooler packs. Once you try their products, you will be marching to your local grocery store (like I did!) to give them this product form. This will help Once Upon A Farm to gain distribution in your area, which will help to drive costs down. Once again, I am truly impressed with the quality, flavor, and creativity from this brand. Be sure to check them out here on Instagram and on their website!