Earth-Fest 2010-Giveaway #5
EcoMom is back with another great review and giveaway on Mommy Kat and Kids! For those that aren’t familiar with EcoMom, this one-stop-shopping online store carries only the best of the many natural, safe and eco-friendly products on the market. I was first lucky enough to be able to review a fantastic all-natural sunscreen from Episencial. You can read the full review here. I absolutely loved this sunscreen, so I was excited to see what other wonderful items EcoMom had to offer.
The newest product offered by EcoMom is a line of organic baby, toddler and children’s food from The Nest Collective. I received a Plum Organics Under 1-Year Sampler and a Revolution Foods Kids Sampler to review. These products are USDA certified organic and contain no trans fats, high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients. I couldn’t wait to see how my boys liked these great nutritious food items.
Benjamin has just started eating solid food over the last month, and I hadn’t moved beyond carrots, banana and brown rice cereal, so I was eager to introduce him to something with a little more flavor and complexity than he had yet experienced. I decided to give him the Sweet Potato, Corn & Apples organic baby food. I adored the innovative packaging of the Plum Organics products! The revolutionary BPA-free and shelf-stable pouch was much easier to handle and took up way less space than a traditional glass jar. The resealable screw-on cap is recyclable and the small spout at the top of the pouch makes squeezing out the perfect amount of food so easy.
I followed the instructions on the back and placed the pouch in a cup of warm water to quickly and easily warm the food. I found that squeezing the pouch gently while it was in the water helped to warm the food even more quickly and ensure that the temperature was consistent throughout the package. I then unscrewed the cap, squeezed out a portion, screwed the cap back on and put the package in the refrigerator for a later meal.
I sat down with Benjamin and gave him a spoonful. His eyes widened when he realized that this wasn’t his usual mashed banana and he chewed it thoughtfully for quite some time. When he eventually finished the mouthful, he immediately turned to me and grabbed at the spoon for more. He ate every bite of his Plum Organics baby food and if I had let him, I think he would have just kept on eating. Even his big brother had a taste, and declared that it was “yummy!”
I also received the Pear & Mango organic baby food and the Peach Mish Mash organic fruit snack from the Plum Organics collection. The product line includes first foods, seconds foods, finger foods and snacks for babies and toddlers. All of the Plum Organics products are made with great organic flavor combinations and fresh fruit and vegetable purees guaranteed to provide parents with the tools they need to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of healthy eating.
The Revolution Foods sampler contained a collection of adorable Jammy Sammy snack-sized sandwich bars in three great flavors. Zackary was so excited to try these delicious looking treats that I had a hard time convincing him to wait until afternoon snack time. I let him choose between the different varieties, and he decided on the Grape Jelly & Peanut Butter snack bar. He happily devoured it and told me that it was great.
The next day at snack time, I gave him the Strawberry Jam & Peanut Butter bar. “Can I have a little piece?” I asked him when I handed it to him. He looked at me seriously and shook his head. “Please, hon?” I persisted. “Just a tiny bite?” He slowly nodded, and carefully broke me off a pea-sized corner of the Jammy Sammy. I had to hide my grin, but after tasting it for myself, I definitely understand his reluctance. Revolution Foods makes an absolutely delicious snack bar! With 8g of whole grains and only 110 calories in each serving, these bars are sure to be a favorite among children and parents alike!
In addition to adhering to the same high standards of quality and organic certification as Plum Organics, Revolution Foods also meets the highest government standards for school nutrition. Because the company believes that all children deserve healthy food, 3% of the net revenues from sales go towards their school lunch program to help feed children in underserved schools.
Plum Organics and Revolution Foods’ huge variety of products is extensive enough to satisfy a child from their first taste of solid food to the monumental time of lunch bags at school. Of course, since the products have all met the EcoMom standards of quality, their safety and eco-friendliness are guaranteed.
For frequent shoppers, EcoMom also now offers a great new EcoPass program. For an annual membership fee of $99, EcoPass members automatically receive a 15% discount on every product and free shipping on every order!
I was definitely impressed with the Plum Organics baby food and the Revolution Foods snacks I received. Benjamin is really enjoying the great natural flavors of the baby food, and Zackary loves having a Jammy Sammy for his snack. I’m glad that they both enjoy the food, but what I love most of all is knowing that I’m giving my children safe, healthy, natural food to nourish their bodies. With the great flavor combinations and the high-quality, organic ingredients, EcoMom’s newest line of food products are guaranteed to please!
Buy It: EcoMom is offering all Mommy Kat and Kids readers 15% off their first order! Use coupon code SBBL256. Code is valid until May 31, 2010
Win It: One lucky reader is going to win a $20 Gift Pack of Plum Organics and/or Revolution Foods products from EcoMom
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Giveaway ends 11:59 pm CST on May 31, 2010. Open to US and Canada