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I was a new mom with my 6-month-old daughter, Finley, staring down the ever-so-intimidating baby aisle. Feeling exhausted, as all new moms are, and overwhelmed by the shelves of jarred baby food. The options weren’t exactly exciting...‘split-peas’, ‘carrot and potato’, ‘turkey and gravy’. How was I supposed to get my baby interested in eating when I couldn’t get myself to even try one? I knew she deserved better.

Having grown up with a mom who instilled the value of whole foods, I was confident that I could create gourmet options for Finley. Together with my sister Jill, we began by making delicious combinations for our own children, then expanded to selling out week-after-week at the local Calgary Farmer’s Market. After listening to countless moms share their love for our food, we knew we had to help more families.

Fast forward to today, 15 years later, and our desire to help parents and babies on their food journey has remained just as clear. We develop every product and never compromise on quality or taste, using only the very best ingredients.

From our hearts to yours, thank you helping us become the #1 brand of organic baby food in Canada, and for trusting us to guide you to gourmet.

Jen & Jill
Chief Baby Food Makers

Baby Gourmet Co-Founders (and sisters) Jen and Jill share what they are most proud of at Baby Gourmet.

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Baby Gourmet was the very first baby food sold in pouches in North America

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Baby Gourmet has more than 60 baby and toddler products that are all certified organic, ranging from their original popular fruit & veggie purees to their newer line-up of plant-based finger foods, ideal for baby-led feeding

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Squoosh and Slammers are also product lines made by Baby Gourmet and found at major retailers across Canada. Slammers is also sold across the US.

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Celebs like Rachel Zoe have fed their baby Baby Gourmet. In 2011 Jen was invited to go to the Oscars in Los Angeles to gift top celebrities with Baby Gourmet’s premium organic baby food.

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Jen published a cookbook in 2016 called Growing Up Gourmet that includes 125 healthy recipes.

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The Baby Gourmet family is proud of Jen, who has been recognized as Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, Prairies 2011; Star Women in Grocery recipient, Canadian Grocer 2013; RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award, Women of Influence 2014; Profit & Chatelaine #7 of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs 2015; Global Achievement Award, Women of Inspiration 2019.

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Baby Gourmet has won major national awards including The Retail Council of Canada’s Canadian Grand Prix new product awards for innovation in organic baby cereal and Squoosh. #proud

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Baby Gourmet has been featured on TV, print, blogs and podcasts including Women’s Day, Huffington Post, CTV, Global TV, Today’s Parent, CBC, Medium, Parents, The Globe & Mail and many others.

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The Heart of Baby Gourmet was born out of our strong family values and a company-wide conviction that our most vulnerable population babies and toddlers should have access to the highest quality organic food available. We are working with non-profit partners across Canada to reach our goal of ONE MILLION MEALS donated by 2025.

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French delicacies: how to eat in style and cheaply in Paris? -

French cuisine is full of delicacies: foie gras, oysters, truffles, snails... And that's just the most famous. In tsarist times, for example, the French dove was highly valued. But now is not about that. All the delicacies in the restaurants of Paris cost decent money. We will tell you how the French themselves get out of this situation and how to organize a chic dinner and not say goodbye to a fortune.

French cheese - eat me as much as you can

French cheeses are best bought on the market. Or in special shops fromagery. You can read about what these shops are and the addresses of the best of the best in our separate article:

» READ ALSO — Where to buy French cheese and what is fromagery?

They sell farmer's cheeses, fresh or vice versa very old (depending on the type of cheese, of course) and insanely delicious. Sometimes the price per kilogram of cheese on the market reaches 50-60 euros. The average varies between 30-40 euros. Of course, you don't have to buy a whole kilo. Enough to try and 200 grams. But the pleasure is still not cheap.

So! Decent cheese can also be bought in supermarkets . Maybe this is not entirely patriotic in relation to the manufacturers, but what to do. Our goal is to save money. Look for cheese with these stickers: Appellation d'origine protégée and Indication géographique protégée. Here they are in the pictures:

These signs say that cheese (and other farm products) are produced in their geographical area (well, for example, Camembert in Camembert, and not in some other region or even country) and their production meets the quality requirements at all stages of production. Something like GOST, but also with reference to the region.

