Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Little Journey Organics Apple Banana Raspberry with Yogurt Baby Food Puree (Aldi)

Very, very delicious.
I thought I had already reviewed this one a while back, so I let my wife have it. But as it turns out, it was the apple banana strawberry variety. Oops! Then I forgot all about it, got it again a few months later for my son, still thinking I had reviewed it, until I finally researched and discovered that I had not. So back to Aldi I went, just to grab one of these little guys!

And man oh man, was it worth it: what a fantastic flavor. One of my main complaints with this line, is that, in a vast majority of the flavors with banana in them (and there are a lot), it was very hard to taste that fruit specifically. Here, though, there is a perfect balance between all three fruits, where each one is detectable and distinguishable from each other. I thought the raspberry would add too much tartness (which I more than likely would not be a fan of), but thankfully, the apple and banana both bring just the right amount of sweetness to the table to counteract the sour raspberry taste.

This one, like the Apple Banana Strawberry variety, also adds (organic) yogurt into the mix. I’ve gotta be honest with you: I don’t notice a difference in taste or texture between the ones that add yogurt, and the ones that don’t. Maybe that’s the idea, that the yogurt is simply used to make the texture as smooth as all the other ones (it has the same consistency of applesauce, with ever-so-slight bumps throughout, but goes down easy), as opposed to being used as a flavor enhancer. If this is the case, it does its job well.

I like raspberries, but I don't love raspberries, and I thought that preference would be the decider as to how much I like this one. But that wasn't the case at all; all the fruits are given equal opportunity to shine, and all of them stand out, meaning I can finally taste the banana in one of these pouches! If this one isn't outright my favorite flavor in the Little Journey Organics line, it's certainly up there. As with the others in this line, the combination of value and taste is extraordinary and not to be missed.

Overall: 9/10. I wasn’t expecting to like this one so much, but it has shot toward the top of my favorite flavors list, if not outright claiming the number one spot. There's a nice equal balance of tart and sweet that complement each other nicely, without either side overwhelming the other. Again, the added yogurt just seems to be more for texture than flavor, as I can't tell the difference between taste in the ones with yogurt, versus without. But that's just a moot point, because this is an excellent flavor that will appeal to kids just as well as adults: the fact that it's organic and only $.79 (as of this writing) are just extra icing on the cake.


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