So I’m sure you remember the Capri Sun incident. If you didn’t, I won’t remind you of the yuckiness. It took me a really long time to get up the courage to allow my girls to drink anything in a pouch or box (that wasn’t see through on one side). Pouches are scary to me now. And as silly as it is, because honestly, this could happen with any food, but with pouches, you can’t actually see what is going into your kids bodies unless you empty it into another container, and that’s pretty much defeating the purpose of the convenience, right?
When our youngest was born, I had every intention of making my own food for her. But… then reality set in and I realized that with my busy work schedule and the girls busy dance schedules, I wasn’t going to have time to make food. I attempted it a few times and then of course, I forgot about the extra I made and it spoiled and I realized that it would be more convenient and less wasteful of me to just buy the food. I had made the decision to buy only organic baby food because with all the hoopla, that’s supposed to be the way to go, right?
So she loved them. Every single one. The ones that I read the ingredients and thought, NO WAY will a baby eat this because of it’s fancy veggies (kale, spinach, rhubarb). What baby is going to eat this? I was shocked that she loved them. She loved them so much she cried when there was nothing left. When she was too small to eat from the pouches, I would always empty it into a bowl and feed her but as she got bigger, I would just hand her a pouch and let her feed herself. I actually counted down to that age and looked forward to it.
Fast forward to yesterday, when I found this post on one of my local Mama groups on FB and almost choked on my coffee. It was one of the brands I had been giving her regularly. One of her favorite flavors, in fact. The Mama that posted it has contacted the company and I hope that they explain themselves and make things right. I know that in large factories, there are circumstances that may be beyond their control but I hope that they are being as careful as any factory can be because we trust our children’s health to these companies.
Just wanted to make others aware. Have you had a similar experience? Feel free to comment below.
Here is the post:
I really don’t even want to look at this photo again.. but I shared on another board earlier…
First off, I have read about pouches like this (being rotten), therefore I always taste them before giving to R (my 8.5m daughter)… And this one was like death.. Squirted it out to find huge pieces of… Yuck! This is an organic sprout pouch I bought within the last 10 days or so at Target. I have absolutely no idea what the chunks are.. the smaller one seemed like an old pea shell.. but the large one- I don’t even want to know. It wasn’t only that there was chunks of food(?) it in… But it was absolutely spoiled. It smelled disgusting and ugh….. Check your pouches friends- This is not okay. – Jamie H.