EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: Newman's Own Organics

Friday, August 17, 2012

Newman's Own Organics

All of our Organics Lovers out there, you've got to check out Newman's Own Organics! We had no idea that they offered such a wide variety of products! Our true interest began when we heard a friend say how great their balsamic vinegar and olive oil are. We had no idea how much we were missing out on. The idea behind their products is to take the classic snacks we loved as kids and create organic, therefore healthier, versions. Their products are grown on pesticide and artificial fertilizer-free farms and certified organic and kosher. 

 We invited family over for a get-together, so we broke out the cookies for the little ones as a treat. I set up a little taste-testing platter of four varieties and told them to let us know what their favorites were.We let them try the Family Recipe Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, Ginger Snap, and Alphabet Cookies. The favorite cookie winner hands down was the Alphabet Cookie. The kids ate them up so quickly, it was no contest! (That's not to say the other cookies didn't disappear as well.) We felt good giving them organic snacks.



For the adults we put out the Family Recipe Cookies above, along with the Fig Newmans, Mint Newman Os, and Cinnamon Hermits. All of the cookies were enjoyed, but the Cinnamon Hermits were a HUGE hit. Our family agreed that they taste like homemade cookies, with the perfect softness and spice. Personally, I couldn't get enough of the Fig Newmans (a play on Fig Newtons, tasting very similar!). 


Newman's Own Organics also makes some hard-to-resist chocolates and candies to satisfy your sweet tooth. As a chocolate connoisseur, I was up for the challenge of chocolates, while my husband was excited to try the licorice and mints, which are his area of expertise. 



Newman's offers a variety of chocolates:
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Super Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa - NEW! (DELICIOUS!!)
  • Mocha Milk Chocolate - NEW!
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Espresso Dark Chocolate
  • Orange Dark Chocolate
  • Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup 
  • Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup 
  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cup 
  • Milk Chocolate Caramel Cup
  • Dark Chocolate Caramel Cup

Each chocolate bar has a label telling the percentage of cocoa in each. I thought that was a nice touch for the consumer. All of the chocolate is a very rich quality, so much so that I couldn't finish a whole one in one sitting! Now the chocolate cups are a whole other story! I had to force myself to stop eating these. The milk chocolate caramel cups and peanut butter cups are my favorites, but you can't go wrong with any choice.

                                             
My husband and some friends had a ball trying all of the different licorice flavors and mints. I swear they were having flashbacks of being kids again. The childhood stories that came up while they were taste-testing were hilarious. Of the flavors they sampled (Sour Strawberry, Sour Cherry, Sour Mango, Sour Apple, Black, Strawberry, and Pomegranate) everyone had a different favorite. We saved the mints (Hot, Ginger, Wintergreen, and Peppermint) until after dinner. I'm a big fan of the Wintergreen and Peppermint, which I keep in my desk drawer at work. The Hot and Ginger went with my husband since he loves all things spicy!

                                                    
Once you've gone into candy overload, it may be time for a more mellow kind of treat. The Newman's Own Apples and Apricots are quite possibly the best dried fruit packages I've ever had. They have a great texture and sweetness to them and were so delicious tossed on top of our dinner salads. They offer a nice variety of other dried fruits as well.  

We also tried the Newman's Own Organic Pretzels. Pretzels have always been one of my top choices in snacks and Newman's offers a huge variety to choose from. I'm a salt lover, and the Mighty Mini's are just the right amount and size. Newman's offers some fun ways to use pretzels: 
                                               
" They can be crushed for a pie base, eaten with dips of all kinds, added to nuts, dried fruit and cereal for homemade trail mix, coated in melted chocolate (fun to do with kids), or just a quick, healthy snack." 

I can't wait to try them as a pie base!

Learn More:

Win It!
Newman's Own Organic has generously offered a Giveaway of our four favorite products to one lucky Sassy Shopper Winner! This means we'll be raffling off the Fig Newmans, Super Dark Chocolate Bar, Dried Apricots, and Cinnamon Hermits! To enter, comment below telling us which you'd most like to try. Winners will be chosen on August 26, 2012. You must be a Sassy Shopper Reviews follower to qualify.



Extra Entry Options:
1. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAvenueReviews
2. Follow us on Twitter: @AvenueReviews
3. Comment on our Newman's Own Organic Facebook Post!
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Disclaimer: We are appreciative of the opportunity to review Newman's Own Organic Products. While we have never had issues in the past, we are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Should a problem arise, we will assist in communication to our best abilities. As always, our reviews are our own, honest opinions. No monetary compensation was given to review this product.

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  4. I'd like to try the chocolate caramel cups! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Never tried these before. The Cinnamon Hermits sound good

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  15. I'd love to try the Cinnamon Hermits. I think they'd be a favorite of my husband's too.

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  93. The super dark chocolate bar because I love chocolate

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