The shocking contents of a Gerber baby food pouch left TikTok user @eraeholland seriously grossed out.
In the video, @eraeholland’s partner uses a knife to slice open the pouch, which appears to be a blend of pear and avocado. In the background, the TikToker says, “Turn it around … so you can see what it is.”
After emptying the contents of the pouch onto a paper plate, a congealed, greenish-brown substance is left at the bottom. Right away, it doesn’t look right.
At first, they wonder aloud whether or not it’s some browning avocado, but when they put it into a paper towel and rinse it off with water, the resulting substance is enough to make anyone gag.
“@Gerber what is in my baby’s food???” the TikToker captioned the post.
So far, the baby food brand hasn’t issued an official statement, and it remains unclear whether or not they reached out to @eraeholland directly. Additionally, In The Know reached out to the company for a comment but has yet to hear back.
In the meantime, the TikTok video has racked up more than 10 million views and received a ton of heated feedback from parents.
“You think that’s bad, there is so many ingredients in packet food that you wouldn’t eat if you knew,” one commenter wrote.
“It happens more than you think with those packages,” another parent shared. “I stopped buying them years ago.”
“Please just buy your own and steam it and blend it,” yet another person commented. “It is so easy y’all.”
In 2019, Healthy Babies, Bright Futures tested more than 160 products purchased from major baby food manufacturers. In the end, the results were shocking. Researchers found that 95% of store-bought baby foods contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury.
Even worse? About one-fourth of the foods tested featured all four of the heavy metals.
@eraeholland posted a follow-up video to address a common question from commenters: Was the baby food expired?
In the comments, other parents shared similar stories of their own.
“I had a gerber baby food the other day that didn’t expire until 2024 and it was all moldy inside,” one TikToker wrote.
“Whenever I use these for my son I never let him use the pouch I always pour it in one of his bottles,” shared someone else. “Never can be too sure.”
“This is why being a parent is so hard,” another mom concluded. “You have to make everything yourself if you want your baby safe. It’s ridiculous.”
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