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Toronto to get its first baby food bar for adults

Toronto is about to be home to what might be the world's first baby food bar. The specialty mush bar, set to open next month, will feature an astounding 280 flavours - one for each day of the human gestation period. Founder Jenny Henkleman hopes the endless variety will please skeptics.

Maybe you or someone you know swore by baby food in college - taboo aside, the tiny jars offer an affordable, nutrient rich grab 'n' go snack. Henkleman was one such student, and years of spooning through tins as she finished her arts degree at OCADU inspired her to open this baby food bar - called Nappies - in the recently shuttered This End Up space at 1454 Dundas West.

"I got hooked on the stuff. At first it seemed a little weird and regressive, but it was really cheap and nutritious. But I always wished that they made more like, fun flavours." Henkleman tells me.

All baby foods will be blended on site, with flavours including Mocha, Red Velvet, and Masala Chai. Complex blends will bear pop culture references such as Margot Tenenbaum (a flax-seed-based concoction with a chai after-taste) or The Cure (clove, blackberry, and "sadness"). Jars will come in one size only - tiny.

UPDATE: We can always dream. April Fool's.

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