A chilled baby food with no thickening agents and most varieties have comprehensive labelling. It has had some heat-treatment for longer shelf-life in the fridge. Made in Australia.
Labelling: The label tells you the amounts of all the ingredients for all varieties, with two exceptions (Italian lasagna and Tuna casserole). The ingredients are sometimes not listed correctly in descending order by percentage.
Thickeners/fillers: No. Baby boost doesn’t use any thickening agents. Cooking water, stock or juice is added to adjust the consistency, for example, when starchy vegetables (potato, sweet potato, corn) or pasta is included.
Product name accuracy: Sometimes vegetables not mentioned in the name of the product are included, for example, Pumpkin & potato includes more sweet potato than potato (and there is no picture of sweet potato on the label, but the manufacturer has told us it will be adding it).
Meat content: From 10 months varieties with meat/fish include from 14% to 21%.
Type: Plastic pouch, refrigerated.
Made in: Australia.
Storage and serving: Must be kept refrigerated – cannot travel at room temperature. Warm before serving. Unheated portion can be stored in fridge for 48 hours.
Processing: The ingredients are prepared, cooked and mashed. The filled pouches are sealed, given a light pasteurisation treatment and chilled. This proprietary process gives a shelf life of 90 days.
Available in: Major supermarkets, yoghurt/chiller cabinet.
Price we paid:
- 6 months+ savoury varieties, $1.59 per 120g pouch.
- 6 months+ sweet varieties, $4.39 per 4 pack of 125g pots.
- 10 months+ savoury varieties, $1.99 per 170g pouch.