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Big Food Finally Figured Out Mom's Best-Kept Secret

Totally had a chuckle when I came across this on the interwebs the other day - "Veggie Blend-Ins".

It was only a matter of time before they figured out this trick and found a way to monetize it.

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Baby food!
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Ha, that is funny. I agree, it is baby food. For those that buy baby food, I wonder if this is less expensive than baby food (per ounce).

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I must be the biggest hick, because I'm stupidly impressed! And, yeah, am completely checking the unit price of comparable baby food jars next time I'm at the store -- will report back.
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but what would you use the purees for?

i mean if you are looking at the big picture money making venture.

i rarely use purees. more in baking. and purees do exist in a can.

soups? sauces.

will they just do it for some veggies? so no for instance beet purees.

or perhaps trying to change the way we eat by treat adults as children and hiding food!

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or perhaps trying to change the way we eat by treat adults as children and hiding food!
I think this is what they're going for!
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Totally had a chuckle when I came across this on the interwebs the other day - "Veggie Blend-Ins".

It was only a matter of time before they figured out this trick and found a way to monetize it.
Ha ha. Moms do it better. I love 4 oz. of spinach in 24 cupcakes. Really? That is sneaky? I don't have a problem with a bit of sneak especially since it is gravy for us, my kids eat well. But seriously, 4 oz., why bother.
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Well, I just realized one reason I got so very excited. Both my sons have multiple life-threatening food allergies, and one of them is still in college and living on campus with a shared kitchen. Anything nutritious, safe, and shelf-stable is a really BFG to our family.

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Since being given a ton of baby food (and I really love the jars) I've been doing this. Love me some pumpkin purée in Mac and cheese or Alfredo sauce. I also put any fruit, usually banana, in oatmeal. I'm not much of a baker but that would be good too. Applesauce and mango we pretty much chug in a thick shot. And yes I had the idea of marketing the purées for this purpose. I didn't tell them though. It wasn't me.
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oh i am so happy to know mariamadly that this will be such a helpful thing for your boys.

I am with JudiAU.

i am doubly blessed and cursed with a child who has a sensitive palate. blessed because she is an adventurous eater. she didnt eat quantity but she definitely ate variety. HOWEVER she could taste the teeniest amount of secret ingredient. she could SMELL and still can ANYTHING that has even a HINT of raisins. so... i could never trick her into eating anything she didnt want to eat. not that i needed to. but she would taste other moms secret ingredient food and identify what was in it when their own children was oblivious to it. made some playdates a challenge for her not to blurt out things.

but seriously i so agree with JudiAU - 4 oz in 24 cupcakes!!!
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Right, 4 oz in 24 cupcakes is . . . a little weak. Though it gives you a pass to eat a lot of cupcakes to get that spinach serving, right?

We never, ever sneaked ingredients, because we had to raise the kids with full transparency for their own safety. But one of them is especially sensitive to textures, and adding a puree to something else might get him a boost he wishes he could get but would hate the food in solid form. Though his GF has a food processor, and she got him to eat kale, so I think he's in good hands at this point. :-) It's my younger one who's still in the dorm and asking how he could get vegetables when fresh is hard to get and use on his intense schedule.
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