My Little Piccolo: Perfect weaning food for your Baby

My Little Piccolo: Perfect weaning food for your Baby

Any parent who has recently weaned their baby, or is going through the process of weaning will love testing their baby on new flavours and trying to expand their range of tastes and textures. I find weaning great fun, and I really enjoy seeing our little one’s face every time she tastes something new, often making a funny face at first, and then continuing to eat. During our weaning process I came across a range of baby food products by a fab new company called My Little Piccolo, and I couldn’t wait for my daughter to start tasting and eating their range.

Piccolo Flavours

My Little Piccolo offer a wide range of flavours from Apricot & Apple, to Cherry & Yogurt, to Spring Greens, and we were fortunate enough to be able to try them all.

The range includes:

  • Apricot and Apple
  • Banana, Blueberry and Apple
  • Cherry and Yoghurt
  • Peach and Apple
  • Spring Greens
  • Squash Red Pepper and Chickpea

My Little Piccolo range

Our little one loved all the flavours, and I did too (who doesn’t taste their baby’s food). I can honestly say that they were all gorgeous and very tasty. Each flavour had a uniqueness about it, and tasted very different to other baby food products on the market that we have tried. This is because every product contains a hint of Mediterannean goodness which is key to creating a unique taste.  The Apricot & Apple pouch has a hint of cinnamon, and the Spring Greens pouch has a hint of Mint, which is why My Little Piccolo products are brilliant at expanding your baby’s range of tastes.

My daughter had a really strong preference for the Spring Greens flavour, I certainly need to purchase some more of these as I’m struggling to get her to eat vegetables at the moment.

Piccolo Story

I really like how My Little Piccolo has founded itself on good, honest and natural food. This is what the CEO of My Little Piccolo – Cat Gazzoli – says about their range of products:

‘At Piccolo we are on a mission to encourage healthy eating from a young age and we believe our delicious pouches are the perfect way to do that. The range was influenced by my Italian roots, background in food education and passion for good, honest and natural food. The Mediterranean approach to nutrition and lifestyle is one that champions fresh ingredients, lovingly prepared, shared with friends and family. It promotes the idea that life is better when there is a balance in areas such as nutrition, flavour, work and family.’

Piccolo Packaging

I was really impressed with the packaging and every product from My Little Piccolo comes in a handy pouch, small enough to store in your kitchen cupboards and convenient to take out with you on the move. I love the matt feel of the packaging, which gives My Little Piccolo a very premium feel. I happened to show a friend when we were giving our babies lunch in a London restaurant and she fell in love with the packaging, it is very clean, simple, fresh and modern. Plus it is very eye-catching for the babies too!

Piccolo Apple and Apricot

Piccolo Apple and Apricot Back of Pack

Piccolo Charities

Now I am big advocate of NCT having completed their signature course prior to the arrival of our little girl last year. We made a group of amazing friends that I had pleasure of sharing my maternity leave with, as well as learning about childbirth on the course itself. NCT also offer loads of other courses, including Weaning. It’s fantastic that My Little Piccolo have partnered up with NCT, and support the charity.

As well as this My Little Piccolo are committed to encourage healthy eating from a young age, giving 10% of their profits to help fund food education charities, providing practical support on baby nutrition to parents.

Piccolo Packaging

Piccolo Offer

Is this making your baby hungry? Currently My Little Piccolo are offering 50p off your next Picollo purchase, and their products can be found at Waitrose, Ocado, Whole Foods, Planet Organic, Cheeky Rascals and HUBBAB.co.uk.

I would definitely recommend trying My Little Piccolo products, my daughter loved them, and so did I. I just need to get my hands on some more now.

Hope you enjoyed reading my review of My Little Piccolo products.

Claire x

Apple and Apricot empty pack

 

This product was gifted to me in order to be reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. sparklymummy July 7, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    They sound so yum, Mimi is probably a bit old for most but she still loves a fruity pouch for pudding and they are handy to carry if we are going out to eat. I’m going to pop a couple in my trolley when we go shopping next

    #triballove

    • The Pramshed July 8, 2016 / 10:43 am

      Yay, the fruit ones are lovely. Thanks for reading and for commenting 🙂 x

  2. Ruth Jayne July 7, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    Oh, I wish I had heard of this company when I was weaning my little one. They look and sound great! I love the idea of little hints of mediterannean flavours throughout – it sounds like a brilliant idea, especially for when you have a picky eater and you’re trying to introduce them to new things. Perhaps I’ll pick up a couple and offer them as desserts? x
    #triballove

    • The Pramshed July 8, 2016 / 10:42 am

      They are brilliant flavours, and as you say good for picky eaters too. Yes the fruit ones can definitely be eaten as desserts x

