Beech-Nut Snacks

Snacks are an integral part of my kids’ day, and a main source of nutrition because, let’s face it, snacks are more fun to eat than actual meals! My toddler has been snacking on Beech-Nut purees since infancy, so I was happy to try out their other snacks with her and my youngest son who is 10 months old.

Beech-Nut is a baby food company that specializes in selling food made with natural ingredients.

Overall, my kids enjoyed the snacks and I was happy to note how the company lists the number of ingredients in large print on the front labels of their products. It helps me know that I’m feeding my kids snacks with fewer ingredients – and ingredients that I can actually pronounce. 

Blueberry Cereal Puffs: Even though my son will eat just about anything (he even ate a ladybug off the floor last week—Ahh!), I could tell he enjoyed these puffs more than the generic brand I normally buy because he ate nearly a quarter of the canister. I tried a few too, and noticed there was no “chemical” taste that you get from artificial sweeteners. Even though I try to stick to organic snacks (these are “natural,” as opposed to organic), I liked that there were only nine ingredients and that they were made with whole grain. 

Vanilla Quinoa Crispies: My toddler loved these snack bars. I tasted them too, and I think they taste like Rice Crispy treats. They are crispy and have a light vanilla flavor—perfect for satisfying a craving for crunch. I felt good about giving them to her because they’re also made with whole grain, and I just like the fact that she’s eating quinoa, something she would never eat in its whole form.

Strawberry Fruity Oat Bars: These bars are ideal for older toddlers. The texture is a bit too chewy for infants, especially my son who has seven teeth. I had high hopes for these bars, especially because they’re made with only four ingredients, but my toddler wasn’t a fan. I tried a bite and while they’re not awful, they are a bit dry and very chewy. She’s used to those breakfast bars with the fruit filling, so perhaps we were just expecting something similar and were surprised at the texture.  

Complete Whole Grain Oatmeal: Every morning, my son enjoys a bowl of oatmeal, and he really enjoyed Beech-Nut’s version. I mix his oatmeal with formula, and did not try this mixture myself. Sometimes the smell just makes me gag. He, however, seemed completely satisfied.

Fruit and Veggie Melties: The Melties are like healthed-up fruit snacks that are great for little mouths. These were a satisfying treat for my 10-month-old and he couldn’t get enough of them. He tried the apple and pumpkin variety, which only contains three ingredients! These were easy for him to pick up and feed to himself. 

Overall, the Beech-Nut brand of infant and toddler food is one that I trust and will continue to purchase because of their focus on natural ingredients, and adding as few ingredients as possible to each snack. I usually try to stick with all organic snacks when I can, but even though Beech-Nut isn’t all organic, I was very comfortable feeding my kids their natural variety. 

Taste: 

Ease of use/serving: 5

Nutritional Value: 4

Easy to use/prepare: 5

I would purchase this product: Yes

Overall rating: 4

Ratings on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being highest.

Meet the Reviewer! 

Noel S. is a government consultant and mom to a 2-year-old girl and 10-month-old boy. When she’s not spending time with her family or working, Noel enjoys being outside in nature.




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