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  • Updated:23 Feb 2007
 

09.Little tummy tucker

A chilled baby food with clear labelling and no thickeners, it’s claimed to be organic, but not certified organic (see below for more). It’s only lightly heat treated (cooked), and so has a short shelf life unless you freeze it. Made in Australia.

Labelling: The amount of each ingredient is clearly given in the ingredients list.

Thickeners/fillers: None are used. Water or stock is added to adjust the consistency, usually when starchy vegetables (potato, sweet potato) or rice is included.

Product name accuracy: Generally accurate, though there are some anomalies, such as Bubba’s beef & potato casserole that contains sweet potato, not potato; Little lamb & carrot tucker has more tomato than carrot. One vegetarian-sounding variety contained chicken stock (Vegetable & chickpea curry in a hurry); the manufacturer is changing this to vegetable stock.

Meat content: From 9% (beef/chicken) to 22% (lamb).

Organic: The manufacturer says the vegetable ingredients are organic, though not necessarily certified organic. However, it says in extreme circumstances when availability issues arise it may substitute non-organic. Meats are certified organic.

Type: Chilled.

Made in: Australia

Storage and serving: They are vacuum sealed and will last up to 10 days in your fridge un-opened, 24 hours opened or can be frozen between 6 weeks to 6 months depending on the contents. May be eaten cold, but warming is recommended.

Processing: Cooked weekly according to orders and vacuum sealed. Preserved by refrigeration.

Available by: Home delivery once each week in Queensland and NSW – other states are possible by special arrangement. The website has a postcode checker to check your delivery area.

Price we paid: $3.99 for 150g pouch, plus delivery (see website for details).

Website: www.littletummytucker.com.au
 

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Little tummy tucker range:
Name
Ingredients
6 - 9 months plus
Bubba's beef & potato casserole
Sweet potato 38%, chicken stock 35%, leek 9%, onion 9%, beef 9%
Cauliflower & sweetcorn surprise
Milk 35%, cauliflower 28%, corn 18%, cheese 13%, capsicum 6%
Cheeky chicken & vegetable casserole
Sweet potato 38%, chicken stock 38%, carrot 11%, chicken 9%, onion 4%
Creamy chicken & broccoli mix
Milk 44%, chicken 22%, broccoli 19%, cheese 14%, cornflour 1%
Kiddies' kedgeree
Vegetable stock 54%, tuna 14%, onion 11%, rice 7%, egg yolk 7%, mixed vegetables 5%, olive oil 2%
Little lamb & carrot tucker
Chicken stock 35%, lamb 22%, tomato 18%, carrot 17%, leek 7%, olive oil 1%
Little people's steak & mash
Potato 39%, beef 24%, chicken stock 12%, mushroom 9%, tomato 9%, shallot 4%, olive oil 1%
Mashed vegetable medley
Water as an ingredient 43%, potato 16%, carrot 16%, pumpkin 14%, parsnip 11%
Minestrone for minors
Chicken stock 19%, leek 20%, potato 12%, green bean 12%, onion 8%, carrot 8%, tomato 6%, pasta 6%, pea 4%, celery 4%, olive oil 1%, parsley 1%
Vegetable & chickpea curry in a hurry
Chicken stock 21%, zucchini 21%, chickpeas 17%, cauliflower 17%, yogurt 16%, onion 7%, curry powder 0.55%, tomato paste 0.45%
9 - 12 months plus
Bubba's beef & potato casserole
Sweet potato 38%, chicken stock 35%, leek 9%, onion 9%, beef 9%
Cauliflower & sweetcorn surprise
Milk 35%, cauliflower 28%, corn 18%, cheese 13%, capsicum 6%
Cheeky chicken & vegetable casserole
Sweet potato 38%, chicken stock 38%, carrot 11%, chicken 9%, onion 4%
Creamy chicken & broccoli mix
Milk 44%, chicken 22%, broccoli 19%, cheese 14%, cornflour 1%
Kiddies' kedgeree
Vegetable stock 54%, tuna 14%, onion 11%, rice 7%, egg yolk 7%, mixed vegetables 5%, olive oil 2%
Little lamb & carrot tucker
Chicken stock 35%, lamb 22%, tomato 18%, carrot 17%, leek 7%, olive oil 1%
Little people's steak & mash
Potato 39%, beef 24%, chicken stock 12%, mushroom 9%, tomato 9%, shallot 4%, olive oil 1%
Mashed vegetable medley
Water as an ingredient 43%, potato 16%, carrot 16%, pumpkin 14%, parsnip 11%
Minestrone for minors
Chicken stock 19%, leek 20%, potato 12%, green bean 12%, onion 8%, carrot 8%, tomato 6%, pasta 6%, pea 4%, celery 4%, olive oil 1%, parsley 1%
Vegetable & chickpea curry in a hurry
Chicken stock 21%, zucchini 21%, chickpeas 17%, cauliflower 17%, yogurt 16%, onion 7%, curry powder 0.55%, tomato paste 0.45%