  3. The Mum Project July 8, 2016 / 9:37 am

    Ah lovely review Claire! I will have to try the Piccolo baby foods (my baby and myself). I like how the Apple and Apricot have a hint of cinnamon in it to expand their taste ; ). Thanks for sharing #triballove

    • The Pramshed July 8, 2016 / 10:41 am

      They are fab Meagan, definitely try them! Spring Greens was our favourite x

  4. A Mum Track Mind (@amumtrackmind) July 8, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    These sound lovely Claire! I’ve actually never heard of them though so I will look out for them in my next Ocado shop. #fortheloveofBLOG x

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 7:06 am

      They are brilliant, and we love them. Have a go with them as part of your baby weaning x

  5. Over Heaven's Hill July 8, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    Even the name is enticing – piccolo – such a fun word to say 🙂 must keep an eye out for them #fortheloveofBLOG

  6. Kaye July 9, 2016 / 8:15 am

    Love the packaging! They sound like they’re definitely worth a try xo #fortheloveofblog

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:24 pm

      Definitely Kaye! The packaging is very “hip” as my friend described it. Hope you get to try when you get to weaning stage 🙂 x

  7. Petite Pudding (@petite_pudding) July 9, 2016 / 8:21 am

    Oh we tried these – the apple one with cinnamon was a hit. I love the packaging too they are kind of chic ☺️ Thanks for hosting #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:23 pm

      They are lovely, and I’m so happy you’ve tried these as well! We thought the packaging was very trendy 🙂 x

  8. themotherhub July 9, 2016 / 8:29 am

    My children are beyond weaning stage – they have abandoned healthy purees for chicken nuggets unfortunately ! Love the variety of flavours offered in weaning products now tho #fortheloveofblog

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:22 pm

      Oh no I would love to try my daughter on a chicken nugget, I think she would love it? Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂 x

  9. min1980 July 9, 2016 / 8:31 am

    I’ll keep an eye out for these, although Piglet is a bit old for them now! I had enormous trouble getting him to eat ANYTHING when weaning, and still do now. I think he’s just a fussy eater, so anything he will eat is a bonus. #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:21 pm

      I still have trouble getting my daughter to eat usually when she’s teething or not well. The fruit pouches are always a hit! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂 x

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Thanks lovely, hope you get to try 🙂 x

      • thefrenchiemummy July 11, 2016 / 11:07 pm

        We tried it today and it’s yum. Baba told me, I didn’t dare stealing some off him…#KCACOLS

  10. Kat July 9, 2016 / 8:53 am

    When my daughter was little we used Ellas Kitchen a lot because the pouches were so handy. These sound and look great and something I would consider! #fortheloveofblog

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:18 pm

      Same here and we still, but it is so nice to try another brand that offers different flavours. Hope you get to try some 🙂 x

  11. powerporter July 9, 2016 / 9:13 am

    We are about to embark on the weaning journey with our little boy so I will definitely give these a try!! The flavours sound a bit different to the norm which I like #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      Please do they are fab! Perfect for starting your weaning journey 🙂 x

  12. Happy Mummy July 9, 2016 / 9:23 am

    They look great and sound great I might try some with lily as she has fruit pouches when we are out and about x

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:14 pm

      They are brilliant, hope you get to try some 🙂 x

  13. Sunita July 9, 2016 / 9:45 am

    It’s always nice seeing new baby kiddy food pouches come onto the market. Pouches can be a life-saver! They look fab, can’t wait to try them. #fortheloveofblog

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      They are definitely a lifesaver when there is nothing else in for baby to eat 🙂 x

  14. Laura July 9, 2016 / 10:35 am

    Ooh I haven’t seen these yet – will keep an eye out. My son still loves them – he does a ‘down in one’ with them and his face goes all red! Its very funny. Thanks! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:11 pm

      My daughter does the same and can suck it out of the packaging, thanks for reading and commenting 🙂 x

  15. Emma Plus Three July 9, 2016 / 11:46 am

    These look fab for babies, unfortunately mine are far too old for this! x #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:10 pm

      Oh no, but thanks so much for reading and commenting 🙂 x

  16. Busy Working Mummy July 9, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    I never heard of these when we were weaning!! But they look really good. My favourite was always ellas kitchen, so if I have another child I will remember this! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:07 pm

      They are such a good alternative, it’s great to have some different flavours that taste different too 🙂 x

  17. Mrs Lighty July 9, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Love that they support the NCT and I agree with you about the packaging! Thanks for sharing with #fortheloveofBLOG 🙂

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:06 pm

      They are brilliant, we love them I just need some more 🙂 x

  18. Petite Library July 9, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    This look lovely, so amazing the real ‘good’ food that we have available now, no excuses for processed food now (: #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:05 pm

