Monday, September 20, 2010

-CLOSED- Ella's Kitchen Review & Giveaway


My little man loves food! Even though he is 10 months old, I still mix purees in with his cereal. I like to think it makes meal-time a tastier event and he sure isn't complaining! I love to choose foods that have unique variety to them and it is also sooo important to me that what I feed him is organic and free of extra "mystery" additives or colors. So, when I came across Ella's Kitchen, my interest was piqued! The packaging is fun - I love the squishable pouches and the colors and images on them really make them stand out. The flavors are fabulous sounding blends that I haven't seen before -  sweet potato, pumpkin apples + blueberries, carrots, apples + parsnips, spinach, apples + rutabaga, and butternut squash, carrots, apples + prunes just to name a few of their blends. Parsnips? Rutabagas? I don't even eat those! My little man is going to be more of a connoisseur than I am!
I looked at Ella's Kitchen a little more closely and found that their company is built on the belief that the food we put into our little one's bodies (and ours too) should be natural, pure, help us be healthy and taste great!  That's exactly how I feel! I want my little man to have a variety of tasty, yet safe food cross his palate so that he can grow up learning to be adventurous with foods and know what a balanced diet is. Ella's Kitchen was created by Ella's dad (his daughter Ella helped too) because he believed that children should have healthier food choices while learning that healthy food can be fun, tasty and cool. I think that the foundation of Ella's Kitchen is just wonderful! I hope that my little man can grow up with an appreciation for variety and know that organic is cool too! 

I was so happy when I heard back from Ella's Kitchen that they were going to be sending me some yummy treats to try! We received spinach, apples + rutabaga and butternut squash, carrots, apples + prunes from the Stage 1 baby food line. We also received The Green One and The Purple One from the Smoothie Fruits collection. 
Little man loves veggies, especially green ones! So, I decided to give him the spinach, apples + rutabaga puree for dinner. While I was getting his dinner ready, I kept eye-balling The Purple Ones pouch...it had my name on it...it was calling to me...I had to try it! I twisted the cap off and squeezed and...Mmmmmm! The Purple One is crushed up organic blackcurrants, blueberries, apples and bananas and it was tasty! It tasted exactly like a smoothie and I polished it off in seconds! Good thing little man can't ask me to share just yet...because there wasn't a drop left. 
You wanted me to share?
The Smoothie Fruits will be perfect for my little man as he gets older and I love them for me- they are great for a convenient, healthy and tasty breakfast side or snack! So, I finished making dinner for my little man and boy was he in for a treat! He loved the spinach, apples + rutabaga puree! He was chasing after the spoon with his mouth and even took the spoon to finish licking/chewing it clean! Ella's Kitchen is a huge hit in our home! I will definitely be stocking up on all the flavors! 

More please!

I love, love, love that I can feel so good about feeding my little man Ella's Kitchen products. It is so good to know that they are simply pureed organic fruits and vegetables, including many superfoods, and they are minimally processed. I don't make my little man's food from scratch, but I know I can feel good as a mom choosing great products for him like the Ella's Kitchen foods. These pouches will be perfect for our whole family and especially convenient when we are out and about running errands or for our next vacation! Yay for squeezey pouches and no mess!

Ella's Kitchen pouches so convenient for meal time or snack time, at home or on the go! Just shake, squeeze and yum! Each mouthful packs a yummy, colorful, good-for-you treat! Healthy and handy! They currently have Stage 1 foods and Smoothie Fruits available here in the States.

You can BUY Ella's Kitchen pouches at Target, Babies R Us and online retailers like Amazon and Diapers.com. You can find the store nearest to you that sells their products by checking out their handy-dandy store finder

-OR-
You can enter to WIN some Ella's Kitchen pouches to squeeze and slurp and much on!
Here's how to enter:
Mandatory Entry:
  • Visit the Ella's Kitchen and tell me which flavor(s) you think your little one would be most excited about or tell me something you learned!
Extra Entries:
  • Follow/ "Like" Ella's Kitchen on Facebook (and tell them that the Little Hedgehog Blog sent you!) and then comment here to let me know for your entry. (2 entries)
  •  Follow @EllasKitchen on Twitter then, comment here saying with your Twitter ID to get your entry. (1 entry)
  • Follow the Little Hedgehog via Google Friend Connect. (2 entries)
  • Follow me on Twitter: @lttlehedgehog then, comment here with your Twitter ID to get your entry. (1 entry)
  •  Add my button to your blog and leave me a link (2 entries)
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Please link to the post and be sure to use @EllasKitchen and  @lttlehedgehog! Comment with a direct link to your tweet so I can see it to get your entry!  You may use this tweet or make up your own: #Win a tasty treat for your little one! @EllasKitchen #organic prize pack from @lttlehedgehog  http://bit.ly/bVBbxJ Ends 10/4 #giveaway   (1 entry per day)
  • Sign up to receive the little hedgehog emails via feedburner and have your subscription verified. (2 entries)
  • Blog about this review/giveaway. Be sure to include a link to this review/giveaway. Comment with a link to your blog post to get your entry! (2 entries)

Don't forget to put your email address in each comment so I can get a hold of you if you are the lucky winner! If I cannot get a hold of you, I will have to draw another winner! Also, I will check to make sure that the winner filled out the mandatory entry.
Open to U.S. residents only.

