Posted May 17, 2005:
Children have a new choice when it comes to eating their vegetables—ice
cream. Fresh Daisy, a UK-based organic frozen baby food company,
is introducing a line of vegetable ice creams and frozen yogurts.
Recipe creator, Bruce Hudson, hopes a familiar treat, bright colors
and tantalizing flavors such as pea, carrots and orange, and parsnip
and pear will win over fussy eaters.
"When babies get to one-year-old they are not prepared to
try any thing new. Parents need to get them on vegetables early.
We thought of introducing the more difficult things like broccoli
and cabbage into ice-cream.,” Hudson was quoted by the Daily
Mail as saying, “If you say to children it's purple or green
ice-cream it's easier to get them to eat it than straight forward
cabbage or broccoli."
According to company reps initial tests have been positive and
at least one mom is confirming success with the pea, parsnip and
pear, and carrot and orange but the verdict is still out on the
cabbage. “It’s a great color for an ice cream, but it’s
a strong taste,” she is quoted as saying.