Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hormel Compleats for Kids Review

There were several things that had me excited about the opportunity to do this review. The first being that it's a simple way to get food into my kids' tummies. When the box arrived, I liked the variety and some statements that were on the packaging. As you can see from the picture above, it says that it's healthy for kids.

Some other things I couldn't help but notice were that it has fiber, no preservatives, no artificial colors and no trans fat. Another big plus was that they're ready in only 45 seconds. 

Unfortunately, when my kids did try them, with the exception of my youngest, they did not like them. Whatsoever. They were trying to dress them up to make them taste better, but nothing did the trick. I could not see how they wouldn't like them, so I gave a taste of one for myself. It reminded me a lot of stage 3 baby food. 

I guess I went under the assumption that they're "healthy food for kids" and didn't even check the sodium content. The buzz going around is that there's a large amount. Just to taste it, I wouldn't have otherwise known. I thought they tasted a little on the sweet side.

I really love the idea of meals that are convenient for my kids, but quality is an extremely important factor as well. There are some other Hormel products out there that I like and I would love to see Hormel Compleats improved upon as far as flavor and sodium content goes, but for now, i've decided these are not for us.

*I received these free in order to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed here are those of my children and myself. No further compensation has been received.