FAQs

The answers to the most popular questions we get asked by parents, all under one roof

Where can I buy Mia & Ben pouches?

If you’re in the UK, you can order Mia & Ben pouches on Ocado, Abel & Cole, online at Sainsbury’s and the following stores:

ABERDEEN

Garthdee

Berryden Rd

ALTON

Drayman’s Way

ALTRINCHAM

Lloyd Street

ASHFORD

Bybrook, Simone Weil Avenue

ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE

Ashton Moss

AYLESFORD

Larkfield, Mills Road

BALLYMENA

Braidwater Retail Park, Larne Road 

BANBURY

Oxford Road

BARNET

New Barnet

BARNSTAPLE

Gratton Way

BASILDON

East Mayne

BASINGSTOKE

Kempshott

BATH

Green Park Road

BEACONSFIELD

Maxwell Road

BEDFORD 

Fairfield Park

BELFAST

Forestside

Holywood exchange

West Belfast

BENFLEET

Rayleigh Weir

BICESTER

Pioneer Square

BIGGLESWADE

Bells Brook

BIRMINGHAM

Maypole

Castle Vale

Longbridge

Selly Oak Boulevard

BISHOP’S STORTFORD

Jackson Square

BLACKPOOL

Talbot Road

BOGNOR REGIS

Shripney Road

BOLTON

Trinity Street

BOURNEMOUTH

Castle Lane West

BRACKNELL

Bagshot Road

BRADFORD

Harrogate Road

BRENTWOOD

William Hunter Way

BRIDGEND

The Derwen

BRIDGWATER

The Clink

BRISTOL

Emersons Green

Winterstoke Road

East Filton

Castle Court

Portishead

BROMLEY

Walters Yard

BURTON-ON-TRENT

Union Street

BURY ST.EDMUNDS

Bedingfeld Way

CAMBERLEY

Watchmoor Park

CAMBRIDGE

Coldhams Lane

CANNOCK

Voyager Drive

CARDIFF

Colchester Avenue

CARLISLE

Colchester Avenue

Thornhill

CHEADLE

Wilmslow Road

CHELMSFORD

Springfield

CHELTENHAM

Tewkesbury Road

CHESTER

Caldy Valley Road

CHESTERFIELD

Rother Way

CHICHESTER

Westhampnett Road

CHIPPENHAM

Bath Road

CHRISTCHURCH

Lyndhurst Road

COBHAM

Bridge Way

COLCHESTER

Stanway

COLNE

Windy Bank

CORNWALL

Penzance

COVENTRY

Canley

CRAIGAVON

Rushmere Shopping Centre

CRAMLINGTON

Manor Walks Shopping Centre

CRAWLEY

West Green

CROYDON

Purley Way

CWMBRAN

Llewellyn Road

DARLINGTON

Victoria Road

DARTFORD

Crayford

DERBY

Chaddesden

Kingsway

Osmaston Park

DIDCOT

Central Drive

DONCASTER

Thorne Road

DUNDEE

Tom Johnston Road

DUNGANNON

The Oaks Centre

DUNSTABLE

Luton Road

DURHAM

Arnison Retail Centre

EAST GRINSTEAD

Brooklands Way

EASTBOURNE

Hampden Park

EDGWARE

Broadwalk Shopping Centre

EDINBURGH

Cameron Toll

ELLESMERE PORT

Kinsey Road

ELY

Lisle Lane

ENFIELD

Crown Road

EPSOM

Kiln Lane

EXETER

Alphington Road

FAREHAM

Broadcut

FARNHAM

Dunstable

FERNDOWN

Ringwood Road

FOLKESTONE

West Park Farm

GATESHEAD

Team Valley

GILLINGHAM

Hempstead Valley

GLASGOW

Darnley

East Kilbride

Olympia

Braehead

GLOUCESTER

Barnwood

GODALMING

Woolsack Way

GRAVESEND

Pepper Hill

GRAY’S

Chafford Hundred

GUILFORD

Burpham

HALIFAX

Wade Street

HAMPSHIRE

Waterlooville

HAMPTON

St Clares

HARLOW

Fifth Allende Avenue

HARROWGATE

Wetherby Road

HARROW

Kenton

HAVERHILL

Haycocks Road

HAYES

Lombardy Retail Park

HAYWARDS HEATH

Bannister Way

HELSTON

Clodgey Lane

HEMEL HAMPSTEAD

Apsley Mills

HEREFORD

Barton Yard

HASSLE

Hull

HIGH WYCOMBE

Oxford Road

HODDESDON

Brewery Road

HORNCHURCH

High Street

HORSHAM

Worthing Road

HOVE

West Hove

HUDDERSFIELD

Shorehead

ILFORD

Roden Street

IPSWICH

Warren Heath

IRVINE

Ayr Road

KEIGHLEY

Sainsburys Centre

KENDAL

Mint Bridge

KENT

Herne Bay

KIDDERMINISTER

2 Carpet Trades Way

KIDLINGTON

Oxford Road

KING’S LYNN

Kings Lynn Hardwick

