Thursday, September 1, 2011

Newman's Own Organics Review and Giveaway- ends 9/16

Newman's Own Organics Review and Giveaway-ends 9/16

The Newman's Own Organics line began in 1993 by Nell Newman and her business partner, Paul Meehan when the company saw a demand for organic products in the market.  In just 8 years, the new line was so successful that it became its own independent company.  Peter Meehan said, "We focus on the kinds of products we loved as kids, but take them one step further by using the highest quality of available organic ingredients...".  And after reviewing many of their snacks I can attest that their products truly are made with the finest of ingredients.

I had the opportunity to review Newman's Own Organics pretzels, their signature chocolate line, their Fig Newman's, their chocolate chip and alphabet cookies, their Newman O's, a variety of licorice and mint flavors, their original and delicious Ginger O's, their "Hermits" and their dried fruit mix and raisins.  Needless to say, my family has been in heaven with our snacks since the review began earlier this summer!

Newman's Own Organics Pretzels

We tasted three different types of Newman's Own Organics pretzels: 
  • Mighty Minis
  • Honey Wheat
  • Spelt
Their Mighty Minis were delicious.  We like the fact that the pretzels are made with basic ingredients that we all know.  The Mighty Minis are comparable to your basic pretzel on the market but are made with high quality fillers or questionable ingredients (also applies to their other pretzel flavors).  Their Spelt pretzels, which are made with spelt flour instead of the traditional unbleached wheat or white flour, are also great tasting.  The only difference I think is they taste a bit drier, due to the type of flour.  But, nonetheless tasty!  

Our absolute favorite was Newman's Own Organics Honey Wheat Pretzels.  Now I've never been much of a fan of pretzels for snacking but I really really love these.  The honey and the wheat have such bold flavor and combined make for a truly great snack!

Newman's Own Organics Mints  

  • Cinnamon
  • Wintergreen
  • Peppermint
  • Ginger
These are my husband's favorite!  For those who prefer mints over chewing gum, Newman's Own Organics Mints are for you.  Enjoy the peppermint and wintergreen flavors for an after dinner treat or the cinnamon flavor for when you are craving a treat (this flavor is my personal favorite).  The ginger is wonderful for those of you who are fans of the ginger flavor.  I am not much of a fan of snacking on ginger flavored items but have used them to help treat nausea associated with migraines or pregnancy sickness.  All in all, if you are looking for a good mint to have in your purse or pocket, you will love Newman's Own Organics Mints!

Newman's Own Organics Licorice
  • Pomegranate
  • Strawberry
  • Tangerine
  • Black
Based on the opinion of my husband, the best flavor was Newman's Own Organics black licorice.  The texture of their licorice seemed to be slightly tougher to eat than other licorice he has eaten but not by much.  The pomegranate flavor was " a good way" but definitely for those who like that particular flavor.  The tangerine and strawberry licorice are also great flavors the whole family will enjoy.  I think it's great how creative Newman's Own Organics was when they created their variety of licorice flavors.  Who would have thought of such flavors as tangerine and pomegranate?  Well, that's Newman's Own Organics for you.  They are the quintessential creative masters!

Newman's Own Organics Dried Fruit
  • Berry Blend
  • Raisins
I absolutely love Newman's Own Organics Berry Blend of dried fruit.  In it contains raisins, cranberries, blueberries, and cherries.  The mix is a super healthy choice for snacking and good for my whole family.  The raisins are also excellent for snacking and in our home, baking.  Although my son and I are not big fans of raisins, my husband loves them and has enjoyed them as a snack to take with him to work or on the go.  I love that the Newman's Own Organics Dried Fruit snacks are pure, organic and wholesome.

Newman's Own Organics Cookies 
  • Arrowroot Alphabet Cookies
  • Cinnamon Graham Cookies
  • Champion Chip (Chocolate Chocolate Chip) Cookies
  • Champion Chip (Chocolate Chip) Cookies
Can I just say, more please!  These delicious snack cookies are truly a special treat.  Instead of using the traditional ingredient, butter, Newman's Own Organics opted for palm fruit oil; therefore, containing no hygrogenated oils and trans fats.  

Newman's Own Organics Champion Chip cookies are exactly that, the "champion" of all cookies.  Their "chocolate-chocolate chip" cookie is quite honestly the best tasting chocolate chip cookie that's ever hit my mouth.  This one is a must have for sure.  They are so tasty, I couldn't get enough of much so that they weren't shared with my husband!  I did find, however, that much of the cookies in the bag were reduced to crumbles before I had the chance to eat them.  Although I appreciate that Newman's Own Organics uses as little packaging as possible, I would suggest that the cookies be placed in a safer bag so to preserve the cookie for eating.  

Newman's Own Organics alphabet cookies were also a delicious snack.  I enjoyed both of the flavors, my favorite being their cinnamon graham.  And for those who like arrowroot flour, their Arrowroot alphabet cookie is a great alternative to traditional flour cookies. 

Fig Newmans 
  • original/low fat
  • fat free
These are delicious!  I enjoyed both the low fat and fat free Fig Newmans.  (They also carry a wheat free and dairy free version but I didn't review this one).  To be honest, I couldn't tell which one was simply low fat versus the fat free...they both tasted great.  As a child I always loved the "fig newtons".  It had been a long time since I had tried this type of snack but once it hit my mouth, I was quickly brought back to my youth.  Filled with organic figs, these super soft and chewy snacks are not only super low in fat but taste great too.  They also include a hint of natural lemon flavor that adds to the brilliance of this snack.  The Fig Newmans are a great alternative to a cookie because they taste great and are, well, better for you! 

