I Try It So You Don’t Have To: Pasta and Lentil Bolognese Baby Food. mark February 5, 2013 I Try It So You Don't Have To 1 Comment Baby food has not changed much in the past couple hundred years. At its roots, it is just mashed-up or ground-up adult food. (As an aside the Tumblr page for grinder is a pretty disturbing mix of stuff.) As my kids were growing up,we made attempts to make as much of our own baby food at home, by using a hand held grinder to process whatever it was we were eating. Frequently convenience won out and we wound up with some packaged products. When I saw this newfangled container of baby food on the shelf, I was intrigued. The idea of being able to carry something that could potentially be squirted directly into a baby’s mouth, like filling a squirming, crying cannoli, was pretty cool. I scanned the shelves for a flavor that struck me as odd. Pasta and Lentil Bolognese fit the bill. Considering Bolognese sauce is pretty much the definition of a meat sauce, I was a bit confused by this version. Sadly I could not find one that contained those disturbing little baby meat sticks. I had every intention of squeezing this stuff into my mouth right from the tube, but I had to give it a look and a sniff test first. The smell was pretty bad, no worse than any other baby food out there, but still bad. Squirting it into a bowl was a mistake, the results looked very much like a small dog wandered into my kitchen and left me a present. I grabbed the packet, leaned back and squeezed some into my mouth. The tomato paste was the first thing I tasted; it was very acidic and sharp. The pasta and lentil flavor was just muted mush. I get that baby food isn’t supposed to have a strong flavor, but somehow overly-acidic mush, with a hint of dog food, does not seem like a good alternative. I get what they are trying to do, but this just doesn’t work. You, and your babies, don’t need to try this one. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts mark Latest posts by mark (see all) Pizzeria Bianco Review: Is it really the best pizza in America? - December 10, 2013 Truffle Fries Review - December 5, 2013 Breaking News! Jack In The Box to Release Fajita Ranch Melt Sourdough Sandwich - December 3, 2013 One Response Megg May 19th, 2013 Really? Sprout’s pasta with lentil bolognese is my son’s favorite flavor (has been since 12 months old, now 2 1/2). It has 3g of protein and he loves to dip his lunch in it. He’s a picky eater, so this has been a blessing. I didn’t find the taste poor at all — I actually resorted to having some (over mashed potatoes) when I recently had my wisdom teeth out. I wouldn’t give this one such a poor review. Every pouch with a squeeze top that is of a certain color is going to look like a small dog deposited a present in your kitchen. Mix it up. It does have that tomato pasted tinge, but I found that mild. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.