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Most Satisfied Customers | Rafferty’s Garden & ALDI

Aussies have rated Rafferty’s Garden and ALDI as joint top brands in Canstar Blue’s latest baby food ratings, with both scoring multiple five star ratings, including packaging convenience and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate baby food

Our review compares baby food on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which baby food they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 379 Australians for their feedback on the baby food product(s) they’ve purchased from a supermarket and used in the last six months. Note: this excludes baby formula, with the survey respondents must also be the parent or guardian of at least one child under the age of six.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their baby food brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a baby food brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Child enjoyment: the child seemed to enjoy the taste of the baby food product.
  • Variety & range: the baby food brand had a wide variety of flavours, food types and sizes available to purchase.
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and quantity of the baby food.
  • Texture & consistency: the baby food had the expected texture and consistency of the product and flavour type.
  • Packaging convenience: the baby food product packaging was aesthetically pleasing and easy to open and store.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • Rafferty’s Garden & ALDI Mamia
  • Baby Bellies
  • Annabel Karmel
  • Heinz
  • Only Organic
  • Coles

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Baby Food Brand − Rafferty’s Garden & ALDI

shepherd’s pie mini meal

Born in Australia back in 2007, Rafferty’s Garden has grown to become a global baby brand. With a range of food products including breakfasts, custards, purees and snacks, Rafferty’s Garden has all mealtimes sorted. The nutritional information and ingredients of each product are also listed on its website, so it’s easy for busy parents to decide which products to stock up on before heading down to the shops.

Rafferty’s Garden’s range begins with baby food pouches for those aged four months and older, with spinach, apple, broccoli & pea, pumpkin, apple & sweetcorn being some of the flavours available. Other food pouch lines include those for 6+ months, 8+ months, and ‘mini meals’ for 10+ months with dishes like shepherd’s pie and beef bolognese on the menu. The entire range additionally offers cereals, snacks, yoghurt, and ‘baby bowls’ for 6+ months and 8+ months, made with 100% recyclable packaging.

  • Rafferty’s Garden was rated five stars for variety & range, texture & consistency, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction, with four stars for value for money and child enjoyment.

ALDI Baby Food

Supermarket brand ALDI offers plenty when it comes to your weekly grocery shop, not only for you but your growing bub as well. Stocking a range of baby foods for those aged 4-months, 6-months and 12+-months, ALDI also offers organic options and snacks for all mealtimes. Options include a variety of 120g squeezy packs, with flavours including apple, banana & peach, pear & apricot, porridge and chocolate custard, with packs of bars also available, coming in a number of flavours to soothe picky eaters.

  • ALDI was rated five stars for child enjoyment, value for money, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction, and four stars for variety & range and texture & consistency.

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About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.


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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past Ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s baby food ratings:

  • 2022: Rafferty’s Garden
  • 2021: ALDI Mamia
  • 2020: Only Organic
  • 2019: ALDI Mamia
  • 2018: ALDI Mamia
  • 2015: Rafferty’s Garden

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