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Aidan has been eating like an absolute champ, completely open to new tastes and textures. Lunchtime is my absolute favourite because this is when we go a little bit wild with finger foods. For breakfast he has cereal and a bottle, for dinner he has meat and vegetables but for lunch he mainly has dairy, fruit and biscuits. Bega was kind enough to send me a gift card to sample their kids range; Junior Natural Colby Cheese Sticks and Bega Cheddar Shapers Puzzlers.
Aidan loves cheese. I usually give him a hand full of grated cheese once he’s finished his yogurt and fruit. He finds great enjoyment in picking up each tiny piece, it’s great exercise for his motor skills too.
We started with the Junior Colby Cheese Sticks. I liked the individual portions and the size was generous, they’d be great to pop in the nappy bag when we’re out and about. My local Woolworths priced them at $4.29 for the 8 sticks (160gms), worth it for healthy teeth and bones!
I had a bite before I gave it to Aidan. it was firm and creamy and kind of melted in my mouth. I liked it, Aidan did too. The biggest plus for me would have to be the individual portions but it was comforting to know that from one stick he’d get 21% of his daily recommended dairy intake. They’re also 100% natural with no artificial colours or flavours, just simple good tasting cheese.
The most important part was that Aidan enjoyed it. The size was perfect for his little hands and I’ll admit it kept him entertained for 20 minutes. Definitely got a big thumbs up from both of us.
The next one we tried was the Shapers Cheddar Puzzlers, these were a lot of yummy fun. I can really see these attracting busy toddlers who like to play with their food because the cheese is shaped just like a puzzle pieces. I bought the 200gm packet from my local Woolworths for $4.29.
Besides the cool shaped pieces, that even I found myself playing with, the bag is resealable, preventing wastage and keeping it fresh. They’re made from 100% natural cheddar cheese with no artificial colours and flavours and contain 23% of his daily recommended dairy intake.
Seriously, these were so much fun. I loved watching his little face screw up with concentration. He liked putting his fingers between all the little grooves. When he’s a bit older I think these would be great… a fun game he can eat!
What’s your child’s favourite snack?