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  • Updated:23 Feb 2007

11.Only organic

A shelf-stable organic baby food in jars or plastic pots with most varieties being clearly labelled and containing no thickeners. Like other food in jars (and shelf-stable pots), it uses heat treatment to make it shelf stable. Imported from New Zealand with some varieties from France. Only organic baby food

Labelling: The amounts of major ingredients are given in most varieties, with the exception of desserts/custards, where only characterising ingredients are given (for example the amount of banana in the banana custard, but not the amount of milk).

Thickeners/fillers: Only organic claims "No thickening agents", while some varieties include water where starchy vegetables are included (for example potatoes, peas), others, often the desserts, include ground rice and water. There are several dessert varieties, however, that contain only pureed fruits.

Product name accuracy: The names of the varieties are generally accurate, with a few exceptions, for example, Banana custard contains more apple than banana, Vanilla custard contains apple, Peach mango sunset contains more apple than peach or mango.

Meat content: Meat varieties contain 9% beef or lamb.

Organic: Certified organic

Type: Mostly jars, four products come in plastic pots.

Made in: Jars made in New Zealand; plastic pots made in France.

Storage and serving: Can be stored at room temperature until opened. Serve warm or at room temperature. Opened, but unheated portion can be stored in fridge for 48 hours.

Processing: Heat treated in jar/pot to preserve.

Available in: Major supermarkets and some health food stores - see website for details.

Price we paid:

  • $1.15 from supermarkets and $1.95 – 2.10 from health food stores per 128g jar.
  • $1.75 from supermarkets and $2.00 – 2.43 from health food stores per 200g jar.
  • $2.99 from supermarkets per 2 x 120g pots.

Website: www.onlyorganic.co.nz


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Only organic range:
4 months and up
Apple & apricot muesli
Apple 42%, water, apricot 6%, oats, barley).
Apple berry ripple
Apple 85%, blueberry 15%, vitamin C
Apple blueberry burst
Apple 80%, blueberry 15%, strawberry, antioxidant (ascorbic acid), concentrated lemon juice
Apple custard
Apple 76%, water, ground rice, whole milk powder
Apple & mango delight
Apple 82%, mango 18%, vitamin C
Apple & peach dessert
Apple 49%, peach 25%, water, ground rice
Banana blueberry custard
Banana 40%, blueberry 15%, water, ground rice, whole milk powder, citric acid
Banana custard
Apple, banana 33%, water, ground rice, whole milk powder, citric acid
Peach & apricot custard
Water, peach 25%, apple, apricot 20%, ground rice, whole milk powder
Pear & wild berries
Pear 80%, blueberry 8%, blackberry 8%, apple juice, vitamin C
Tropical treat
Nectarine 45%, mango 32%, banana 23%, antioxidant (ascorbic acid), concentrated lemon juice
Vanilla custard
Water, apple, ground rice, whole milk powder, natural vanilla flavour, citric acid
6 months and up
Italian vegetable risotto
Vegetables 49% (carrot, pumpkin, beans, potato, peas, tomato, onion), water, ground rice
Pasta Bolognese
Vegetables (tomato, carrot, onion, celery), beef 9%, pasta 4%, olive oil, basil
Pumpkin, potato & beef
Water, pumpkin 13%, potato 10%, carrot, beef 9%, beans, ground rice, tomato
Spring lamb & vegetables
Vegetables 54% (potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, peas, onion, parsley, mint), water, lamb 9%
Tender beef & vegetables
Vegetables 67% (potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, peas, beans, onion, parsley), water, beef 9%
Apple custard
Apple 76%, water, ground rice, whole milk powder
Fruit muesli
Fruit 52% (apple, pear), water, oats, barley, cinnamon
9 months and up
Mediterranean vegetables & lamb
Vegetables 90% (tomato, potato, zucchini, carrot, onion), lamb 9%, basil, cinnamon
Moroccan lentil casserole
Water, vegetables (potato, zucchini, carrot, onion), lentils 7%, apricot, sultanas, cumin, coriander, cinnamon
Peach mango sunset
Apple, peach 27%, mango 15%, water, ground rice, vitamin C