      It’s great isn’t it! They are natural, good food, with no salt and suagar 🙂 x

  19. twotinyhands July 9, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    Great review! I totally agree that the packaging looks pretty cool! I’ve not seen them before but don’t shop where they are stocked. We’ve also weaned r now and he’s on food we eat. Thanks for hosting #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      Thanks lovely for reading and commenting 🙂 x

  20. From Day Dot July 9, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Always so good to read reviews and tips like this for when my little one arrives, I have no idea what I’m doing so any honest advice is welcome! These look great and so good that they’re good for them #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      They are brilliant, I was very impressed with all their flavours 🙂 x

  21. thetaleofmummyhood July 9, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    These look great! I loved the weaning with my eldest and cant wait for my baby to get to this stage!

    #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      They are brilliant, and I hope you find them useful 🙂 x

  22. josandelson July 9, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Very colourful and i’d have been tempted years ago when mine was tiny. Used to spend hours preparing and cooking carrots, broccolli etc, whizzing it up and freezing it into ice cube tray. Could have done with the sleep frankly. Jo #fortheloveofBlog

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:02 pm

      Oh god I still do that, but then have cheat days when I give her a pouch – so much easier and tastier 🙂 x

  23. fairyqueen July 9, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    They look and sound yummy….I’m well past the weaning stage but my friends are coming into those stages all the time so this is one I can pass on.

    mainy – myrealfairy

    #fortheloveofblog

    • The Pramshed July 9, 2016 / 10:01 pm

      Great, they really are fantastic food for babies 🙂 x

  24. Hayley McLean July 9, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Oh I’ve never heard of this! I have a son coming up to weaning age so will try these! #fortheloveofblog

  25. The Speed Bump July 9, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    Great review! They sound brilliant, will bear them in mind when we have another baby! #KCACOLS

  26. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi) July 9, 2016 / 11:23 pm

    These look great! Some days you just need a bit of a cheat when it comes to prepping and dishing up meals. 🙂

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday!

    • The Pramshed July 10, 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Absolutely, it’s not always possible to have a freezer stocked full of ice cube trays/freezer bags full of baby ready food 🙂 x

  27. Sharon Wallace July 10, 2016 / 6:22 am

    These look lovely. And super cool packaging. So much easier when you’re on the go. I’m looking forward to trying these in a few months. X

    • The Pramshed July 10, 2016 / 7:50 pm

      Ooh exciting, I hope your weaning journey goes well 🙂 x

  28. mumzilla July 10, 2016 / 7:36 am

    I’ll try and remember these if we ever have a miracle haha #KCACOLS

  29. Amy - No More Shoulds July 10, 2016 / 9:36 am

    Ooh thanks Claire! I’ve just discovered these myself but didn’t realise there were so many flavours! X #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 10, 2016 / 7:49 pm

      There are 6 flavours in total, all delicious 🙂 x

  30. wendy July 10, 2016 / 10:32 am

    Great review claire. I love the sound of these pouches, the flavours sound really yummy. Will keep My little Picollo in my mind when it comes to weaning my second baby, weaning is long way off as he’s not even here yet but hopefully I’ll remember 🙂 xx

    • The Pramshed July 10, 2016 / 7:48 pm

      Thanks Wendy! Hope you get to try them for baby no 2 🙂 x

  31. ljdove23 July 10, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    These sound lovely! There are so many different ones out there, I’ve never heard of these! My kids are all way past the weaning stage but I am still amazed by how many new flavours they keep bringing out, I think manufacturers are finally realising that babies don’t just want bland flavours! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 10, 2016 / 7:48 pm

      Yes definitely, I think that there’s been a more towards more flavoured food for babies especially now that baby led weaning is so popular. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂 x

  32. Emily Bresin July 10, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    Baby food in pouches has been a lifesaver for me! So convenient, especially if you are out and about for the day or traveling!

    • The Pramshed July 10, 2016 / 7:43 pm

      Yes absolutely they are so convenient, and I panic when I don’t have any in the cupboards 🙂 x

  33. TeamMomLife (@TeamMomLife) July 10, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    I haven’t seen this brand My little Piccolo. I’m not sure if we have it in the US or at least not where we live. However, I’m not sure what we would do if we didn’t have these “pouches”. That’s what my toddler still calls them. I think some days he wouldn’t have eaten any vegetables if it wasn’t for these types of baby food. Also they are so convenient to take with you especially when your child can eat them themselves. A must for our church experience every Sunday. Thanks for sharing! #ForTheLoveOfBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 10, 2016 / 7:41 pm

      Hi lovely, no they’re only available in the UK. They are brilliant, it’s the only way I get fruit into my daughter’s diet. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂 x

  34. Jane Taylor July 10, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    Pouches are so much more convenient than jars. So handy to slip in a bag. I hadn’t heard of Little Piccolo before but they seem to have a great product for little ones. #FortheloveofBlog.

