Bambino’s Baby Food seeks to expand use of seafood ingredients

Bambino’s Baby Food Founder and CEO Zoi Maroudas-Tziolas
Bambino’s Baby Food Founder and CEO Zoi Maroudas-Tziolas | Photo by Bhavana Scalia-Bruce/SeafoodSource
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Bambino’s Baby Food, a food company headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A., promotes seafood consumption for infants through its products, aiming to spur a love of seafood in children from an early age.

The idea behind the company's mission came from Bambino’s Baby Food Founder and CEO Zoi Maroudas-Tziolas, who worked in Alaska hospitals in the early 2000s when she began thinking about incorporating fish in baby food.

Hailing from Greece as a diet specialist, Maroudas-Tziolas blended her medical research background with her culinary expertise to create organic baby food products inspired by the Mediterranean diet.

“Bambino’s Baby Food is at the forefront of revolutionizing early childhood nutrition, offering a range of seafood products specifically designed to meet the nutritional and developmental milestones of babies and toddlers,” Maroudas-Tziolas told SeafoodSource. 

Bambino’s Baby Food currently uses halibut and salmon as two main sources for its baby food products, with each pouch containing 5 meals. Its seafood product line includes Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Strips, Hali Halibut, and Sockeye Salmon Bisque. 

Maroudas-Tziolas told SeafoodSource her company was attending the 2024 edition of Seafood Expo North America, which ran from 10 to 12 March in Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A., to explore new seafood products to incorporate into its baby food.

“Our unwavering commitment to quality, freshness, and superior nutrition resonates with the values of natural retail chains encountered at the Seafood Expo, including H-E-B, Whole Foods, and Wegmans. By incorporating seafood early in a child’s diet, we not only boost their health and development but also nurture a future generation of savvy seafood lovers, securing a thriving market for the years ahead,” Maroudas-Tziolas said. 

All seafood featured in Bambino’s products is wild-caught and carefully selected to ensure babies get good nutrients to maintain, repair, and create healthy new cells.

The company also focuses on sustainable sourcing. All of Bambino’s baby food offerings are approved for sale by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and certified Kosher and organic. All its products have been approved for consumption for babies 4 months old and above by allergists and pediatricians.

The company is also the first in the baby food sector to offer a national subscription service, offering home delivery to all 50 states. Bambino’s flash-freezes its products before shipping to help ensure freshness.

To facilitate nationwide orders, the company operates from its 3,000-square-foot facility in Anchorage and employs approximately 20 people.

Bambino’s Baby Food won first place in the 2016 Alaska Symphony of Seafood contest for retail products, and swept that year's People’s Choice awards with its halibut baby food product. 

Aside from its seafood-related baby food innovations, Bambino’s has also created the only commercially available cookie proven to desensitize high-risk infants to peanut allergies.

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