Road Test: Baby Food Vegetable Biscuits & Puffs

Baby biscuits are a great way to introduce little ones to solid food. However, with so many brands in various flavours, shapes and sizes, available on the shelves of supermarkets. 

We decided to try out some of the puffs and biscuits available in the market, all vegetable flavoured, and here are our thoughts. Do note that each baby has a different taste preference and would have a favourite brand that he enjoys. So while you can take our recommendations into consideration when deciding which brand of biscuit to purchase, it’s always best to buy something that you are comfortable with and that your child will enjoy.

Baby Bites Vegetable Rice Rusks

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Suitable for: 6 months and up

Features as stated on packaging: Made in China, Halal certified, 100% selected superior rice rusks, certified gluten free, GMO free, no milk, eggs, nuts, corn or wheat, perfect for teething & first solid food, no mess, no artificial colours or flavours, each serving individually wrapped for convenience, light texture, great taste, oven baked.

Net weight (grams): 50g

Quantity in a package: 12 individually-packed packets, 2 biscuits per packet

Ingredients: Rice, potato starch, sugar, salt, pumpkin powder, carrot powder spinach powder and cabbage powder

Our thoughts

Packaging: It comes in a resealable cardboard box, which is 15cm by 6.5cm by 17.5cm.

Biscuit/puff size: It is big enough for baby’s hands to hold.

Taste: It is bland with no real vegetable taste. Leaves behind a strong aftertaste.

Texture: There were no crumbs and it left little to no mess. It did not melt in the mouth either.

Price: S$2.65/50g, approximately S$0.05/1g. Available at Fairprice Finest outlets.

 

Wakodo Japanese Rice Crackers With Vegetables

Suitable for: 7 months and up

Features as stated on packaging: Made in Japan, contains iron and calcium, do not contain food colouring, preservatives or flavouring agents, may contain prawn, crab, fish and soybeans.

Net weight (grams): 20g

Quantity in a package: 6 individually-packed packets, 2 biscuits per packet

Ingredients: Rice, starch, sugar, calcium carbonate, salt, spinach powder, ferric pyrophosphate, komatsuna powder

Our thoughts

Packaging: It comes in a cardboard box, which is 10.5cm by 5cm by 13cm. Cute animal cutouts are available on the box and parents are able to cut it out for their little ones to play with.

Biscuit/puff size: It is slightly bigger than a baby’s hand, making it easy for infants to grip the biscuit.

Taste: There is a strong spinach flavour.

Texture: The biscuit is crunchy and dry. Leaves crumbs behind when bitten into.

Price: S$4.80/20g (available in store at Meidi-Ya), approximately S$0.24/1g.

 

Kewpie vegetable Ring SnacksTomato and Carrot Snack

Suitable for: 9 months and up

Features as stated on packaging: Made in Japan, calcium is included,

Net weight (grams): 12g

Quantity in a package: 3 packets

Ingredients: Cornstarch, potato starch, white sorghum powder, tomato powder, carrot powder, calcium carbonate.

Review

Packaging: It comes in a sealed bag. 

Biscuit/puff size: It is a small ring-shaped cracker that fits inside the palm of a baby.

Taste: Has a slightly salty aftertaste.

Texture: It is lightweight.

Price: S$6.20/12g (available in store at Meidi-Ya), approximately S$0.51/1g. It is also available on takaski.com

 

Kiddylicious Carrot Wafers

Suitable for: 6 months and up

Features as stated on packaging: Made in Thailand, no gluten, milk, nuts or egg, no artificial flavours or colours, no added preservatives suitable for coeliacs, vegetarians and those who are lactose intolerant.  

Net weight (grams): 40

Quantity in a package: 10 individually-packed packets, 2 biscuits per packet

Ingredients: Jasmine rice flour, tapioca starch, sugar, carrot powder, pumpkin powder, spinach powder, cabbage powder, vitamin E and thiamin

Our thoughts

Packaging: It comes in a bag that is easy to open.

Biscuit/puff size: It is a good size for small hands for small hands to grip easily.

Taste: The biscuit is bland with a sweet aftertaste. The taste is reminiscent of potato wheel crackers, minus the salt.

Texture: It is dry and crumbles easily. There is no crunch when you bite into it.

Price: S$10.90/40g (poshbaby.sg), approximately S$0.27/1g

 

Gerber Organic Puffs Green Veggies

Suitable for: 8 months and above

Features as stated on packaging: Made in USA, USDA Organic, Non-GMO project verified, no artificial colours or flavours, made with whole grains.

Net weight (grams): 42

Quantity in a package: 360 pieces, 6 servings

Ingredients: Organic whole wheat flour, organic rice flour, organic wheat starch, organic cane sugar, dried organic apple puree, less than 1% of tri and dicalcium phosphate, natural vegetable flavour (includes acetic acid and spinach and broccoli powders), mixed tocopherols (to maintain freshness), sunflower lecithin, vitamin E & iron.

Our thoughts

Packaging: It comes in a bottle with a seal to ensure freshness and prevents biscuits from crumbling. However, once it is open, the lid pop opens easily, unless you keep the foil on.

Biscuit/puff size: The tiny star-shaped biscuits are perfect for little hands.

Taste: The puffs are sweet with no distinct vegetable taste. Instead, it tastes of milk.

Texture: It melts in the mouth and the whole biscuit can fit into the baby’s mouth.

Price: S$7.95/42g (fairprice.com.sg), approximately S$0.18/1g.

 

Pigeon Baby Cookies With Pumpkin and Sweet Potato

Suitable for: 9 months and above

Features as stated on packaging: Made in Japan, each packet contains 220mg of calcium, do not contain food colouring, chemical seasoning, preservatives and flavouring agent, manufactured in a factory makes products containing egg and milk, black grain on snack is normal and does not affect taste and quality of the product.

Net weight (grams): 50

Quantity in a package: 2 packets, with 5 cookies in each pack

Ingredients: Wheat flour, shortening, sugar, white potato starch, soymilk, sweet potato powder, pumpkin powder, salt, calcium carbonate, baking powder, lecithin, vitamin E.

Our thoughts

Packaging: It comes in a resealable cardboard box, which is 10.5cm by 4.5cm by 13cm.

Biscuit/puff size: The round biscuit is slightly bigger than a baby’s palm size, making it easy for baby’s to hold.

Taste: This has the strongest flavour of the biscuits/puffs tested It is slightly sweet and has a mild vegetable taste. Taste is reminiscent of Graham crackers

Texture: It crumbles easily and melts in the mouth.

Price: S$5.90/50g (isetan.com.sg), approximately S$0.11/1g.

 

Peachy Multigrain Puffs With Mixed Veggies

Suitable for: 1 year and above

Features as stated on packaging: Made in Thailand

Net weight (grams): 40

Quantity in a package: 4 servings

Ingredients: Wholegrain rice flour, whole wheat flour, corn flour, sugar, spinach powder, tomato powder, pearl barley, red bean, oats, lotus seed, pumpkin powder, onion powder, sea salt, calcium carbonate, natural flavour added.

Our thoughts

Packaging:  It comes in a bottle with a seal for freshness and is easy to open. The lid is twisted on and does not pop easily.

Biscuit/puff size: It is a star-shaped biscuit that baby can put his hand easily

Taste: The initial taste is slightly salty with a sweet aftertaste.

Texture: It does not melt easily, however, there are no crumbs as the whole biscuit fits into baby’s mouth easily.

Price: S$4.50/40g (trejoy.sg), approximately S$0.11/1g. 

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