In general, this cheese is most often produced by large farms and sold in bulk to supermarkets. The quality of this cheese remains at a high level, but due to the large volumes of supplies, its price is reduced. Therefore, go to Carfoure, Monoprix, Auchan and others to look for cheese with such labels.

Special Feature: Le Chalet Savoyard offers unlimited entertainment. There is such a Swiss winter dish - raclette. Ham and potatoes topped with melted cheese. And this restaurant specializes in just this dish and invites visitors to eat as much as they like!

» SEE ALSO - Camembert and other French cheeses to try in France

Snails - eat me if you can

Oh, those delicious clams in garlic sauce! How scary to try them for the first time and how you want to try them again later. They are grazed for a month in basil fields before reaching your plate. Therefore, snails in a good restaurant will cost 15-20 euros per dozen.

But there is a great place in Paris where snails are served at half the price of usual ones. This is the Bouillon Chartier, we already wrote about it in our article about 10 places where you can eat cheaply in Paris. This is a large almost dining room, but with historical chic, noise, din and cheap, but real French cuisine. We advise.

» READ ALSO - 10 places to eat cheaply in Paris

Wine - and let it flow like water!

We have written many times about how to choose a good wine. Here, read our article:

» READ ALSO — How to choose wine in France?

Again, a decent wine starts from 4-5 euros per bottle. The French drink this wine at dinner. For 10-12 euros you will buy good wine. And for 20 euros there will be an excellent bottle, which will be praised at a dinner party.

There are wines, of course, and much more expensive ones. But for the first acquaintance you should not be zealous. But it’s not worth buying anything cheaper than 4 euros. These bottles aren't exactly vinegar, but we don't recommend taking any chances.

There are also wine salons in Paris. The largest on the Porte de Versaille. The most popular salon among Parisians is Salon de vigneron independant. It usually takes place in November. But do not be sad, different wine salons are almost every month in Paris. Entrance there costs 5-8 euros, everyone is given a glass and go ahead, at least try everything! Whatever you like, you can take with you.

» SEE ALSO - Wine and Champagne Tasting in Paris

Foie Gras - not sparing your liver

Foie gras can be bought in almost any supermarket. Just find a jar with the inscription Foie Gras among the pates and take it. But do not forget, foie gras should be eaten with onion jam and the slice is not smeared, but placed on pain perdu, a special sweet bread.

» READ ALSO - Three of the best grocery stores in Paris

Champagne - call me Widow Clicquot!

Champagne can be tasted at the same wine salon. After all, champagne is also wine. You can also go to Reims and go down to the cellars of the big champagne houses and have a tasting there. And if you come to Reims for Christmas, you will find so much of this drink with bubbles in the local market that ooh . .. Wait, control your consumption, otherwise your head will spin!

» SEE ALSO - The most famous houses and brands of French champagne

Oysters - her lemon juice!

Spray, no doubt! This way you will know if it is fresh or not. If it moves, then the freshest. True, and if it does not twitch, then there is nothing terrible. Don't worry, it's not rotten.

Unlike cheese, for tasting oysters we recommend food markets. In decent Parisian restaurants, a dozen oysters of the first category will cost you at least 30 euros. And even at 50. Maybe more expensive.

» READ ALSO - Top 10 oyster places in Paris

There are two exits. Adventure first.

Rent a car and drive to Normandy or Brittany. Do not take these expensive worthless excursions when you are driven to tourist places and fed in bad cafes. Here is the plan for you in our article, sit down and drive yourself!

» SEE ALSO - Self-driving Normandy by car

Stop by Cancale. That's where oysters are so oysters. And the prices! Mmm. At the local market, a dozen for 5 euros. Saving on oysters may not fully justify your trip, but you will also get an impression!

Second option: go to the Paris market. Parisians eat oysters, as in Russia Olivier - for Christmas and New Year. So in November-December, every market has an oyster stand, and often at other times of the year too.

You can park right here, the oyster vendors usually have tables. They pour wine for you, open oysters, and here it is - a Parisian delight! But already for 10-12 euros for a dozen.

Truffles - who said anything about rotten potatoes?

Truffles do not need to be tasted. You will love them right away. Just stop! Truffles are not eaten like mushrooms, which grandmother fried with garlic and potatoes. Truffles are a condiment, a spice. And very strong. Usually, the fragrant mushroom is added to the dish in the form of oil, paste, or in rare cases, a thin slice. But no one will offer you to eat a whole truffle.

