Baby Food – “yeuch!”

“Homogenising a meal to feed to babies is a terrible idea.”

Yesterday I went into a supermarket and bought:

  • A bottle of wine
  • A baby food meal
  • A baby food desert

    I have long been interested in the feeding of babies, infact almost everything about babies. Indeed, I once worked in a nursery, and observed babies being fed, but I don’t have one (a baby). So, the bottle of wine and baby food purchase might have looked more suspect than it actually was. I bought the baby food to eat it myself. I wanted to try it. In the spirit of science. It was an experiment.

    So, I was standing in the question clutching my bottle of wine. {Oh! Wait! Look at that! That was a mistake, …or was it? I like the image of standing in a question. Anywayz  } as I was saying, I had just got to the front of the supermarket queue with my wine when I noticed the baby food and decided on the spur of the moment to try some, so I dashed to the side of the queue and picked up my hurried choice of a first course and a pudding of the variety that they make for and serve to babies. It was not, as I realised later, what it might have looked like to the checkout girl: an alcoholic’s  last minute, “Oh God, I forgot – I have to feed the baby!” sort of purchase.

    So the experiment began. I had chosen:  Spag Bol with a sprinkle of cheese (100% organic)

    and Fruit layer – mango & banana topped with yougurt (also organic – percentage not given)

    I thought the desert looked the least unappetising so I tried it first. (Shame that babies don’t have that option.)  It comes in a jar.  I opened the jar.  First impressions: It smelt horrible. It looked horrible. I dipped my spoon in. Gingerly (in the style of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five) I tasted. . . It was horrible. There is no other word for it (that’s a stupid expression – there are loads of other words).  The “topping” which I had dipped my spoon into was called “yogurt” but I’m pretty sure that I know what yogurt – one of my most favourite foods – tastes like and that wasn’t it.  Digging deeper down, we came to the mango and banana layer, ànd it was. . . Horrible.

    Now I don’t know whàt the manufactory process is for this and other baby foods but I think I’m going to do some research into it (I’ll read the label). However, first I want to say to the baby food manufacturers   ¿WTF?   ¿HOW ON EARTH can you take three of my very favourite foodstuffs of all time and make of them something that I wouldn’t eat unless I was starving (or conducting an experiment)?

    So, to move onto the main course – that lip smacking Spag Bol. (Yes, it say’s that on the packet.) This product comes in a pouch which y.

    😎 {unfinished – to be continued}


    I like to notice things that might be illogical, contradictory or just plain wrong. Sometimes these things annoy me, sometimes they move me to want to do something, sometimes they depress me.

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