I bought a bunch of jars of the third foods that Gerber makes before we fully introduced my niece to table food. The chunkyness of the third food jarred food helps get your little on fully adjusted to chunkier foods, and less liquified and mushy food. While we didn't use them for very long, they were great while we did use them. The flavor variety is well expanded from just the second foods, getting your little one not only used to the texture but the more complex flavors of adult foods. The varieties are great, the prices are good, and because they are in bigger jars they keep baby's tummy full for longer. Quality of Ingredients The quality of ingredients in Gerber's third foods are like all the other Gerber made foods. They are the highest quality of ingredients, and they are just what baby's sensitive and still developing tummy need in order to stay happy and healthy. Safety Third foods are great for older babies who are just about ready for table foods, they aren't safe for younger babies.