KINGSTON UPTON THAMES

Sury Basin

KIRKCALDY

Water Lane

LANCASTER

Cable Street

LEEDS

Moortown

LEICESTER

Fosse Park

LEIGH

Leigh Atherleigh Way

LETCHWORTH

Third Avenue

LINCOLN

Marsh Mills

LISBURN

Sydenham

LITTLEHAMPTON

Rustington

LIVERPOOL

Rice Lane

LOANHEAD

Straiton

LONDON

Monks Lane

Marshall Lake

Mere Green

Shrewsbury

Lincoln

Fosse Park

Edenthorpe

Macclesfield

Chester

Eltham

Altrincham

Lee Green

Streatham Common

Clapham Common

Dulwich

Wandsworth

South Woodford

Chiswick

Cromwell Road

Harringay

Winchmore Hill

Low Hall

Whitechapel

Islington

Balham

Merton

Beckton

Ladbroke Grove

Finchley Road

Camden

Sydenham

Beaconsfield

cannock

Sunderland

Canley

Cheadle

East Prescot Road

Northwich

Stafford

Blackhall

Chaddesden

Preston

Stratton

Ellesmere Port

Upton

Ripley

LONDON DERRY

Durham

LOUGHTON

Halifax

LUTON

Shorehead

MACCLESFIELD

Castle Court

MAIDENHEAD

East Filton

Paignton

MANCHESTER

Straiton

Castle Boulevard

Bradford

MANSFIELD

Coldhams Lane

MARKET HARBOROUGH

Worle

MILTON KEYNES

Perton

Hull

MORECAMBE

Archer Road

NANTWICH

Keighley

NEWBURY

Chesterfield

NEWCASTLE

Prestwick

NEWCASTLE UPON TYME

Warrington

NEWPORT

Wigan

Lancaster

NEWRY

Beeston

NORTH WALSHAM

Stockport

NORTH HAMPTON

Whitley Bay

NORTHWICH

Hanley

NORWICH

Kingsway

Darnley

Denton

NOTTINGHAM

Tamworth

Wrexham

OLDBURY

Bamber Bridge

OLDHAM

Kirkcaldy

ORPINGTON

Telford

Moortown

OSWESTRY

Hoddesdon

OXFORD

Wallington

PAIGNTON

Alphington Road

PETERBOROUGH

Rice Lane

Craigavon

PLYMOUTH

Wednesfield

POOLE

North Walsham

PORTSMOUTH

Berryden Road

POST TOWN

Hazel Grove

PRESTON

Tadley

Sury Basin

PRESTWICK

Ashton Moss

RADSTOCK

Osmaston Park

RAMSGATE

Sprucefield

READING

Oldham

REDDITCH

Didcot

RHYL

Chafford Hundred

RICHMOND

Cramlington

RIPLEY

Team Valley

ROWLEY REGIS

Spalding

RUGBY

Scarborough

SALE

Darlington

SCARBOROUGH

Crystal Peaks

SEVENOAKS

Arnold

SHEFFIELD

Isle of Wight

Castle Vale

Castlepoint

SHREWSBURY

Loughton

SITTINGBOURNE

Holywood Exchange

SLOUGH

Olympia

SOLIHULL

Midsomer Norton

Urmston

SOUTH WOODHAM FERRER

Bishops Stortford

SOUTHHAMPTON

Orpington

Welwyn Garden City

Helston

SPALDING

Stanway

ST. ALBANS

Newcastle Under Lyme

Nantwich

ST. LEONARDS-ON-SEA

Maidenhead

STAFFORD

Milton Keynes

STAINES

Dungannon

STEVENAGE

West Belfast

STIRLING

Gloucester Quays

STOCKPORT

Braehead

Coln

STOKE-ON-TRENT

Slough Uxbridge Road

SUNDERLAND

Bicester

Newport

SURREY

Morecambe

SUTTON

Irvine

SUTTON COLDFIELD

Portishead

SWANSEA

Wakefield Marsh Way

SWINDON

Southampton Portswood

Heaton Newcastle

TADLEY

Mansfield

TAMWORTH

Ely

TAUNTON

Penzance

TELFORD

Carisle

TONBRIDGE

Heaton Park

TORQUAY

Waterlooville

TRORO

Bognor Regis

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Kings Lynn Hardwick

UXBRIDGE

Wakefield Ings Road

WAKEFIELD

Leigh Atherleigh Way

Sunderland North

WALLINGTON

Longbridge

WALTON-ON-THAMES

Selly Oak Boulevard

WARLINGHAM

Dorridge

WATFORD

Herne Bay

WELWYN GARDEN CITY

Sheffield Wadsley Bridge

WESTON-SUPER-MARE

Shenley Church End

WHITELY BAY

Thanet West Wood Cross

WIGAN

Redhill

WINCHESTER

Sutton

WIRRAL

Kendal

WITNEY

South Woodham Ferres

WOKING

Wolverhampton St Marks

WOKINGHAM

High Wycombe

WOLVERHAMPTON

Charlton Riverside

Fulham Wharf

WORTHING

Nine Elms

WREXHAM 

Bretton

YORK

Bolton

 

