Monday, November 28, 2011

Newman's Own Organic Products Review & Giveaway **Closed**


 
I did Newman's Own Organic Pet Food review about a week or so ago and today I want to tell you about the human snack review that I did for Newman's Own Organics! I was sent so many products plus coupons to go and get what products I wanted if they weren't included in the package! So, we are still eating on some of the products because there was so much I just couldn't get them all finished just yet but we are working on it. Here is what I got to review:

1. Tangerine Licorice
2. Strawberry Licorice
3. Peanut Buttter Cups
4. Caramel Cups
5. Peppermint Cups
6. Mocha Milk Chocolate Bar
7. Ginger Mints
8. Wintergreen Mints
9. Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies
10 Cinnamon Graham Cookies
11. Hermits
12. Newman's O's Original
13. Newman's O's Peanut Butter
14. Newman's Ginger O's
15. Unsalted Pretzel Rounds
16. Salted Pretzel Pretzel Sticks
17. Pop's Corn Light Butter
18. Organic Black Tea

Wow, wasn't that a mouthful? I was so utterly in disbelief when the box came and then there were coupons for me to go and get some products I would like to have if they weren't included in the box, so some of the items listed above, I got at the store with my coupons. Lord, where to start? The tea! Newman's Own Organic Black Tea was awesome! I love a good black tea to make as iced tea. Nell, Paul Newman's daughter, found Harris Tea Company which has been making tea for 67 years, to help in making their great tea.

If you like tea in the morning instead of coffee, you will love this great tea. I drink tea all day long so when I say this is a great black tea that is saying alot. I like the fact that it is organic and that the quality is good. They also make a green tea and I can't wait to try it sometime. For those of you who have big families, they make the family size tea bags in the black tea.

 
Let's see, the mints were next and I have to admit the Ginger Mints were too hot tasting for me (I have GERD, so I have to be careful)so I gave a couple rolls to my friend to try and a couple to my father-in-law and both of them loved it! I really loved the Wintergreen Mints! My husband also thought the Wintergreen Mints were the best. My friend says that the Ginger Mints help her when she is having nausea or and upset stomach. Ginger is suppose to help relieve symptoms and she swears by it. I have really bad dry mouth so I love popping the mints to keep my mouth moist and to help the bad taste in your mouth from it being too dry.

You can get the mints in either the tins or in the rolls. I really loved the Mocha Milk Chocolate Bar! It is made with organic cocoa beans which make it taste absolutely yummy! They have several varieties: Dark Chocolate, 70% Dark Cocoa Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Espresso Dark Chocolate and Orange Dark Chocolate! You should be able to find one bar that you like the best. I love coffee flavored chocolate and that is why I chose the Mocha Milk Chocolate Bar. You will love it, too!

 
We tried the various cookies next. I opened the Hermits first and wow, they were definitely different. You can get Original, Cinnamon and Ginger. They are a nice soft chewy cookie made with raisins and molasses. You will really love these if you are a fan of chewy like cookies, which I am. I was sent the Cinnamon Hermits and boy, were they good! I am a cinnamon freak so these were perfect for me. And I do like raisins so this was an all around good pick for me. Then I tried the Cinnamon Graham Cookies since I was in the cinnamon mood! These little gems are in Newman's Alphabet collection of cookies and you can get them in Chocolate and Vanilla also! They sorta taste like animal crackers but with a cinnamon/graham taste.

Mmm, I bet the chocolate ones were good, too. The other cookie we tried was Orange Chocolate Chip. This is one of the Family Recipe cookies and if you love the taste of oranges, then this will be a hit. I am not too crazy about oranges so this was not a big favorite of mine but I gave them to my friend, Lynette, and she raved on about how good they were. I knew she would like them because she really loves just about anything, especially if it is organic and good for you. The best way to describe them is it is a chocolate chip cookie with a dash of orange flavor.

 
We tackled the Newman O's next. I loved the Ginger O's the best. They reminded me of gingerbread cookies with a white filling. All the Newman O's are similar to Oreo's but they are slightly smaller and the taste is very different. The Original O's are chocolate with a white filling. The Peanut Butter O's is chocolate cookies filled with peanut butter. Almost tastes like a Reese's Cup! My husband loved the Peanut Butter O's the best while I stuck with the Ginger O's. Doesn't matter which one you like, they are all good. Besides the ones we tried, they also come in Hint O'Mint. I would have loved those also. I love mint & chocolate flavored cookies. But I wanted to try something that I would not ordinarily try so I bypassed them this time.

 
I got one bag of the Unsalted Pretzel Rounds thru the mail and then took one of my coupons and got the Salted Pretzel Sticks for my husband. I love the pretzels without salt but Mike can't eat snacks unless they have salt on them! So, I wanted one of each kind for us and so that he would have something he enjoyed also. They have 10 varieties so I don't have room to name them all but I can tell you that their pretzels are baked not fried! Well, to start with, I did not know that pretzels were fried!! Newman's pretzels make a great snack because they only have 1 or 1.5 grams of fat (not trans fat). You will love either one depending on whether you want salt or not.