  • original
  • ginger 
The Newman's Own Organics "Hermits" are a complete original.  A cross between a soft cookie and a bar, the "Hermits" are decadent, rich, soft and chewy morsels of yummy goodness.  Both the original and ginger Hermits are made with organic raisins and organic molasses, a great recipe for success.  The ginger Hermits are for all the ginger lovers out there.  You have got to try these!

Newman's Own Organics Signature Series Chocolate Bars 

  • Espresso Dark Chocolate
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Mocha Milk Chocolate
  • Orange Dark Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Super Dark Chocolate-70% Cocoa
Oh, the gourmet chocolate bars from Newman's Own Organics...where do I even begin?!  Newman's Own Organics have created a variety of flavors for their Signature Series of gourmet chocolates made from the finest organic cocoa beans grown on Rainforest Alliance certified farms.  With the variety of bars available, you are sure to find a chocolate to suit your liking with Newman's Own Organics.  I enjoyed these so much that I think these have single-handedly been the cause of me not losing the last 8 pounds of my baby weight, but well worth it!

Newman O's 
  • Chocolate Creme
  • Hint-o-mint
  • Peanut Butter
And last, but certainly not the least, are the Newman O's (clever name right?!).  These cookies are chocolate creme filled chocolate cookies, creme filled mint cookies and peanut butter filled cookies...and it doesn't get any better than these!  Made with the finest organic ingredients and without hygrogenated oils and trans-fatty acids, these cookies will be a big hit in your home.  Try them alone or dip them in a glass of milk.  Crumble them over the top of your favorite ice cream.  They are delicious!  To check out their 6 different flavors, click here.

I want to say a special thank you to Newman's Own Organics for giving my family this great opportunity to review what they (and heaven) have to offer for review.  You really cannot go wrong when choosing one of Newman's Own Organics products.  They are made with the best of ingredients without the nasty fillers and by-products you find in regular snacks.

Buy it: 

You can purchase Newman's Own Organics products online here or at any participating grocery stores.  To view stores in your area, click here.  For those of you who this applies to, Newman's Own Organics have many foods to accommodate food sensitivities.

Win it:
Newman's Own Organics is graciously giving away my family's four favorite products we reviewed:
  • Fig Newmans/low fat
  • Newman-O's Chocolate Creme Filled Chocolate Cookies
  • Alphabet Cookies-Cinnamon Graham
  • Berry Blend Dried Fruit
Open to US residents only.
    To Enter:
    ***Also, remember to leave your email address with your comments so you can be reached*** 
    Subscribe to my blog (located on the left side of my home page) and tell me your favorite Newman's Own product.  This is MANDATORY to enter the giveaway.

    You also have the opportunity for additional entries (one each) if you do any of the following:
    • follow The Curious Case of Mommyhood on Google Follower
    • grab my blog button and share (please post link)  
    • tell me if you currently by food products made for those with food sensitivities
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    • like Newman's Own Organics on Facebook
    • repost this giveaway on your facebook page and post the link with your entry
    • follow The Curious Mommy on Twitter
    • tell me something else about Newman's Own Organic products
    Again, please be sure to leave your email address with each entry.
    You have until September 16th at midnight to enter.
    Good luck to you all,

    Mommy Bridget 

    Newman's Own Organic food products were provided to me by Newman's Own Organics PR for review.  All opinions on the products are purely my own (please see my disclosure on my "Reviews" page for more information).  


    1. My favorite is Newman O's peanut butter or hint-o-mint. I buy them all the time.

    2. I do not buy food products for anyone with sensitivities unless I'm doing a get together with friends who have them. I have been fortunate enough to not have any in my family.

    3. I just "liked" Newman's Own on fb.

    4. Something else about their products: my toddler loves them too.

    5. I'm a subscriber and I love their dressings!
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    6. We do food products made for those with food sensitivities.
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    7. I follow The Curious Mommy on Twitter.
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    8. Newman's Own Organic products also generates money for The Newman’s Own Foundation to donate to a wide range of charitable organizations.
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    9. I haven't tried his products but I do love pretzels and chocolate, so I'm sure I'd like to eat the ones in PN's line.
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    10. I'm also a GFC follower.
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    11. I subscribed to your blog via feedburner. My favorite products are the cinnamon ABC cookies and milk chocolate bars.

    12. My family has food sensitives, so these products are absolutely perfect!

    13. I subscribe and I like Newmans O's the best!

    14. Luckily, no food sensitivities here.

    15. My favorite Newman's product is their Hint O' Mint cookies. So damn good
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    16. I follow you through Google

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    17. I shared your button on my blog's blogroll page:

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    18. I do not go out of my way to buy food sensitivity products, but I often do because I eat healthy! :)

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    19. I like you on Facebook...a lot!

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    20. I like Newman's on Facebook, and in real life. Oh and you too.

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    21. I posted the link to your giveaway on my FB page:

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    22. I follow you on Twitter.

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    23. Something about Newman's:

      They have donated over $300 million dollars to charity. Super duper cool. :)

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    24. I liked The Curious Case of Mommyhood on Facebook.


    25. I liked Newman's Own Organics on Facebook!


    26. Something else about Newman's Own Organic products: I think the chocolate and creme cookies are better than oreos! :)


    27. I subscribe to your blog. My favorite product are the chocolate creme Newman-O's.

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    28. I like you on facebook.

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    29. I like Newmans on facebook.

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