Pip & Pear


I have played “Airplane”, sang “here comes the buzzy bee” even eaten some myself but still baby Jack Golden is a fussy eater. He has a ferocious appetite but is so particular with what he will eat that it can be quiet stressful. So many toddlers and children with Autism have food aversions together with Sensory Processing Disorder which leaves a lot of stress on parent’s shoulders as they struggle to find foods their children will eat and also that are freshly made, goodness packed and above all else tasty to eat.

I always worry about Jack eating as his older brother Conor who has the same conditions as Jack can stop eating all together for months at a time and in the past has ended up in hospital as have many children with Autism who can refuse food and drink for any number of reasons. With that at the back of my mind I always encourage Jack to eat to stay healthy and strong.

Recently Irish Mum and Restaurateur Irene Queally very kindly sent Baby Jack some of her super delicious chilled baby food brand Pip & Pear to try out. Pip & Pear is a freshly homemade chilled Irish baby food, it is goodness packed with none of the guilt you might feel when buying baby food products. Irene is a mum of 2 beautiful children and as all mums know parenting and trying to work within or outside the home is a struggle at best, then consider you want to ensure your children eat the best possible foods, the most freshly made and tastiest too. Well it is easy to see why we Mammy’s are exhausted and all suffer from the very real Mammy guilt of should’a, would’a, could’a made more of an effort, done that better, gave more time and so on.IMG_3733

Irene is no different, she wanted the best for her lovely children but could not find a food product that provided home-cooked tastes, goodness packed which leaves the mammy guilt at the door. So she cooked up small batches of her own recipes in her restaurant ‘No.9 Barronstrand St’ Waterford, for her children and later for customer’s children. The response was over whelming and so she decided to make her delicious baby food available for babies all over Ireland; Pip and Pear was born.

Pip & Pear baby food is a chilled baby food that is available in the chilled food section in Supermarkets Nationwide. Irene sent on a super tasty hamper of Pip & Pear to baby Jack.

What I loved most about Pip & Pear is that it contains 100% organic fruit and vegetables, using only Bord Bia Approved Chicken, Lamb and Beef and each pot has up to 2 of little tot’s fruit and Veg five a day requirements. It is allergy friendly as well in that it is Gluten and Egg Free. It contains none of the nasty stuff you read about in some products has no added colors, flavors preservatives.

Pip & Pear chilled baby food also contain no added salt or sugar. It really is so well made and has already won countless awards most recently (literally only a few days ago!), Irene and her Pip & Pear products won Gold, Silver and Bronze in the Blas na hÉireann awards.x

Irene and her beautiful family at the recent Awards ceremony.x

Irene and her beautiful family at the recent Awards ceremony.x


The Big Question-

What did Ireland’s fussiest eater think?

Baby Jack devoured all he was sent! Irene sent Jack on chilled baby food covering 3 stages of development.

The first tasty pots he tried were from Stage 1 which covers 5+ Months. Jack was sent Banana Blue and Spiced Apple & Pear to try out. He loved them. As Jack is almost 2 I added the Banana Blue and the Spiced Apple & Pear to his favorite Granola and Natural Yoghurt to see would he still enjoy it his favorite treat. He gobbled both up! I was shocked as he is so iffy about food and change in particular.x



Spiced Apple and Pear added to Jack's morning Granola and natural yoghurt.x

Spiced Apple and Pear added to Jack’s morning Granola and natural yoghurt.x


I’l let the following photograph tell you what Jack thought.x

Super tasty.x

Super tasty.x

He loved them! He is so picky at what he will eat but he loved them.x For lunch on the following two days we tried the Lovely Lentils and the Fishy Dishy which are suitable for children at Stage 2- namely 7+months. At this point Jack was quiet unwell with the Flu so I wasn’t sure would he eat anything at all, but again he gobbled them up!

Stage 2.

Stage 2.


