Sunday, February 5, 2012

Newmans Own Organics Chocolates Sponsor Spotlight Review

Well, are you ready for some great chocolate? What would Valentine's be without it? Now, you can even do one better, have organic dark chocolate that is much better for you and without all those chemicals! Yes, it is Newman's Own Organic Chocolates I am talking about. They have some of the best dark chocolates you will find anywhere. This is what I was sent to review:

1. Dark Chocolate 54%
2. Espresso Dark Chocolate 54%
3. Orange Dark Chocolate 54%
4. Super Dark Chocolate 70%
5. Milk Chocolate 34%
6. Mocha Milk Chocolate 34%
7. Milk Chocolate Caramel Cups
8. Dark Chocolate Caramel Cups
9. Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
10. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
11. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cups

Whew, that was a mouthful to say and write! I have never seen so much chocolate all at one time (except in stores) but not at my house! My husband eyed the Peanut Butter Cups from the get go! He pretty much consumed those babies in about the first 30 hours. He took a Peanut Butter Cup with him to lunch each day for work and then he went on to the Caramel Cups. Oh, let me tell you, these are a little different than most cups.

These packages have 3 cups in them not 2 like most others do. They are a touch smaller but there are 3 of them and they pack a powerful punch. I like the Peppermint Cups the best out of the cups with the Caramel coming in second. I let Mike have the Peanut Butter because he is nuts over them! All five carry Rainforest Alliance Certification. Both Caramel cups carry the USDA Seal. Now, that is what you call a good thing! Me, I just like the fact that they melt in my mouth.

Now, where to start with the Chocolate Bars? Mmm, let's go with the Mocha Milk Chocolate because that is my favorite. If you are a coffee person or just like the flavor of coffee, you will love this Mocha Milk Chocolate! It is smooth and silky going down and at the last minute you will taste that mocha like coffee taste. Nothing better than that! My next favorite is the Espresso Dark Chocolate. Now, with this one, you will definitely taste the bold taste of espresso but the rich velvety dark chocolate tones it down a bit and it will all melt away into your mouth as you take that last swallow! Phew, if you are an espresso freak, then you are gonna love this dark chocolate.

I loved the Dark Chocolate 54% because it is a true chocolate experience. This is what chocolate is really like before all the other stuff is added whether it is fruits, nuts or other flavors. This is the chocolate that starts it all. If you are a pure chocolate fan, this is gonna rock your socks off. The Super Dark Chocolate 70% is really what they call a true baking chocolate. I can eat it but not much at a time. I think this one would make a great bar to use in a chocolate recipe or to shave pieces of it off on a Chocolate Cake or Mousse.

I didn't have time to do something like that before I had to write this review but that is what I would have done with it. I would have made a Chocolate Mousse and then topped it with whipped cream then shaved off the Super Dark Chocolate on top of that to add a totally different taste to a scrumptious dessert!

Lastly, the Milk Chocolate 34% is a really good smooth and easy going chocolate that will have you thinking it is one of those other chocolates but where this one differs is that it is only 34%! Remember they only use Organic Cane Juice to sweeten these chocolates along with Organic Cocoa Butter. Then to finish with is the Orange Dark Chocolate. I wasn't sure how I would react to this one but was pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted. It is not like a real tart noticeable orange but a more mellow and pleasing smoothness mixed in with the rich dark chocolate to make an exceptional treat! You experience the orange right at the last little swallow while it is on it's way down.

Here is what Newman's Own says about their chocolates:
Inspired by our love of chocolate, we searched for a source of organic cocoa beans to make a rich, flavorful chocolate - and we found it! Our new Signature Series line of Chocolate Bars is formulated with some of the finest Certified Organic chocolate we've ever tasted, made from cocoa beans grown on Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms.

The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal guarantees that the cocoa in our Signature Series was grown on farms that meet comprehensive standards for sustainable farming, protecting soil, waterways and wildlife habitat as well as the rights and welfare of workers, their families and communities.
And Nell says:
"I can't resist chocolate and we're always looking for the best source of organic cocoa beans," says Nell Newman, co-founder and president of the company. "The chocolate used in these bars is some of the best we've ever come across. Carefully selected organic cocoa beans and other fine ingredients were used to produce a line of chocolate with richer flavors and a creamy, smooth texture. In recognition of this exceptional product, we are paying a premium above and beyond the market price for organic cocoa beans."
Newman's Own Organics is offering the winner of my Share The Love Valentine's Giveaway Package that starts on the 7th and ends on the 14th, their own set of the same chocolates I just reviewed! Thanks Newman's Own Organics! Open in the U.S. only.

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided by images from Mary Bearden and the famous cranky camera!


Carolyn Colley said...

I've never tried any organic chocolate, but I bet it is good. Thanks for the review.

fastone3104 said...

i never new newmans made chocolats

Dianna said...

OOOOOOOh- the Special Dark Chocolate sounds just up my lane

Megan said...

Those sound SO GOOD!!!

Love It said...

looks good- stopping by from the blog hop. L

Aranda513 said...

This looks & sounds great!

Aranda Gibbs

Maryann D. said...

I have tried Newman's Chocolates and they are delicious. I really like organic dark chocolate but I have not tried Newman's as of yet but I am looking forward to it!

Maryann D.
twinkle at optonline dot net

magilla said...

I have never tried any of these, but they all sound delicious! I have to get some now!
radeeolover at yahoo dot com

Silent Poet said...

Love Chocolate! These sound awesome!

jenrenh said...

I love chocolate and the peanut butter cups are calling my name. I would love to try these, but I have never seen them in the store.