With the warm weather making a welcome appearance here I was pleased to have the opportunity to review some Peter Rabbit Organics, Organic Juice drinks. Rowan (23 months) is quite fussing when it comes to drinks, he will quite often try a drink but not really drink much despite being encouraged by the rest of the family. Rowan is still breastfed although we have cut down dramatically in the last few weeks and I’m trying to encourage him to drink other things. He was immediately drawn to the eye catching cartons with their bright colours and image of Peter Rabbit. We took one along the day after they had arrived to my older children’s school sports day. They were ideal to put in the change bag as each carton is 150ml, so don’t take up to much room. The juices come in three flavours: Apple and Grape, Pear and Blackcurrant and Apple. I had taken Rowan’s usual beaker with me too just in case he wouldn’t have a carton but I shouldn’t have worried as he happily accepted the carton. To my surprise Rowan drink almost all the juice (Apple and Blackcurrant) and looked quite pleased with himself. The following day I took the pear flavour with me to toddlers and again Rowan happily drunk it. I tried alittle of the juice and thought it quite nice and the flavour was not too strong, just right of little ones. The last of the three cartons I had been sent was enjoyed in the car while waiting for the older children to finish school. Overall I think its safe to say that the Peter Rabbit Organic juices were a hit with Rowan and I was pleased that he was actually drinking something without any fuss. I liked the size of the cartons as they were ideal for toddlers and easy to pop in your change bag for a drink on the go. I also liked the expendable straw that is included with each carton. When I give my children drinks I try to buy low-sugar or sugar free drinks and those without preservatives and additives so when I read the ingredients of the Peter Rabbit Organic Juices they ticked all the boxes for me. But the biggest factor for me was the fact that Rowan drunk them and was happy to do so, so a big thumbs up from me. The only downside for me is that I can not buy these drinks locally. The juices are available from Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Booths, Whole Foods, Asda and Ocado and a selection of independent retailers, cafes and delis. The nearest place I found them was in Asda which is almost 40miles away from where I live. The juices retail at 55p each which I think is reasonable for an organic juice. I think I will have to stock up on the juice when I go to asda. The juices are suitable for children aged six months plus.
Here are the ingredients in the juices: per 150ml carton
Apple and Grape Juice: Water, Organic Apple Juice Concentrate, Organic grape Juice Concentrate and added Vitamin C
Apple and Blackcurrant Juice: Water, Organic Apple Juice Concentrate, Organic Blackcurrant Juice Concentrate, Organic Grape juice Concentrate and added Vitamin C.
Pear Juice: Water, Organic Pear Juice, Organic Grape Juice and added Vitamin C.
For more information please visit www.peterrabbitorganics.co.uk