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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Newman's Own Organics review and giveaway

For this amazing group of items I was given to review from Newman's Own Organics, I just want to say... wow! First some information about them. Newman's Own Organics is a division off of Newman's Own that later became its own company started by Nell Newman and her partner Peter Meehan. She came up with an organic line that has some really great snacks that your whole family can find something to enjoy while eating healthier. You can actually read the ingredients and pronounce the words without stumbling. It's an American company so buying from them boosts our economy. However, as an added bonus - NOO also supports organic farmers as well consistantly donating to charities. These products are certified organic, the ingredients are grown on farms that haven't been using artificial fertilizers or pesticides for at least 3 years or more and have even been certified to be Kosher. Now to tell you about the yummy treats my family tried!
The Fig Newman's tasted really good. Not like most fig cookies. These have a definite wholesome taste that you notice immediately. They are naturally sweet without additives. I love that they are dairy-free since my nursing baby girl has a hard time digesting proteins found in most dairy products. They also happen to be wheat-free, so if you have allergen issues these are great! Tasty, filling, and wholesome. You can tell they don't use bleached flour by the darker color on the outside.
The Hermits weren't met with enthusiasm in our group of testers because we aren't big on raisins. However, they do still have a great texture and taste.
The Orange Chocolate Chip cookies are bite-size chocolate chip cookies with the taste of orange. These were really good. Satisfies your sweet and crunchy craves all at once.
My family loved the Cinnamon Graham Alphabet Cookies. They are a tasty treat that I used to encourage learning. We sat around reading the letters while enjoying a light snack with my boys.
These cookie packs make great take-alongs for snacks or for parties.  

Dark Chocolate Caramel, Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter, Milk Chocolate Caramel, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and the Dark Chocolate Peppermint cups are all rich organic chocolate with smooth/creamy centers. I LOVED these! They come three in a pack and make a great quick sweet treat on the go. The Peppermint cups in particular are amazing! My husband even loved them. We both wanted the last one...
The Honey Wheat Pretzel Minis tasted great. You couldn't really taste the honey but they were still a great snack. The Unsalted Pretzel Rounds are not only organic but these are great if you need to lighten up on the sodium.
Pretzel rods - pretzels are always a great snack choice. And with the rods, I enjoyed them as a light breakfast by dipping them in peanut butter. They are great for little fingers too. Kids can really grip them and take bites at their own pace.

Super Dark Chocolate bar - I love dark chocolate. It's full of antioxidants and healthier for you. This super dark chocolate is amazing. So creamy and smooth. Most natural chocolates have a slightly more bitter taste, but this one is balanced.
Expresso Dark Chocolate bar - didn't have a coffee taste to it which makes it great for people who love coffee and chocolate but not an overbearing taste.
Mocha Milk Chocolate bar - you can taste the hint of mocha flavoring but its not overpowering. It's just a smooth flavor with chocolate.
Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Orange Dark Chocolate bars are smooth and rich. Tastes just as good (I think better) than your name brand candy bars but all are filled with organic goodness.
Hint-O-Mint Newman-O's were really good. Add a glass of milk to dunk with and it made a perfect night time snack. They are made with organic flour and sugar as well as other natural ingredients. I also love the little poem they include on the back of the Newman-O packages:

Ode to Newman-O's

You might, m'lady
tweak my nose.
You could, m'lord
step on my toes.
But Heaven help
those poor bozos,
who try to filch
my Newman-O's.
We also enjoyed the Creme and Chocolate Creme filled. I had to limit my kids and husband or they would go through a full pack in one sitting. And since my husband is a die-hard Oreo fan... that's pretty amazing.  
Do you like Altoids? If so, I suggest trying the Newman's Own Organics Mints. They have several flavors to choose from and each flavor comes in a really awesome tin. My husbands favorites were the HOT and Ginger. I enjoyed the Peppermint and Wintergreen Mints. The tins (once emptied) became cool little boxes for the kids to store their treasures in.
I also tried the Sour Cherry, Sour Apple, and Pomegranate Licorice Twists. Surprisingly, the sour flavors aren't all that sour. But they were still really good. Even the kids enjoyed them. Pomegranate has to be my favorite. Its a flavor I enjoy in all sorts things and now I love it in licorice!
They also have dried organic fruits such as the Apples and Cranberries they sent me. They go great with home made trail mixes or just on their own for a light and healthy snack on the go.
Other products you can check out are pet foods, teas and coffees...
All of these things make for one grand mixture and variety of organic foods for the whole family to enjoy. All my picky eaters found something they loved. And I've finally shown my husband that there are healthy foods that even he can eat without making a face!
Check them out at http://www.newmansownorganics.com/index.php and on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Newmans-Own-Organics/

Now for some fun! Below are ways to submit entries to win 4 FULL sized products from Newman's Own Organics plus they throw in a bonus surprise item. This giveaway is only for United States participants since the products aren't available anywhere else yet.
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  1. The Honey Wheat Pretzel Minis sound delicious. I'm not a huge "sweet" fan, so they'd be perfect for me. Would definitely love to try them.

  2. I want to get some dried apricots.

  3. the cookies are the kids favorite :)

  4. We love the Newman's O's chocolate peanut butter cookies, and we love their fig newman's yummm!!!!

  5. I like them all because I'm allergic to milk & eggs . We eat their queso all the time

  6. Fig Bars! We eat those instead of all the junky cookies and such!

  7. I love the cookies and chocolate.