Everything this brand makes was delicious. I was a little skeptical since there isn’t much in the boxes once you open them, but the flavors absolutely deliver. The boxes provided a decent amount of food for 2, but we supplemented it with naan. Both were super easy to prepare, making it an excellent choice for a quick weeknight dinner! The tarka was a great topping and I also used it on popcorn. Since I have to eat a low sodium diet, this was perfect.
I think the price point is a little high.. I would be more likely to buy if it was more like $8 for each box without needing to buy so many. I wish the website had more recipes— it just says it’s good with vegetables but need some guidance on the best ones!
I bought a variety pack of these to try. I was very interested in finding something super quick and easy to make for lunch and I'm on a low salt diet and liked that most of the flavors wasn't too high in sale. The Mexican Green Chile was the most flavorful and probably my favorite of the savory options. The Thai Coconut was the least flavorful which I was disappointed since I thought that would be my favorite. I was pretty skeptical of the Cinnamon Apple because I wasn't sure how that would go with lentils, but I actually loved it! It's important to follow the directions; the first time I missed that you should keep the lid on after cooking, but the experience was pretty easy to prepare. I agree with the other reviewer that I wish portions were a little bigger, or the price was $1 less.. I felt like I needed to make something in addition for lunch.
This beer was very light and refreshing. Overall, it was enjoyable to drink and would be great on a summer’s day. I appreciated the packaging wasn’t plastic, and it came cold! I am glad to see more non alcoholic beer options come out. As a previous beer drinker, there are more complex and interesting tasting options, but sometimes you just want something refreshing though and that’s when I’d reach for this!
I bought the compact stroller since we have family on the other coast and it was supposedly good for travel since you can store it in the overhead bins and it even comes with a carrying case. Due to the pandemic we hadn’t flown since the baby was born, so we didn’t get a chance to test this. However, we still use it to this day and it’s held up great. It also comes with a rain cover, and ours came with cold weather padding (neither of which we used, since, california). We weren’t looking for anything special in a stroller and don’t run, so we just wanted the basics. The price was also way better than other strollers I found. Yes, there are fancier strollers out there, but for the price, we’re very happy with our choice. We also got the infant attachment and it worked great.
I wish there was some more guidance on how to use it out of the baby phase. We’re not sure if we have the back at a good position or how to make it more comfortable for when our now toddler needs to use it.
We haven’t been that creative with our nugget— one of the triangles has been blocking a corner of the room that we don’t want our son to go to (which has been very helpful), and one just is on the floor of the room, but we also have propped it up and used it to hide behind which my son loved and found hilarious. We have one in the living room and my son likes using it as a slide from the couch. It’s given him a safe place to get his energy out as he crawls all over it. It is pretty sturdy. I like that the covers are washable. Surprisingly it’s not too hard to get them back on. Bonus - I was looking to buy a futon cushion or something to sleep on while we had guests and then was like wait, these look like the nugget.. we should just sleep on those. We did and it wasn’t too bad.
A friend recommended this company to me. I got the play mat and was generally happy with it and it was high quality. I thought the tent would be fun, but my baby was barely interested in sitting inside under it at that point so I got less use than I thought at that stage. Also some of the sections of the mat my baby rarely showed interest in. The black and white cards and mirror were the highlights, and we hung rings from the center that were the biggest hit. I wish the play mat came with a chain of rings. The first boxes had some overlap with the play mat so I bought 2 of the later ones. He played a lot with nearly all the toys. Some of them got a lot of play, or he would go back to them later. Some of the boxes had one or two items only that I wanted, so I joined a facebook group and bought them used. There is a huge resale value on these toys if you are worried about the cost. I haven’t sold any of mine yet, but you can definitely recoup a bunch of the cost through said groups. I also bought the soft stacking baskets and the car from their target line. The baskets were great since he was into the throwing stage, and these were completely soft to throw. The car he didn’t show as much interest in. I also got the tunnel — pretty good, my son liked it but didn’t use it as much as I thought. I liked that it is organic cotton although I wish it was washable. Finally, I got the block set. My son does like it. The shape sorter is kinda weird, only certain blocks have holes for them so you need to separate out the ones that match and only give those or there will be frustration. My son loved the bead threading, but then would swing them around, and since they’re heavy blocks, it turned into a weapon. So I had to hide that for a while. The blocks only fit inside the box if you do it perfectly, and my son first was upset the box wouldn’t close. So I also hid some blocks for a while so it would close.
