I have been a big fan of the Happy Baby line of organic baby foods since my oldest daughter was a baby. Four years ago the product line was just developing and all I remember buying at the time was Happy Puffs. At the time I was was so happy finally find an organic, lower-sugar alternative to the mainstream brands.
Fast-forward to about five months ago when baby M started her first solids. I was happy to pick up some Happy Baby Puffs again, and was curious about all the new product offerings. We recently tried the Happy Munchies Carrot Rice Cakes and was pleasantly surprised that both my four year-old and ten month-old like them.
I was sent several product coupons to use to purchase other Happy Family products to try and review. I did have a hard time locating a store that carried the full line, and didn’t have much luck at mainstream grocery stores. I had the best luck at Target who seemed to carry almost all products in the Happy Times line. We ended up coming home with the following products:
Happy Times Mixed Fruit Yogis
Happy Times Veggie Pals
Happy Creamies Veggie & Fruit Snacks with Coconut Milk
Happy Tot Plus Puree
We divided up trying the products, based on age. A who is 4 years old tried the Veggis Pals Carrot, Orange & Apple Chews and the Mixed Fruit Yogis. She really liked the Veggie Pals Chews, and is looking forward to having them in lunches or in our "free choice snack bin" in the pantry. She didn’t care for the Yogis though. She thought the taste was ok, but wasn’t a fan of the melting & texture. A has always been a bit particular about foods when it comes to texture, she gets that from me. I think a younger child would like them but I didn’t try them with baby M because they contain dairy.
M who is 10 months old sampled the Happy Tot Plus puree in strawberry, kiwi, beet & pear. She really liked that flavor and ate it up. That is saying something because right now she is more interested in finger food and self-feeding, rather then any type of baby food or really anything I try to give her with a spoon. I brought the pouch in the diaper bag when we went out to diner with friends. It was so convenient to have the pouch, rather then a heavy glass jar of food to carry around.
M also sampled the Happy Creamies, which I am most excited about. As I’ve mentioned before M is dairy sensitive, intolerant, etc so it can be hard to find melting snacks for her that don’t contain dairy. I love that the Happy Creamies are made with coconut milk instead of cow’s milk or soy. We tried two flavors, and she preferred the carrot, mango & orange over the strawberry, raspberry & carrot. Next time I go to the store I’m going to pick up some of the apple, spinach, pea & kiwi to try out.
I am happy to give Happy Family foods to my girls because I know they are healthy, delicious & safe products for their growing minds & bodies. To read their complete Mission & Promise .
Christine is our in house baby product reviewer. She has two children that are quite adorable, one is 3 1/2 months old and the other is three and in my son’s preschool class. When she’s not taking maternity leave she works at the local children’s hospital