 
My husband is a pop corn freak and so when I got the coupons and pop corn did not come in the box, he said see if they have pop corn at the store. So, luckily, I was able to get him (2) boxes of Pop's Corn. It comes in Butter Flavor, Light Butter and No Butter/No Salt. Again, there is something for everyone depending on your taste. This is an organic pop corn that can be microwaved just like the regular ones. I don't know if I would do this but Nell Newman says the pop corn is good with her Dad's Ranch Dressing or a cajun spice or even some sour cream. I am not too sure about that. I know chocolate and caramel taste good on pop corn but I don't know about her suggestions. I just know that the Light Pop Corn was delicious!

 
Lastly, we tried the Tangerine and Strawberry Licorice. I thought licorice only came in black but it also comes in Pomegranate. Who knew that there were (4) flavors of licorice? Again, this is not my favorite so I gave half of both flavors to my friend and her mother. They both had the licorice gone by the next day! She really loved them. Mike did try the Strawberry because he loves strawberries. He said they were okay but since he has caps on his teeth they kept trying to stick to them. No more licorice for him! Honestly, though, for people who do love licorice, it really is good and that is coming from my friend and she is very honest and would not tell me it tasted good if it didn't.

To sum it up, all Newman's Own Organics products are certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Here is a quote from their site regarding organic:
Organic agriculture is a holistic system with the primary goal of optimizing the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals, and people. Management practices are carefully selected with an intent to restore and then maintain ecological harmony on the farm, its surrounding environment and ultimately the whole planetary ecosystem.
I was very fortunate to be able to review such a wide variety of products and wish I could pick one of each to give for the giveaway but I have to pick my (4) Favorite Products and I hope I choose the ones that you would want to win. Here is what will be in the giveaway:

1. Organic Black Tea
2. Unsalted Pretzel Rounds
3. Cinnamon Hermits
4. Mocha Milk Chocolate Bar
5. Newman's will be putting in a surprise item.
Open to the U.S. only.

46 comments:

Vicki S said...

I'd love to try the Cat Chicken & Salmon canned food for my kitty

Trista Z said...

the "brownies" for my pup!

Linda S said...

I think it would have to be the Cinnamon Mints. I have a thing for all cinnamon. :)

latanya said...

VANILLA Alphabet Cookies

latanya said...

Organics Balsamic Vinegar & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

latanya said...

Pop's Corn

Domestic Diva said...

I would like to try their chocolate.

Domestic Diva said...

And try their italian dressing.

Domestic Diva said...

And try their fig newmans.

Maryann said...

I would like to try: Fig Newmans,

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Maryann said...

I also would try Café Almond Biscotti coffee

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Maryann said...

I would really like their Chocolate Cups

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Sarafan2 said...

I'd like to try their Oive OIl and their peppermnt stics. Thanks. Everything sounds great.

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Alicia said...

newman's o's cookies! yumm!

Alicia said...

fig newman's sound good too

Alicia said...

alphabet cookies

Tiffany Mary Cecilia said...

I'd like to try the red licorice.

Michelle Hayden said...

I'd love to try the Pop's Corn. I love popcorn :) Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Michelle Hayden said...

The Peanut Butter O's also sound yummy!

Michelle Hayden said...

The Family Recipe Ginger Snaps sound good...I'd love to try those as well :)

Trista Z said...

the k-cups!

Debby said...

I'd love to try the Balsamic vinegar or the coffee.

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Debby said...

Cafe Almond Biscotti Coffee.

Thanks,
Debby M

Debby said...

I'd also like to try the Honey Wheat Mini Salted Thins

Allison Downes said...

Fig Newmans!

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Christian said...

I would like to try their Fig Newman's (Christian N. cnfc800@gmail.com)

Christian said...

I'd like Pop's Corn (Christian N. cnfc800@gmail.com)

Christian said...

I wouldn't mind trying out their Pretzels (Christian N. cnfc800@gmail.com)

Amy V said...

i'd love to try their 'pop's corn'

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Amy V said...

i'd also love to try their new 'super dark choc-70% cocoa!'

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Amy V said...

i'd also love to try their new 'espresso dark choc'

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mary fallon said...

i would like to try the licorice

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mary fallon said...

i would like to try the peanut butter cups

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jenzen69 said...

I would love to try the Balsamic vinegar and olive oil
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jenzen69 said...

The dried fruit sounds good

jenzen69 said...

I would also like to try the family recipe cookies

ufg8trj said...

I would love the fig newmans
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eclairre said...

The ginger cookies!

Micah said...

Chocolate alphabet cookies :D

Cheryl Free said...

I would want Butter Flavored Pop's Corn ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Cheryl Free said...

I also like Peanut Butter Cups

Cheryl Free said...

I would also like to have Family Recipe Cookies

nicolesender said...

I'd like ti try the VANILLA Alphabet Cookies.
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nicolesender said...

I'd like to try Organic Beef Formulas for Dogs. My dog is very picky about her food and Newman's might pass her test.
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nicolesender said...

I'd also like to try their Soy Crisps.
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