Thursday, March 14, 2013

Newman's Own Organics Review and Giveaway

     

        If you have been paying attention you know I am a total snacker! I am always on the quest for finding the next greatest thing that also happens to be better than the average snack. 
         The second most important thing is looking for a product from a brand you know and love. Newman's Own Organics was established in 1993 as a division of Newman's Own.
        The sale of Newman's Own Organics products generates money for the Newman's Own Foundation to give away. Since 1982 Paul Newman and the Newman's Own Foundation have donated more than $350 million dollars to educational and charitable organizations worldwide.*
          Founded by Nell Newman and Peter Meehan, Newman's Own Organic's became it's own company in 2001. The two companies have two separate lines of products and I had the opportunity to try some of literally the best organic snacks I have ever had the chance to try!

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies- This was the first thing I decided to try out. I am a huge fan of orange flavored anything so this sounded right up my alley. Instantly upon opening the bag, I am hit with the most amazing scent. They smell delicious! I was finding it hard to believe anything about these were even slightly better for me than any other chocolate chip cookie on the market. I am not normally a crunchy cookie person but these are literally the greatest thing I have ever had. I love that they are smaller than normal cookies so they are more bite sized but I dare you to try not to eat the entire bag in one sitting!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies- I think I am officially a fan of the Newman's Own Organic Cookies! The oatmeal cookies were very similar to the Orange Chocolate Chip in texture, but the oatmeal flavor of these are subtle but still pretty spectacular! I can't get enough of these tiny cookies. 
Vanilla- A classic vanilla biscuit cookie, these are the perfect snack. Not only are these just a great, simple cookie, they are also absolutely adorable! Shaped like little alphabet blocks, I'm sure they would be a total hit with the kids!


Dark Chocolate Caramel cups- I really liked these! I am continuously surprised with everything I try and I love that the dark chocolate isn't overly bitter. I also appreciate that the chocolate is a firmer texture so it has a little bit of a bite. 
Milk Chocolate Caramel cups- A lovely milk chocolate version of the ones I had previously are just as delicious! If you are more of a fan of the milk chocolate than the dark chocolate maybe these are more up your alley, but both are just as awesome!
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cups- These taste exactly how you think they taste, but better! I am a huge fan of the popular York brand that has been around for years but their ratio of peppermint to chocolate was never quite right. These on the other hand are the perfect blend without one flavor being stronger than the other which makes these one of the top contenders in my favorites category!
Peanut Butter Cups- I think it's official, Newman's Own Organics has managed to produce the best dark chocolate I've ever had. I don't think I can get enough of this stuff!  I love the balance of the chocolate and peanut butter, it doesn't have that overly sweetened fake peanut butter taste that most candy bars have adopted. The dark chocolate is just amazing and I don't even know what to say anymore. It's just perfection.
Apricots- I can honestly say, I don't believe I've ever had a dried apricot before. These were less dry than I expected though. With a great chewy texture and sweet apricot flavor they weren't overly sweet or overly bitter. I think these would be great mixed in some yogurt or on top of some cereal or something. Unless you are a purist, and prefer to eat them as they are!
Prunes- I know what you are thinking, that's for old people! I've actually tried several different brands of prunes before and they are always overly sweet or have a weird after taste. I was surprised to find out that these are soft, chewy, lightly sweet, and actually quite delicious! Not at all what you thought you would get from a prune!
 Hermits- I was NOT expecting what I pulled out of the package with these cookies! A soft chewy molasses cookie with raisins, these are absolutely delicious. Definitely a cookie for the grown up who loves their cookies soft and their molasses sweet! And the packaging disclaimer on the back is adorable as well! "No hermits were harmed, mistreated, pestered or annoyed in the making of these cookies!"
Ginger O's- Literally the most interesting cream filled cookie I have ever eaten, and probably the best! You are almost fooled, thinking they will be a vanilla cookie and then a light ginger flavor comes almost out of nowhere and it's amazing! Dexter wouldn't stop stealing side glances, and jumping at crumbs. Definitely a top favorite!
Newman O's- I really liked these. I enjoyed that they were a great combination of chocolate cookie and peanut butter cream.


Pop's Corn- Popcorn is literally one of my favorite snacks. It is great when you are watching a movie. I have grown to prefer popcorn made on the stove over microwave popcorn, but sometimes you just need convenience. most microwave popcorns have a weird grease factor that you can't seem to get rid of but I really like that Pop's Corn is light and isn't overloaded with that weird neon grease.
Mocha Milk Chocolate- I'm about to throw down some truth here. I don't know if you are ready for it, but here goes. I HATE coffee! I don't like the smell, the taste, I don't like flavored coffees or anything like that. So seeing this made me a little sad, but I pushed on. The smell of this candy bar is pretty offensive as it straight up smelled like coffee when I opened the wrapper, but I went against every fiber of my being. My nostrils screamed in protest as I took a bite and I was waiting for that horrible coffee flavor to hit me. You can imagine my surprise when I realized that beyond the smell of the coffee in this bar, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I actually liked this candy bar. It wasn't bitter, or overly coffee saturated flavor-wise. There was still a slight coffee aftertaste but it was manageable. The chocolate itself was creamy and just sweet enough with a distinct high quality milk chocolate flavor. It was definitely worth trying! 
Dark Chocolate- I will say about this as I have said about all the other dark chocolate I've had, it's amazing. Not too bitter, not to sweet, it's a great balance with an amazing rich decadent texture that just melts in your mouth. Why haven't you bought some yet?!

