Cons: beets and sweet potatoes, kids do not like them
Gerber Graduates for Toddlers Veggie Crackers come in a four ounce box selling at $1.79 and up. They are shaped with six edges the size of a quarter. The color is a nice mixture of tomato and celery with eight little holes in each cracker.
The box says that they now have Iron and Zinc. I have been purchasing these for several years now and never realized these two were not included. You will not find any source of protein, calcium, fiber, cholesterol or saturated fats in these crackers.
What is inside the Veggie Crackers is a variety of dehydrated vegetables. They consist of the following:
1. Beets 2. Sweet Potatoes 3. Carrots 4. Red and Green Bell Peppers 5. Onions 6. Tomatoes 7. Celery 8. Parsley
Sugar, salt, enriched flour, folic acid and riboflavin are also part of the ingredients. A serving size consists of 10 crackers with 20% of the daily value for these vitamins:
1. Zinc 2. Vitamin E 3. Iron
There is 10% of Vitamin A and 15 mg of Potassium. These nutrition facts are what I consider beneficial and why I continued making this a selection for a snack food for two kids. The texture makes for easy chewing and swallowing. Each box contains approximately 16 servings. I pick up a box each month when I do our food shopping with food stamps. There are no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives in the crackers.
Gerber Graduates has coupons in the red smart source machines at the super market, in parenting magazines as well as in the Sunday inserts to the newspapers. If you save the universal product code (UPC) usually on the bottom flap with the name of the item, you can turn them in for refunds when available, or purchase with them as points towards items by Gerber Graduates .
I have received a t-shirt for each child with their name on it and the logo for Gerber Graduates . On some of the boxes can be found an offer for a growth chart too. I purchased the current box in September with a better if used by date stamped on top of June, 2001. The price was $1.85 and found in the baby food aisle. On top of the box is a taped certificate to submit for a sweepstakes for a dream playroom for your child. This expires on December 31, 2000. For further details and to enter check out the web site at http://www.gerber.com. You can join My Gerber and get up to $50 in coupons on Gerber products at the web site. You have the opportunity of ordering products online and using NetGrocer.com. I have seen many of the products in the Gerber Graduates for Toddlers line for sale at Toys R Us, K-mart, Rite-Aid and grocery stores.
I have used the Veggie Crackers as a party mix with pretzels and ritz crackers. I see the result with all the other items consumed leaving the Veggie Crackers sitting alone in the bottom of the bowl.
The Gerber Graduates for Toddlers products are all just the right size for little hands. The products will have a yellow just right for circle noting either just right for picking up, sippy cup or spooning. These crackers have the picking up displayed. These are good for toddlers who are growing and learning to feed themselves. Each child who is consuming these crackers should be seated and accustomed to chewing solid foods.
I started purchasing these products when my children were twelve months of age. We have tried the animal crackers, pretzels, diced vegetables, microwavable dinners, fruit juice snacks and boxed juices. Most of the items were a one time deal only, like the banana cookies and meat sticks. I can now add the Veggie Crackers as an item we will no longer be purchasing since no one will eat them.
I certainly was not interested in trying one in aiding in this review so therefore I have come to realize they must be yucky like my son said. Also it should be noted that a few years ago in the Los Angeles Times I read an article in the Food Section that listed the years worst new food items. The Gerber Graduates for Toddlers Veggie Crackers made that list.
Pros: My kids eat these - and only these Cons: WHERE ARE THEY?? I will start out by saying that this product is a Toddler Food and not baby food as stated in the heading. Gerber Graduates are for toddlers. My two preschoolers have been consuming this product for over two years now. The last three months they have disappeared. At the same time these coupons in the Red Smart Source machines in the aisles starting printing out … more
Toddlers like foods that are tasty, yet easy to eat without help. Once your child has teeth and can bite through a variety of textures, it may be time for Gerber Graduates. This line offers a variety of foods for toddlers and growing children. It combines toddler-preferred flavors in easy-to-hold shapes that are ideal for developing and mastering self-feeding.