Bournemouth with Wriggly & Happy 25th Anniversary, Organix! 

Wriggly and I spent one sunny Tuesday in Bournemouth, where we  met with fellow ‘No Junk Journey’ mums Philippa, Grace, Kate and Molly to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Organix.

This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Organix. The healthy children's food brand launched a really insightful sustainability report recently.

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!

This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Organix. The healthy children's food brand launched a really insightful sustainability report recently.

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!

This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Organix. The healthy children's food brand launched a really insightful sustainability report recently.

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?

This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Organix. The healthy children's food brand launched a really insightful sustainability report recently.

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.

This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Organix. The healthy children's food brand launched a really insightful sustainability report recently.

… 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.

This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Organix. The healthy children's food brand launched a really insightful sustainability report recently.

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.

This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Organix. The healthy children's food brand launched a really insightful sustainability report recently.

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.

This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Organix. The healthy children's food brand launched a really insightful sustainability report recently.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.

This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Organix. The healthy children's food brand launched a really insightful sustainability report recently.

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:

Photo credit: Organix

 

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.

 

1- Pioneers

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

14- Sustainability

15- Campaigning

16- Heathier

17- Ethical

18- Best Start in Life

19- Integrity

20- Employee Wellbeing

21- Food You Can Trust

22- Reduce & Recycle

23- Working with Suppliers

24- Educating

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. 

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33 Comments

  1. Prateek Goel
    29/07/2017 / 11:04 am

    This is something different. Nicely reviewed!!! These core values of organix looks interesting. However, I think you had a great time our at Bournemouth.

    • 29/07/2017 / 6:45 pm

      We both had a fab time, and I couldn’t begin to describe how much I love Organix (well, I just had a pack of gingerbread men if that counts!).

  2. Ania Travels
    29/07/2017 / 11:44 am

    This sounds like a lovely company, I don’t have kids but I’ve tried some of the Organix oatmeal before. I do love family friendly companies though. I love your matching shoes too <3

    • 29/07/2017 / 6:46 pm

      Those bars are gorgeous, aren’t they? My favourite ones are the carrot oaty bars!

  3. Via Bella
    29/07/2017 / 3:55 pm

    Your daughter is so darling! I love that you give a comprehensive report on Organix. I have heard of them but not a whole lot so it’s good to know some more good companies.

    • 29/07/2017 / 6:50 pm

      Thanks lovely. Organix is such a great business. I’m glad my post gave you a bit more info about it.

  4. KW
    29/07/2017 / 8:58 pm

    Gosh I didn’t know the company had been around for so long. Great review as always. Looks like you had a good time too, I guess it was tiring! Did you manage to go on the little train that goes along the seafront? We stayed nearby earlier in the year and had a lovely time. Early in the morning the beach was virtually desserted.

    • 29/07/2017 / 11:30 pm

      I didn’t even spot the little train along the seafront! It was probably way too early when we went, ha ha!

      • KW
        04/08/2017 / 7:28 pm

        Yes, I think it was from 10am until 4pm so you must have been working hard to have missed it!

  5. 30/07/2017 / 6:22 am

    I love Organix for my kids. I live in Paris and bring lots of the snacks over from the U.K. with me. Lots of my friends here do too! Organix if you’re reading this – supply in France!!!! halloumi for breakfast – yummy. And loving your matching shoes ???? Kate

      • 30/07/2017 / 8:15 pm

        Hahaha!

    • 30/07/2017 / 11:11 pm

      I know, I wish we could find them in France! Whenever I go home, I take loads and loads of Organix treats for my nephews and my 4 little ones.

  6. 30/07/2017 / 9:22 am

    What a fab way to spend a day!! I love Organix and their ethos, all brands should live by their principles 🙂

    • 30/07/2017 / 8:14 pm

      I couldn’t agree more! The beautiful thing is they’re happy to be 100% transparent so other companies can do exactly the same thing. They’re my heroes!

  7. 30/07/2017 / 7:57 pm

    We love organix, my son had a soft oat bar every day since he eats solids. We even take them for holidays, I just buy enough for the whole holiday.

    • 30/07/2017 / 8:09 pm

      I do exactly the same! I’ve just stocked up for our upcoming trip to France.

  8. 30/07/2017 / 9:16 pm

    Beautiful array of photos! I can’t believe organix has been around that long. But I suppose I must’ve been too old for it – which makes me feel very old! Haha.

    • 30/07/2017 / 11:12 pm

      I know! I was really surprised too when I found out it was their 25th anniversary! They seem so ‘out there’ (in a good way haha!), I would never have imagined a business with such a strong ethos making it work in 1992, when organic food was not yet a ‘thing’ and people didn’t really read labels.

  9. fashionandstylepolice
    31/07/2017 / 8:40 am

    Sounds like a lovely day. I like the shoes. Goes so well with the denim.

    • 31/07/2017 / 9:38 am

      I love these little shoes! They’ve been my go-to footwear in the past few months.

  10. 31/07/2017 / 10:14 am

    Such a good ethos the brand have, as I don’t have kids I didn’t know much about them but they sound great x

    • 01/08/2017 / 8:42 pm

      They really are amazing!

  11. 31/07/2017 / 6:05 pm

    What a fab time spent. We went to Bournemouth ages ago and it looks like in my memories! Scallops sound nice too and Organix is a really good brand. Fab event to attend!

    • 01/08/2017 / 1:00 am

      It really was a great day. Every time I go to Organix HQ, I want to move in their office. It’s so so good there!

  12. Sarah
    31/07/2017 / 6:22 pm

    Looks like you had a great time. I also love Organix and it’s one of the only brands I choose for their snacks. They like them too!

    • 01/08/2017 / 1:02 am

      We really had a fab couple of days, Wriggly and I. I wish we could do things like that more often.

  13. 31/07/2017 / 11:09 pm

    What a fun little trip! A seaside room and a seafood dinner both sound so great. I love the photos of her by the water!

    • 01/08/2017 / 8:42 pm

      Thanks Nina. We both had a great time in Bournemouth.

  14. 02/08/2017 / 5:34 pm

    It was such a lovely event wasn’t it? Effie had so much fun – and the scallops at the Crab Restaurant, ah I’m still dreaming of them!

    • 02/08/2017 / 6:53 pm

      Best restaurant I’ve been to in ages!

  15. Lisa
    14/08/2017 / 10:56 am

    I love all the organix products! Didn’t realise they had been around so long.

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