Good morning, and welcome to day two of the Eats Amazing Back to School Giveaway Bonanza! Today I have something slightly different for you, in the form of my favourite reusable food pouches by Nom-Nom Kids. I use these all the time for packing yoghurt, homemade smoothies and homemade milkshakes in Small Child’s lunch box, and I am a big fan! You can read my original review of the Nom-Nom Kids pouches here, but I have a few extra thoughts on them to share with you today. I also have some special sets of pouches to give away to three lucky winners, so read on to find out how you can enter for a chance to win a set of your own!
When I first started using these pouches, Small Baby was very small indeed and nowhere near weaning, so I used them for Small Child’s lunches. I found that they were absolutely brilliant for carrying yoghurt, particularly, and make a very eco-friendly replacement for single serve yoghurt pots and tubes etc. They can be frozen too, so I often fill them up with yoghurt that needs using up, then pop them in the freezer until I need them. For this reason, I count them as one of my essential lunch packing supplies.
Recently though, I experienced something of a revelation. I had weaned Small Baby onto food using a rough version of Babyled Weaning, which involved starting with finger food and skipping purees altogether, so it never occurred to me to try the pouches on Small Baby, despite that being what they were originally designed for (if you are feeding a baby purees by the way, these pouches would be absolutely invaluable, especially for when you’re out and about, I wish they’d been around when Small Child was a baby!). Small Baby however, had other ideas. He had seen his big brother drinking a homemade smoothie from the brightly coloured pouch, and tried desperately to get his hands on it. This was a light bulb moment for me – why not give him one too and see how he does?
I half-filled one with natural yoghurt and gave it to him, half expecting him to just play with it. Not when food is involved though – Small Baby was straight in there, wolfing it straight down (he likes his yoghurt!). Better than that though was the fact that he didn’t spill a drop of it – zero mess, what a revelation! He has his yoghurt in the pouches every day now, and he loves them so much that he gets them out of the draw that they are stored in and brings them to me several times a day, begging to have them filled up! We even took them on holiday, they were perfect for both boys for picnics on the beach.
I thought it would be fun to show in pictures just how much difference Nom-Nom Kids pouches have made to our mess levels at meal times. Here’s a comparison: Nom-Nom Kids pouches vs a bowl and spoon:
I think it’s pretty obvious which one wins!
Going back to the pouches as a lunch box accessory though, I think I’m going to have to get myself some more for the new school year – Small Baby has somewhat taken over our current ones! If you’d like the chance to win some for yourself, read on, because Nom-Nom Kids are very generously offering an extra special ‘back to school pack’ to not one, but three lucky Eats Amazing readers!
Each pack consists of five Nom-Nom Kids pouches (one for every day of the school week!) plus some spare caps and a non-permanent pen to label them. This is a unique set that has been put together just for this giveaway, you won’t find it anywhere else! You can also buy Nom-Nom Kids pouches on Amazon UK – they are available in packs of three or ten:
To enter the giveaway, please use the rafflecopter below, and don’t forget to leave your comment. Be sure to come back to the blog tomorrow to see what I have for you in my next fantastic giveaway!