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Best Mealtime Range or Product: Piccolo Foods

Best Mealtime Range or Product: Piccolo Foods


Piccolo is a family that’s here to support your growing family. With a passion for nutritious food and family mealtimes spent together, we make healthy (not to mention tasty) organic cooking products, snacks and pouches. Packed with quality vegetables, fruit and herbs, our products are organic, nutritionist approved and full of everything your little ones need and nothing they don’t – no GMOs, no palm oil, no nasties.

All of our products are developed by co-founder and infant nutritional expert, Alice Fotheringham, to help parents give their families a nutritious start in life. Our products span smooth purees suitable from four months, textured meals suitable from 7 months, teething snacks, cooking sauces & stock cubes – so we’re with you every step (or crawl) of the way.

We have carefully created our nutrient-rich recipes to be better than best. Made using only real, first-class natural ingredients to provide the best nutrition and support parents from pram to playground.

We’re also very excited to have recently launched our game-changing, up-aging range of kids products (3 years+), all perfect for lunchboxes, nutritionist approved and with no added sugar.

Piccolo Kids range

The new Piccolo Kids range is based on 3 key principles:

1) taste kids will love
2) a guaranteed nutritional benefit including a source of either Vitamin C, fibre or protein
3) a fun, interactive world of monsters with a clear differentiation from its baby range

You can find us Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose, Coop, Marks & Spencer, Boots, Ocado, Superdrug, Whole Foods Market, Holland & Barrett and Planet Organic as well as on-demand digital delivery services like Go Puff and Gorillas, and many independent and online retailers, including its our online store.

Piccolo is passionate that children should enjoy the healthiest and most nutritious food from the very start. We provide parents with pouches ideal for weaning to encourage a lifetime of healthy eating, as it’s no small feat finding pouches that are full of natural ingredients and flavours, without any added nasties.

Our smooth blend of pears, bananas, coconut milk & baby rice with cinnamon is the ultimate breakfast or snack. Popped in a handy resealable pouch, the Pear, Banana, Coconut Milk and Baby Rice Pouch is the perfect option for busy family life on the go. Not only are the pouches great for weaning, but the smoothie like texture also means they can be enjoyed by the whole family!

When babies begin their weaning journey, it’s important to introduce well balanced flavours help develop their taste buds. Our Pear, Banana, Coconut Milk & Baby Rice pouch has 46% less sugar than other rice-based baby pouches on the market. The inclusion of cinnamon also helps to introduce more developed flavours early on in our little ones journey with food. In using more natural sugars derived from fruit and spices, we’ve worked hard to make sure our pouches aren’t just delicious, but beneficial to a babies journey with food.

Research highlights the importance of maintaining a healthy amount of fibre when weaning, to support the development of our little ones digestive system. Piccolo’s Pear, Banana, Coconut Milk & Baby Rice pouch contains 58% more fibre than the average banana-based pouch on the market to help fuel our babies appetites and growth.

Piccolo strives to be pioneers within the baby food category. It is our mission to push boundaries to find the most effective ways to support growing families. Therefore, we’re consistently improving our sustainability efforts in our packaging’s recyclability. In 2021, we launched Yellow & Go, the UK’s first ever mono-material, fully recyclable pouches. These pouches are the latest addition to the ‘& Go’ range launched in 2019, with existing pouches made of 80% plant-derived materials. Piccolo Kids is also pioneering the way for recyclability in the category with 91% of the range completely recyclable from home, and more work underway to reach 100% recyclability. In 2023, we will also start rolling out brand new recyclable packaging for all baby pouches.

Piccolo is passionate that children should enjoy the healthiest and most nutritious food from the very start, and provide parents with products that encourage little ones to embrace a lifetime of healthy eating.

At Piccolo, we’re committed to giving 10% of our profits to charities supporting local families and has donated over 500,000 baby meals to families in need over the last two years. We’re currently working with our charity partner City Harvest, to help local families provide their children with the best start in life. It is also integral to the company that we ensure parents are getting the best quality products possible. At Piccolo, giving back and sustainable sourcing are core values of the business. We choose our suppliers with the greatest care, working directly with farmers to ensure that we know exactly what goes inside every one of our Piccolo pouches ensuring the best quality ingredients from farm to fork (or spoon!)