In Ireland, Mia & Ben pouches are available in the following Dunnes stores:

CARLOW

Sleaty Road, Carlow

CAVAN

Church Road, Cavan

CLARE

Skycourt, Shannon

CORK

Carrigaline

Charleville

Clonakilty

Bandon Road, Bishopstown, Cork

Douglas Court, Cork

Market Square, Mallow

Macroom

DONEGAL

Forte Shopping Centre, Letterkenny

DUBLIN

Ashleaf, Crumlin

Blanchardstown

Charlestown

Citywest

Clondalkin

Cornelscourt

Donaghmede

Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street

Northside

Ongar

Swan Centre, Rathmines

Leopardstown, Sandyford

Stephens Green

Swords Pavilions, Swords

Tallaght

GALWAY

Briarhill, Galway

Terryland, Galway

Edward Square, Galway

Westside

KERRY

Killarney

North Circular Road, Tralee

KILDARE

Manor Mills, Maynooth

Newbridge

KILKENNY

MacDonagh Junction

LAOIS

Kyle Shopping Centre, Portlaoise

LONGFORD

Longford

LIMERICK

Childers Road, Limerick

New Jetland, Limerick

Parkway, Limerick

LOUTH

Colpes Cross, Drogheda

Ard Easmuinn Road, Dundalk

The Marshes, Dundalk

Neighbourhood, Dundalk

MAYO

Ballina

MEATH

Ashbourne

OFFALY

Bridge Centre, Tullamore

Edenderry

ROSCOMMON

Roscommon

TIPPERARY

Oakville, Clonmel

Annbrook, Nenagh

Roscrea

Tipperary Town

New Davis Road

WATERFORD

City Square

Dungarvan

WESTMEATH

Harbour Place

Montree

Irishtown, Athlone

 

 

 

What is HPP?

HPP stands for High-Pressure Processing and is a food preservation technique that uses high pressure, rather than heat, to make our products safe to eat. Because of this, the vitamins and flavours of fruit and veg are protected and our pouches must be chilled to be kept fresh.

How should I store the pouch?

Mia & Ben should be stored in the fridge until you’re ready to use it. If you’re heading out, using a cool bag would be ideal but if that’s not possible a Mia & Ben pouch will stay safe to eat for 6 hours once out of the fridge.

What do I do if my baby cannot finish the whole pouch?

Once opened Mia & Ben pouches will keep fresh for up to 48 hours in the fridge. Many grown-ups also enjoy adding any leftover puree to their own food and drink, such as in stews or porridge.

When can I introduce Mia & Ben to my baby?

Every baby is different, but UK government guidelines suggest introducing complementary foods (weaning) from around 6 months of age. Speak to your health care practitioner, or health visitor, about when is right for you and your baby.

Are your pouches BPA free?

Yes! Although the European Food Safety Authority and UK Food Standards Agency have deemed the continued use of BPA in plastics production safe to humans, we have decided to ensure all our pouches are BPA free.

Are your pouches recyclable?

Our pouch caps can be recycled with your household plastics, but unfortunately the pouch itself cannot be. Whilst we’ve made a start towards resolving this issue by ensuring there’s no aluminium in our pouch, there’s more work to be done. In the meantime, head to Terracycle website to find out how you can take our pouches to specialised drop-offs for recycling.

What about allergens?

Absolutely all the ingredients in our food are listed on the back of our pouches so you can easily check for any allergens that concern you. Rest assured there are no preservatives or additives in our food.

Is Mia & Ben suitable for vegetarian/vegan/gluten free/lactose free babies?

Yes. All our purees are 100% natural, gluten and lactose free. They are completely plant-based and do not require extra flavourings. They have also been produced without the risk of contamination.

What are the UK dietary requirements for babies?

The Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) for babies change almost monthly in the first few years of life, as they are growing so rapidly. To keep up to date online resources such as nutrition.org.uk can be helpful, or ask your health care provider for guidance.

How can I contact you?

Email us on welcome@miabenorganic.com or get in touch via any of our social media accounts, day or (sleepless) night.

Why are you called Mia & Ben?

Mia & Ben were two of the most popular baby names in 2016, the year that we were founded.

Why do all of your flavours contain fruit?

HPP technology requires a pH value of 4.5 or less to ensure the food is safe to eat. To achieve this, we use fruits as these contain natural acids. This is a restriction of our technology that our science-buffs in Mia & Ben HQ are working hard to resolve. Head over to ‘Our Story’ page for their latest updates.

All of your products contain sugar - what are you doing about it?

All of the sugars in our products come from the fruits & vegetables they contain. Our HPP technology requires us to achieve a pH value of 4.5 for food safety and we achieve this by using acid-containing fruits. We are working hard on alternative options for lowering pH but continue to believe the better flavour, colour and vitamin preservation HPP technology provides makes Mia & Ben products a cut-above other baby food offerings.

Can I freeze Mia & Ben pouches?

Unfortunately, you can’t freeze Mia & Ben  in their packaging. They can be squeezed into lolly moulds for any cool treat or a teething helper. We do not recommend freezing the pouches to extend the shelf life.