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They Discontinued the Strawberry Fruit Bars

  • May 5, 2000
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Pros: My kids eat these - and only these


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 these coupons showing new products that were not available here in California.

The coupons have since expired and were not for doubling. I had tons of the coupons. I drove all over Los Angeles city limits looking in the stores for this product. I spoke to Store Managers and I had to show them the banana cookies as a sample, because the coupon showed a Box selling for around $2.49 and what I was looking for, and continue to do so, is a tin for $1.69 and it is a pull out tray with cellophane and the bars are not wrapped. There are two sections to the tin and more than 20 bars that are perfectly sized for my kids.

There is a phone number listed on the package. 1-800-4-gerber. This number is staffed 24 hours. They ask for your zip code and they must of logged in mine daily for a two week period. I was informed that no this product was not being discontinued and it would arrive shortly in my State.

I was told I to give the Store Managers this number to get the phone number for their distributor. I wanted that number and was told repeatedly I could not call.

I am on many lists at onelist for various interests, and I mentioned this in the subject line to all my lists saying I was desperately seeking the Gerber Fruit Bars. I received two from someone in Colorado and I saved those pkgs and went hunting again through the streets of Los Angeles.

One manager even kept the package. The shelves had nothing and there were those coupons again. What good were they if the product was not being sold. Every manager told me it was a problem with the distributor and I asked please call the 1-800-4-gerber number. The manager who took the pkg also called and was informed a distributor problem they were out of stock.

Someone in TX found them in her store, and she picked up 12 pkgs for me. She even sent it Priority Mail. My son's 5th birthday was March 22 and we had GERBER BARS. They were gone in less than 10 days.

So we are back to square one. My last phone call to 1-800-4-gerber I was informed that they just received a memo that day saying the Bars are being discontinued. I was very upset and wanted to speak to someone but all she gave me was the web site address. Well that is how I got the ladies to send me the bars, I gave them directions to the bars on the web site.

So just the other day I found they changed the web site and now I can order through I placed my order for 7 boxes and my account was denied the next day.

So I can only hope that they continue selling the stock so I can have a supply. My cupboards are bare, can someone please tell me WHERE ARE THE STRAWBERRY FRUIT BARS.

My kids are both autistic and on limited diets, and THEY LIKE THEM. HEY Nicholas and Matthew did not get a say in this decision. I say bring them back.

I also received a package of the new ones called Strawberry Banana Fruit & Cereal Bars and there are 8 Individually Wrapped Bars for $2.69.

I put them away for an emergency and Nicholas did like them. But these still have not arrived in Los Angeles.

Does anyone know where they are?


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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.
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