Dishes with truffles are always expensive. Simply because the price of one truffle can reach up to 2 thousand euros. If you compare two identical dishes in a restaurant, for example, pasta, then with truffles it will cost 2-3 times more than without truffles.

» READ ALSO - Top 5 restaurants in Paris to try truffles

The easiest way to save money is to buy delicious pasta and truffle paste (Pesto à la truffe blanche) in the store and cook it yourself. The recipe is obscenely simple: boil pasta, throw this pasta there, that's it! Your truffle dish is ready. 15 minutes and a real delicacy in a plate. Fast, convenient and you can surprise guests.

Share your experience in the comments and enjoy your tasting!

Author: Evgeny Tarasov

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Center of Expertise TEST held a press conference

Press conference according to the results of comparative tests of the Children's sausage, bed linen sets incl. baby, probiotics incl. for children, preparations for eyes with blueberries, conducted by the Center of Expertise TEST.

February 15, 2011, 14:00, news agency Ukrinform (8/16 Bohdan Khmelnytsky St.).

Bed linen. "Clothes for a blanket"
Test Center of Expertise tested bed linen for the first time. results turned out to be disappointing: out of 8 samples, half received marks "bad" and "very bad". Check bedding list prohibited dyes provided for in the international standard Oeko-Tex Standard 100 turned out to be technically impossible in Ukraine. Therefore, in the course of laboratory studies, the composition of tissues was checked, color fastness (when washing, sweating, ironing and dry friction), pH and formaldehyde content.

There were no comments on the raw material composition, as well as the iron test and afterwards. The washing test did not pass the "children's set" of bed linen "Olantex", dry friction both sets of "Olantex", as well as "Romance". Regarding pH, the comments were made to one sample of bed linen "for adults" - "Olantex": at a rate of 4.8-7.5, the pH of this sample was 8.1. Obviously, the fabric was treated with alkali (to give shine, softness), which was then badly removed. As a result, both sets (children's and adult) "Olantex", as well as "Romance" received an overall rating of "poor".

Formaldehyde content is a safety indicator. According to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and DSTU 4239:2003 in bed linen for adults should not be more than 75mcg/g of formaldehyde. In products for children under 2 years old DSTU 4239:2003 allows up to 20µg/g formaldehyde. Formaldehyde - toxic a substance that "appears" in tissues when they are treated with special resins, which reduce shrinkage and shrinkage. Significant excess norms for formaldehyde was fixed in the bed linen "Fidget" - 105. 4mcg/g. This is despite the fact that "Fidget" is the only set with labeled "baby crib". With such an indicator for formaldehyde, this the kit is unsafe even for an adult, not that for a child! For that for the Fidget kit, the overall rating was immediately reduced to "very bad".

There are also positive results: "Excellent" for both sets of bed linen "Yaroslav" (adult and children), "Fleece" and "TAS Barbie".

Keep your eyes peeled: blueberry eye preparations.
Test of weight loss products, conducted by the Center of Expertise "TEST" in August 2010, showed how consumers are sometimes shamelessly deceived manufacturers of dietary supplements, promising "mountains of gold". Slim figure - no people's only concern. One of the problems of modern man is eye health, which many try to correct with drugs with blueberries.

Testing was reduced to checking the main ingredient - blueberries, the presence of which was determined by the composition of anthocyanins (natural berry pigments). At the same time, they were looking for synthetic dyes. Check other useful substances declared on the labels (vitamins, zinc), not carried out. The study involved 7 stamps costing from 8 hryvnia up to 76 UAH per package.

The result was disappointing: in most tablets and capsules the promised blueberries were not found, but synthetic ones were hidden dyes.

Five domestic test participants - "Vizivit", "Okovit", "Chornitsya-forte plus", "Chornitsya-optima" and "Chornitsya-f" did not contain blueberries in general. Instead, anthocyanins were found in Vizivit chokeberry and grapes and two artificial colors (E132 and E122), about which nothing is said on the label. Dietary Supplements "Okovit" and "Chornitsa-forte plus" contained grapes instead of blueberries, and "Okovit" in addition, also two artificial dyes E133 and E127, about which the manufacturer "modestly" kept silent. Additive for eyes "Chornitsya-f" contained beets instead of blueberries, and "Chornitsa-Optima" - beets and grapes. With such a raw material composition, "pseudo-blueberry preparations" will not be able to help eyes, and even more so to fulfill the loud promises that flaunt on labels.

