Tesco have introduced a range of foods aimed at five to ten year olds, that offer healthy choices. They have been developed with expert nutritionists to come up with idea that promote good eating. Tasty foods, healthy foods, and portions that are child sized.
From the age of five
and the years that follow,
children need good food,
and not to feel hollow.
When mum and Dad go shopping,
they need to know
the food they pick up
won’t cause woe.
Food that is tasty
Food that is fun
Food that is nutritious
when all is said and done.
with parents information.
Fun characters and facts.
A fantastic food creation.
yoghurt and fromage frais.
Fresh apples, oranges and bananas
Food throughout the day.
Nutritious tasty main meals.
Crispy snacks and little raisins.
With a wide selection of foods
Tesco Goodness range wins.
Kids like fun food.
You know how it goes.
With these choices
Tesco Goodness for kids knows.
The Goodness for kidsrange includes ready prepared fresh fruit snacks, ready meals, yoghurt and fromage frais, ice lollies, raisins, snacks, pasta and pasta sauce, bottled water, cheeses and more.
The products are even taste approved by children. Which brings to mind an amusing image of small children giving their opinions on plates of food.
Every product carrying the Goodness for Kids logo is in line with Food Standards Agency guidelines for healthy products for children and meets strict criteria for fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt. All products are 100% free from artificial colours and flavours and many contain extra vitamins or calcium too.
So I was happy to give this range a try out. With the help of Neets, who is just out of the targeted age range. But she is rather good with reviewing. Jasper unfortunately is too young, and isn’t yet on solids. But as a Mother, I was very interested to see what was on offer and how good they would be for me to buy.
On venturing out on a shopping trip I was faced having to find things in the supermarket. Wandering up and down aisles with Jasper in a trolley. There is one slight problem with The Goodness range, it’s not in one place. Each item is in its relevant aisle with other such items. Which does make sense, but if you’re looking for them it does make it difficult at times. But the labels are easy to spot.
I came home with a wide range of products to try out. Some of which would be ideal for Neets packed lunches. So for the duration of last week, Neets was testing out a selection of goodness items in her lunches. Mini cheeses, yoghurt, fromage frais, fruit, water and savoury snacks.
Neets liked the look of everything I had bought. We also found that things like the yoghurt in a pouch was ideal for her lunch. The have a resealable lid on. This was also the case with the fruit smooth pouches.
As far as Neets goes, all the items she tested out got her approval. She said the savoury snacks, which were the cheesy tortilla and cheese and onion rockets, were very tasty. She very much enjoyed the fruit, and the water bottles were ideal for taking to school. She also likes that the labels have fun facts on them.
The pasta sauce is fab, it’s smooth and yet tasty. The label says “with hidden vegetables”, which simply means it’s been blended to make a smooth consistency. I know many children don’t like “lumpy” sauce. I also like that it comes in a small jar, so I can make a small quantity at a time. It was also full of flavour.
As far as price goes, they are in a reasonable price range. (see price list at bottom of article)
As a Mother I like that they are aimed at children, with cute logos and colourful labels, but are also healthy by standard. I like the sizes of the portions, which I would find most convenient for Jasper as he gets older. I do feel that some of the items are ideal for younger children, even under five. For example the fresh fruit bags and fromage frais pots will be great for Jasper next year. Obviously the pouches with small lids are not suitable, but that is common sense.
All in all, I am rather impressed with the range. It will be easy for me to buy when I do my usual online shopping, as it is available with everything else on Tesco.com as well as in stores.
It would be nice if Tesco had a Goodness for Kids section in store so it was easier to find.
Would I recommend it? Yes, definitely. I think more so for younger children that older. I would find it convenient for some of the items, probably not so much for the ready meals. Although I expect these could be handy to have at times.
Fuss Free Living Ratings
Taste: Overall from the products we tried out. 9/10. Generally not lacking in flavour and are rather tasty. Neets particularly liked the diary range.
Value: 9/10 Reasonably priced throughout the range.
Convenience: 10/10 Very handy for lunches and snacks. Most of the packaging on the items are largely recyclable.
Nutritional information for three examples
Fromage Frais pouches
Creamy cheese discs
Thank you to Tesco for letting us try out some of the Goodness for kids products.
Example price list:
TESCO GOODNESS COTTAGE PIE 280g £1.50
TESCO GOODNESS DRIED SELECTION PACKS 10x25g £2.00
TESCO GOODNESS BANANAS PACK £1.37
TESCO ORGANIC GOODNESS APPLES £2.50
TESCO GOODNESS APPLE &GRAPE SNACK PACK 80g £0.45
TESCO GOODNESS MELON &GRAPE SNACK PACK 90g £0.45
TESCO GOODNESS EASY PEELER £1.20
TESCO GOODNESS FROMAGE FRAIS 6x50g £1.00
TESCO GOODNESS STRAWBERRY YOGURT DRINKS 6x100g £1.50
TESCO GOODNESS LIGHTER MILD CHEESE STICKS 6x20g £1.50
TESCO GOODNESS POUCHES STRAWBERRY & RASPBERRY 6x90g £1.50
TESCO GOODNESS STRAWBERRY FROMAGE FRAIS TUBES 9x40g £1.50
TESCO GOODNESS CREAMY FRUIT YOGURTS 4x90g £1.00
TESCO GOODNESS STRAWBERRY JELLY 6x75g £1.00
TESCO GOODNESS KIDS MILK & CREAMY CHEESE NETS 120g £1.50
TESCO GOODNESS SEMI SKIMMED MILK 250ml £0.20
TESCO GOODNESS CHOCOLATE MILK 330ml £0.50
TESCO GOODNESS STRAWBERRY MILK 330ml £0.50
TESCO GOODNESS KIDS APRICOTS 30g £0.45
TESCO GOODNESS DRIED BANANA 25g £0.40
TESCO GOODNESS PASTA SAUCE 170g £0.99
TESCO GOODNESS MOUNTAIN SPRING STILL WATER 6x330ml £1.00
TESCO GOODNESS APPLE FRUIT SLURPERS 4x90g £1.65
TESCO GOODNESS TROPICAL SLURPERS 4X90G £1.65
TESCO GOODNESS CHEESE & ONION ROCKET BAKES 6pk £1.49
TESCO GOODNESS CHEESY TORTILLA SNACKS 6x20g £1.49
TESCO GOODNESS RAISINS 168g £1.59
TESCO GOODNESS PASTA ANIMALS 500g £1.49
TESCO GOODNESS 8 RAINBOW FRUIT LOLLIES 320ml £1.35
TESCO GOODNESS 6 MINI MILD CHEDDAR STICKS 6x20g £1.27
TESCO GOODNESS 10 ROCKET LOLLIES 580m (10pk) £1.00
TESCO GOODNESS CHILLI & RICE 280g £2.00
TESCO GOODNESS LASAGNE 280g £2.00
TESCO GOODNESS SAUSAGE & MASH 280g £1.50