Vibrant colors and textures in Lovely Lentils.x

Vibrant colors and textures in Lovely Lentils.x

Fabulous Fishy Dishy

Fabulous Fishy Dishy

Having seen a fussy eater like Jack gobble up all of lunch two days in a row I knew there could be only one response to the Stage 3 10+ Months Pip & Pear goodies he was sent on.x

Baby Beef Ragu and Lamb Tagine

Baby Beef Ragu and Lamb Tagine

Jack loves strong flavored foods so I knew he would love the Baby Beef Ragu and the Lamb Tagine, they did not disappoint and as before he gobbled them all up.x Hands down his favorite was the Spiced Apple and Pear he just kept grabbing at my hand trying to get more and more lol! He loved it.

Pip & Pear are our family favorite now for baby Jack. A freshly, homemade Baby Food that is packed full of goodness with none of the junk so there really is no mammy guilt.x

Baby Beef Ragu

Baby Beef Ragu

Pip and Pear is available to buy in Supermarkets nationwide. You can find out more about this family favorite over on their website which you can find here or on their Facebook page which you can find here.

A huge thank you to all the Pip & Pear family for sending on their delicious baby foods for Jack, they are jam-packed with goodness, flavor, color and texture and Jack is now your number 1 fan! I will have to have a stock of Pip & Pear Spiced Apple & Pear in the fridge from now on!.x

Disclaimer- Baby Jack was sent on Pip &Pear tasty chilled baby food to try out. I received no payment whatsoever. The above Review is honest and all opinions are my own and that of Baby Jack.x

Lovely Lamb Tagine

Lovely Lamb Tagine


  1. October 9, 2015 / 8:24 am

    These meals do look/sound tasty for little ones. I think it’s really good that the meals are gluten and egg free. That makes it more accessible to children with allergies.

    Angela x

    • October 9, 2015 / 10:31 pm

      Totally agree it is great when you can get allergy free products in the chilled food section instead of searching the store for them.x

  2. October 9, 2015 / 10:11 am

    Looks gorgeous. Delighted the boys loved. I was on a list to get this for review too but it never arrived – was looking forward to it – so will check out in supermarket. Love the look of the ragu!

    • October 9, 2015 / 10:30 pm

      The Ragu is super tasty- i had to sneak a bit for myself when I saw Jack gobbling it all up.x I have stocked up the fridge now with a fresh supply for Jack.x

  3. October 9, 2015 / 10:36 am

    I am glad that Jack enjoyed them so much. Worrying about what the kiddos eat can be so stressful and even more so when you have had difficult experiences with food and his older brother. I have to say, these meals look really nice! I like that Pip & Pear is founded by a mum too!

    • October 9, 2015 / 10:28 pm

      It can be a huge worry but now I know he loves Pip & Pear we will always have a stock of them in our fridge.x

  4. October 9, 2015 / 10:49 am

    These look lovely. I like that they are organic and have no added salt or sugar. Sounds like they have some lovely flavours also. Glad you found something that he would eat!

    • October 9, 2015 / 10:01 pm

      Thanks Michaela it is always a relief when he tries new foods and it is even better when he loves themx

  5. October 9, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Wow, how amazing that he devoured it all when he is usually a fussy eater! That’s great news. Must have been tasty food! You’ll have to buy it in bulk! I had no idea that refusing food was common in children with autism. Must be very difficult and upsetting. x

    • October 9, 2015 / 10:00 pm

      I was so shocked especially on the days he was unwell with the flu.x He knows good food that is for sure.xx Yes it can be quiet common for children to refuse food, it is linked to SPD as well.x

  6. October 9, 2015 / 4:20 pm

    The Pip & Pear dinners look so wholesome! I thought I had Ireland’s fussiest eater in my house! I haven’t heard of these before but will go & look for them. I love buying Irish made products with good ingredients. Baby Jack has good taste x

    • October 9, 2015 / 9:59 pm

      They are honestly so delicious (of course I had to have a sneaky try) and are just like home cooked meals you would make yourself.x

  7. October 10, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    ooh I’m glad that Jack enjoyed his tasty treats. I hope he continues to eat and thrive.

    • October 15, 2015 / 2:20 pm

      Thanks so much Emmaxx He is doing great at the moment thank you so much xxx

  8. October 10, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    Oh I love Pip & Pear! Spiced apple over a bit of madeira, yum!

    The boy loves it too! Dead handy, real homemade food.

  9. October 12, 2015 / 8:29 pm

    Oh I haven’t heard of this brand (I don’t think) It looks amazing. Great post and review. Kaz x

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