Making the books available to buy individually. A lot of them look interesting and I bought some earlier ones on a facebook group. Would have preferred buying them directly. Some people on the group are really selling them for way more than they should be, like $30 a book, so this seems like a missed opportunity. The boxes used to come with more toys. Lovevery said they would rather focus on fewer items that are better, but at this price point, some of the earlier versions definitely seem more worth the cost.
I slowly add more and more to my Parachute collection. I started out with the waffle robe and loved it. Then I got the waffle towels, and we still use them daily. Next I got a linen comforter. It was exactly the look I wanted, and I ended up getting it on a great sale. Recently I bought my toddler the hooded towel, and it’s a great size and so soft. Finally, I just bought a sleep dress, and I’m loving it because it is so soft and nice feeling. In fact I am wearing it now. And a throw blanket that is yet to come. I compared a few different throw blankets (see below comments), but at the end, Parachute had the best color option. Parachute has 2x a year sales so I usually just wait for that. I like that everything is oeko tex certified. I wish everything was also organic/gots certified too though. Sometimes I want to order other brands (and sometimes I do) that are gots certified, but usually Parachute has better style/colors. If Parachute had this then it’d be no competition!
Rad Power Bikes
My husband and I both bought rad runners, and we love them. They are pretty affordable for electric bikes and look nice. We are both just casual bike riders. We live in a place where there is so much to do about 1-3 miles away, so we wanted an easy and quick way to go without getting in a car or going on a really long walk (which we used to do sometimes before these bikes). These are perfect for this sort of use. My husband has the baby seat on the back of his and says the ride is really stable. He has the small rack on the front. He uses it for taking our son to daycare every weekday. I have the large rack and basket on the back of mine and we use it often for groceries. My only slight annoyance is my brakes squeak really loudly. This happened since I first got it. I can probably get it fixed but I’m a bit confused on how to find someone that supports these bikes, and I think it should have not had this happen right after purchase.
So, when I first started ordering these, I was sooo happy. The food was absolutely delicious (I would also eat it lol). I liked that they were frozen so we could use them whenever we needed to as a supplement to our dinners. I used yumi and little spoon before this for purées so this was a great next step for my baby. He enjoyed most of these and definitely had his favorites. However, I had a lot of delivery issues with them sending me things I did not order (and my baby did not like) instead of the flavors I ordered. Luckily, they’d refund me, but it was still a hassle. Shipping dates were also inconsistent, so I’d run out and stress about needing to come up with some other options. But what caused me to stop ordering them was then that the food quality became inconsistent. Flavors that we had ordered many times before came and were inedible. Literally my baby had favorites and loved them and then refused to eat them, and I could see why after I also tried them. I reported this to the company but they didn’t have an explanation. Also, they launched toddler meals around this time so I tried them all and they were also inedible. The consistency once heated up was just not right. The larger veggies were soggy. My baby refused to eat them and I tried eating them to not waste it but couldn’t force myself to. I don’t know what happened here.. maybe they have stabilized quality since. But it made me very sad when I had to stop ordering this.
My baby liked the baby food, and I was pretty happy ordering this for a while. My only issue was I wish we could order them without the spoons. We always ate them at home where we have our own spoons, so it was extremely wasteful that every one came with a spoon that we never used. Eventually I tried the plates and did not like them. I don’t trust plastics in the microwave so I was a bit wary. Even though I heated them up according to the directions, the food just wasn’t right. My toddler refused to eat most of the food.