EcoMom- Review CLOSED

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I recently was in contact with the people at EcoMom and they sent me a Plum Organics Sampler / Revolution Food Sampler pack. In the package came; Tots Organic Apple Carrot Fiddlesticks, Tots Organic Strawberry Mish Mash, Organic Baby Spinach, Peas & Pear, Organic Baby Pumpkin & Banana, Grammy Sammy Organic Honey Graham & Strawberry Bars, Jammy Sammy Organic Strawberry Jam & Peanut Butter Bars, Organic Strawberry-Banana Mashups, Organic Grape Jelly & Peanut Butter Bars and Organic Tropical Mashups.

My oldest daughter tried the Strawberry Mish Mash, she downed it and asked for more. She then ate the Grammy Sammy Organic Honey Graham & Strawberry Bars and kept saying “mmmm” as she ate. She then tried the Jammy Sammy Organic Strawberry Jam & Peanut Butter, she didn’t like it, but I ate the rest and LOVED it. We both tried the Tots Organic Apple Carrot Fiddlesticks and were fighting over who got to eat more, LOL. I also fed my baby the Organic Baby Pumpkin & Banana, she was “smacking” her lips while eating.

I love that I know these foods are healthy for my children and taste so good. My oldest asked if we will be getting more and I think we will be. Hey, anything that gets my child eat fruits & veggies without an argument must be good.

Although the packaging is very small and compact-able I was disappointed that it wasn’t recyclable. But that would be my only “complaint”.
EDIT- I received this from the company and it made sense to me so I thought I add it to explain why it’s not recyclable right now.
“There is a push by Plum to find a material that is recyclable, however this is not that easy. Neither Plum, nor our previous supplier, Sprout have a recyclable pouch because finding a BPA-free pouch that can deliver a shelf-stable product and is recyclable is currently impossible, as far as I am aware. That said, the cap on the Plum package is recyclable. But more importantly, this type of packaging actually has a smaller environmental impact than glass or plastic. It is lighter which means it takes less energy to ship. It also takes less energy to produce. So although it isn’t recyclable, it is still a net positive over glass or plastic jars.” Thank you Jody for giving me this info, very helpful.

More about EcoMom and Plum & Revolution:

Plum Organics-

“For the first time in over fifty years, we have the unique opportunity to raise a generation of children with food free from harmful pesticides, chemical additives, and overly processed, genetically engineered ingredients. We like to think of these little ones as Generation Organictm , children that will have the chance to grow stronger and live longer because they were given pure, healthy food right from the start. That’s why at Plum Organics we’ve created a family of organic meals and snacks for babies and toddlers that help parents nourish the next generation with yummy, nutritious foods.

We believe that introducing babies to real food with delightful tastes and pure ingredients, can create a foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating. Our meals are cooked just the right amount, as compared to other processing methods used by conventional jarred baby food that expose foods to extremely high temperatures and lengthy cooking times and result in less flavor and a loss of natural nutrients. Research has shown that eating a variety of healthy foods and minimizing the intake of processed foods with additives and preservatives can help prevent health concerns later in life such as allergies, obesity and early onset diabetes.”

Plum and revolution also offer a wide variety of products from the High Chair to the Lunch Box.

EcoMom-
“Founded to address the connection between the health of our environment and the health of our children, EcoMom is committed to making eco-conscious living easy, affordable, and rewarding. By helping women begin to take better care of themselves and their families – with education, support, tools and products – we empower them to take the all important first steps toward a healthier, more balanced, and sustainable lifestyle.

EcoMom.com is about bridging the gap between making healthy choices and making easy choices. We created EcoMom because we care and are concerned for babies and their moms, our families and our communities. We want every mom to be an EcoMom because being an EcoMom means making choices that are good for all of us, and the planet which we all share.

Originally launched by a passionate and concerned mother, EcoMom.com has become a team of moms, dads, aunts, uncles, e-commerce veterans, business and finance professionals committed to making healthy decisions for our children and planet as easy, practical and affordable as possible.

By partnering with charities like Healthy Child Healthy World and EcoMom Alliance, and joining forces with EcoMom Experts (professionals in pertinent fields such as health, nutrition, fitness and mindful living), we provide vetted products, up to the minute information, and non-stop inspiration.

With comprehensive forums, eco-conscious connecting, e-commerce and social shopping, EcoMom.com is ”Mommerce” at its best – where it is fun and easy to make mindful decisions about the products to put on, in and around children and families.

We thank everyone for showing interest in our growing company. We built EcoMom.com for you and it certainly won’t succeed without your support. Our commitment is to authenticity, integrity and the health of our children and environment, and we are grateful to you for your shared commitment to doing the right thing.

Love your Family. Love the Planet.”
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THE GIVEAWAY
The kind people are offering on lucky reader $20 worth of Plum and/or Revolution Foods

BUY IT
The people at EcoMom is also giving my readers a 15% discount on their first order. Enter: SBBL333. Offer ends June 30, 2010.

And while you are shopping sign up for the EcoPass for only $99 (annually membership) and get 15% off ALL your orders along with free shipping.

TO ENTER-

You MUST do these two things (in ONE comment) before you can get extra entries! Also please make sure you leave an email that I can contact you with if you win.

1. Follow My Blog, link on the right-hand side
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A HUGE thank you to people at Eco-friendly baby Products- EcoMom for sponsoring this giveaway. And thank you all for joining.
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