    • The Pramshed July 10, 2016 / 7:40 pm

      They are such a brilliant product for just being out and about, thanks for commenting and reading 🙂 x

  35. Sarah | Digital Motherhood July 10, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    These sound great, I found the pouches so handy to take out when my daughter was weaning. #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 10, 2016 / 7:53 pm

      Absolutely, they are brilliant when out and about, and convenient to give to babies too 🙂 x

  36. rachelbustin July 10, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Oh fantastic! I have never heard of this brand before but one i will look out for now as we are just starting out on the weaning journey!
    #triballove xx

  37. Something Crunchy Mummy July 10, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    These sounds like lovely weaning food. The flavours do sound yummy. #fortheloveofBLOG xx

  38. mindfulmummy July 10, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    Love the packaging and the fact that they support the NCT. We’ve used these before and I can concur that the little ones love them! #fortheloveofBLOG x

  39. Cat July 11, 2016 / 10:07 am

    A great review. I tried a few different types of baby food when my first was tiny, but she always preferred my cooking – she must be mad, I’m the worst cook! Maybe what they get used to in your belly/through your milk xx
    #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 11, 2016 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you, yep I used to think that, I think that’s why my daughter likes fairly spicy and strong flavoured food. That is better that she preferred your cooking, I’m worried might is getting dependent on these pouches 🙂 x

  40. My Petit Canard July 11, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Hi Claire, I love the look and sound of the Picollo food range. I’ve noticed it recently in our local Waitrose and already have plans to give them a go once we start weaning our newest little one in 6ish or so months time. I cant wait to try them, great review! Emily #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The Pramshed July 11, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      They are fab Emily, please do try with your little one in 6 months time – I’ll send you a reminder at about Xmas 🙂 x

  41. Nadia - ScandiMummy July 13, 2016 / 8:06 am

    I’ve seen these around. Good to hear they are as yummy as they look. We’ve moved past the pouches now, but if we ever have a second one, I’ll try these out. Great review, Claire! #KCACOLS

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

    • The Pramshed July 13, 2016 / 8:39 pm

      Thanks lovely they are fab! I think we’ll be on pouches forever at the moment 🙂 x

  42. Helena July 13, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Food pouches are great for when you are out and about. We’ve tried a few different types over the last months but have yet to sample these. #KCACOLS

    • The Pramshed July 15, 2016 / 10:01 pm

      They are fab when out and about, I hope you get to sample them 🙂 x

  43. MummyandMonkeys (@MummyandMonkeys) July 14, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    These look lovely, Ive not come across them before. Ava loves pouches she likes to feed herself so will take it straight from the pouch if we are out and about. Thanks for linking to #picknmix x

    • The Pramshed July 15, 2016 / 10:00 pm

      Thanks lovely, they are fab. And they have reminded me that I need to buy some more food pouches whilst we are away over the weekend 🙂 x

  44. WeCantBeThatTimePoor July 19, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Seriously… Are we that time poor that we cant even stew, blend with even a stick mixer, boil or make simple weening foods ourselves in our kitchens using a simple pot or microwave? Packaged food for a bub is no triump tibute to weening! Our children are not like pets to feed them food off the shelf. We all mostly cook some meal at home every day so just incorporate an additional 10mins to being creative for your child! Really see a true delight in your childs face when they eat new introduced foods made by you as apposed to ripping open a packet / pop top!

    • The Pramshed July 19, 2016 / 10:16 pm

      I love cooking at home too for my little girl which is mostly what I do, but what’s good about the pouches is convenience they offer in case you haven’t got anything in 🙂

  45. Michael R May 31, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Claire, I love your blogg and what you are doing for the good of children. I have some concerns about Piccolo foods and have sent them an email requesting some answers to my questions.
    1. No where on the web site can I find complete nutritional facts.
    2. This product is a liquid. With out preservatives there will be bacterial growth.
    3. I really need to know what are they using to prevent the the bacterial growth?
    4. Are they using artificial colors such as Blue
    Yellow 6 etc?
    5. Are they sweetening the product? If so which sweetener are they using? If they are using cane sugar then the product will ferment without preservatives.
    6. What is the shelf life of the product?
    7. Does if have to be refrigerated?
    8. I did notice the word natural flavors on the web site.

    The word natural flavors generally means the product contains Ex-otoxins. These are very harmful to the human body. I did not see on the web site any product analysis for L-Gutamic Acid, D-Glutamic Acid or Aspartic Acid. I would have all of these questions answered before buying the foods.
    Do you not agree ?

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