Only two supplements contained blueberry anthocyanins: Strix and Blueberry forte with vitamins and zinc". True, the amount of anthocyanins in them was very different. But the therapeutic effect is not only the presence of blueberries, no less important is the quantity. So, in each The Strix tablet contained 16.1 mg of blueberry anthocyanins. In a tablet "Blueberry forte with vitamins and zinc" contained 0.55 mg of anthocyanins blueberries, such a small amount is unlikely to lead to the desired effect for eye. The conclusion of the test is as follows: out of 7 tested eye products with blueberries for a positive effect on the eyes can only be counted on when the use of "Strix" at least 3 tablets per day.

Probiotics: what is good, what is bad.

dysbacteriosis, because it is fraught with many problems for the body. Its treatment consists in "populating" the intestines with beneficial microorganisms, why not so few drugs are sold in pharmacies - probiotics. 10 popular ones, including 2 for the little ones, were tested by the Center of Expertise "TEST" on the composition and quantity of useful microorganisms. During the study, their number was determined twice. The first time - in the original preparation, the second time - after a two-hour extracts in gastric juice, thereby simulating the presence of probiotics in stomach. Children's probiotics were not subjected to such testing, because the acidity of the baby's stomach is almost neutral and microorganisms in he will not die. The initial composition and number of microorganisms in most drugs did not cause any comments. The only exception was "Lactomun" in which the declared species of Bifidobacterium infantis was absent.

But after aging in gastric juice, the preparations showed themselves very differently. At Bifiform, the capsule turned out to be acid-resistant, which means its microorganisms without loss will reach the intestines. Virtually no the amount of "useful living creatures" has changed after aging "Laktovit forte", by 1 order (10 times) for individual microorganisms decreased the amount of "Simbiter", 2 times less useful spores "Enterogermina". The number of beneficial microorganisms of these four preparations ("Bifiform", "Laktovit forte", "Simbiter", "Enterozhermina"), and also children's probiotics ("Biogaya" and "Bifiform-baby") will achieve therapeutic effect.

Further losses in microorganisms after treatment with gastric juice were more tangible. The number of useful microorganisms in "Linex" and "Bifidumbacterin", by 3-5 orders of magnitude in "Laktomun", by 3-6 orders of magnitude for "Latium". But in order for a probiotic was effective, the number of beneficial microorganisms should not less than 1x107 CFU per dose. Therefore, the desired effect of drugs Bifidumbacterin - Biopharma, Lactomun Ecological Panda, Latium and "Linex" is unlikely to be obtained.

Sausage mythology. Children's sausage test.
Of the four tests presented, this one was surprisingly the most positive.

by the Center for Expertise Test, if counted from 2005, has already been carried out the ninth test in the sausage direction, including raw smoked, boiled sausages and sausages. The accumulated experience allows us to give answers to important consumer issues. Thus, according to the organization, the problem with GMOs in sausage in Ukraine are simply overblown: in more than 40 proven GMO sausages have never been found. This is despite the fact that declared soybean in sausages is found. In the Children's Sausages test soya was found in the "Polis" sausage - 6%; 3% soy contained sausage "Alan", 1.2% soy in Rusanko sausage.

Based on the test results of 9 samples of Children's sausages, the overall assessment "excellent" received "Yatran" and "Lugansk delicacies". At the same time, the sausage "Yatran" is the most expensive sample: a kilogram of this product will cost UAH 61.45 The second "excellent student" is slightly inferior in price: 1kg of sausage "Lugansk delicacies" will cost 54 UAH. And if we add to this three sausages that received "good", then it turns out that the consumer has what to choose from. So not everything is so bad in the "sausage world", as tends to think most of us. Overall rating "good" for sausages "Meat shop", "Premium" and "Tulchin". And sausage "Meat shop" - the most affordable sample in the test - 35.28 UAH per 1 kg.

Sausage "Farro Kremenchukmyaso" total score was reduced to "satisfactory" because of the comments on the composition. More substantial comments on the composition turned out to be at the sausages "Alan" and "Polis", for which the total These products have been downgraded to "poor". Rated "bad" and sausage "Rusanko": summed up the organoleptic and composition.

Center Expertise "TEST" - public organization for the protection of rights consumers specializing in benchmarking since 2001 of the year.

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