Photo credit: Organix
We’d travelled to Bournemouth after preschool the day before. Wriggly had literally spent the whole journey fidgeting. Between trains, she would try and slip her hand off mine, then pretend to run away from me. Not a fun game at rush hour, let me tell you! On the train, she would throw things on the floor, demand a new activity every 2 or 3 minutes, stand on her seat, play peek-a-boo with reluctant commuters and sing at the top of her voice. Entertainment at its finest!
Arriving in Bournemouth was a relief. We had a sea view room at The Park Central Hotel, and we had a sumptuous dinner at The Crab Restaurant, where I went for scallops (my absolute favourite when eating out), crab risotto and a trio of lemon desserts. I was in heaven. Wriggly fell asleep on my lap, mid-main course, and by the time I finished my dessert, she was snoring, much to the amusement of customers sat around us.
After a good night’s sleep, Wriggly and I were back at at The Crab Restaurant and this time round, Wriggly stayed conscious the whole time. She had 3 bowls of cereal and a couple of glasses of freshly squeezed juice. As for me, I went for avocado and halloumi for breakfast, served with strong coffee. Best way to start the day!
Wriggly and I then walked to the beach, rocking the Mummy and toddler twinning look with our Cienta shoes and our jeans. My plan was to sit on the sand together and enjoy the calm and peace of an early morning on the beach. I was fooling myself, right?
Within a couple of minutes, Wriggly had managed to run away from me, take off her shoes and jeans, and she was happily jumping up and down on the edge of the water, in her Pull-Ups and top.
… then she fell. Oh dear! My bouncy girlie turned into a grumpy toddler. I slipped my jumper on her (she wasn’t remotely impressed) and carried her back to our room, where we got ready to go to Organix HQ.
I absolutely love working with family-friendly businesses that turn my working week into special days and trips with my children and I am proud to work with Organix. Wriggly had a great time too, playing with other children when I was in my meeting. She had so much fun with the other children I found her snoring and wrapped in my pashmina when I went to pick her up.
The company holds a special place in our hearts as it’s the first brand I ever trusted for snacks and treats that were not made by me. It still is my go-to brand for birthday party treats, snacks for school, lunchbox extras and after school goodies.
Photo credit: Organix
Over the past 25 years, Organix have developed an extensive range of products:
• Food for weaning, with a variety of flavours and textures, fruit pots and finger foods
• Goodies, aimed at 12-month-olds and over, are all about children taking ownership of their food
• The Punk’d range, which is aimed at older children, and can be found in the snack aisle
The No Junk Promise principles apply throughout the whole range.
Organix treats are organic, do not contain any junk whatsoever and they taste absolutely delicious (says the mum who ‘steals’ her children’s oaty bars and gingerbread biscuits).
Since 1992, Organix have been working hard to make food for little ones that is full of goodness, with a zero tolerance policy for junk and anything unnecessary. More than that, they have been campaigning to change the world of food for the better, on a large scale. Organix have a clear vision of a world where healthy, nutritious food is an option for everyone.
Check this short film. It sums it all up beautifully:
Rather than focusing on the past, Organix decided to write a letter to the children of tomorrow as they celebrate their 25th anniversary:
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I have just read their Sustainability Report and it is an insightful document. As I was reading it, I jotted down what I felt were the 25 core values and principles that define Organix.
2- Purpose before Profit
3- Benchmark for the Food Industry
4- No Junk Promise
5- Always Organic
6- Nothing Unnecessary
7- Setting Standards
8- Great Food
9- No Additives
10- No Preservatives
11- No Colourings
12- No Flavourings
13- Good Choices
18- Best Start in Life
20- Employee Wellbeing
21- Food You Can Trust
22- Reduce & Recycle
23- Working with Suppliers
25- Putting People First
Do you know many successful companies with such a strong ethos and powerful values? Me neither.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all opinions and photos (unless otherwise credited), are my own.