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Gerber Graduates Mini Veggies Corn I Say Yuk

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Joan Young By Joan Young on
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This baby finger food is, in my opinion, way too sweet. I tried it myself, not by giving it to a baby, but I don’t think I would want to give it to a baby.

I am always looking for new foods that I can use for hiking trips. One vegetable that does not dehydrate well is corn. Actually, to be more precise, it dehydrates fine, but does not re-hydrate well at all; it takes way too long to become edible again. So when I saw these whole kernel Gerber Mini Veggies on the discount rack I picked up two packages. I thought they would be great to throw into stews, or perhaps to just eat as the package suggests, as a finger food.

The package says that it contains nothing but freeze-dried sweet corn, so I guess I have to believe them. But, of course, corn is a naturally sweet vegetable. The result is that these kernels are so sweet from concentrating the flavor that I didn’t like them at all. Now it’s been a long time since I had to do anything with a baby (thank goodness!), but I don’t think that I’d want to start associating vegetables with that sweet of a taste in a child’s mind.

The product is separate kernels of corn. They are slightly crunchy when you bite them, and then they quickly dissolve into nothingness with a very sweet taste.

I paid $1.44 for a 1.5 oz package which says that it is 4 (baby size) servings of vegetables. The regular price is double that at $2.89. I’m not up on baby food prices, but I wouldn’t consider that a very good value for the money.

I just noticed that the package says to use within 5 days of opening, so your child would need to eat them up rather quickly.