Chicken is an essential part of every growing toddler's diet. I thought that the Gerber Graduates Lil' Chicken Sticks would be a good way to introduce chicken to my son. I was very wrong. He does not like these meat sticks at all. When I opened the jar, the first thing I noticed was the strong smell of these chicken sticks. At first, I thought that the jar might have been rancid so I opened a second jar and the same odor was present. I realized that this was just the smell that was part of this product. I took one of the chicken sticks out of the jar and cut it up for my son. My toddler started gagging before he even ate one of these chicken sticks. He did pick up a piece of chicken, tried it, and spit it right back out. He did not like the texture or the flavor of this product. I did not try this product myself but the smell alone was enough to let me know that it would not be something I would like either. This Gerber product is not one of would recommend for older babies or toddlers.