Piccolo has launched a range of baby meals that are based on Mediterranean foods and feature split pot packaging as it expands its offering to stage-three meals.
Called Piccolo Pots, the line is based around textured grains mixed with a vegetable sauce and available in three flavours: quinoa with vegetable ratatouille, baby pasta with vegetable and kale pesto, and baby pasta with sweet potato Bolognese. Additional recipes will be rolled out later this year.
The British brand claimed that the split pots ensure that vegetables retain their nutrients and the grains keep their texture.
Using ingredients sourced from family farms in the Mediterranean, the pasta is handmade by artisan pasta makers.
Choosing the best quality Italian durum wheat to make the pasta, they use a bronze mould, which is thought to produce superior pasta, as well as allow the pasta to hold onto more sauce.
Piccolo founder Cat Gazzoli said: “It has long been our ambition to help parents moving on from baby purees to the next step in weaning, and we have worked very hard to develop our new range of Piccolo Pots.
“By using the innovative split pot packaging, we have ensured our meals retain maximum nutrition and texture. We are thrilled and so proud to be launching in Tesco, helping us bring our nutritious and tasty range of baby food to even more parents around the country.”
The Piccolo Pots range will be available in the UK from March with a recommended retail price of £2.79.
The launch follow’s on from Piccolo’s introduction of stage-one and stage-two pouches in 2016.
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