The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.
Written on September 12, 2005 by Kevin.
I am dedicated towards being a dad that will be there for my son and want to make sure his life is a good as it can be. Because of this, I have attempted to sample 5 different babyfood flavors to see for myself, which ones are edible, and which ones are certainly not. Please do not try this at home as side-effects may occur.
The Tests - Rated 1 to 5 (5 being best) unless otherwise stated.
Smell: That initial whiff after opening the jar can be overwhelming.
Taste: The taste is indescribable on all but the dessert foods.
Appearance: The appearance of the food can go from thick and clumpy to very wet. The color also fell into this category.
After Taste: Sometimes, time doesnt heal problems. Like the problem of a bad taste in your mouth.
Gag Reflex: Simply put, this measures the possibility of vomiting. Rated 1 to 5 (5 being least likely to vomit)
The results were not necessarily unpredictable. As shown in the following image, the vanilla custard clearly beat out all of the other baby food flavors. The creamed spinach nearly made me throw up twice and because of that I was forced to give it a negative rating on the Gag Reflex test. It is easy to see that babies will likely enjoy the dessert foods better than a main course and certainly the sides.
There are many flavors and brands of baby food and while I only sampled 5 of them (thank god), it is possible that other people/babies may have a taste for them. It may be a good idea to let your child sample different flavors but please for the sake of your child, stay clear of the creamed spinach. I understand that babies taste buds are still in the deveopment stage so some of these flavors that I did not like may be taken well by an infant. None the less, I dont understand why baby food must taste so bad. Maybe I should prepare now and learn how to make my own baby food.