I'll accept entries until Monday, October 4, 2010 at Midnight PST. I'll select a winner using random.org's random number generator, then email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email and if I don't get a response, I will have to choose another winner. Again, make sure you leave your email address in your comment!

*Ella's Kitchen will be shipping the winner’s item to them directly.

Thank you to Ella's Kitchen  for providing me with the opportunity to host this giveaway at no cost to myself. The giveaway has not influenced my opinion of the product. I have sought to give my honest opinions and experiences on these products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Thank you again to Ella's Kitchen for sponsoring this review and giveaway!

69 comments:

  1. Broccolli, pears, and peas -- that just sounds like a wile combination!! ngiraldi @ gmail.com

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  2. I like Ella's Kitchen on FB #1 :) ngiraldi @ gmail.com

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  3. I like Ella's Kitchen on FB #2 :) ngiraldi @ gmail.com

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  4. I follow The Little Hedgehog on GFC #1 :) ngiraldi @ gmail.com

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  5. I follow The Little Hedgehog on GFC #2 :) ngiraldi @ gmail.com

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  6. I'm signed up for The Little Hedgehog emails #1 :) ngiraldi @ gmail.com

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  7. I'm signed up for The Little Hedgehog emails #2 :) ngiraldi @ gmail.com

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  8. Hi, I think my little one would enjoy the peaches and bananas or the strawberries and apples.
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  9. I follow @EllasKitchen on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).
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  10. I follow the Little Hedgehog via Google Friend Connect.
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  11. I follow the Little Hedgehog via Google Friend Connect.
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  12. I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).
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  13. Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/25212226449
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  14. I'm signed up to receive the little hedgehog emails.
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  15. I'm signed up to receive the little hedgehog emails.
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  16. Probably the broccoli pears and peas. He loves his green veggies!
    rrgallowaym23 @ gmail.com

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  17. Tweet - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/25365292408

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  18. I think my son will love the peaches and bananas.

    mrs.manley@gmail.com

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  19. I like Ella's Kitchen on facebook and left the message.

    mrs.manley@gmail.com

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  20. I like Ella's Kitchen on facebook and left the message.

    mrs.manley@gmail.com

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  21. I follow Ella's Kitchen on twitter @FrugalFMF.

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  22. I follow via gfc.

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  23. I follow you on twitter @FrugalFMF.

    mrs.manley@gmail.com

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  24. The red one would be a big hit here.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  25. Tweet - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/25458037033
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  26. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/25525074746
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  27. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/25581519755
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  28. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/25731578593
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  29. The apple and banana flavor is very yummy!

    helenlamby at hotmail

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  30. tweeted http://twitter.com/helenlamby/status/25778628065

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  31. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/25801852562
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  32. this is a very interesting flavor combination: - sweet potatoes, pumpkin, apples + blueberries

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  33. I like Ella's Kitchen on facebook (Louis Here) + wall post

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    I like Ella's Kitchen on facebook (Louis Here) + wall post

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  35. following EllasKitchen on twitter @left_the_stars

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  36. Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

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  37. following you on twitter @left_the_stars

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  38. here is my tweet
    http://twitter.com/left_the_stars/status/25850637633

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  39. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/25924810377
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  40. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/25965823840
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  41. tweeted http://twitter.com/helenlamby/status/26013534323
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  42. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/26070404894
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  43. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/helenlamby/status/26145524839

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  44. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/26165887678
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  45. tweeted http://twitter.com/helenlamby/status/26237841896

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  46. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/26257813961
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  47. tweeted http://twitter.com/helenlamby/status/26290927240

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  48. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/26348848182
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  49. I think my daughter would like Spinach, Apples, and Rutabaga.
    buttercup16 at comcast.net

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  51. I think my daughter would really like the:
    Sweet potato, pumpkin, apples, blueberry Flavor.
    And also the Peaches & Banana.

    heatherhaddox@yahoo.com

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  52. I Follow/ "Like" Ella's Kitchen on Facebook and I commented on their wall!
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  53. I Follow/ "Like" Ella's Kitchen on Facebook and I commented on their wall!
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  54. I Follow @EllasKitchen on Twitter.
    @FlowerBeeMommy
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  55. I Follow the Little Hedgehog via Google Friend Connect.
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  57. I Follow you on Twitter.
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  58. Tweet..
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  59. I already Subscribe to your Email updates!
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  61. I think my daughter would like the Yellow one, the Green one and the Purple one!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  62. Following Ella's Kitchen on FB and told them you sent me! #1
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  65. Following you via GFC! #1
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