Honey Wheat minis- A classic snack with a great twist...no pun intended. These pretzels are a crunchier texture, which I actually prefer. I have honestly never tasted a pretzel like this before. I have tried other honey wheat brands but they are either too wheat or too honey and sometimes they are just too bland. These pretzels are amazing! They are the perfect blend of salt and sweet and I bet you would find it hard to eat just one!
Unsalted Pretzel Rounds-  Not only do these have the most adorable shape (N), they are the perfect snack for pretzel dippers! I am notorious for disliking a ton of salt on anything I eat so I loved that these still had that great buttery pretzel flavor. They are definitely a more sturdy pretzel which means they were meant just for me. I love using pretzels to dip in cream cheese or cheese sauce. There really is nothing better than a good pretzel snack.
Wintergreen Mints- These mints are AWESOME! I am normally not a wintergreen person because they tend to be way too strong for me and it blasts my taste buds but I absolutely loved these. They have a great wintergreen flavor and are perfectly sweetened. They leave your mouth feeling cool and fresh. Dexter apparently liked them too as he managed to get a hold of one that got away and refused to give it up.
Peppermints- If you are looking for a mint that really makes your breath fresh these would be the ones! These mints are a great peppermint flavor and are literally the perfect breath mint. These things really clear out the sinuses and sometimes that is perfect when you really need the extra boost!

    Is your mouth watering yet? Well, I hope so, because Newman's Own Organics was gracious enough to allow me to choose FOUR of MY favorite items to hold a giveaway for YOU!  You have the chance to win: Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ginger-O's Creme Cookies, Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Cups, and the Mocha Milk Chocolate Bar! a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Information taken from their website.
FTC: The products shown were sent for review purposes, no other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

31 comments:

  1. I had no idea they had their own CHOCOLATE bars! Yum!!

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  2. I learned that since 1982 Paul Newman has donated more then $350 million dollars to educational and charitable organizations.
    Heather Blackwell

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  3. I learned that, Ingredients have been grown on farms that have not used artificial fertilizers or pesticides for three years or more. And they have so many yummy products

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    1. I never knew they had Pet Food! I bet my pup would love Newman's Own Snack Sticks for dogs! :)

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    2. stay tuned, I have a Newman's Own Organics Pet Giveaway coming up soon!

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  4. Vanilla Newman-O's is the newest addition to NEWMAN-O's Creme Filled Cookies

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  5. Mmm I love that it is organic and the Ginger-Os are divine! My husband really likes the licorice too.

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  6. Newman's Own makes great tasting food that is organic! And the pretzels and cookies are the best I have ever eaten! All their products are delicious!

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  7. Wow they use beet sugar in their chocolate chip cookies how fancy is that!

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  8. I like that they have vegan products!

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  9. The pretzels and popcorn look yummy!

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  10. They have new products made with spelt and they need to update their retailers...the one listed for my zip code has been out of business almost six years :)

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  11. I would like to try their cookies, tea and coffee

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  12. would like to try the Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cup and the caramel cups

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  13. The Vanilla Newman-O's is the newest addition to their
    NEWMAN-O's Creme Filled Cookies. Sounds yummy!

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  14. I'd like to try the chocolate cups.

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  15. i'd luv to try the organic beef dog food

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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    1. stay tuned, I have a Newman's Own Organics Pet Giveaway coming up soon!

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  16. I love how their profits go to charity, and I love their salsa!

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  17. Check out their website and tell me something

    love the popcorrn baby!

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  18. I love their pizza! They have coupons on the website. I sure am glad to find that out.

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  19. I learned they also make salad dressings the poppyseed looks great!
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com
    Ttrockwood

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  20. I learned that Nell founded the company, and I like that she learned to cook from her mother.

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  21. I learned that they sell organic pet food
    meltheplux at gmail dot com

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  22. I liked and learned that they have gingersnap cookies. I need to try these ASAP

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  23. I learned they have a great pet food line!

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  24. I like the Honey Wheat Mini Salted Thins Pretzels!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I want to try the chocolate cupa

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  26. I read that the sale of Newman's Own Organics products generates money for the Newman's Own Foundation to give away. Since 1982 Paul Newman and the Newman's Own Foundation have donated more than $350 million dollars to educational and charitable organizations worldwide.

    Wow!

    My Rafflecopter name: Margot Core

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