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Gerber Graduates Lil'sticks, Chicken Carrots

Reviewing: Gerber Graduates Chicken & Carrot Sticks  |  Rating:
Jessica Yamaguchi By Jessica Yamaguchi on
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I think these are great! Gerber Graduates lil’sticks combines chicken and carrots in a stick. Sounds kind of strange but it actually tastes pretty good! They look like Vienna sausages and have a similar texture. I don’t think I would give my baby Vienna sausage but these lil’sticks from Gerber are great! They have No preservatives, No nitrates or artificial colors and are “stamped” with the US department of agriculture “Inspected for wholesomeness” seal/stamp.

INGREDIENTS

Ground Chicken, water, carrots, whey protein concentrate (from milk), salt, canola oil, sugar, natural flavor, and onion and garlic powders, caramel color.

Serving size is 1 jar and there’s 6 lil’sticks per 2.5 ounce jar. The sticks are packed in water.

My son doesn’t eat a whole jar just yet. I usually have 2-3 sticks left over. So I just refrigerate and use the rest at our next meal or snack. The instructions on the jar say to use any left over in 2-3 days.

My son loves these! They are great for baby to feed himself, they are the perfect size. He makes a bit of a mess with them while feeding himself (you know the usual smashing it in his hand while eating it) but they are still great! I like that they have added carrots to this! You can’t really taste the carrots but they are the 3rd ingredient.

I keep these on hand at all times now. I have heard that a lot of babies/younger children that don’t like to eat meat so I am hoping this will help. Baby food meats (the ground ones) are so gross and gritty…and leave an almost bitter after taste. That is not the case with these Lil’sticks. Granted these are for toddlers and older babies that can chew/mash their food but they taste a whole lot better than the 2nd and 3rd stage baby foods, and because they have no preservatives, no artificial colors or flavors, I really feel good about feeding these to my son. I would definitely recommend these to moms with babies that are ready for these!

Gerber also makes these in a “Meat stick”. That contains a combination of pork, beef, and ground turkey. My son loves these as well.

I buy these at Wal-mart in their baby section and they can also be found at pretty much any grocery store. I paid $1.06 per jar the last time we purchased them.